In the busy modern life of today with all its tensions, physical activity and sports are very essential for good physical and mental health. Luckily most adults are conscious of the facts that moderately vigorous exercise and sport has advantages in this direction. Primarily, it promotes blood circulation, which in turn promotes health and vitality. Cholesterol and blood pressure are controlled, and chance diabetes is reduced. As a result of this knowledge, a very large number of American men and women engage in in some sort of regular exercise sports.
Sports and your Dental Health
Physical activity, particularly active sport, with all its benefits to health, has a risk of injury associated with it. The American Dental Association (ADA) has identified over two dozen non-contact adult sports including cycling, handball, baseball, skiing, surfing, riding, etc., which are a potential cause of oral injury in adults. Apart from pain, oral injury can cause cosmetic issues, loss of work hours, and treatment expenses.
However, this risk should, in no way, become a justification for lack of exercise and sport. Measures to mitigate the risk are available, and can be taken. Measures recommended by the ADA could reduce your risk of dental injury during sports by as many as 60 times. Only if you follow the advice!