Pregnant women who see the dental hygienist reduce their risk of a premature birth by a third

Pregnant women who see the hygienist reduce their risk of a premature birth by a third Severe gum infections cause an increase in the production of chemicals which induce labourWomen with gum disease who had a high risk of premature birth benefited from having a procedure called scaling and root planing | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 31 December 2012 Severe gum infections cause an increase in the production of chemicals which induce labour Pregnant women who go to the hygienist may cut their risk of premature birth by a third, new research suggests.

Looking after your teeth "could reduce risk of pneumonia"

Looking after your teeth “could reduce risk of pneumonia” Keep gums healthy: The study is the latest to link poor oral health with respiratory disease Cleaning your teeth properly may not just prevent gum disease – it could potentially reduce the risk of pneumonia as well.