In an article published by The Dental Tribune (16-22 March 2009), brushing teeth twice a day can boost a man’s sperm count.
The British Dental Health Foundation, the oral health charity is advising men to brush their teeth regularly, after a study found that infertile men are more likely to suffer from gum disease. A study of 56 men aged between 23 and 52 by the Bikur Hospital, Jerusalem and the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Medicine found that more than half the men with low sperm counts or no sperm at all, suffered from developed gum disease.
Dr Sunita Verma from Sparkle Dental Boutique, Hanwell says “Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and strokes and now it has been linked to infertility.` Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. If it is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between the teeth, the bacteria produce toxins that can irritate and inflame the gums. Left untreated, gum tissues can separate from teeth and form spaces called pockets. These pockets provide a home for more bacteria and if left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth supporting tissues are destroyed.
Sunita says “Brushing your teeth twice a day is absolutely essential, to ensure not only an attractive smile, with healthy teeth and gums, but also better general health.“
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