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What NEW Fertility Treatments are Available? Find Out at Our Seminar!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

At West Coast Fertility Centers, we’re always investigating and doing research on new fertility treatment options and advancements to be able to simply offer our patients more. Our inquisitive minds and our in-house, accredited laboratories and surgical suite allow us to be creative to find different solutions and techniques to treat infertility on a continual basis.

We understand the value and importance of family. Since 1988, we have been helping patients build families and we are aware that time and budget are concerns.

We’ll be sharing “New Fertility Treatment Options” at our in-office seminar on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 6PM. We hope you can join us for a warm and informative evening. Infertility affects 15-20% of the population. If you know of anyone who has been unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, please inform them about our upcoming seminar.

“Family faces are magic mirrors.  Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” -Gail Lumet Buckley

Seminar Agenda: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 6-7PM

Reproductive Advancements Explained

Meet Dr. David Diaz & Our Fertility Team

– Tour our Facility – Labs/Surgical Suite

Private, Mini-Consultations

Location: West Coast Fertility Centers, 11160 Warner Ave., Suite 411, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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Can Flossing, Brushing and Seeing Your Dentist Get You Pregnant 2 Months Faster?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

According to a medical study conducted in Australia on a group of 3,416 pregnant women, the study shows that women with gum disease took an average of 2 months longer to become pregnant. This “SMILE study” was announced at this year’s European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) held in Stockholm.

Additionally, non-Caucasian women with periodontal gum disease were more likely to take over a year to get pregnant probably due to the fact that they have a higher level of inflammatory response to the condition.

Hart, a Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia) states that “Until now, there have been no published studies that investigate whether gum disease can affect a woman’s chance of conceiving, so this is the first report to suggest that gum disease might be one of several factors that could be modified to improve the chances of a pregnancy.”

“Periodontal (gum) disease is a chronic, infectious and inflammatory disease of the gums and supporting tissues. It is caused by the normal bacteria that exist in everyone’s mouths, which, if unchecked, can create inflammation around the tooth; the gum starts to pull away from the tooth, creating spaces (periodontal pockets) that become infected. The inflammation sets off a cascade of tissue-destructive events that can pass into the circulation. As a result, periodontal disease has been associated with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, respiratory and kidney disease, and problems in pregnancy such as miscarriage and premature birth. Around 10% of the population is believed to have severe periodontal disease. Regular brushing and flossing of teeth is the best way of preventing it.” (Excerpt from ScienceDaily.com)

Watch Fox News Report about Impact of Gum Disease on Pregnancy

Read full article on how Gum Disease Can Increase the Time It Takes to Become Pregnant

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