Why A Walk A Day May Keep The Dentist Away

What’s not to like about walking? Not only does it blow away the cobwebs after being cooped up inside for too long, but it pretty much benefits everything in your body and helps you live a healthier, happier life. 

Before we explore the benefits that walking offers for your oral health, let’s take a look at some of the main overall health benefits of walking. 

For example, a daily brisk walk can help:

  • Improve circulation 
  • Stop the loss of bone mass for people with osteoporosis
  • Maintain a healthy weight and lose body fat
  • Enhance mood, cognition, sleep and memory
  • Lower the risk of develop Alzehimer’s 
  • Support your joints
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve your coordination and balance
  • Manage and even prevent conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes and even cancer

And these are just a few!

But what we are most interested in exploring here is how walking specifically benefits your oral health. 

Let’s first see what the experts say. 

What the experts say…

A study carried out by the Journal of Dentistry concluded that an increase in physical activity contributes to better oral health conditions and a lower risk of periodontal disease.

The study showed that those who had never smoked and regularly did some form of physical activity, including walking, were 54% less likely to develop gum disease. Those who formerly smoked and who increased their physical activity reduced their risk by 74%.

Another issue that factors into the equation is obesity. A paper published by the Journal of Periodontology identified that people who had lower BMI (body mass index) were more likely to have a lower risk of periodontal disease.

It makes sense that a regular brisk walk can help maintain a healthy body weight. One of the advantages of maintaining a healthy weight is that there is less inflammation in the body. And as we know, inflammation is a huge factor when we look at gum disease.

A study published in Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise found that the people who were least sedentary had the lowest inflammation, even if they didn’t lose any weight. The study showed that while they got about 2.5 hours of  moderate-to-vigorous activity per day, it included regular life activities like yard work and household chores (yes, vacuuming the house counts!) Just a small increase in activity gets the blood pumping and lowers inflammation.

A brisk walk every day is not only great for reducing inflammation in the body, but as we said earlier, a daily stroll helps your mind to become clear, and your body to feel invigorated and energized to start the day.

Dr. James Gray, MD, a cardiologist at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, says,

“Regular exercise is an excellent way to prevent inflammation,”  

Experiencing gum inflammation?

Gum inflammation is a response to a bacterial infection in the gums. There are a number of things that can lead to gums becoming inflamed: poor diet, too much sugar, lack of sleep, feeling highly stressed, and poor oral hygiene or brushing and flossing too vigorously.

Our inflammation-reducing formula Good-Gums all-natural tooth and gum powder, is particularly formulated to soothe sore and inflamed gums. Our special concoction of healing ingredients works with your body’s natural processes and not only supports gum cell replacement but feeds the gums with powerful minerals and vitamins essential for keeping your gums strong and healthy. 

Inflammation-reducing ingredients

Good-Gums provides a healthy amount of vitamin C, plus citrus bioflavonoids that help the body absorb and utilize the vitamin C to the best effect.  Our formula dissolves in the mouth and is absorbed by the gums to give help right where it’s needed the most.

Besides supporting the growth of healthier gum cells, Good-Gums also has herbal ingredients that soothe sore gums; myrrh and peppermint are famous for their soothing properties.

We have also added mild antimicrobials (cinnamon and peppermint) to help control the population of plaque-producing bacteria.  Baking soda, a potent alkalizing ingredient in Good-Gums, buffers the acidity, making the oral environment less favorable for plaque-producing bacteria to multiply.

We believe, with consistent use of Good-Gums, a well-balanced diet, and a good exercise routine (such as a daily brisk walk), you will be well on your way to optimal oral health and fewer required visits to the dentist!

Try Good-Gums now!

This unique formula, which contains everything your teeth and gums need to heal and restore, takes effect straight away. 

Don’t believe us? Try it and see!

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