Three Ways to Improve
Chances of Conception
More women are thinking about starting families later in life and have difficulty conceiving. Many commonly heard reasons for infertility include extended use of birth control, advanced age, a hormone imbalance, stress and others. What many disregard though, is total body toxicity. We breathe, eat and live among toxic substances every day, yet our body is a wonderful machine that is able to filter and detoxify. Many sources of toxicity are difficult to control, but here are a few that can be.
The gums have a pocket that encircles every tooth. Dentists measure that opening and record the measurements to check for bone loss and bacterial load. If there is a buildup of dangerous types of bacteria in the gums, they bleed, smell, and a diagnosis of periodontal disease is made. The body can suffer consequences such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. In a pregnant women, it can result in a pre-term or a low birth weight baby.
If the body knows the baby will be in trouble, it may avoid conception entirely. At least one teeth cleaning and checkup appointment is essential prior to conception and during pregnancy.
If mercury levels (blood/hair/urine) are tested and are high, consider looking at sources inside the mouth. Amalgam silver fillings are composed of about 50 percent mercury and can cause a buildup of mercury levels in the body. Eating fish while pregnant should be avoided due to high mercury levels, and the same should be true for women trying to conceive. The body may not be ready to accept a baby with a higher toxic load.
Some bodies are sensitive and don’t like nickel, aluminum, titanium and other metals. These materials are commonly used in dentistry. Those concerned should have a biological/holistic dentist or an allergist evaluate the safety of these materials for them.
The inner stress we create for ourselves contributes to our total toxic load. The perfect example is a family trying to have a child for many years but “couldn’t”. They decided to adopt, but as soon as they did, the woman got pregnant. It is best to relax and know that things will happen the way we want.
Bernice Teplitsky, DDS, is a general dentist with a holistic approach. Her office, Wrigleyville Dental, is located at 3256 N. Ashland Ave., in Chicago. For appointments, call 773-975-6666 or visit WrigleyvilleDental.com.