Published in Physician Law Weekly, July 26th, 2006
Study 1: Fetal birth weight may be affected by maternal periodontal disease in early pregnancy.
According to scientists in the United States, "The objective of the study was to determine whether periodontal disease is associated with delivery of a small-for-gestational-age infant. In a prospective study of oral health, periodontal disease was categorized as health, mild, or moderate/severe on the basis of clinical criteria. Small for gestational age was defined as birth weight less than the 10th percentile for gestational age. A risk ratio (95th...
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