It must be hard to believe, but sports can damage your teeth, and more than that.
But why does this happen? Dental malocclusion is the possible cause of many pains, like the in the back, in the neck, this also cause of the lose of balance. Dental malocclusion is the medical way to name and incorrect bite.
It is amazing how oral health can affect your general body health while you are doing an sport. If you look closely you may remember that boxers use mouthguards while fighting, to prevent dental injuries. There are two kind of mouthguards: standards or general mouthguards, and custom made, the difference is that the seconds one can adjust to your measure.
The standard mouthguards can have many disadvantages, like been uncomfortable, they adapt less to your teeth shape, and it can intervene that your breath normally.
But there are many other sports that need dental protection, like Rugby, Kickboxing and martial arts. And also dance activities are related, because them need balance and the relaxation of muscles.
When the upper and lower teeth do not occluse in the right way, means that there is a hollow between them, so they can not fill the empty space, this is why the jaws force themselves to solve this problem.
Cavities can cause muscle and joint pain, much more if you are doing activities of high intensity. This may cause inflammation and pain in the blood flow.
If your do not take care of your oral health, the bacterial plaque under the surface of your teeth can reach the blood, and the same blood deposits the bacteria and germs in the muscles with the contact. This generates fatigue.
Sports can be basically harmful for your teeth due to bruxism, this means that clenching your teeth is something wrong. This is why you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
The best you can do is to take care of your dental health, by using protection like mouthguards, and regular dental care like using toothpaste and brush your teeth to prevent cavities.