Poor oral health including active caries in 187 UK professional male football players: clinical dental examination performed by dentists

@article{Needleman2015PoorOH,
  title={Poor oral health including active caries in 187 UK professional male football players: clinical dental examination performed by dentists},
  author={I. Needleman and P. Ashley and L. Meehan and A. Petrie and R. Weiler and S. McNally and Chris Ayer and Rob Hanna and I. Hunt and S. Kell and Paul Ridgewell and Russell Taylor},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={50},
  pages={41 - 44}
}
Background The few studies that have assessed oral health in professional/elite football suggest poor oral health with minimal data on impact on performance. The aim of this research was to determine oral health in a representative sample of professional footballers in the UK and investigate possible determinants of oral health and self-reported impact on well-being, training and performance. Methods Clinical oral health examination of senior squad players using standard methods and outcomes… Expand
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