How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease

You probably know by now that gum disease is highly preventable with regular dental evaluations here at our Massachusetts dental practice alongside strict adherence to oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing. What if we tell you that exercise can actually lower your risk of gum disease, too? Not exactly convinced? Read on below!

Because Science Says So

We’re not just making recommendations because we heard someone say the same thing. The idea of being physically fit through regular exercise and its ability to lower your risk of gum disease is actually supported by science. Specifically, this study by researchers from Hannover Medical School in Germany found out that age and low levels of physical activity in men ages between 45 to 65  can increase one’s likelihood of developing gum disease.

The next time you commute, consider taking a walk instead to your next destination. Or take the stairs instead of the elevator. How about a quick 30-minute lap swimming twice a week? All these aforementioned activities are actually better than doing nothing at all. In addition, you’re not just lowering your risk of gum disease but you’re also giving your overall health a huge favor.

To learn more about reducing your risk of gum disease, call us at (413) 241-3264 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to meeting you!

 

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