Study Finds Excessive Exercise Can Lead to Tooth Decay

October 15, 2014 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev Blog, Dental News

A recent study published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Sports has discovered that excessive exercise can lead to tooth erosion. They discovered that the cause came from the amount of saliva produced during extensive exercise. In a study that consisted of 35 competitive triathletes with a control group of 35 healthy non-athlete adults, the athletes were found to have more tooth enamel erosion. The more exercise an athlete did, the less saliva produced. Since saliva helps protect teeth, having less of it can lead to problems. Staying on top of your oral health is very important to your overall health. If you are a dedicated athlete visit The New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry for a consultation.

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