Tariq Drabu Warns All 2014 Athletes on Oral Health

Tariq Drabu said, “Those who train on a regular basis have a higher risk of dental erosion.”

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Tariq Drabu

Tariq Drabu

The results showed that athletes are more likely to drink sugary and energy drinks to increase their energy levels, but at the same time they are increasing their risk of oral disease.

(PRWEB) August 14, 2014

Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon based in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He was also one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK at the age of twenty one. He then went on to work in some of the busiest dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia before receiving his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Today Dr Drabu owns the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He has always been dedicated to education and finds time in his busy schedule to tutor and mentor postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Tariq Drabu was speaking about a recent article published on a leading dentistry website on the 8 August 2014. The full article can be read here.

Tariq Drabu said, “The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport recently published a study conducted by the School of Dental Medicine in Heidelberg, Germany where it was revealed that those who increased their training on a weekly basis saw an increase in dental erosion. When someone is training their saliva flow rate decreases which increases their saliva PH levels.”

Tariq Drabu went on to say, “The reduction in saliva flow rate and the change in the PH levels has a significant and negative effect on oral health. The tests which were conducted in Germany included thirty five tri-athletes and thirty five people who didn’t do any exercise. The team tested their saliva, eating habits and oral hygiene habits to determine which were at a higher risk of oral disease.”

Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “The results showed that athletes are more likely to drink sugary and energy drinks to increase their energy levels, but at the same time they are increasing their risk of oral disease. In order to eliminate the risk of increasing dental erosion, athletes and those training on a regular basis should consider drinking through a straw, reducing the impact these drinks have on the teeth. As dental professionals we are always warning our patients on the dangers of sugared drinks, but with athletes relying on this for energy, we can only make recommendations and ensure they take care of their teeth to reduce the risk of erosion moving forward.”

About Tariq Drabu
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.


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