Your Lack of Sleep May Be Impacting Your Dental Health
Sleep is essential for good health especially in balancing hormones and boosting brain power. Getting enough sleep is also a critical component for your dental health.
- Getting less than 6 hours of sleep will cause an inflammatory response that increases the risk of gum disease.
- The lack of sleep is linked to problems such as bleeding gums, gum tenderness and shifting teeth.
- Getting the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep will certainly reduce the risk of gum disease.
Getting a good night’s sleep is all in the preparation—try to establish a routine and go to bed at the same time every night. Turn off all tablets, smart phones, and televisions before bed.
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