Oral Health in Women During Preconception and Pregnancy: Implications for Birth Outcomes and Infant Oral Health

@article{Boggess2006OralHI,
  title={Oral Health in Women During Preconception and Pregnancy: Implications for Birth Outcomes and Infant Oral Health},
  author={Kim A. Boggess and Burton L. Edelstein},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={169 - 174}
}
The mouth is an obvious portal of entry to the body, and oral health reflects and influences general health and well being. Maternal oral health has significant implications for birth outcomes and infant oral health. Maternal periodontal disease, that is, a chronic infection of the gingiva and supporting tooth structures, has been associated with preterm birth, development of preeclampsia, and delivery of a small-for-gestational age infant. Maternal oral flora is transmitted to the newborn… CONTINUE READING
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