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Do mouthguards enhance athletic performance? Additional Research Resources

The following are additional research resources that complement the post published on June 28, 2013 on Oasis Discussions: Do mouthguards enhance athletic performance? Effect of wearing mouthguards on the physical performance of soccer and futsal players: a randomized cross-over study. Collares K, Correa MB, Silva IC, Hallal PC, Demarco FF. Dent Traumatol. 2013 Apr 8. doi: 10.1111/edt.12040. [Epub ahead of print] Influence of mouthguards on the physical performance of soccer players. Queiróz AF, de Brito Jr RB, Ramacciato JC, Motta RH, Flório FM. Dent Traumatol. 2013 Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/edt.12026. [Epub ahead of print] The effects of mouthguards on the ...

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The “mobile microbiome”: journey beyond the mouth?

In this interview, Dr. Christopher McCulloch, Professor and Director of the Matrix Dynamics Group at the University of Toronto’s faculty of dentistry, presented his perspectives on a paper recently published in the Journal of Dental research (JDR) which reviews the latest contributions to dentistry’s understanding of the “oral health, total health” concept. JCDA: This JDR paper reviews the oral bacterial species that have been implicated in a variety of systemic infections and inflammation, such as atherosclerotic disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, respiratory tract infections, and other organ inflammation and abscesses. How strong is ...

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Do mouthguards enhance athletic performance?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: From time to time we hear claims that a mouthguard may enhance athletic performance. My question is two-fold, does that make sense from a physiological perspective and is there any evidence to support such claims? Dr. Phillip Gardiner, Director of Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Health Studies at the University of Manitoba, provided this quick initial response Many researchers have indeed reported beneficial effects of mouthguards on athletic performance. Most seem to relate to power-type, although there is some evidence that endurance-type events ...

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How much time is lost due to dental problems and treatment in Canada?

This abstract is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team from the article published in the BMC Oral Health open-access journal: Time loss due to dental problems and treatment in the Canadian population: analysis of a nationwide cross-sectional survey Authors Alyssa Hayes, Discipline of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto Amir Azarpazhooh, Assistant Professor, Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto Laura Dempster, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Toronto Vahid Ravaghi, Oral Health & Society Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University Carlos Quiñonez, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Dental Public Health, ...

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