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Teeth and Conception

I have heard that teeth issues can cause conception issues. Anybody have any experience? (IE, not being able to get pregnant, getting teeth fixed, then conceiving?)


Asked by Pumelo at 11:42 AM on Jun. 27, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • I haven't heard about conception problems, but having a specific kind of infection that causes cavities, I believe it is strep mutans HAS been linked to premature birth and sepsis in newborns. If you want more info, I have a lot of research about it at work, but I can try to find googled links for you.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 11:47 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • Wow. No, I've never heard of this, but it sounds interesting....can't wait to see others responses.

    Answer by renea20 at 11:43 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • I haven't heard that, and I don't know how that would work. I do know that people with healthy teeth seem to just be in better overall health, but I think that has more to do with lifestyle than the teeth having something to do with overall health themselves.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:44 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • No, but I know when your pregnant your supposed to take care of your teeth. You can have gums that bleed and sensative teeth as a result of being pregnant.

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 11:45 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • Never heard of that.

    Answer by JenE1098 at 11:53 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • kjrn79 No worries about doing additional research, but thanks for the offer! It's not real important at the moment, I was more looking for anyone with first hand experience or if it was even legitimate. I'd only heard about it once, and I don't even remember where (that would probably be helpful now...) so it might not even be a real thing.

    Comment by Pumelo (original poster) at 11:54 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • ok :) I"m just very interested in it myself. I have horrible teeth/ lots of son has has none and he's 19. I can't figure out what I've done right.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 11:59 AM on Jun. 27, 2010