Let`s Get Physical

By: Riley Evans

One of those things is by hitting the gym! Frequent exercising not only keeps your weight down, which puts you on the path to good health, but working out can ultimately reduce your risk of periodontal disease. In a recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology, researchers found that participants who maintained a healthy weight and high levels of physical fitness had a lower incidence of severe periodontitis.

Exercising also helps to keep your stress levels down. Stress alone can increase your risk for periodontal disease because of several reasons. A primary reason oral healthcare professionals believe stress is linked to gum disease is because chronic and ongoing stress may depress your immune system, which in turn can cause an overgrowth of plaque. If your immune system is suppressed, it can lead to inflammation of the gums. Another possible link between stress and gum disease is that when you are stressed out, you’re less likely to pay attention to your diet and the quality of food you’re eating. We’re more prone to eat ‘comfort foods’, which are high in sugars and can result in tooth decay and/or gum disease. We are also more prone to consuming more alcohol, which can reduces saliva production and saliva is your first line of defense against gum disease.

Exercise can help control a multitude of things including your weight, but in turn also your sugar levels making you less prone to becoming diabetic. So we say, ``Let`s get physical``- for your health-even the SMALLEST parts!

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