Links have be found that obesity can effect your oral. According to a recent study it revealed the deeper the periodontal pockets, the higher the proportion of subjects with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or over, which is a figure according to the World Health Organization as generally considered to be obese. In 2008, 1.5 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight.
Periodontal pockets are essentially food and plaque traps that irritate and decay teeth to the point where the tooth can eventually fall out if not being treated by a dentist. The deeper the pocket, the greater the risk of tooth loss. Having proper dental care and seeing your dentist regularly can help prevent tooth loss due to periodontal pockets and gum disease.
Having both good oral healthcare and taking care of your over all health just makes sense. On this web site we can help you save money on your dental care needs with one of our dental insurance or dental plans.