Smoking and Sleep Impact Oral Health

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

A study in the May issue of the Journal of Periodontology identifies lifestyle factors that have the most impact on periodontal health.  Done in Japan from 1999 to 2003, the study found the number one lifestlye factor that independently impacted the progression of periodontal disease was smoking.  Hours of sleep closely followed.  Those participants who received seven to eight hours of sleep exhibited less periodontal disease than those with six hours or less.  High stress levels and daily alcohol consumption also demonstrated a significant impact on disease progression.

As we strive to deliver the best in Phoenix cosmetic and restorative dentistry, we realize periodontal health is paramount for longevity of our treatment.