There are so many research articles coming out on the implications of periodontal disease. This most recent article has found that their is a correlation between periodontal disease and the ability to conceive.

“July 20, 2011 (Stockholm, Sweden) — There is a significant association between having untreated periodontal disease (PD) and experiencing a prolonged time to conception (TTC), new research has confirmed.

“We strongly suggest that women considering starting a family should visit their dentist, along with taking other lifestyle measures such as reducing weight, eating healthily, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, and taking folic acid,” said lead investigator Roger Hart, MD, professor of reproductive medicine in the School of Women’s and Infants Health at the University of Western Australia, Perth, who presented the results here at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology’s 2011 annual meeting.”  Conclusions were “Leandro Chambrone, DDS, MSc, a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from the School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a member of the Cochrane Collaboration’s Oral Health Group, told Medscape Medical News he “strongly” agrees with Dr. Hart’s suggestion that women have regular dental visits before and after conceiving.”

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