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A new study published in the Journal of Periodontology has found that increasing one's physical activity level may lead to healthier teeth and gums.
During the trial, researchers from the University of Florida measured the body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage and maximal oxygen consumption in a group of volunteers. The team used these factors to determine each person's weight control and exercising capabilities and then then assessed participant's oral health.
The researchers discovered that individuals who maintained healthy weight and exercised on a regular basis were less likely to develop gum disease.
Samuel Low, associate dean at the school's College of Dentistry, stated that "weight management and physical fitness both contribute to overall health, and now we believe staying in shape may help lower your risk of developing gum disease." He added that "since gum disease is related to other diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, there is even more reason to take care of yourself through diet and exercise."
In addition to increasing one's activity level, people who want to protect themselves against gum disease and have little or no dental insurance benefits can benefit from discount dental plans. These affordable programs allow patients to see a dentist on a regular basis, and receive treatments that will prevent this dental problem as well as other oral hygiene issues.
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