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Link between Missing Teeth and Obesity


Link between Missing Teeth and ObesityStrong, healthy teeth are essential to a healthy diet. This point was recently underscored by studies performed in Canada and Egypt, which revealed that those who had lost teeth were more likely to have difficulty controlling their weight. Because chewing is the first step in the digestive process, losing even one tooth can make it more difficult to eat a diverse, well-balanced diet. If you are missing teeth, Dr. Afar, West Hollywood dental implants expert, can help you determine which tooth replacement options are best for restoring your smile and your dental health.

Losing teeth can affect your ability to chew certain types of foods, such as fiber-rich vegetables, whole grains and fruits. Soft, calorie-dense foods tend to be easier to eat after you have lost teeth, but they are less likely to be healthy. Ideally, preserving your own natural teeth through good dental hygiene is the best way to ensure a lifetime of good dental health. Brushing teeth twice daily and flossing every day, eating a nutritious diet and visiting our dentist at least twice a year can increase your chances of maintaining your healthy, functional smile for life.

If you do lose your teeth to decay, gum disease, trauma or for some other reason, replacing them will improve your ability to maintain your nutritional status and your waistline. Whether you choose dental implants, crowns and bridges or full, partial dentures, our dentist, Dr. Afar, can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more.

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