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How Insomnia Can Harm Your Oral Health
Posted on 9/6/2021 by Everwell Dentistry
Insomnia can be awful. Tossing and turning in vain efforts to return to sleep can be maddening. Your mind races between insignificant topics and the meaning of life. As dawn breaks, you may doze, but barely enough before the alarm signals the start of a new day. Insomnia makes it hard to function during the day, but it also has negative effects on your oral health.
Brushing in The Middle of The Night
If you have insomnia, it is not uncommon to get out of bed. Perhaps you want a break from looking at your ceiling fan, but more likely, you may want something to eat if you have been awake for a long time. People who are tired are more likely to grab something simple, like bread or snacks, to get them through. Few people cook a Whole 30 meal at 3 am. The problem comes after you consume your midnight meal. Most people do not brush their teeth again. We suggest you do. Bacteria does not understand your brushing routine twice a day, and they immediately respond to more debris on your teeth and will set to work destroying your enamel day or night. It is important to brush your teeth; otherwise, the next day, you will not only be tired, but you will also have the beginning stages of tooth decay.
Brush Your Teeth Day and Night
If you have insomnia, make sure that you brush your teeth if you eat in the middle of the night. Equally as important, make good food choices in the middle of the night. Choose leftovers over sugary or starchy snacks. Drink water over sugary drinks. When you start your day, brush your teeth normally twice a day and don't forget to floss. Give us a call if you have any questions regarding your oral health; we are here to help you!
The first step to a healthy beautiful smile is to schedule an appointment.
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