Healthy Teeth, Heathy Pregnancy

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A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology has linked bacteria with up to 80% of pre-term labor cases.  While an average pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, “pre-term labor” occurs prior to 37 weeks and can result in a range of serious health complications. The bacteria in question travels from the mouth through a cut, cavity or wound via the bloodstream creating an immune response that inflames the uterus, triggering pre-term labor.  A good reason to visit your dentist when you are planning on getting pregnant…

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