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Gum, teeth disease may delay pregnancy chance

Periodontal disease can delay the time it takes to conceive by two months, according to researchers.
July 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Unhealthy teeth and gums may affect a woman's ability to get pregnant.

Researchers at a fertility conference Wednesday in Sweden said that women who want to get pregnant should brush their teeth and floss regularly.

Periodontal disease can delay the time it takes to conceive by two months, according to researchers.

Inflammation caused by oral bacteria may affect tissue in the reproductive system.

This is the first time gum disease has been identified among the factors that affect a woman's chances of getting pregnant.


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