Periodontitis and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Pregnant women who have periodontal disease may be seven times more likely to have a baby that is preterm of low birth weight. CloSYS is safe to use with pregnant patients, or for those women who may be considering becoming pregnant. In vitro, CloSYS does not interfere with fibroblastic activity, and has no adverse effects on periodontal tissues.

Patient Home Use Recommendation:

  • Brush With A Pea Sized Amount Of CloSYS Toothpaste
  • Floss Daily
  • Use A 10:1 Solution Of Water And CloSYS Rinse In An Oral Irrigator (WaterPik)
  • Rinse Whole Mouth With CloSYS Rinse For 30 Seconds
References:
American Academy of Periodontology statement regarding periodontal management of the pregnant patient. J periodontal. 2004;75;495
Lopez N, Smith P, Gutierrez J. Periodontal Therapy may reduce the risk of preterm low birth weight in women with periodontal disease; a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Periodontology 2002;73:911-924