ORAL WELLBEING WHEN STARTING A FAMILY - MEN & WOMEN
Starting a family is an exciting time. It's well understood that being in optimal health yourself prior to conceiving can positively influence the ease of falling pregnant, the smoothness of the pregnancy and minimise birth and neonatal complications.
There is increasing evidence for the impact of poor oral health, particularly the presence of gum inflammation and disease, and dental infections on infertility, premature births and low birth weight.
For both men and women considering starting a family, we recommend having a dental examination 6 months prior to attempting pregnancy.