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May 2015

The Effect of Poor Oral Health on Elite Athletic Performance

A study conducted by British scientists, recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, reveals that poor oral health negatively affects athletic performance. The results of the study reveal that of over 300 Olympic athletes, up to 75% had tooth decay and up to 15% had moderate to severe periodontitis. Up to 85% had dental erosion and up to 39% had impacted third molars.

What You Need to Know About Canker Sores

Most people get them and nobody wants to talk about them but knowledge is power so here’s the scoop on canker sores. Canker sores are actually small ulcers that form inside your mouth. They usually have a white or gray base with a red border. The cause of canker sores is unknown and women are more likely than men to have canker sores that recur.

 Here are some things that are thought to put you at risk for canker sores: