Obesity and Oral Health
For people who struggle with their weight and their dental hygiene, there may be a link to the food they eat. Studies are not conclusive, but they suggest that limiting your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates could help significantly in keeping weight down and reducing bacteria in the saliva. Bacteria associated with gum disease are most prevalent in diets high in sugar and refined carbs. Coincidentally, people with a body mass index in the obese levels tend to keep these kinds of diets. One of the fastest ways to tackle oral bacteria and obesity is to limit the number of refined carbs and sugars that you eat. Choose more fruits and vegetables over fried foods and sweets, and opt for water over soda in most instances. Start a healthy eating routine with children, as both obesity and dental problems can start at an early age.