Monthly Archives: September 2014

Why Athletes May Have the Least Healthy Teeth

Endurance training and oral healthRunners are impressive athletes, but a recent study is reporting that even though their bodies are lean, toned, and healthy, the oral health of runners undergoing endurance training is in bad shape.

The Scandinavian Journal for Medicine & Science in Sports has discovered that runners and athletes who train for long periods of time and multiple days a week are more likely to have cavities and tooth erosion, mostly due to reduced saliva flow, but also because of what they’re ingesting to refuel during or after a workout. Continue reading