Obesity causes gum disease, while people with missing teeth can also be obese because they don’t understand that they consume soft foods and get full.

Turkey Medicals – Obesity is growing rapidly in the world and in Turkey. Obesity caused by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors is a multi-factor and chronic health problem that is difficult to solve. Currently, obesity is increasing as a result of developing technology and the sedentary living conditions it brings with it, unbalanced and incorrect nutrition, it is often observed at any age.

Obesity among children in developed and developing countries around the world is an alarming level. In addition, the incidence of tooth decay in overweight children and adults is quite high. In a study conducted in our country, it was determined that 40 percent of adults are overweight and 25 percent of them are obese. In various local studies conducted among children in our country, it has been found that there are quite high rates of obesity, such as 7, 12 and 17.


Studies have found that gum disease is also more common in obese children. These findings suggest that tooth loss is an important factor for obesity. It can be assumed that those who have lost teeth prefer softer foods, eat faster. In this way, it can be thought that people who lack teeth get a feeling of satiety later because they reduce the stimulation of their intraoral receptors and eat more to reach satiety, thus triggering obesity.

According to another theory, it is estimated that dental caries increases in obese people, and then dental health problems worsen in individuals, that is, children have difficulty feeding as a result of excessive caries, pain and tooth loss, and as a result, they become weaker.


Toothlessness provokes obesity, and in obesity, diseases of the mouth and gums. In order to prevent this, we must think of toothlessness as an organ loss and make up for it. Oral and dental health concerns the entire body, oral and dental diseases should be given as much attention as other diseases.

Diseases of the mouth and gums trigger many diseases, even a person who does not have any ailments needs to go to a doctor at least every six months and have them checked.

Noting that there is a mutual interaction between tooth and obesity, we can say that:

Scientific studies conducted in recent years have found that obese people have a greater predisposition to gum disease.

Scientifically, it has been established that obese people have a higher risk of developing gum disease. One of the troubles caused by toothlessness is obesity. Because the food cannot be grinded enough, because it is swallowed whole, this increases the patient’s tendency to stomach disorders, as well as to soft food because it is difficult to absorb and receive nutrients. This, in turn, provokes obesity.

Obesity and stomach upset are among the problems that can often occur in people without teeth.

Lost tooth functions need to be restored. Toothlessness occurs as an aesthetic problem in patients and causes psychological problems in many patients.


Psychological stress also increases the risk of individuals becoming obese. In stressed individuals, obesity occurs more often. For this reason, there is also such a relationship between toothlessness and obesity. Both interact with each other, which means that toothlessness can trigger obesity.

In obese people, there are more molecules contained in fat that play a role in some mechanisms of the body, and they largely trigger gum disease. Diseases that concern the entire system are more dangerous for obese people.

Obesity disrupts all the functions of the body. Because teeth, gums and tissues in this area of the mouth are part of the body, they take their share of the damage from the presence of obesity in these areas.

The fight against obesity is a struggle to restore the health of the body as a whole. For him, oral and dental health should be given importance and treatments should be performed. Missing teeth must also be rebuilt.

As a result, obesity, one of the biggest problems of our time, is a disease that should also be fought in terms of oral and dental health.

Chewing food with one side in the mouth leads to permanent health problems.

The nmuscle of teeth, caries, or the habit of using only one side when eating for various reasons can cause irreversible damage to the jaw bone joint and chewing muscles.

As a result of the loading of the chewing force on one side of the joint, pain in the jaw joint, jaw shift, noise during opening and closing, and restriction of jaw movements can lead to severe consequences, even up to the boiling of the jawbone into the skull. If there is unilateral chewing caused by a lack of teeth, it is necessary to compensate for the deficiencies with bridge or segmented prostheses according to the number and location. Incorrectly made prostheses and fillings should also be renewed and balanced dental contacts should be ensured.

For healthy chewing, double-sided equal contact dental closures, people need to use both sides of the right and left jaw arc, balanced. The health of the teeth, chewing muscles and jawbone joints, which are the surrounding tissues that are muscle in chewing, can only be maintained by balanced chewing. In this way, the grinding function takes place.


The missing tooth image primarily spoils the person’s smile. A person’s self-esteem decreases, he experiences difficulties in social relations. Cavities formed by missing teeth cause lips and cheeks to collapse and wrinkle, creating an older, weaker and unhealthy appearance on the face.

Due to the missing teeth, the chewing pattern also changes. A person does not want to use the area where there is a missing tooth, and makes one-sided chewing. In a person who has abandoned bilateral chewing, pain, noise, locks in the jaw joints may occur due to unilateral chewing.

Foods that are not chewed and ground enough due to missing teeth can lead to stomach problems such as indigestion, bloating, gastritis, and ulcers because they are swallowed whole. Foods that are swallowed without chewing well due to missing teeth can cause weight gain.

In the area of the missing tooth, the neighboring teeth are turned over into the cavity, the opposite teeth are extended to the area of the missing tooth, and therefore the chewing function is reduced.

It becomes difficult to clean and care for overturned or elongated teeth. Caries, sensitivity, gingivitis and pain can occur in the teeth. This condition also increases the risk of losing other teeth.

Dental deficiencies can cause remaining teeth to decongest. This condition can lead to mismatch and asymmetry between the middle line of the teeth and the middle line of the face.

Because there is no chewing function in the missing tooth area, thinning and melting of the jawbone, which we call resorption, is observed.


Although there are various techniques for eliminating dental deficiencies caused by various reasons, implants are one of the greatest blessings that technology brings to us. Titanium screws that are compatible with the tissues placed inside the jawbone, that is, implants, fuse and strengthen with the jawbone over time. After this fusion, the cut tooth-like superstructures are screwed into the cavity inside the implants and prosthetics are made on it. It is very difficult to distinguish a correctly planned implant prosthesis from natural teeth. It can be coated one by one like natural teeth and can be cleaned easily. As with the bridge, it does not damage the teeth next to the missing tooth. These features, as well as

It looks and functions like your natural teeth,

Eliminates the lack of chewing and speech function caused by tooth loss,

It protects the bone around the pulled tooth and prevents bone resorption, which makes the boundaries of the prosthesis look like a natural tooth.

It preserves the natural structure of your face and your smile,

Restores your lip aesthetics,

As with bridges made to eliminate tooth deficiency, your solid teeth will not be cut.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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