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Fun slumberous facts



We all know that a good night’s sleep is healthy and refreshing. It’s a great way to start the morning with passion and keep going strong all day long.

Here are some interesting tidbits about sleep that you may not know:
  • Women are natural multi-taskers. That brain drain means they need about 20 more minutes of sleep each night than their male counterparts.
  • A recent survey shows that Coldplay is the sleepiest soundtrack. These British soft rockers are the most popular band for lulling shut-eye.
  • Celebs get it – and look great because of it. Penelope Cruz attributes her gorgeous glow to 14 hours per night, and Jennifer Lopez swears by at least 8.
  • After multiple nights of insufficient sleep, 3 drinks have about the same tipsy effect as 6 would normally. Sleep won’t prevent a hangover, but it could keep you out of an embarrassing situation.
  • Have a flower power nap. The scents of lavender and jasmine contribute to soothing sleep.
Are you are one of the thousands who snore or suffer from sleep apnea (or share a bed with someone who does)? Then one of the most important facts you need to know is that help is as close as The Smile Center dentist’s office. Ask us about simple, non-surgical oral appliance therapy.
Surprising smile spoilers

The season of indulgent holidays is approaching fast. Treat yourself to the feasts, but keep an eye out for these surprising foods that can play tricks on your smile.
  • Apples are high in enamel-eating acids. Be sure to rinse your mouth with water if you can’t brush after bobbing for one.
  • Hard candy is mostly sugar that you hold in your mouth longer than chocolate or chewy types. During cold and flu season, beware of cough drops, too, opting for sugar-free brands.
  • Pickled vegetables are brined in acidic vinegar with plenty of sugar. Don’t wait more than an hour to brush after eating them.
  • Bread often contains sugar or added sweeteners and it gets stuck behind and between teeth.
  • Popcorn is notorious for sticking between teeth, cultivating harmful bacteria as its starch turns to sugar. Many a tooth has been broken on an “old maid,” and caramel corn and popcorn balls are tough on dental restorations.
  • Even all-natural peanut butter contains sugar, and its texture allows bacteria to easily adhere to teeth.
Keep your smile pearly into the New Year by sleuthing out hidden sugars and acids. Don’t forget to schedule a check-up before year end.
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