Dental Work and Pregnancy

Studies have proved that there is a relation between oral health and pregnancy. Periodontal diseases are emerging as a new risk factor for premature birth and low birth weight. In fact, periodontal disease may have just as much of an impact on these complications as smoking, alcohol and drug use.

There is evidence to support that periodontal disease in pregnant women is an independent risk factor that may be controlled with products like CloSYS.

CloSYS for Dental Work During Pregnancy

CloSYS is safe to use for pregnant women, or for those women who may be considering pregnancy. Suggested treatment for pregnancy dental care: use CloSYS in the morning and at night. Floss or irrigate once daily. Brush for 2 minutes with CloSYS toothpaste and finish your dental hygiene care with a 1/2 ounce, 30 second swish of CloSYS oral rinse. For best results do not rinse the mouth after brushing with water. Rinse with CloSYS immediately after brushing.

References:
Offenbacher S, Katz V, Fertik G et al. Periodontal disease as a possible risk factor for preterm low birth weight, J Periodontol 1996; 67: 1103-1113.
Jeffcoat MK, Geurs NC, Reddy MS, Cliver SP, Goldenberg RL, Hauth JC. Periodontal infection and preterm birth. Results of a prospective study. J Am Dent Assoc 2001; 132: 875-880.