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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part B

Athletes awareness on importance of oral health during sports performance


Author(s): Dr. Lahari Buggapati and Dr. P Ravi Kumar

Abstract: The word “sport” is derived from a combination of words meaning “to carry away from work”. In current usage, sport has come to encompass a wide range of human activities, skills, and accomplishments that are not part of routine life. Oral health is an integral part of general health and well-being and a basic human right. Possible sport-related causes of poor oral health include frequent dietary intake of carbohydrates, physiological changes such as decreased salivary flow and drying of the mouth during exercise and exercise-induced immune suppression. Demanding training regimes might make it difficult to access preventive care. No studies have evaluated the awareness of athletes on oral health and its status in India. Hence, the aim of the study is to evaluate how far the Indian athletes are aware on importance of oral health on their performance during sports.

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Dr. Lahari Buggapati and Dr. P Ravi Kumar. Athletes awareness on importance of oral health during sports performance. 2017; 4(6): 75-81.
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