Jun 12, 2019

Sunstar supports the launch of the "Sports & Dentistry” guidelines with the World Dental Federation (FDI)

Sunstar partners with the World Dental Federation (FDI) to launch the ‘Sports & Dentistry’ guidelines. The project wants to draw attention to the relationship between oral health and sports performance and wants to make oral health a priority for both professional and amateur athletes.

There are four materials available, and each one targets to a specific public: amateur athletes, professional athletes, dentists and sports organisations.

sports and dentistryAlso, this project highlights the basic oral care recommendations for sports fans: brushing the teeth twice a day, interdental brushing and mouthwash, and dental check-up twice a year. Also, it is highly recommended to wear a mouthguard when engaging in contact sports. 

The ultimate goal is to spread the message that oral care matters. Whether you're a professional football player or out for a Sunday morning jog, your oral health impacts your performance.

 

 “Every day more and more people are engaging in sports, and it is essential to make oral care a priority if their goal is to be healthy in body and mind. Indeed, this is a huge opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of oral hygiene and the moment to start applying a holistic approach to health”, states Dr Marzia Massignani, Sr Manager Scientific Affairs and Corporate Communications at Sunstar.

Learn more about how oral health negatively impacts sports performance and download the guidelines here.