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Intense Exercise Correlates with Poor Oral Health

AThleteMPR (Medical Prescribing Reference) reports on a new study that athletes produce more alkaline in their saliva after workouts causing tooth decay and gum disease. They didn’t study the oral hygiene practices of these athletes. Are they too tired after all the workouts to brush and floss? When the athletes worked out the amount of saliva they produced progressively lessened meaning their mouths became drier and the saliva’s chemical composition became more alkaline. Does that mean that after a vigorous workout, we should brush our teeth to remove the plaque-forming alkaline?

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