Can ‘healthy teeth’ make you a better athlete?

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Earlier this week there was an interesting article on the BBC News website on how healthy teeth can help athletes to perform better.

We know healthy teeth and gums can benefit the whole body by reducing the risk of heart attacks, diabetes and strokes but this research points to a theory that good oral health can have a wider wellness benefit.

While I have not read the research and wouldn’t like to speculate on ths subject I do think that healthy teeth, and more widely, a healthy mouth, can have benefits to everyone.

As I watched the London Marathon today, it is always a great inspritation to see how many people will take on the mammoth challenge to raise money for good causes.

Well done to everyone who took part!

Mike Hesketh

Owner and Principal Dentist

The Exeter Dental Centre