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How many times have you been told that you should exercise? How many times have you heard about how much exercise can benefit your physical health? Conversely, have you ever been told that you can exercising can be great for your oral health?

You see, if you have gum disease, your gums will be inflamed and allow the harmful bacteria to enter your bloodstream. From there, you may have to deal with complications such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.

Conversely, studies have shown that people who exercise regularly are about 50% less likely to have gum disease than those who don’t. Even occasional exercise can reduce your odds of having gum disease by 30%. Similarly, exercise will help you maintain a healthy weight, which can reduce your risk of getting gum disease.

However, there are a few issues you should know about. Please remember to keep yourself hydrated. You see, if you’re dehydrated, you could have to deal with dry mouth, which actually makes you more likely to have gum disease, bad breath, and discomfort. Finally, it is important to note that individuals who smoke won’t enjoy the same benefits from exercise.

To learn more, please contact Cosmo Dental at 415-800-7594. Dr. Olga Antipova and our team will be glad to answer any questions you have.