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Can you get better oral health by exercising? The results of a study conducted at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine were definitive: Indeed!

The researchers examined data from 12,110 people, accounting for the same characteristics that reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. They discovered that people who maintained their weight, ate healthily, and exercised on a regular basis had a 40% lower risk of developing periodontal disease.

According to the study, which was published in the Journal of Periodontology, participants who satisfied just one healthy virtue had a 16 percent decreased probability of acquiring gum disease, while those who matched two of the three criteria saw a 29 percent reduction in risk.

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In total, just 7% of individuals who satisfied all three requirements developed gum disease. Eighteen percent of the participants were overweight, followed a poor diet, and engaged in little physical activity. This suggests that obesity increases the risk of periodontal disease by more than twofold.

The specific reason why these factors may lower your risk of gum disease is unknown to scientists. It’s well known that consuming a balanced diet strengthens the immune system. But according to current scientific theories, consuming wholesome foods like fruits and vegetables can also aid in removing dental plaque from teeth. Additionally, it’s thought that whilst physical activity may reduce gum inflammation, obesity may exacerbate it.

A healthy lifestyle can benefit your dental health, but it can’t take the place of practicing proper oral hygiene. It’s imperative to see your dentist twice a year in addition to brushing and flossing twice a day.

Call us right now to schedule your upcoming appointment. Your gums and teeth will appreciate it.

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