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7Oct, 2016

Protecting Your Pregnancy

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. As our practice promotes, maintaining proper oral hygiene is an important step in maintaining overall health. And, researchers have discovered, this is even more essential for expectant mothers. A study done by Yiping Han, Ph.D revealed that the oral bacterium Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn) can directly harm an unborn child. Fn is a very active bacteria that enters the bloodstream through bleeding gums due to periodontal disease. Once in the bloodstream, It has the ability to cross the placenta and affect the unborn child. This can cause birth defects and in extreme cases, a […]