How Your Dentist Can Help You With Your Sleep Problems

If you have trouble sleeping at night, then you are not alone. Millions of people around the world also suffer from the inability to go to sleep, or even to stay asleep for a considerable period of time. Albeit there may be lots of causes, it may surprise you that among those causes could be certain health issues you’re suffering from because of problems with your teeth.  If that is the case, you might want to pay your dentist a visit.

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A dentist can carry out an inspection of your mouth, teeth, and gums to determine whether you are suffering from a particular health problem. There might be an underlying health issue that’s causing you to have sleep problems and not just problems with your oral health. Check several online directories as you will find several dental clinics near you you can contact for an appointment.

Talk To Your Dentist About Sleep Deprivation

If you are experiencing sleep deprivation, then you should be aware that a dentist can carry out an oral examination. Your dentist can examine if issues compromise your sleep with the shape of your jaw and its positioning. This is especially true if you grind your teeth during your sleep. Consider talking to a reliable Brisbane dentist or one near you as soon as possible as they may help.

Identify Any Issues

Another reason that going to a dentist can help you get a better night’s sleep is that they will be able to identify any issues with your mouth, teeth, or gums. Furthermore, if you snore during your sleep, then your dentist may fix this issue with a device that can open your airway while you are sleeping. This can help to reduce the amount of snoring you do. On the other hand, this can also help your partner if they experience sleep deprivation because of your snoring.

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Finally, it is important to understand that going to a dentist can provide you with several benefits, especially in ensuring that your teeth, gums and mouth are healthy. Apart from that, if you are suffering from sleep deprivation or other issues in your sleep, going to the dentist is one way of possibly being able to identify the problem. As soon as the cause is spotted, your dentist could provide a solution to help you get a better night’s sleep.

In conclusion, when you’re having trouble sleeping at night, going to a dentist could be the solution. They will examine your mouth for signs of an oral health problem and if it causes difficulty in getting some sleep. Your trusted local dentist will treat solve this health issue, and your sleep problem will only be a distant memory.

Also read about dental bridges.

Copyright: © Ruchi Verma

Disclaimer – This article is an advisory piece. Before you manipulate your diet habit kindly consult a medical practitioner or nutritionist.


Ruchi Verma

Certified parenting teen practitioner, multiple Award winner, mother of two active kids believes in sharing the right source of information to readers which could help them in every possible way!!

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  1. wow..never thought about dentist helping out in sleep problems but when you said about teeth grinding and jaw positioning make complete sense.

    1. Wow I would have least imagined my sleep issues related to my dental health or that dentist would help me find the cause of it. It was a very interesting read.

  2. My ENT is a sleep doctor and treats me for my snoring. I never knew that a dentist could diagnose a sleep problem as well.Thank u for sharing this important information. Ruchi

  3. Yes many people did not know or even think that their sleep problem could have a relation with your dental health. thanks a lot dear for sharing this informative post. I am sure will help lots of people to deal with their sleep problem effectively.

  4. Oral hygiene is must, it can take a toll on overall health. I had the wisdom teeth growth issue last year and it gave me pain and sleep less night. I wish a I took timely guidance from the dentist

  5. dentist can examine if issues compromise your sleep with the shape of your jaw and its positioning..this is interesting as I was not aware about it.

  6. I had no idea that dental problems and sleep deprivation can be related. Most of the times we ignore our oral hygiene but itvis extremely important and should not be ignored

  7. Dentist helping to solve the sleeping problem is new to me. I will also pay visit to them for my snoring problem, maybe I can get it fixed and rest people can also sleep well.

  8. Oral health is important I seriously had no idea about dental care plays a mandatory role in sound sleep thank you for sharing the detailed post.

  9. Very few people know that there’s a relation between our dental health and sleep . Thanks for writing on this informative n helpful post,.

  10. This is really an illuminating post for me dear, learned quite a few new things today, thanks for sharing at length.

  11. I am amazed that even the sleep disorder can be diagnosed by the dentists, oral care is most crucial and we must adopt healthy dental care habits.

  12. Oh dear for the starters I didn’t know this fact that our sleep issues can also be tackled by our dentist. I have been experiencing sleep disruption in the middle of the night will check with my dentist now.

  13. This is very informative. I didn’t know that sleep issues could be related to your oral health. Many kids also have the habit of grinding teeth during sleep. Is that worrisome too??

  14. Wow, this is a huge insight for me as I never thought oral health can be related to sleep as well. I do suffer from sleep problems at times. In fact, my daughter recently had tooth issues and she was not able to sleep as well.

  15. Toothache is the worst kind of ache you can have and having regular checkups with your dentist is very important. And very few know the relation between tooth and sleep.

  16. I didnt know that sleep and teeth have a corelation. this is a helpful post, as only today morning we were talking about sleep and how to solve the problem of getting good and proper sleep.

  17. Wow, Ruchi. This has been a very insightful read indeed. I never knew how oral problems can disrupt our sleep.

  18. Interesting! Our teeth might be the cause of our sleep problems? I haven’t thought of it that much that I skip this possibility. I will reconsider visiting a dentist. Thanks for sharing.

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