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Is There a Correleation Between Sleep and Gum Disease?

Doctors have always recommended that their patients receive at least eight hours of sleep each night. However, many of us are unaware that a lack of sleep can damage our teeth, impact our smile and even lead to conditions including gum disease. So, it is indeed true that the beauty of a smile is more than skin deep. Let us now take a quick look at some other rather startling findings.

These will help us avoid unnecessary trips to the dentist.

– It is estimated that one in three adults do not receive enough sleep.

– A lack of sleep is associated with long-term dental conditions such as gum disease.

– Fewer than six hours of sleep each night increases the risk of other illnesses such as heart disease and stroke.

Research shows that getting six hours a sleep or less will majorly influence your risk for gum disease.”

Read more:

http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/your-lack-of-sleep-may-be-impacting-your-dental-health/

 

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