Oral Hygiene and Athletic Performance

There is a direct link between oral and systemic health. It goes without saying then that poor oral health will have a negative impact on athletic performance. This issue is so pressing that the British Journal of Sports Medicine has recently stated that good dental habits such as daily brushing and flossing, and biannual visits to the dentist, may be just as impactful to physical performance as a yearly physical. Indeed, these steps are the best way to prevent periodontal disease and other oral health issues that can diminish physical health and reduce both competitive and personal sports performance.

Mesa dentists Dr. Scott LeSueur and Dr. Charles Dodaro suggest brushing after every meal and flossing at least once a day to help ensure optimal oral health. Combining these steps with a healthy diet, active lifestyle, and twice yearly visits to our office can go a long way in helping you maintain your athletic edge.

If you are overdue for a dental exam, please contact Dr. Scott LeSueur and Dr. Charles Dodaro online or by calling (480) 834-6991 to schedule your next appointment. Our dentists serve Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, and surrounding Arizona communities from our conveniently located Mesa office.

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