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Can my body weight contribute to gum recession?

I know you are going to find this amazing, but according to the Journal of Periodontology, researchers found that subjects that kept a healthy weight and had regular high levels of fitness also had a lower incidence of severe gum disease. The study continues to show that there is a correlation between overall health and oral health according to Dr. Samuel Low, President of the American Academy of Periodontology.
Maintaining a good weight and staying physically fit lowers your risk of periodontitis, a cause of gum recession. In a study published in the Journal of Periodontology, researchers found that people with the low body mass and high levels of fitness had lower rates of severe periodontitis.

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