Good regular sleep is fundamental not only for our mental and physical wellbeing, but also for our dental health.
Sleep deprivation can lead to dental health issues like bleeding gums, loose teeth, gum infections, teeth grinding, and if left to persist, it can even lead to tooth decay and tooth loss!
Does your gums feel tender when chewing or bleed when you brush? This can be a sign of periodontitis, a serious gum infection caused by bacteria accumulated on the teeth and gums.
A study where sixty subjects were examined to determine the relationship between sleep deprivation and chronic periodontitis revealed that people who suffer from sleep deprivation are at an increased risk of periodontitis.
Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching. Bruxism is a common behavior; reports of prevalence range from 8% to 31% in the general population. Several symptoms are commonly associated with bruxism, including hypersensitive teeth, aching jaw muscles, headaches, tooth wear, and damage to dental restorations (e.g. crowns and fillings). If nothing is done, after a while many teeth start wearing down until the whole tooth is gone.
Recent studies have shown that Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) as one the leading causes of Bruxism. Thus treating OSA helps reduce sleep bruxism and improving oral heath
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