Brushing your teeth twice a day can boost your sperm count.
That’s the findings of an Israeli study which attempted to find the relationship between oral health and male fertility.
Gum diseases have been linked to heart disease, diabetes and strokes in previous studies. The current research sought to investigate the extent to which gum diseases affected infertility in men.
Reseachers advised men to reach out for their brush after they discovered that infertile men are far more likely to suffer from gum diseases.
The study involved 250 men aged between 23-52 years. More than half the men with low sperm count displayed gum diseases.
Two thirds of these men suffered gingivitis, a condition which causes inflammation characterised by bleeding gums and soreness.
The rest of the men had chronic periodontal disease, which affects the tissues supporting the teeth and can lead to tooth loss.
Interestingly, those with low sperm count witnessed a significant improvement in their conditions when asked to brush their teeth twice everyday.
One Professor of Dental research, Antonio Suarez has commended the researchers and urged men to brush their teeth regularly so as to boost their sperm count.
He said ‘Brushing your teeth may not sound sexy, but this study shows its importance to male fertility.
Factor in the benefits of good oral health for an attractive smile and to stop bad breath and it’s time men picked up their toothbrush.’
If you and your partner are experiencing fertility issues, this is the best time to act. Man, brush your teeth as often as you can.
Editor’s Note: This is a satirical piece. Readers are advised to note accordingly.