New research appears to show gum disease can have an impact on fertility
The study was released at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and looked at a group of 3,737 pregnant women, analysing pregnancy planning and pregnancy outcomes of 3,416 women.
The data showed that having periodontal disease, or gum disease, was a ‘modifiable’ factor, which can have a negative influence on a woman’s ability to conceive.
Talking to Express.co.uk, dentists Hussein and Hassan Dalghous, of Yorkshire Dental Suite, said the research showed if a woman is trying to get pregnant, it might be a good idea to take a trip to the dentist to get checked out.
Hussein said in the exclusive interview: “Overall optional health is what is best when trying for a baby and we suggest that improving oral health and stabilising gum disease may be more important in that process than you think.
“Gum disease is known to affect more than just your gums, as we see increasing amounts of data and research looking into how chronic inflammation can affect the body as a whole.
“Unfortunately, a large proportion of the adult population have some gum disease to some degree.”
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