The Impact of Children's Obesity on Oral Health

Karimi, M., D.M.D., B.S.

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran

Dr. Karimi, M., Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran.

Keywords: Oral Health; Body Mass Index; Obesity


Today, overweight is one of the main concerns of parents. For this reason, they try to reduce consumptions of harmful snacks in their children by limiting the sugary drinks, carbonated drinks, and even fast food and junk foods. In the meantime, researchers have argued that the issue of oral and dental hygiene should be taken into consideration in priority.
Does diet have an effect on oral health in children?
To answer this question, they should understand the relationship between the bad habit of food diet and children's oral health. By having a proper diet and observing oral hygiene along with that, these factors will increase self-esteem, better relationships with friends, and on the other hand, reduces emotional problems in children. But parents who try to change their children's diet suddenly should be advised and warned this task will be very difficult and frustrating because they should have educated the child from childhood to eat less so that their children do not suffer from both the overweight and dental problems now.

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