Monday, January 25, 2010
The links between oral health and general health continue to develop
A recent case in Ohio is the first clinical example of the mother's oral bacteria being cultured from the lungs and placenta of her stillborn infant.
This article summerizes the findings to be published in the February issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology
The best defense against this risk is for women to make sure that any periodontal/gum issues be identified and treated before becoming pregnant, and that they maintain a regular schedule of preventive dental cleanings throughout the pregnancy.
Posted by Mitchell Rubinstein D.M.D. at 12:03 PM