The Link Between Sleep Quality And Dental Health

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The Link Between Sleep Quality And Dental Health

It’s well known that getting enough rest at night helps keep your body strong and healthy. But not many people are aware of the relationship between lack of sleep and dental health.

Key takeaways:

– Sleeping for 6 hours or less increases the risk of suffering gum disease, as insufficient rest causes inflammation, which is at the core of this condition

– Other negative effects of insufficient sleep include bleeding, increased tenderness and sensitivity, and even crooked or misaligned teeth

– Once gum disease makes its appearance, ongoing lack of sleep can even lead to tooth loss

Your oral health is important, so never underestimate the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. This, along with following the advice of your dentist, can help boost your immune system and give you a radiant smile that reflects your body’s overall health.

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Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.