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29 July 2011

Mouthwashing prevents preemies

Expectant mothers who have gum disease are less likely to deliver their babies prematurely if they use mouthwash throughout their pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Expectant mothers who have gum disease are less likely to deliver their babies prematurely if they use mouthwash throughout their pregnancy, a new study suggests.

"I think this is extremely encouraging," said Dr Steven Offenbacher, a professor at the University of North Carolina's School of Dentistry, who was not involved in this study.

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"We haven't known the best way to manage these patients."

 
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