Gum disease is indicated by swollen, bleeding gums and can progress to more serious problems like loose teeth and even tooth loss. Lack of sleep increases the risk of developing gum disease almost as much as smoking does.
- 1 in 3 adults do not get enough sleep
- Less than 6 hours of sleep increases the risk of gum disease
- Try to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night
Adequate sleep is essential for good overall health. Maintain a good bedtime routine in order to improve your physical and dental health.
"Getting enough sleep has proven to be a major influential factor in keeping your smile healthy."