While obesity is linked to many ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, many studies now show that overweight and obese adults are also at risk of suffering from periodontal or gum diseases.
One research even revealed that overweight adults experience doubles the incidence of periodontitis and obese people had triple the incidence.
It is interesting to note, however, that the gum disease of formerly obese people who lost weight become much easier to treat after they lose a considerable level of body fats. If you are currently overweight, you may want to visit us, so we can check if your gums are already showing signs of periodontal disease.
Preventing Gum Diseases with ExerciseConsidering that obese people suffer more from gum disease and that those who lose weight suffer less from gum problems, researchers also tried to discover if there is a connection between regular exercise and maintaining healthy gums and the results were positive.
While exercise is usually associated with weight loss and maintaining general physical health, the researchers from Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine learned that people who exercise regularly are 16% less likely to suffer from gum disease.
The team also discovered that regular exercise combined with a healthy diet significantly lessens the risk of having gum diseases by as much as 40%. As you may know, regular exercise decreases the likelihood of diabetes because physical activity lowers the level of sugar in the blood. Apart from preventing diabetes, maintaining low blood sugar level also prevents the development of bacteria in the mouth that cause gum problems.
The number of people with gum problems in the United States alone already comprised of 50% of the adult population. If you do not want to be part of the statistics and to know more about gum disease and prevention, visit us today for a consultation.
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