If you are thinking about being a mom and you have dental problems, you should know that you can take longer to get pregnant. This is confirmed by an investigation carried out by Australian experts that has just been presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). Apparently, having a periodontal disease causes a negative effect on the options of getting a pregnancy similar to that of being obese.

This type of chronic and infectious disease is caused by the bacteria that we all have in the mouth, but which, if not properly controlled, can inflame the gums around the tooth and the tissues that act as support; pushing them and thus creating what is known as periodontal pockets, spaces that eventually become infected. This inflammation destroys the tissues and can even go into circulation.

For all these reasons, periodontal disease is usually associated with heart, respiratory and renal diseases, type 2 diabetes or even complications of pregnancy, such as abortions and premature births.

It is estimated that one in ten people could suffer from serious periodontal diseases. The best way to prevent them is to brush your teeth correctly and floss regularly.

They recommend visiting the dentist

The authors of this work followed more than 3,700 pregnant women who had participated in the 'Smile Study', proving that one in four suffered from periodontal diseases. After analyzing their pregnancy plans, they concluded that those who had periodontal disease took two more months on average (seven in total) to become pregnant than the others. A period that lasted a year if in addition to suffering gingivitis were not Caucasian.

One in ten people could suffer from serious periodontal diseases. The best way to prevent them is to brush your teeth correctly and floss regularly

Being over 35, being obese or smoking are other circumstances that can delay women's willingness to stay in status, while the social or economic level seems to be unrelated to this fact, according to Australian researchers who have done this study.

As a final recommendation, these experts encourage all women who think about becoming pregnant to undergo dental check-ups to rule out this type of gum disease - in addition to quitting tobacco or taking folic acid. In case of suffering, four visits to your dentist's office may be enough to solve it.

Source: EUROPE PRESS

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