Increased stamina, strength, improved work capacity all happen because your body gets stronger via the inflammatory response to exercise, resulting in rebuilding and refortifying its tissues. In other words, some degree of inflammation is necessary if you hope to get anything tangible out of a workout regimen.
A successful training session initiates a transitory, temporary, but powerful inflammatory response where your muscles tear in tiny amounts which later heal, creating stronger, tougher muscles. This good, healthy and necessary acute inflammation resembles a series of peaks, dips, and valleys and causes the regrowth of stronger muscle tissue, which is ultimately what athletes’ desire.
When you combine a number of these acutely stressful training sessions with plenty of recovery time, you have the building blocks of a very effective training regimen.
Dental research coming out of the London 2012 Olympics highlighted excessively high levels of chronic inflammatory markers in competing athletes as a direct result of poor oral health.
The researchers concluded that poor oral health could negatively affect the training and performance of athletes through pain arising directly from dental disease as well as more subtly from effects of increased levels of systemic inflammation.
All of these problems are treatable and preventable with proven low cost interventions. Interestingly, this chronic inflammation was often not evident to the athletes themselves.
If you suffer from any of the problems below, book an appointment with us and we can assess your dental fitness.
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