Looking for a new reason to stay slim? How about this one! It may help to fight gum disease! A study has been done at the Harvard School of Public Health and has found that overweight adults are at higher risk of gum disease than normal-weight people. #sweetwaterdentist
Data was analyzed of 37,000 men who participated in the study, all men were disease-free when the study began. They were followed for 16 years, from 1986-2002. Research gathered the following: height, weight, and self-reported gum disease diagnosis and waist and hip measurements.
Obesity was associated with 29% increase risk of periodontal disease. Obesity standard definition was a body-mass index of 30 or higher.
So how do you keep gum disease at bay? Ask your dentist for some tips as to what you can do differently in your dental hygiene routine. Gum disease can be painless, so be aware of any of the following symptoms: Dental Care Mobile AL
- Gums that bleed easily when brushed or flossed
- Tender, swollen or red gums
- Gums that move away from the teeth #downbythebay
- Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth consistently
- Loose teeth
- Any change in which the teeth come together
- Any change in the fit of partial or full dentures
- Pus surrounding the teeth or gums Dental Care Mobile AL
- Sharp or dull pains that arise when chewing foods
- Over sensitive teeth to cold or hot temperatures
Staying on top of your health is essential for the rest of your body. Gum disease can get out of control quickly, but if caught early, it can be reversed.
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