Don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. The eight hours we spend snoozing serve an important purpose for our overall wellness. Obviously, not getting enough sleep can result in crankiness and loss of focus. In addition to the mental and physical repercussions of a lack of sleep, there are plenty of other sleep-related issues that can affect our health. For most of our readers, oral health won’t be the first thing to come to mind when it comes to problems with sleep. Despite how unrelated these two topics may seem, your teeth can certainly be affected by your personal sleep habits. Habits like midnight snacking and grinding your teeth in your sleep can take a toll on the health of your teeth and gums after enough time. To explain more about the connection between oral health and sleep, Dr. Devang Shah gives his patients here in Alpharetta, GA an in-depth look at how various sleep habits affect the health of teeth and gums.
Getting sufficient sleep and having good oral health actually work hand-in-hand. Oral health habits can affect your ability to get a good night’s rest and vice versa. There are all sorts of sleep habits or sleep disorders that influence our quality of sleep and oral health. Here’s a look at some of the most common ways sleep can affect your pearly whites:
As you can see, there are many ways your sleep habits can affect the health of your smile. If you notice your smile is damaged due to these sleep habits (or any other reason), consider visiting our office. We offer a range of options which can help with restorative or cosmetic dental services. For more information, contact our office and set up your appointment today!