Link between Mouth-rinse and Preterm Birth

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A new study reports that the use of non alcohol antibacterial mouth-rinse is linked to a decreased incidence of preterm birth ... Of mothers who used the mouthwash twice a day, 6.1% delivered prematurely, compared with 21.9% of the control group, who did not use the mouthwash.

... the rate of premature birth in those who used the mouthwash was around two-thirds less than those who did not ... The results of the study emphasize the importance of preventative dental care during pregnancy.

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