Trying to Get Pregnant? See the Dentist! Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Women who are TTC are notorious for getting checkups to make sure their bodies are prepped for baby. One part of the body they may have forgotten about, though, is their teeth. In a study of 4,000 TTC women, recently published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers found that women with poor oral health were more likely to take longer to get pregnant. On average, women without gum disease took about five months to conceive -- women with gum disease took about two months longer (seven total months). The moral? Make sure you set up a dentist’s appointment ASAP!
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