Obesity, possible cause of periodontal diseases

Written by: Fernando Gómez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

According to the WHO, obesity is an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat harmful to health. And, according to many other experts, obesity is a chronic disease that reduces life expectancy by up to seven years. In addition, obesity is in some way related to dental health, do you know why?

There is evidence that obesity increases the chances of having hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and respiratory problems. In addition, it would also increase the risk of periodontal disease.


Problems of obesity

People with obesity are becoming younger. The cause? It is the population most vulnerable to bad eating habits.

Thus, it is important to follow good nutrition and routine exercise , in addition to maintaining an exquisite oral hygiene.


Periodontal diseases caused by obesity

Obesity Periodontal diseases that appear as a result of obesity are the main causes of tooth loss. Thus, it is necessary to control the risk factors that can trigger it.

In general, the patient visits the specialist in Dentistry sent by his doctor. The dentist will remove the accumulated plaque in order to avoid inflammation of gums that may cause.

However, this cleaning is not enough. The patient should brush his teeth at home with an antibacterial toothpaste, in addition to flossing.

It is also essential to follow a strict diet to lose weight and strengthen the immune system.

It is necessary to make society aware of the dangers of obesity. Although many do not consider it as a disease, since its symptoms are silent, it can lead to cancer, also in the mouth.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
 Fernando Gómez

By Fernando Gómez

Mr. Gomez is a specialist in painless and extreme Endodontics, Periodontal surgery and more than 7 years of experience in various dental clinics. He is also an adjunct professor at the European University of Madrid and associate professor in the Master of Endodontics at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Currently Mr. Gómez specializes in complicated treatments Endodontics and Periodontics Bordonclinic.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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