Introduction: Periodontal disease continues to be a significant problem worldwide. It is closely linked to lifestyles and strongly determined by behavioral factors. It is a well-known fact that chronic periodontitis is a multifactorial disorder. Aim and Objectives: In the present study an attempt was made to investigate the effect of lifestyle on the periodontal health status of a randomly selected adult population in Silchar, Assam. Materials and methods: A study was conducted in a dental clinicin Silchar, AssamIndia. A total of 1500 subjects were examined and 800 subjects were randomly selected. Later a questionnaire was used to get information about their lifestyle followed by clinical recordings of inflammation, bleeding on probing, periodontal pockets, and clinical attachment loss. Results: The prevalence of CGG was 39.44 % among unhealthy lifestyle adults and 60.56 % in healthy lifestyle adults. Whereas CGP was 79.03 % among unhealthy lifestyle adults and 20.96 % among healthy lifestyle adults (P < 0.0001). Conclusions: The association of lifestyle with periodontitis supports the concept that behavior should be taken into consideration for
the prevention of chronic diseases.
Key words: Unhealthy lifestyles, healthy lifestyles, periodontitis, behavior, multifactorial disorder