Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:24
Overweight children aren’t at a higher risk for developing dental problems, according to a new study.
A group of Chinese researchers determined that other factors, not being overweight, cause dental problems. There are many other factors could result in poor dental health.
To compile the data, 280 children, ages 7 through 12, were studied. Roughly 38 percent of these children were overweight, including 32 percent of the girls and 42 percent of the boys. About 84 percent of the children had at least one dental issue in their lifetime.