How Getting A Good Night's Sleep Can Preserve A Healthy Smile

teeth health smile dentistMost of us are aware that ideally we should all aim to sleep for eight hours each night, but many are not aware of quite how important sleep is. Sleeping for less than seven hours on a regular basis can have a huge impact on our overall health and can even affect the quality of our smile! Clinical research indicates that lack of sleep can lead to a risk of tooth decay, gum disease and even loss of teeth.
The following tips may help in ensuring a good night’s sleep, keeping you and your dentist happy.
– Switch all electronic devices, such as phones, tablets and televisions off, as the blue light emitted from these can stimulate the body, making it more difficult to fall asleep.
– Avoid eating in the two hours prior to going to bed, as food provides the body with energy which can keep you awake.
– Establish a clear bedtime routine, aiming to go to bed at a similar time each night. Aim for between seven and eight hours of sleep each night.
We all know that sleep is crucial for our bodies.
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