Periodontal Disease + Obesity
Today’s medical professionals often consider obesity to be a chronic disease. Obesity is on the rise within both U.S. and Canada. According to a study (Grand Rounds in Oral and Systemic Medicine Vol.1, No 2, 2006, pp. 36 – 47), obesity can increase the risk for periodontal disease. The relationship may be regulated by insulin resistance. It is imperative for individuals to understand and be proactive in addressing these concerns. Good nutrition and exercise are vital and should be a top priority. Your dental professional will investigate your medical history to help identify any medical issues and refer a physician to evaluate. Oral care may include emphasis on reducing plaque buildup and inflammation above and below the gum line. Keep up with good oral care at home by flossing regularly and brushing twice a day with antibacterial toothpaste. For more information on preventing periodontal disease and good oral hygiene tips, contact Niagara Periodontics today.
– The Niagara Periodontics Team