Evaluation of the relationship between smoking during pregnancy and subgingival microbiota.

@article{Buduneli2005EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the relationship between smoking during pregnancy and subgingival microbiota.},
  author={Nurcan Buduneli and Haluk Baylas and Eralp Buduneli and Oya T{\"u}rkoğlu and Gunnar Dahl{\'e}n},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={68-74}
}
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have shown that smoking negatively affects periodontal health. Hormonal changes, which occur during pregnancy have also been reported to have adverse effects on the periodontal tissues or indirectly through alterations in the subgingival bacterial flora. At present, no knowledge exists concerning possible effects of smoking on the composition of subgingival plaque in pregnancy. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effects of smoking during pregnancy… CONTINUE READING

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