Fertility and Oral Health

Fertility And Oral Health

As we observe Fertility Week it is good to be reminded of the several factors that contribute to the difficulty of couples to conceive. Often the culprits are age, smoking, weight, and alcohol.

But a study in 2011 published in the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology cited poor oral health as another factor that can lengthen the time it takes for a woman to become pregnant.

The study, presented by Professor Roger Hart of University of Western Australia, is the first to show how “gum disease might be one of several factors that could be modified to improve the chances of pregnancy”.

You can read the rest of the report here.

You may visit Fertility Week’s website for more resources.