How Exercise Can Boost Your Oral Health


Posted on 11/25/2019 by Enrique Darancou, DDS
How Exercise Can Boost Your Oral HealthThere are more people jogging on the streets than there were thirty years ago. These are all people who understand how exercise can help boost their overall health. It is a great place to begin if you are into prevention more than curing illnesses.

Most people however do not know that exercise can help you with oral health too. You get actual full body coverage when you engage some parts in exercise. This includes going to the gym and working out from home.

How Exercising Face Muscles Is Important For Oral Health

When you exercise and engage face muscles, then you are giving your dental formula and jaw a stretch too. This can help stretch out the muscles that hold your entire jaw. This might be simple, but it helps deal with jaw locking and lying slightly outside the joint socket. It is also helpful when you turn your neck from side to side and open your mouth to breathe. This helps open the airway and allows stretching of muscles that are around and inside the mouth.

What Does Exercise Have To Do With Periodontal Disease?

There is a lot of research that has been conducted on this subject. A lot of people do not understand that exercise can help prevent periodontal disease. This is extreme gum disease that begins with the inflammation of gums. The plaque accumulating around teeth causes the pulling away of teeth from the gum and digs up some pockets that collect pus.

This can cause more harm to the parts that form the tooth. It is important to eat healthy foods and brush your teeth at least twice and floss once a day. It is also important to stick to a routine that allows you to keep fit. Call us today to get more information on how to boost your oral health through exercise.

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