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Improved oral hygiene doesn't prevent preterm birth

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39024.429803.DE (Published 09 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1013

There's some evidence from observational studies that bad teeth and gums are associated with a higher risk of preterm birth, a serious complication that currently affects more than 12% of pregnancies in the US. Plaque removal and cleaning did not help prevent …

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