Men and women with a BMI over 30 regardless of smoking or diabetes status had a greater risk of developing periodontal disease than those with a healthy body weight.
Source: Ward W and Fritz P, Obesity and Periodontal Health: What's the Link? Should I be Concerned? Oral Health, Oct 2012, Vol 102, No 10, pg 80-83.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
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