Many people do not link Gum Disease and Weight Together

Is there a link?

Scientific studies show that certain lifestyles are contributors to the linking of gum disease and being overweight.

People maintain certain lifestyles that start out early on in their lives, that cause them to be susceptible to increased risks for certain health conditions.

Take a look at the following chart and notice the progression and where it leads.

health chart showing gum disease

Gum Disease Health Chart

As you will notice, according to the chart, your risks for gum disease is increased by your lifestyle. Teens, as well as adults, who consume more calories than the body needs, usually are consuming a mixture of more fats and carbohydrate.

This leads to becoming over weight, and the more over weight you become, the more you settle into a sedentary role.

When a person consumes too many calories (energy) and that energy is not needed by the body, it causes the body to store it as fat and also increases the risk of diabetes.

One cause of diabetes is when the body enables insulin resistance.

Over weight people have a tendency to consistently expose their teeth to sugars and bacterias that create an environment that increases the risk for gum disease.

If a teen or adult becomes insulin resistant, risks are increased for type 2 diabetes.

Anyone with diabetes will be at a 2 to 4 times greater risk for developing Gum Disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) than non-diabetic patients.

Insulin resistance (Type 2 diabetes) may be the link between obesity and other inflammatory health conditions.

Controlling Your Weight, through exercise and proper diet will help you stay healthy.

and as always

Good Oral Hygiene and Visiting A Dentist Regularly will help in the treatment of Gingivitis and Periodontitis.

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Many people do not link Gum Disease and Weight Together Is there a link? Scientific studies show that certain lifestyles are contributors to the linking of gum disease and being overweight. People maintain certain lifestyles that start out early on in their lives, that cause them to be susceptible to increased risks...