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Sleep is essential, and the body will reinforce how essential it is by increasing the side effects the longer you remain sleep deprived. A lack of sleep will increase the odds of feeling lethargic, mental performance will suffer, a person will become more irritable, and it may also contribute to greater odds of serious health problems like heart disease or diabetes.

What some people may not be aware of, is that poor sleep may also affect a person’s oral health.

The Journal of Periodontology conducted a study last year containing data from more than 3,000 people over thirty years of age. From 2013 and 2014, these were part of a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The findings discovered that even after ignoring variables such as age or whether they smoked, people who slept well for at least seven hours or more each night had a 40 percent lower risk of contracting serious gum disease versus those who did not.

To read more about the study, please visit https://aap.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/JPER.19-0105.

This update is by Holistic Dental Center New Jersey. We concentrate on delivering balanced dental care that is healthy for both the body, the teeth, and gums. With more than two decades of private practice, Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky aims to enhance the quality of life of his patients through holistic dental treatment such as ozone therapy that values and honors the body. The result is a healthy body and a sterling smile. To schedule an appointment at our holistic dentist New Jersey office or to speak with a zirconia implant dentist NJ, please call 973-718-5104.