HEALTH – DENTAL FOR ATHLETES


2 RESEARCH ARTICLES


Oral health and elite sport performance – 2014


(1) Self-reported evidence suggests an impact on training and performance of athletes
(2) There are many potential challenges to the oral health of athletes including nutritional, oral dehydration, exercise-induced immune suppression, lack of awareness, negative health behaviours and lack of prioritisation


Oral health and impact on performance of athletes participating in the London 2012 Olympic Games – 2013


– The oral health of athletes attending the dental clinic of the London 2012 Games was poor with a resulting substantial negative impact on well-being, training and performance


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