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    Can Sleep Impact the Health of Your Teeth

    teeth health smile dentistIt has been known for some time that insufficient sleep can lead to many otherwise preventable health problems. However, it is also true that poor sleep routines are associated with a much higher risk of gum disease, unhealthy teeth and more visits to the dentist. What have researchers found and how can sleep have a direct impact upon our smile?

    Let us take a look at the relationship between a lack of sleep and issues such as gum disease.

    – Those who obtain a few hours of sleep every night are just as likely to develop gum disease as smokers.

    – A minimum of six hours of sleep is recommended for adults.

    – A deprivation of sleep causes inflammatory hormones to be released; potentially impacting the health of the gums.

    “When you’re sleep deprived, there’s an increase in inflammatory hormones, which can directly impact your gums.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.