Obesity and Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

Are you overweight by any chance – or do you have periodontal disease?

Researchers have found that people who are obese are more likely to have periodontal disease – and people who have periodontal disease are more likely to be obese. Apparently, they have this relationship as each of them causes general inflammation in the body, which then makes the other more likely. Unfortunately, they can each have highly undesirable outcomes long-term, so having both would be double the trouble.

So, if you are overweight or obese, please come to see your Epping Dentist at Rawson Dental, so we can monitor your oral health extra carefully to minimize any periodontal disease you may already have. We will, of course, advise you in detail about your oral care so that your periodontal disease is managed as effectively as possible – and of course, if you don’t have periodontal disease, we’ll aim to keep you free of it in the first place. Prevention is way better than cure!

At the same time, you also need to be seeing your GP, so that your overweight/obesity is closely monitored and managed for the sake of your quality of life. Your GP is the person who can best help you with this.

Even if you aren’t overweight or obese but do have periodontal disease, it is also vital for you to be regularly seeing us at your Epping Dentist. We can help you manage the disease to keep it in check as much as possible. It will be comforting for you to know that you have us at your back and will do what we can to help. It will also be comforting to know that the better you manage your periodontal disease, the less likely you’ll be to develop obesity as well. That will be a load off your mind.

It might also be a good idea to report this periodontal disease to your GP so that your GP can advise you about anything else you could be doing at present to minimize the development of overweight/obesity. Prevention is way better than cure!

All in all, if either periodontal disease or overweight/obesity are concerns of yours, do make appointments with your Epping Dentist at Rawson Dental and your GP for the sake of your long-term health.