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Days 6-10: "The week following your period is the best time of the month to see the dentist," says Susan Karabin, DDS, president-elect of the American Academy of Periodontology in Chicago. Estrogen/progesterone levels are low, and your dentist will get a more accurate assessment of your gum health. High levels of these hormones, which begin to rise around day 10, marking the ovulatory phase of your cycle, can cause gum inflammation, making it tough for your dentist to distinguish whether gum disease is the source of the inflammation.
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