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Athletes 'Oral Health Can Affect Performance

Athletes 'Oral Health 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 with the face protection program.

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Depression can accompany eating disorders and obesity

Depression can accompany eating disorders and obesity

Depression is a picture characterized by intense discouragement, sadness, or a distinct "depressive mood," which people describe as unlike anything they have ever felt. He / she has a loss of interest in activities that normally give pleasure, negative thoughts (excess of guilt, pessimism about the future or, in some very severe situations, the person even thinks that he is dead or his organism stopped working, even if they are shown to her all evidence to the contrary).

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