London: Pregnant women should not neglectoral health as it could prove fatal for their unborn baby, astudy has claimed. A report in the Obstetrics And Gynaecology journaldiscusses the case of an unnamed 35-year-old lady from Ohiowho had the common gum disease gingivitis.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British DentalHealth Foundation, said: "This case has shown that improvingoral healthcare among pregnant women can have a significantimpact on an unborn baby. "If you are pregnant, it really is vital to take extracare of your mouth," Carter added.PTI
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