Yes, periodontal disease (of the tissues affecting the tooth) is caused by bacteria and is associated with inflammatory processes that activate the immune system. This leads to a relationship between poor dental hygiene and general health. Several studies have found a relationship between this pathology, sterility and alterations in pregnancy. Therefore, the oral microbiota may have an effect on reproduction.
If I have a mouth infection, can it affect my fertility?
By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/04/2022
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).