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IP Journal of Paediatrics and Nursing Science

Child obesity and dentistry

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Author Details : Harshita Gupta*, Sumit Bhateja, Geetika Arora

Volume : 2, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 69-73

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Childhood obesity is one of the fastest growing epidemics in the world. It used to be a problem limited to developed countries but has slowly, but surely, made its way into developing nations. 7 out of 1 children nowadays are overweight, if not obese. Obesity not only affects systemic, but also dental health negatively. Since the biggest contributor to this problem is diet, dentist are in aunique position to not only monitor but also control childhood obesity. In this article, there is description of various problems faced by an obese person and the various ways in which a dentist can help them.

Keywords: Childhood obesity, Causes, Consequences, Dental problems, Dental considerations.


How to cite : Gupta H, Bhateja S, Arora G, Child obesity and dentistry. J Paediatr Nurs Sci 2019;2(3):69-73

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