Concerns Unique To You
The effect of Oral Contraceptives on the oral cavity is a growing concern with the
increasing number of women.If you have been using oral contraceptives for a prolonged
period it may cause specific problems in your mouth like:
Local alveolar osteitis i.e the non-healing of an extraction socket.
Habits like smoking,drinking and drugs:
In women, smoking increases risk for cardiovascular disease because it effects hormones
that cause estrogen deficiency,thus reducing the chances of pregnancy. Smoking before
and during pregnancy also increases miscarriage rates, as smoking increases the
chance for an egg to have chromosomal abnormalities .A man's health and lifestyle
can affect fertility and conception. Smoking is known to cause fertility issues.REPEAT
Drinking before getting pregnant can also cause problems. Alcohol consumption can
lower your chances of conception, and it's also linked with higher chances of miscarriage.
The IDA recommends that you discuss your current general health issues,medications,lifestyle,and
habits with your dentist,before planning a baby.