Most of us are aware that regular exercise has a huge positive impact on our overall health, but did you know that it could also benefit your teeth and gums? According to data collected through the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a long-term national health survey, adults who exercised regularly were also less likely to develop periodontal (gum) disease.
Data collected from a group of nonsmokers or former smokers who exercised moderately at least five days per week, or vigorously at least three times per week, showed a significantly-lower risk for periodontal disease. So, the next time you head out for that jog or run, or try to talk yourself out of it because you’re feeling lazy, think about the positive impact that exercise will have on your overall health, as well as your oral health. Your body will thank you for it!