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Applecross Dentist Post: Poor dental health now linked to obesity in women

A recent study sheds light on the connection between obesity and oral health?

At Image Dental in Applecross we know that suboptimal dental health has been previously connected to conditions in the body including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer?s and dementia. Now, it has been discovered through a study conducted overseas, that poor oral health is also connected to obesity in women.

The study involved 1,000 women who were roughly 65 years of age. Taking into account BMI (Body Mass Index), the ability to chew food, the last time the subjects visited the dentist, the amount of teeth affected by untreated tooth decay and the measurements of their waists, they were able to compile the results and form the conclusion that, in general, women who had less than 20 natural teeth in their mouths were more likely to struggle with obesity issues! They also found that women who abstained from visiting the dentist were again more likely to have issues with obesity.

At Image Dental in Perth, we found some of these findings astounding?

The finding that we at Image Dental were surprised to hear, was that those who have issues with obesity are less likely to take proper care of their teeth, and are more likely to neglect their oral health routines. Since we are well versed in the effects poor oral health can have on the body, we are very disappointed with this finding. At Image Dental in Perth, we fully understand the importance of dental health and the effect it has on the body, and is why we constantly encourage our patients to adhere to strict oral health routines daily.

We give you a treatment plan for life?

We truly believe in practicing minimally invasive dental treatments and endeavour to help you maintain your natural teeth for life. We know that preventive care is always better than a cure, and we strive to keep all our patients informed in good oral health practices, such as brushing twice daily and flossing at least once a day.

Gain high quality preventive care and general dental care with us in Applecross, Perth?

We are completely focused on providing you with high quality treatments blended with an unsurpassed level of care so your dental experience with us is pleasant and anxiety-free. To ensure you are receiving the best in dental care, be sure to visit our dental practice every six months, this will help us identify, diagnose and treat any dental issues that arise while they are still in their infancy.

With these findings it is imperative not just to your oral health, but also your general health to never neglect your oral health routine at home.

For more information on preventive care or to book an appointment at our Applecross dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.