Maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy, and exercising can increase your oral health. In this article we are going to be talking about how losing weight can help your oral health.
The Link Between Losing Weight and Your Teeth.
When you are exercising and losing weight, you are decreasing systemic inflammation, and you reduce chronic, and in turn it makes your body healthier.
When you decrease the inflammation in your body by losing weight it can reduce the risk of gum disease, inflammation can be caused by an aggressive immune system. When you are losing body fat you will notice that your gums and teeth will be getting healthier and it will prevent tooth loss.
Also, by losing weight you are also decreasing the chances of getting diabetes, which is the number 1 factor in getting gum disease. When you start to exercise and eat healthy foods, the nutrients that are in those healthy foods greatly benefit your teeth.
When losing weight, you will reduce or eliminate of all sugars and carbs, which will be a perfect nutritional change in your teeth. Limiting the amount of sugar and carbs you eat, will decrease the number of cavities and decrease the risk of tooth decay. It also gives your enamel a chance to get stronger.
So now that you know how losing weight can give you better health and better oral heath, let’s get out there and do it. Just a quick 30-minute walk or jog once a day is all it takes to have better health and better teeth.
If you would like to know more about exercising and eating healthy and what this does to your teeth, please don’t hesitate to call us, or come in for a visit. We’re always here to help in any way we can.