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The Obesity and Oral Health Connection

The Obesity and Oral Health Connection
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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These days we all wish there 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.

Oral Health And Obesity Link

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 consuming many acidic, fatty, and sugary foods lead 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 and 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 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 lacks calcium and typical necessary vitamins, your teeth will weaken, leading to many potential dental issues.


Never fear a 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, healthy 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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