how you are running your teeth by not getting enough sleep

How You Are Ruining Your Teeth By Not Getting Enough Sleep

Your dentist will tell you that poor sleep routines will ruin your teeth and reduce your reasons to smile. It is medically proven that people who sleep enough have better health, balanced hormones and more brain power. Here is how you are ruining your teeth and smile by not getting enough sleep.

Key takeaways:

– Whenever you sleep for less than 7 hours, you increase your chances of getting gum disease to the same levels as a smoker.

– Lack of enough sleep increases your inflammatory hormones, leading to bleeding, tenderness of the gums and shifting of teeth.

– When your body has an inflammatory response due to sleep deprivation, your chances of oral-health-related illnesses like heart disease increase.

Sleep deprivation is bad for you. By sleeping for the recommended 7-8 hours, you protect the health of your teeth, smile and whole body!

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.