Supporting athletes from the clinic to the field of play
An athlete’s oral health can have a significant impact on their ability to perform at their best. Dr John Haughey is one of the world’s leading sports dentists helping athletes ensure that their oral health does not have a negative impact on their performance.
The 4 areas that oral health can impact athletic performance are
Book a Sports Dentistry Consultation to review if your oral health is impacting your performance
Inflammation in the mouth due to dental infections can cause systemic inflammation which can lead to prolonged healing in muscle, tendon and ligament injuries.
It is important for prevention of repeated and persistent injuries that an athlete has no oral inflammation.
On average compared to the normal bite the performance bite provided an increase in
lower body power of 5.8%
upper body power of 10%
hamstring flexibility of 14%
balance and stability of 4.8%
Over 30% of all Oral trauma is sport related. It is important that oral trauma is treated quickly and correctly for long term healthy outcomes.
Dr John Haughey has extensive experience treating sporting dental trauma including supporting athlete’s at major sporting event like the Olympics.