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Is There A Link Between Your Oral Health and Obesity?

Is There A Link Between Your Oral Health and Obesity?
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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obesity-toothache-dentistThese days we all wish their was a magical solution to our weight problems and to add to the stress our teeth and oral health are also suffering.  Have you wondered why?

In most recent studies this solution may have been staring us straight in the mouth.

Obesity and Oral Health

Obesity is an issue and an epidemic that is growing steadily due to many reasons including poor eating habits, cost and availability of healthy foods, external chemical pollutants, and other poor health habits adopted by us.  A new striking connection is now added and connected between our unhealthy weight gain and the health of our teeth and gums.

One of the most common reasons for the link between poor oral health and obesity is the amount of food consumed.  Frequent eating, eating late, and consumption of a large amount of acidic, fatty, and sugary foods are all leading to oral decay and dental issues.  Food, especially processed foods, these days also contain a large amount of sodium.  The large sodium intake can be hazardous to our general health but also increases the chance of us suffering from dry mouths and not drinking enough water to offset this imbalance.  To quench this thirst we then most often reach for the sugary laden drinks.

The condition of obesity can also lead to issues such as gum disease, premature tooth loss and bad breath. This is most likely because of inefficient exercise and an over consumption of calories. Our eating a large quantity of food is not guaranteeing that we are eating the proper vitamin rich variety of food that will provide the nutrition that our bodies, teeth and mouth need to remain optimally healthy.  If your diet is lacking in calcium and typical necessary vitamins, your teeth will weaken, leading to many potential dental issues.


Never fear the solution is very near!

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Our top notch dentist, Dr. Stephen J. Parr, and his expert dental team are here to help ensure that your smile is healthy and happy.  So make the very best use of your future visits with the dentist!

If you’d like to enjoy strong health teeth and gums for life, contact our office of Grove Smiles Dentistry in Coconut Grove, FL today!

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For Your Health,

Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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