With longer training time there is a higher incidence of mouth breathing and dry mouth along with a lower pH. Salivary flow is decreased during exercise. There is a higher risk of caries with higher intake of carbohydrate sports bars, gels and drinks. Chemical erosion can lead to senstive teeth, decreased vertical dimension and a consequent look of accelerated aging. For more information call 970-242-7373 for Dr. Nadine Hutchins’ office.