Obesity is a serious public health concern that has reached epidemic proportions. This paper addresses the role obesity plays in several health conditions, in addition to how it negatively affects a person’s oral health. Oral health care providers can have a positive impact on treatment outcomes by recognizing patients at risk for obesity and addressing these issues.
Karels AJ, Cooper BR. Obesity and Its Role in Oral Health. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2007 Jan 01;5(1), Article 4.