Oral health of athletes can affect performance
According to the statement published online on September 28, athletes' diet and intense training may increase the risk of developing oral problems. To maintain performance, athletes often resort to carbohydrate-rich diets, as well as sugar-rich energy drinks, which may contribute to the development of caries and acid erosion of the teeth.
All such problems can be avoided by using of mouth guards, says the American Dental Association. A mouth guard should be an essential part of sports practice. For more information, visit the ADA Consumer Web site, MouthHealthy.org. The ADA offers an educational patient brochure, Sports Safety, which helps dentists integrate children and parents into the face protection program.
A survey of College London at the 2012 London Olympics found that 18% of athletes said their oral health had a negative impact on their performance and 46.5% had not gone to the dentist last year.
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