Despite the obvious fitness benefits of frequent physical activity. Endurance athletes are at risk of poor dental health due to common training practices. According to a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science on sports, athletes who trained for at least 5 hours each week had a significantly increased likelihood for tooth erosion and caries (cavities).
Intense activity causes a decrease in intra-oral pH and salivary flow rates, combined with increased consumption of carbohydrate sports bars, sports drinks, and sports gels, this leads to a significant correlation between cumulative training time and increased risk of tooth decay.
In order to combat this, athletes need a specialized oral health regimen. The use of CTX or MI paste, along with dietary management and regular dental appointments can prevent these problems, and help keep their smile -and body- as healthy as possible!