The Facts About Exercise and Your Teeth

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Have you ever decided it’s time for you to get into better shape? Have you ever wanted to exercise more because you’re interested in losing weight or because you simply want to lead a healthier lifestyle? In reality, did you know that exercising can also improve the health of your gums?

As you may know, you should deal with gum disease as soon as possible. If you don’t, you could ultimately have to deal with a number of serious problems, including bad breath, bleeding or sensitive gums, or even tooth loss. Sadly, gum disease can also cause shifting teeth. In other words, while you should have gum disease treated as soon as possible, avoiding the issue altogether is preferable.

Fortunately, if you exercise, you’ll be much less likely to have gum disease. If you exercise at least three days a week, you’ll be about half as likely to have gum disease. If you exercise less than three days a week, you could still be about 30% less likely to have gum disease. If you don’t love exercising or are hoping to start exercising, we suggest starting with something you enjoy doing. You could play a favorite sport, power walk, jog, or swim. If you’re interested in more specific advice, please visit your doctor.

If you’d like to learn more about how exercise can help you avoiding gum disease in Fort Worth, Texas, we invite you to contact Bellaire Dental Excellence at 817.294.5513. Our dentist, Dr. Kevin M. Altieri, and our team will assess your smile and answer any questions you have. We’re eager to meet with you!