Women who are trying to become pregnant should prioritise their dental health, after recent research has shown that gum disease potentially can lengthen the time it takes for a woman to become pregnant by an average of an extra two months. For the first time, fertility experts have shown that, from the time that a woman starts trying to conceive, poor oral health can have a significant effect on the time to pregnancy.

And if a mum to be has untreated gum disease, she may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small.

How to prevent periodontal (gum) disease?
Regular dentist/hygienist appointments and good home care including flossing and or interdental brushes to clean between teeth.

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