Periodontal Disease and Stillbirth Baby
Spreading the Word About the Perio/Stillbirth Connection
Many clinicians are unaware that the bacteria that thrive in women with gum disease can travel through their blood and harm or even kill an unborn child. We have begun getting the word out through the media, including an appearance on HealthRadio.net. We are also fully aligned with the California Dental Association’s updated guidelines and emphasis on the importance of treating pregnant women for the improved health of both mother and baby. We have issued a formal statement to the press. We’re even getting hands-on by educating pregnant women about the risks of gum disease.