SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND SCHOOL HEALTH
Are you an athlete? Of those who train regularly, do they sign up for marathons, triathlons, competitions and bet on a healthy lifestyle? And do you pay attention to your oral health care? This will interest you!
More and more we are betting on a healthy lifestyle, a conscious and responsible diet and an increase in sports activity that makes us feel and see better. This sports activity is associated with better oral health.
A large number of studies verify that sports activity reduces the risk of gum disease. People with lower body mass index and more oxygen during exercise suffer from a lower risk of periodontitis than obese people.
You may not know it, but taking care of oral health should be a crucial goal of every athlete, whether professional or amateur. Brushing after each meal and using dental floss at night before bedtime is especially important, always following the instructions of your dentist in Valencia. The frequency is as important as the brushing technique, complying with the time around two minutes and brushing on all sides, including tongue and ending with dental floss or interproximal brushes.
Sports activity, especially that carried out by elite athletes, in which the physical demands are much higher than usual, requires a physical effort that affects the body. Therefore, it must be in perfect condition for its performance to be high level. As an integral part of our body, the oral cavity must enjoy impeccable health to ensure the good condition and performance of the athlete.
However, it has been demonstrated through molecular biology studies, that it is very common that mouth problems lead to periods of significant problems and poor sports results; a painful caries, wear or fractures as a result of bruxism, a periodontal abscess, a bad bite or inflammations caused by oral bacteria, which on contact with blood flow, can lead to joint, muscle and respiratory injuries, cause a decrease in the physical capacity, in the sports performance, the quality of a training, being able, in some cases, to cause a loss in a competition for which it has been training for a long time.
The periodic oral exams with your dentist in Valencia are perhaps the smallest of all that athletes usually undergo. It is important to carry out a general review at the beginning of each season, as well as an exhaustive follow-up of oral health throughout the competitive period, especially the gum.
The acidity of energy drinks, and a decrease in the amount and pH of saliva during workouts can help the proliferation of tooth decay and tooth wear.
Bad Occlusion and Alignment
There is a direct relationship between the alignment of our teeth and the postural balance of our body.
A defective bite or poor dental alignment leads to poor distribution of forces during chewing, with the consequent risk of neck, back, head injuries, muscle overloads in the legs and joint discomfort in the hips, ankles and knees.
By assessing the tread through a stabilometric platform, which reflects the plantar footprint in different states and the position with respect to our center of gravity, it can be diagnosed if the existing postural imbalance is due to a bad bite.
The solution involves the application of orthodontic treatments that correct the bad alignment of the teeth.
It is a fairly common evil among athletes, which is attributed to the continued effort of the mandibular muscles that they perform unconsciously, as well as their greater tonicity.
It is solved by means of discharge splints or mouthguards, made by your dentist in Valencia based on the anatomy and pathology of each patient in particular and that position the jaw in a correct way with respect to the base of the skull, thus achieving an improvement in occlusion, in the masticatory function and a harmony both ligamentous and muscular.
So, if you are passionate about sports, be professional or amateur, do not hesitate; Make an appointment with your dentist in Valencia and let a good professional take care of your mouth to make sure you are going to have the best possible performance. Take care of your oral health so that nothing stops you!
Request an appointment online or through the phone. 96 3303344 or 96 0500242 or on our website www.clinicadentalponssoria.com and consult with your dentist in Valencia.
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