What is it about?

It describes the potential pathogenic effect that oral endogenous microbes may have in periodontal disease and how this may influence pregnancy outcomes

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Why is it important?

Pregnant mothers need to understand the need for adequate oral hygiene during pregnancy


The influence of the pathogenic oral anaerobes on pregnancy outcomes has not received the attention it deserves.

Emerita Professor Charlene WJ Africa
University of the Western Cape

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This page is a summary of: Oral colonization of Gram-negative anaerobes as a risk factor for preterm delivery, Virulence, November 2011, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.4161/viru.2.6.17719.
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