EPL plagued by rotting teeth

Seem like the English Premiere League is doing their best to encourage the stereotypes about poor British dental care with recent reports by University College London claiming that nearly four out of 10 professional footballers have ongoing tooth decay while 8 out of 10 have gum disease.

Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers at UCL’s Centre for Oral Health said there was an ‘urgent’ need to tackle poor levels of dental hygiene in football. Research lead, Professor Ian Needleman, said: “Although the severity of oral ill-health varied from team to team, overall we found that a significant percentage of our top footballers are affected by dental decay, tooth erosion and gum disease, much of which is preventable.

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