The new periodontal disease: Navigate the emerging solutions
In this article, we will continue our discussion of the link between systemic conditions and diseases and periodontal disease. We will explore the link between obesity and smoking on periodontal disease. Obesity, a marker of excessive fermentable carbohydrate intake, is associated with an increased risk of periodontal disease. In the United States, morbid obesity is increasing rapidly. One-third of the children born in 2000 are anticipated to develop diabetes in their lifetime. For the first time in decades, the life expectancy in large segments of the population is decreasing. Dental caries may be on the rise again in children. Obesity is on the rampage worldwide as well. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries in the World Health Organization European Region since the 1980s, and the numbers of those affected continue to rise at an alarming rate, particularly among children.
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