Studies have shown that not many people associate oral health with general health. You need to know that the mouth is an indicator of how everything works in your body. A study in the Journal of Periodontology states that weight loss can help fight gum disease or periodontal disease. Another reason to take care of your health in a comprehensive way.
This study involved 31 people who have a very high body weight. They received gum treatment or periodontal treatments. Half of the group underwent gastric bypass surgery (or gastric bypass), which is designed to cause weight loss. The rest of the group did not undergo such surgery.
People who have undergone weight loss surgery have shown a significant improvement in gum health, not only have they reduced inflammation, but also reduced plaque and bleeding. According to the study’s authors, specialists from Case Western Reserve University, this may be due to “reduced insulin resistance and inflammation associated with weight loss.”
Doctors say that people need to understand that periodontal disease affects the gums. The gums are the support of the teeth, and this condition is caused by bacteria present in plaque, which, if not removed by proper oral hygiene (daily brushing and flossing), harden, causing tartar or stones that cause irritation and inflammation of the gums.
If this condition is not treated in time and progresses, the bacteria will continue to penetrate and may eventually cause the tooth to fall out. Therefore, it is essential that if you have a periodontal disease, you receive treatment to prevent this.
The types of periodontal diseases are:
- Gingivitis. This condition is a fairly mild inflammation of the gums. It is manifested by mild bleeding gums. It is the first phase of periodontal disease and at this stage people usually do not show any symptoms. If you receive specialized treatment and practice good oral hygiene, it can be cured.
- Mild periodontitis. This condition occurs if the gingivitis does not heal. Then the bone and tissue that support the teeth begin to break down.
- Advanced periodontitis: as its name suggests, it occurs when preventive measures are not taken and causes considerable loss of bone and tissue, causing the loss of teeth or requiring their extraction (removal).
- In conclusion, experts in the field say that the best bone and tissue that support the teeth begin to be destroyed.
Advanced periodontitis: as its name suggests, it occurs when preventive measures are not taken and causes considerable loss of bone and tissue, causing the loss of teeth or requiring their extraction (removal).