Oral health and fertility

Oral health has a direct impact on general health, this is now beyond question. Inflammation of the gums is connected to diabetes, and gum disease is also linked with pregnancy and premature birth. It can even have an impact on fertility, as recent studies have shown.


At Healthy Smile Centre, we are all about prevention and we will do our best to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and functional with the help of our dentist in Erskineville. If you are planning to get pregnant or if you are already pregnant and you are concerned about your oral health, feel free to arrange an appointment with our dentist in Erskineville.


Oral health and male fertility


A study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information of the National Institutes of Health in 2014, showed that poor oral hygiene can affect male fertility across different age groups. Though the reasons behind these findings are not fully clarified, the importance of good oral hygiene is once again highlighted.


Oral health and female fertility


Another study, conducted by the University of Western Australia in 2011, found that women with gum disease can take as much as double the time to conceive a child, compared to women with healthy teeth and gums. It appears that poor oral health and gum disease can affect fertility as much as other pathological factors.


Good oral health can lead to improved fertility


According to the finding of the aforementioned studies, improved oral health can lead to better fertility rates in men and women alike. In order to achieve better oral health, don’t forget to brush your teeth daily. You should also use floss between your teeth at least once a day. Also, reduce your sugar intake and ensure that you eat highly nutritional foods. Last but not least, it’s really important to visit your dentist in Erskineville regularly for dental check-ups and cleanings. All these measures will help restore your oral health, which in return will contribute to better fertility rates.


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