Dental Advice for Men:

Testosterone May Prevent Tooth Decay

Kenmore DentalIn Seattle, there are an estimated 50,000 men between 35 and 44 years of age. As you near 40 and beyond, testosterone levels naturally begin to decline. Aside from decreased libido and loss in muscle mass, recent research also suggests a link between low testosterone and tooth decay.

The Study of Testosterone & Tooth Decay

The research consisted of 220 adult men between 30 and 65 years of age. With variables like economic status and alcohol use excluded, a link was found between low testosterone levels and low Bone Mineral Density (BMD). Low BMD is associated with tooth loss, tooth decay, and dental caries.

How to Raise Testosterone Naturally

Those with chronically low androgen levels may consider testosterone replacement therapy. However, it’s always best to elevate your T levels naturally before resorting to medical means. Give your testosterone an organic boost with these following methods:

Diet

Foods high in monounsaturated fats give you a natural T boost. Healthy options include peanuts, olive oil, and avocados. At the same time, limit intake of foods high in trans-fats. Also limit consumption of whole grains. While wheat and grain are often touted as healthy, studies suggest that too much fiber can lower testosterone.

Exercise

Resistance exercise is essential for boosting testosterone. Utilize compound exercises that target multiple muscle groups. Use enough resistance to reach muscle failure within 5-6 reps. Also, limit workouts to no more than 45 minutes. Testosterone levels begin to dip after 45-60 minutes of training.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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