Your body’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems have an interconnected relationship with your teeth. You already know that your oral health affects your overall health, but really it works both ways. Studies show a positive correlation between working out and dental health.
Exercise can help reduce inflammation as well as release endorphins throughout the body. Through consistent exercise, healthy dental habits, and nose breathing, you can help prevent gum disease, cavities, and tooth enamel erosion.
Exercise has so many documented benefits, including its ability to lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer – but research indicates it can also boost oral health. Regular physical activity can boost periodontal health. According to research, people who exercised regularly had a 54% lower likelihood of developing periodontitis compared to those who led sedentary lives.
There is a vital link between people’s Body Mass Index (BMI) and their dental health. One study found that people who maintain a normal weight and get the recommended amount of exercise had a 40% lower likelihood of having periodontitis.