With the new stay-at-home-orders in Ontario it is very important we don’t slack on our physical activity. My new favourite form of exercise has been using the Peloton Bike. This Vaughan Dentist is an 80’s kind of girl. Mixes, Madonna, Billy Joel, this is what gets me motivated. Keeping your body healthy, keeps your mind healthy and even your mouth healthy.
One study published in the Journal of Dentistry showed that regular physical activity can boost periodontal health. Specifically, people who exercised regularly had a 54% lower likelihood of developing gum and bone disease as compared to those who led sedentary lives. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey additionally revealed that people who even exercised three times a week or less could also get some of the benefits, which means they have a 33% lower likelihood of developing periodontitis.
We know that exercise can benefit oral health but it works the other way around too. That is, taking care of your teeth can help protect your heart and, therefore, your ability to stay fit and active. A recent study by the European Society of Cardiology found that brushing teeth frequently is linked to a lower risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
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