A new study shows that untreated periodontal disease can complicate pregnancy in woman.
A study of 366 pregnant women, revealed an oral bacteria in the amniotic fluid of women whose pregnancies were complicated by preterm birth. A prior study showed that nonsurgical periodontal therapy could lower the rate of preterm birth.
Periodontitis was also found more prevalent in woman who had preterm low birth weight infants than in woman whose infants had a normal birth weight.
Hormonal changes during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, cause an increase in the number of oral bacteria, which enter the blood and negatively impact on certain female health issues.
In addition to regular brushing and flossing, woman should visit the dentist at least twice a year, and more often if women are pregnant, suffer from bone loss or gum problems.
Dr. Abraham Katz of Herndon, VA wants to emphasize the importance of regular dental checkups and good oral health.
If you are unsure about your dental health and are planning to get pregnant or are pregnant, call Dr. Abraham Katz and make an appointment at 703-478-9574 to understand what dental health procedures you should follow to keep you and your baby healthy.
Dr. Abraham Katz also proudly serves Sterling, Reston, Leesburg, Winchester, Berryville, and surrounding areas.