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Risks of Premature Birth Can Be Reduced by Good Oral Care

January 10, 2022
by Global Circulate


Pregnant women with gingivitis are significantly more likely to have premature deliveries, according to the findings of a new study.

They go through many uncomfortable health issues as the months go by. During this phase, they are also highly susceptible to gingivitis, which can induce poor pregnancy outcomes.

Gingivitis is referred to as an inflammation of the gums that is caused when plaque accumulates in the opening between the teeth and the gum. If untreated, this can lead to the accumulation of bacteria, which in turn can cause loss of bone around the teeth and may eventually lead to tooth decay and tooth loss.

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