Oral Emergencies: Cyclists Halitosis and Bad BreathPeriodontal disease is common in cyclist be they young or old. Preventative oral hygiene is important but always neglected. Don't forget that oral disease trebles over 50 years of age. The following conditions are relevant to cyclists:
Cycle tips: If you use supplements and sports drinks you can look forward to premature tooth rot. Sports drinks are the big culprits together with sweets. See an oral hygienist twice a year and have scale removed. This will reduce periodontal disease and receding gums to a degree. Also visit your dentist twice yearly for fillings, crowns etc. The crowning era starts at 45 years. Toothache means caries and that means an urgent filling. Gargle twice a day with Listerine mouthwash. Brush your teeth after all meals. Reduce intake of sweets. Unfortunately, to win, you must supplement with sports drinks or face collapse and extended fatigue.