UEFA 2020: Do footballers have good teeth?

8th July 2021 | Posted by: Vanessa Giraud

8th July – update

What a game that was last night! It was great to see Harry Kane (read more about him below) net that rebound.

Just one more to go now!

4th July – update
With a resounding win against Ukraine, 0 – 4, England is through to the semi-finals!

Now our excitement’s mounting for the match with Denmark on Wednesday. Although emotions and drive are running high for both teams, we believe Southgate’s got the England team fired up to win.

It’s coming home!

It’s exciting to see last year’s matches going ahead now. Even better now England’s through to the final eight, thanks to second-half goals scored by Sterling and Kane. So it’s off to Rome now!

Harry Kane Footballers teeth UEFA 2020

From their head to their toes, we think of our sporting heroes as being super-fit and healthy. Yet there have been some surprising reports on the overall health of athletes, including a look at our footballers’ teeth.

Footballers’ teeth are not as good as we might expect

Reports after the 2012 Olympics, highlighted the poor dental health of athletes. That was followed in 2015 by popular media reports highlighting the condition of football players’ teeth. A surprising percentage said that the state of their teeth affected their overall well-being, and they felt it had a negative impact on their training and performance.

Two reasons why footballers may have bad teeth:

Does captain Kane score well for his teeth?

We know he can score goals, but what about his teeth? Kane does spend a lot of time running with his mouth open, after all. Well-known for not drinking alcohol, Kane looks after himself. With his self-discipline and eye on success, he probably has great teeth as well as ambition!

“I think winning with England has always been a dream, always been an ultimate goal”

Harry kane

Footballers’ teeth can be protected

Injuries can happen. Check out the video. Often it’s an elbow, sometimes it’s a boot in the mouth when you’re down, or a fall against a goal post – accidents can lead to broken or lost teeth.


For the young footballers in your home (or the older ones):

Do you love watching football?

Watching sport is great. But doing it is even better!

Reminder:

Also about general health:







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