November 19, 2015
by Kahaliah Richards
“People today are about 10 percent heavier than people were in the 1980s, even if they follow the exact same diet and exercise plans.” This was a disturbing conclusion of a recent study of American adults, which has also been reported in The Atlantic.
What might be the reasons?
So, dental practices have bigger patients. And with bigness, comes diabetes, hypertension, inflammation, arthritis …. And dry mouth and often, a preoccupation with these other medical problems rather than on good oral health.
As previously reported in this blog and in a recent NY Times article, the North American diet is changing, in part to address bigness. But bigness is a big factor in the kinds of dental services which are needed and which are also preferred.
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