You may not think exercise has much to do with your oral health, yet you’d be surprised how intrinsically linked the body and the mouth are. Some research published in Frontiers in Physiology found that individuals who exercised had their risk of severe gum disease drop by at least thirteen percent or more.
The study published last month involved an exercise intervention for its impact on periodontal health. A group of men considered obese participated in the study spanning twelve weeks. Fifty were assigned to the exercise group, while the others belonged to a dietary intervention. As you may expect, the men that were assigned to this exercise group showed extraordinary improvement by the time the study concluded.
The men in the exercise group showed fewer periodontal pockets and also had teeth with less bleeding gums, another common symptom associated with gum disease.
Combine the exercise with the proper diet and regular brushing and flossing and you can look forward to a brighter smile and healthier body.
To read more about the study, please visit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6438044/.
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