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How many times have you heard that exercise is important if you’re interested in staying in shape? How often have you heard that you should also exercise if you’re interested in keeping your heart, body, and even your brain healthy? Conversely, have you heard that exercising regularly will also help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong?

You see, gum disease is caused by plaque. Plaque is a sticky substance that will stick to your pearly whites. If you don’t clean plaque from your smile, your gums might be irritated, which causes gum disease. If gum disease is left unaddressed, you could have to deal with bad breath, tooth sensitivity, and even tooth loss. Still, there are several steps you can take to prevent tooth decay. However, if you exercise on a regular basis, you’ll be less vulnerable to this disease.

If you exercise three or more days every week and don’t smoke you’ll be about 50% less likely to get gum disease. Fortunately, you don’t have to push your body to extremes to reduce the risk of gum disease. If you don’t exercise regularly now, but would like to start, there are a number of things you could try. For instance, you may want to start with something you like doing. While there are many different options, please try to exercise at least three times a week, as this will be most beneficial to your dental health. If you’d like to hear more, please remember to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

To learn more about the benefits of exercise in Hamlin, Pennsylvania, please feel free to give Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh a call at 570-689-2449. Our dentist, Dr. Bijan Ahmadzadeh, and our team will be happy to examine your teeth and gums and offer you specific dental advice. We’re excited to hear from you soon.