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'Floss for fertility', women advised

By July 11, 2011 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

Women who want the best chance of having a baby should make sure they floss their teeth regularly, say doctors.

Poor oral health is as bad for fertility as obesity – delaying conception by about two months.

Experts at a fertility meeting in Sweden heard how women with gum disease took over seven months to conceive, compared to the usual five months.

They believe the underlying cause is inflammation.

Unchecked, this can set off a chain of reactions capable of damaging the body’s normal workings.

Peridontal disease has already been linked with heart disease, type 2 diabetes and miscarriage, plus poor sperm quality in men.

In this latest study from Australia, which involved over 3,500 women, those with gum disease had raised blood levels of markers for inflammation….read more

 

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