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Does Exercise Damage Dental Health?

According to an article published by The New York Times’ Well Blog, vigorous exercise may pose a threat to dental health. A study published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports examined 278 olympic athletes, noting that a majority of them had poor oral health. Research investigated saliva in various groups of the study, concluding that the more hours an athlete spent working out, the more likely he or she was to have cavities. During exercise, the amount of saliva produced lessens, while alkaline levels shift, contributing to development of plaque and other dental issues.

Read the article published in The New York Times’ Well Blog.

Read the study published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.