Research from June 2016, at the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, conducted by researchers at The University of Adelaide, South Australia presented a study that link obesity and gum disease.

The study measured 539 participants, who were tracked from birth for several factors. At age 31, all participants were evaluated for gum disease. The results were clear – obese participants were significantly more likely to have gum disease.  The standard risk for this age group is 33.3% for periodontitis, 14.3% for moderate to severe periodontitis, and 14.7% for Bleeding on Probing (BOP) and Clinical Attachment Loss (CAL). You can read more about the study here.