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.”