Basketball is my sport. At 47 I still get up and down the court pretty well. However, as a young man I had a fantasy of someday playing at a higher level. The truth is, I never made varsity in high school. Now this article comes out and all I can think about is if I had just flossed a little more....who knows where I would be today.
"The training regimen for any Olympic athlete is intense, but getting oral health into shape is usually not part of the routine. However, new research examining the impact of 2012 Olympic athletes' oral health may now make the toothbrush as important as athletic shoes.
The study, led by Professor Ian Needleman of the University College London Eastman Dental Institute, was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine."