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Switch up your birth controlWhile popping oral contraceptives might be a great way to keep you from an unwanted pregnancy, the Pill actually tricks your body into thinking it's pregnant -- which isn't good news for your teeth.
During pregnancy, your hormones change a lot and because of this, many women suffer periodontal disease -- an infection that occurs when your immune response can't compensate for the amount of bacteria in your mouth, says Dr. Nicholas Toscano, a periodontist in New York City.
If you must take the Pill, Dr. Toscano recommends you see the dentist every three months for cleaning, as opposed to the normal six-month interval.
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