Event Title

Dreaming of a Healthier Mouth: A Brief Look at How Sleep Habits Affect Oral Health

Location

Allegheny A, Hotel Madison, JMU

Start Date

4-5-2019 4:00 PM

Description

Despite its importance, sleep is one of the most neglected activities for millions of people around the world. It is usually traded for more time to complete tasks in order to either become or remain successful. However, this tradeoff presents numerous health risks that can, in turn, make being successful more difficult than it already is. A portion of those health risks are related to oral health as how you prepare for bed, how you sleep and how long you sleep are critical factors in determining oral health. Sleep affects teeth in ways including increasing acidity, influencing bruxism, and weakening enamel. In extreme cases, bad sleeping habits can even cause loss of teeth and gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. Through this presentation, the importance of improving sleep habits for the sake of oral health and overall longevity is considered.

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Apr 5th, 4:00 PM

Dreaming of a Healthier Mouth: A Brief Look at How Sleep Habits Affect Oral Health

Allegheny A, Hotel Madison, JMU

Despite its importance, sleep is one of the most neglected activities for millions of people around the world. It is usually traded for more time to complete tasks in order to either become or remain successful. However, this tradeoff presents numerous health risks that can, in turn, make being successful more difficult than it already is. A portion of those health risks are related to oral health as how you prepare for bed, how you sleep and how long you sleep are critical factors in determining oral health. Sleep affects teeth in ways including increasing acidity, influencing bruxism, and weakening enamel. In extreme cases, bad sleeping habits can even cause loss of teeth and gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. Through this presentation, the importance of improving sleep habits for the sake of oral health and overall longevity is considered.