Were you thinking about beginning 2012 with a new workout regimen? If the answer is yes, you’re in luck. A recent study printed in the Journal of Periodontology claims that keeping a healthy body weight and exercising regularly reduces the risk of gum disease. Now there’s even more reason to get that gym membership!
Also, keep in mind that smokers and tobacco chewers are at a heightened risk for developing gum disease. Kicking this habit once and for all is an easy way to ward off future problems. Diabetics are at risk as well and should monitor their weight regularly. Faulty dental work has been linked to gum disease, too. Be sure to address any issues, such as broken fillings or ill-fitting bridges, to maintain optimum oral health.
There are various signs that a problem may be arising, such as inflamed or sensitive gums, receding of the gums, a constant bad taste in the mouth, or shifting teeth. Be diligent and watch for any indication of a problem. Addressing it sooner rather than later is always advised. You can learn more on our website.
Keeping your weight at a healthy level and working out consistently are both key factors in maintaining a positive lifestyle. With the new knowledge that is also benefits your oral health, it makes perfect sense to stay in shape!