We’re lucky enough to be located in a place where the sun shines all year long and living an outdoor, active life is easy. Most of our patients take advantage of the climate to exercise and keep fit, but many of them don’t realize that there are benefits to exercise beyond keeping the old waistline in check. Dental health is improved as well. Moving your body improves digestion and disburses vitamins and minerals that are important to your teeth and gums in a more efficient way.
Gum disease is the reddening and inflammation of the gums, caused by harmful bacteria that collect in the mouth. Some studies have also linked gum disease to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A recent Journal Of Periodontology study found that people who work out regularly and maintain a healthy weight are 40% less likely to develop gum disease. That is a statistic to consider seriously, since healthy gums support healthy teeth and healthy teeth make a
Living an active lifestyle also tends to make people consider more carefully what they choose to eat. This combination of better eating and regular physical movement helps your body to combat infection, mitigate stress, improve brain function and, ultimately, to protect your smile.