When the headline read: exercise can improve your oral health you stopped for a minute and wondered how that can be. You know exercise is good for you, but what can it possibly have to do with the health of your mouth? In today’s blog your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans explain how exercise can improve your oral health.
Fact #1: Exercise is a healthy way to control your blood pressure. It helps keep it lower.
Fact #2: Exercise also contributes to heart health, weight control, and stabilization of glucose levels.
Fact #3: Exercise is a mood booster.
Fact #4:Exercise helps decrease stress levels, increase self-esteem, and improve digestion.
Fact #5: Exercise increases mental clarity and brain power.
Fact #6:Exercise is also beneficial to your oral health. It reduces inflammation throughout your body, including your mouth.
Fact #7: Exercise helps your body utilize vitamins and minerals essential to your dental health.
Fact #8: People who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight are 40 percent less likely to develop periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gums and because exercise reduces inflammation, it helps keep your gums healthy too.
Fact #5: Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, and it has been linked to other chronic diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease, and dementia.
Fact #6: It’s easier to exercise with a buddy because it is more fun. Therefore, you are more likely to keep up a regular routine and be consistent.
About Your Reno Dentists
Dr. William Wager, Dr. Brian Evans, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.