Friday, January 23, 2015

This Could Be Why You Can't Conceive

Periodontitis, or gum disease, could be one of the things at fault. Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect many parts of your body.

Research shows that women who have periodontitis can take longer to conceive, and unfortunately, those who do get pregnant are at a higher risk for giving birth to premature or low-birth-weight baby.

Yes, your partner's gum health is important too. A small study has shown men with periodontitis may have a lower sperm count.

Good news: Gum disease can be treated with scaling and root planing, sometime surgery, depending on how serious your problem is.

If you are having trouble conceiving, visit with your dentist!

Griselle Otiz-Ramsey, DMD,MS,Ph.D.diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (Redbook Magazine - February 2015 Copy - What dentists tell their friends)

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