Periodontal Bacteria May Delay Conception In Women, Study Suggests.
Another reason to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Periodontal bacteria, (those that cause gum disease) have been shown to have a negative impact on conception. Depending on the type of bacteria, these bacteria have been shown to delay conception by as much as 3 or 4 times longer. The bacteria implicated are Porphyromonas gingivalis and porphyromonas gingivalis.
The Daily Mail (6/13) reports that a new study has found women with Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium associated with periodontal diseases, “take three times longer to get pregnant,” and those with P. gingivalis and signs of periodontitis “take four times longer.”