Are oral health and fixed orthodontic appliances associated with sports injuries and postural stability in elite junior male soccer players?

Dec 19 2018 , India
Mumbai

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Dental caries and periodontitis are associated with elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines which may trigger muscle fatigue during exercise, a strong risk factor for sports injuries. Fixed orthodontic appliances (FOA) may cause poor oral health and may disturb proprioceptive inputs of the stomatognathic system. This study aims to explore associations of poor oral health and of use of a FOA with injury frequency and postural stability...ReadMore

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