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Tuesday 26th June 2014

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Source - www.onmedica.com

Healthy lifestyle = healthy gums and teeth

Its the end of January and lots of us will be thinking twice about our new years resolutions to quit smoking, eating more healthy and go to the gym.

Giving up on your new healthy regime could cost you more than just a few inches around your waist.



Research has shown people who exercise regularly, have a healthy lifestyle and a normal weight were 40 per cent less likely to develop gum disease. Men aged 45-60 were at greatest risk, especially those who work in a sitting position and “Desk graze” during their working day.



Chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, said, "People see the health of their mouth and the health of their body as two very different things, but it is becoming increasingly clear that this just isn't the case. This research pinpoints a very high-risk group who need to review their current habits.”

"Gum disease affects around 19 out of 20 of us at some point in our lives. As well as links to a whole host of general health conditions, it is also by far the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.”

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