Tooth decay in athletes is common. Athletes and oral health studies show that regardless of practicing oral hygiene, athletes have a high probability of experiencing oral health issues. Around half of athletes will experience tooth erosion, even with regular brushing and flossing. Even with 94% of athletes brushing and 44% flossing more consistently than the general public, they are still prone to gum disease and tooth degeneration.
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.