Speaking of gum disease…there’s a study that shows women with gum disease averaged 2 months longer to conceive than women with good oral health. It is also linked to an increase in the risk of miscarriage and premature birth. So, if you are planning to get pregnant, go to your dentist and make sure you take care of any oral health issues. And, floss!
And, speaking of getting pregnant…even if you don’t have gum disease, go to your dentist and make sure you don’t need any treatment. It’s not uncommon for our office to have a patient who is pregnant and needing a root canal treatment. Unfortunately, during much of the pregnancy, we cannot give the really good anesthesia that numbs the nerve so we can’t do the root canal. Better to get everything checked and fixed before you get pregnant.