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For couples trying to have children the time it takes to conceive can feel like an eternity and a surprising new study finds that women who have gum disease.
Take an average of two months longer to get pregnant than women with healthy -- so let's bring in doctor.
-- with New York Methodist Hospital thanks for joining us.
The average woman takes five months of those with gum disease takes seven months on average that's the same as the difference for someone -- -- There's absolutely -- it's kind of startling because people looking for fertility trips and things and hear it amazes.
Maybe these two things that I'm holding the slots in the the toothbrush traceable to -- fifth.
But even more significant for non Caucasian people.
Takes over -- to get pregnant which is Phnom times too much time in -- -- -- it is.
It seems odd that there's a difference there are between us in the cities of but the but let's look stealing the science here affirmative of gum disease.
Forms pockets and in those pockets you can get infection and that can cause inflammation that enters your bloodstream.
Bacteria we always knew of course heart disease -- diabetes.
It was premature birth but there was never started to show fertility I -- actually be bacteria get into the bloodstream.
And course the body -- and become inflamed -- the -- for the cells are inflammatory and begin to attack themselves so they begin to attack.
The baby to begin to attack human sperm it affects -- so sorted packets organs in the body.
The trick is if you clean that up you don't have the victory which -- this whole process and inflammation goes away.
So the important thing if you're looking to get pregnant is to get checked up because this is very treatable.
But who sort of you get significant prenatal vitamins are going to be obedience are fully -- you may get a special regulatory medications.
When that you should be getting checked by a dentist because the medication use conferred in fertility clinics actually -- gingivitis.
And -- his birth control pills so people who were on birth control -- -- who are going for fertility test must -- a bit dark there the dentist.
To get it cleaned up because it's that simple treatment you know it may just be slicing and where may need to have some scaling but it can be done.
Right so we -- type on that let's say you do have severe gum disease as they say 10% of the population has.
You get that cleaned up how long until the rest of your body is inflammation that's a -- And you could think you and that's what it's never too late.
Even during the middle of the pregnancy.
You should get treatment and has no harm has never been shown to be harmful effects from doing this right but that the key is is to be aware of because it may not lead to -- -- I have paying.
So how do you know you have an -- you go to the dentist right so just like you were going to prenatal vitamins corn -- dentist at least twice a year it's very important.
-- very important because gum disease not only four fertility for men and women as we mentioned but it's -- -- got your gums are almost the gateway to your whole body.
-- disease causes other big problem.
Heart disease diabetes type two type two diabetes is -- And what questions are -- so by infection in the -- the men's sperm become -- immortal they they don't work probably.
And debate he wanted to implants if the body actually because of the gingivitis -- chemical similar to one that when you get an abortion when -- given abortions who.
-- have to -- become the same chemicals are produced by the body which can provide us well.
Right very simple left fertility -- here folks and overall health there they are in Russia and the full life is determined and I've opened a even garner are good we have to reimburse you for going to.
Thanks so much to John.
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