Professional soccer players may have tremendous athletic talents. But their oral health tends to be poor, according to a coalition of researchers in the United Kingdom. And this poor oral health could lead to poor performance on the field and personal well-being off the field.
During the study, 6 dentists examined 187 players who represented greater than 90% of their senior squads, including 5 Premier League teams, 2 Championship teams, and a League One team. The exams were carried out at club training facilities using standard methods and outcomes. The researchers also collected questionnaire data.