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Your Oral Health Can Impact Your Sleep

Your mouth is a window into your overall health, as highlighted in this Well + Good article featuring Kevin Postol, DDS, President-Elect of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He emphasizes that oral health often reveals broader health conditions that can be linked to sleep habits, which impact well-being. The National Sleep Foundation's research underscores how sleep affects mood regulation and stress reduction, while the World Sleep Society draws attention to the global concern over sleep disorders.

The relationship between sleep and oral health is robust. Dentists can identify signs of sleep issues through oral clues. Indications like a small soft palate, scalloped tongue edges, or teeth grinding can suggest problems such as sleep apnea or stress-related grinding. Furthermore, a dry mouth may indicate snoring or interrupted breathing during sleep, potentially indicating underlying sleep problems.

The mouth indeed serves as a gateway to overall health, underscoring the profound connection between sleep and oral well-being. Dr. Postol positions dentists as key identifiers of sleep issues, given the higher frequency of dentist visits compared to primary care physicians. Dentists play a pivotal role in recognizing and addressing potential sleep problems, contributing significantly to both oral and sleep health management. If you are dealing with sleep disorders, book an appointment with our dental team and let us take care of your oral and overall health.

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