how exercise can benefit your oral health

How Exercising can Benefit your Oral Health

Dr Devine Oral Health

how exercise can benefit your oral healthServing Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN

It is no surprise that exercising is good for our bodies, but did you ever wonder how it could be beneficial for your oral health? Maintaining a regular exercise regimen and eating a healthy diet could boost your pearly whites, and provide you with a beautiful smile.

Exercise and Your Oral Health – The Connection

Gum disease also is known as periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. It is caused by bacteria buildup in the mouth that leads to inflammation and bleeding of the gums. According to The British Dental Journal, regular exercise can reduce the risk of gum disease. The study of a group of non-smokers who exercised regularly was 54 percent less likely to develop gum disease than the group of non-smokers who did not exercise.

Exercise helps reduce inflammation in your body, and that includes your gums, too. Since gum disease has been linked to other serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, it makes it even more important to take care of your body.

Do you seem to be struggling with maintaining good oral health, despite the fact that you eat relatively healthy, and brush and floss regularly? Exercise could be the missing link to you maintaining a healthy, strong smile! Exercise also helps improve your digestive system since it stimulates blood flow, which helps keep your bowels regular. Having a healthy digestive system is essential for the health of your body, and your mouth, by improving how the tissues in your mouth digest the vitamins and minerals from foods you eat. These nutrients are essential to a healthy, strong smile.

What not exercising will do to your mouth and your body

Not exercising can lead to weight gain, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. Each of these health issues is associated with poor oral health. Generally, people who keep their weight in check and maintain a healthy BMI have fewer health issues and tend to have better oral health. This could be due in part to living a healthier, more active lifestyle. Since oral health and overall health go hand-in-hand, it is essential to take care of your mouth and your body.

Remember good oral care is important, too

Although exercise can improve your oral health, it certainly should not be the only measure you take to keep your pearly whites healthy. Remember to visit your Nashville dentist every six months for routine dental checkups and examinations. Be sure to ask your dentist about ways you can maintain a healthy smile or improve the looks of your smile if you are unhappy with the way it looks. And of course, remember to brush twice daily and floss every day as well.

Oral Care in Nashville

To learn more about oral care or to schedule your next visit with your Nashville family dentist, call Devine Dentistry at (615) 269-4209 to schedule your consultation.

Devine Dentistry is proud to provide total oral care for patients in the middle Tennessee communities of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville.