While being overweight, obese and suffering from diabetes are leading public health issues in Australia, these chronic diseases have adverse impacts on oral health.
Oral health conditions among adults and children such as; dental caries, periodontal disease and inadequate dentition are associated with obesity, being overweight and diabetes.
Poor diet; decreased intake of fruits and vegetables and increased sugar consumption contributes both to obesity and diabetes risks and also the risk if caries/decay and periodontal disease.
Did you know?
- Addressing risk factors of chronic disease from a young age can minimise the health impacts of obesity, diabetes and poor oral health
- 63.4% of adults (18+) are overweight or obese
- 27.4% of children (5-17 years)
- 5.1% of 25-65 year old’s have diabetes