What Sleep Deprivation Can Do To Your Oral Care Routine

example of a tired personIf you have ever suffered from an extended period of sleep deprivation, you can be familiar with how it can affect your energy, your disposition, and your ability to focus. It should be noted that when you are struggling with fatigue, a lack of concentration, and other issues from lack of sleep, your oral care routine could become compromised. People sometimes fail to realize how, in their exhausted state, they no longer put the same time and care into brushing and flossing that they used to. Unfortunately, this can lead to a higher risk for dental problems that require professional care! Our Celina, TX dentist’s office is prepared to offer those restorative dental services, but we can also offer guidance and consistent support to help you prevent dental issues from occurring.

Could Your Smile Care Routine Be Improved?

How effective is your current smile care routine? If you have had recent issues that required dental fillings or dental crowns, it may be time to consider a new approach, or time to check in on yourself to confirm your efforts are as thorough as you believe them to be. Unfortunately, people who suffer from chronic fatigue can be inattentive when brushing and flossing. They can also be prone to oversleeping, leaving them less time to care for their teeth in the mornings.

Fatigue And Caffeine Consumption

In order to combat fatigue, many people will turn to caffeine. While an extra cup of coffee may seem like no concern, a consistent change in your consumption of caffeinated beverages may lead to more smile problems. Even sugar-free drinks like coffee and tea put you at risk for teeth stains, and may cause dry mouth. Flavored drink choices like soft drinks and energy drinks can be a bigger concern, as they can raise your risk for cavities.

Are You Tired Because Of Sleep Apnea?

If you are struggling with the effects of sleep deprivation, but believe you are enjoying a full night’s rest on a consistent basis, it could be time to ask questions about sleep apnea. People who struggle with sleep apnea can have a difficult time resting properly because they are not completing their sleep cycles. Our practice can talk with you about this issue, and – if it is called for – recommend a custom oral appliance that helps you sleep without breathing disruptions that affect your rest.

Your Celina, TX Dentist Can Help You Take On Issues That Affect Your Oral Health

Your Celina, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help patients take care of their teeth! If you have issues with sleep deprivation that affect your risk for cavities and other problems, we can talk to you about how to avoid these issues. We can also speak to you about possible sleep apnea treatment if this problem is the suspected cause of your rest issues. To find out more, call Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130.