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Would you be surprised to hear that there are several things you can do to protect your oral health? For instance, would you be surprised to learn that you could brush and floss your teeth if you’d like to avoid problems like gum disease? You should also consider visiting our dentist once every six months. Still, did you know that there are a few other things you can do if you’re interested in avoiding gum disease? For example, exercise can actually help you avoid this problem.

In reality, you don’t have to engage in vigorous exercise to help the health of your gums. You could actually be 30% less likely to have gum disease even if you only engage in exercise a few times a week. If you choose to exercise at least three times a week and don’t smoke, you could be 50% more likely to prevent this issue. Fortunately, the exercise you do doesn’t have to be too intense. If you’re not sure how to start exercising, we recommend contacting your doctor. They’ll help you decide on exercises that could work well for you. You may also want to start by doing something you enjoy, whether that is jogging, yoga, swimming, or even power walking.

If you have more questions about how you can prevent gum disease in Peabody, Massachusetts, please feel free to give Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC a call at 978.535.2500. Our dentist, Dr. Federico Lago, and our team will gladly examine your mouth and offer you specific advice. We look forward to meeting with you.