Since we are trying for a baby, I have been reading all about the things we should be doing together and separately for a healthy body and what to do to get pregnant ready.
I came across an article about the health of your teeth and gums. Yes, we all know how important it is to take care of our teeth and gums. That we should be flossing every day and brushing 2 – 3 times a day.
But I had no idea that making sure that we take care of our teeth could affect our fertility. I care about my fertility and all I can do because I am technically already “high risk,” once I get pregnant because I am 36.
A study in Australia:
“… first report to suggest that gum disease might be one of several factors that could be modified to improve the chances of a pregnancy.”
Roger Hart, a professor at the University of Western Australia in Perth did some studies and stated that for any women that want to get pregnant must visit their dentist regularly and be sure to floss and brush all the time.
“They found that women with gum disease took on average two months longer to conceive than women without gum disease (seven months instead of five).”
So my take away from this article is that I need to step up my game even more. Make sure I floss every night and brush after every meal. I also have made an appointment for my dentist.