Recent research conducted by Case Western Reserve University which was published in the Journal of Periodontology, found a significant association between periodontal disease and obesity among individuals aged 18 to 34 years. The study was conducted to assess if significant weight loss would improve the response to non-surgical periodontal (gum) therapy in obese patients. The study showed an improved response to non-surgical periodontal therapy in obese patients who had significant weight loss following bariatric surgery compared to obese subjects who did not have such a surgery.
This is due to the fact that obesity may interfere with the ability of the immune system to appropriately respond to the bacteria that causes periodontal disease, as has been found in another study by Boston University.
Previously, in an interview on the most common dental issues in the 21st century, Dr Neo Tee Khin and Dr. Helena Lee identified changes in lifestyle as one of the determining factors for dental issues. Most young adults tend to skip regular meals (less consumption of vegetables and fruits) and resort to frequent snacking of foods that contain high sugar, such as chocolates, pastries, and soft drinks. This dietary habits are a major cause of obesity, which can increase yourrisk of periodontal disease.
Start eating healthily, it will help you in keeping your body shape and also reducing the rate of progression of gum disease. This is one of the ways for a beautiful smile…