Motherhood delayed due to dental problems

May 15, 2012 16:25
Motherhood delayed due to dental problems

Well planning for the motherhood then consult your dentist says a new study. Hygienic dental care aids in conceiving while those with periodontal diseases might be delayed. The study conducted in Australia suggests that oral hygiene plays a vital role in conceiving. As per the study of 1,956 women (average age 31) seeking to become pregnant, 74 percent had healthy smiles, while the remaining fourth had cavities. And presumably those with oral issues took 42 percent longer to conceive (7 months vs. 5).

The reason attributed to the delay is that  oral bacteria that causes cavities also increases inflammation, which not only impacts placental health, but might even increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth.

It may be noted that a previous study also suggested that people who avoid brushing their teeth were 70 percent more likely to suffer a cardiovascular event (e.g., heart attack) than those with conscientious oral care.

So it is best to maintain oral hygiene on the whole to lead a healthy life and keep away from the painful dental chair. Avoiding sugary foods and intake of certain foods, like raisins, cranberries and green tea may reduce cavity risk. Obesity also increases the risk of periodontal diseases finding an easy way to enter. So eat more of fruit and vegetables will also help you control obesity and in turn keep one far from oral issues. (With Inputs from Internet- Aarkay)

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