CONSISTENT EXERCISE FOUND TO IMPROVE PERIODONTAL HEALTH dentist Albuquerque
A study reported in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management reported that an exercise regimen can reduce the incidence of periodontal disease. The study was carried out over 12 weeks and involved 71 obese subjects.
Pocket depths, a method of monitoring the severity of periodontal disease, were found to be decreased significantly in the sub-group that exercised regularly. The number of teeth that bled on probing also decreased from nearly 40% to about 15%.
At least two strains of bacteria associated with periodontal disease were decreased in the exercise group. Also recorded in the exercise group were body weight loss, cholesterol level decrease, and fasting insulin level reduction.
Some unexplained inconsistencies between bacterial count and pocket depth were noted.
An article in medlinx.com on this study can be read by clicking here.
At Clark Family Dental we encourage our patients to follow all appropriate health practices, and we monitor the level of periodontal disease in all patients over 18 years old. We care about your health.