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Posted on 3/17/2016 by Dr. Call
|If you are an endurance athlete, you may have experienced problems with your teeth throughout the training.
Good oral health is important for both your overall health and your athletic performance, but unfortunately, many people take their teeth for granted. Find out how your training regimen might be impacting your oral health and what you can do about it.
Endurance Training and Dental Erosion
Endurance athletes tend to have an increased risk for enamel erosion than other people for two main reasons:
Protect Your Oral Health While Training
There are ways that you can protect and improve your oral health even if you are going through endurance training. Make sure you are brushing and flossing daily and that you visit your dentist 2-3 times per year. Work on breathing through your nose, and choose water over sugary sports drinks.
Additionally, if you have any nagging tooth pain or discomfort, be sure to contact our dental office right away.