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Health Status Outcomes for Routine Dental Health Care Visits

Health Status Outcomes

Mothers who suffer from gum disease are significantly more likely to deliver their babies prematurely than women without that illness. Regular preventive dental care for pregnant women and, more generally, for women in their childbearing years, could prevent this illness and decrease the numbers of premature births.

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Content updated: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 15:22:09 MDT