Aerobics for Healthy Gums
out is good for almost everything else, so why not your teeth and gums?
Until now, brushing and flossing were the only health behaviors that
had been identified as helping to prevent gum disease. But a study of
12,000 people published in the Journal of Periodontology reveals
that regular gym-goers who participate in a range of classes, such as
aerobics, are 40 percent less likely to develop periodontitis, a gum infection
that can result in loss of teeth and lead to an increased risk of heart
disease and diabetes. The study found that exercise reduces inflammation
throughout the body and so boosts oral health.