According to the news from the "Dental Tribune" Roger Hart, professor of reproductive medicine at The University of Western Australia and the director of "Fertility Specialists of Western Australia", claims that periodontal disease may extend up to two months the time required for a woman to get pregnant. In his research Professor Hart and his team analyzed data from more than 3,400 pregnant women and found out that women with diseased gums have more difficulty becoming pregnant than women with healthy gums.
So, all women who would like to have children should pay attention to the health of their teeth and gums. The same research also showed other causes that affect the time of conception: women over age 35, obesity and tobacco use. The treatment of periodontal disease has no harmful effect on the mother or the fetus during pregnancy.