Improve Your Sleep Quality For Better Oral Health

There are several ways to keep your teeth and gums in good shape: good dental hygiene, regular visits to the dentist, and getting enough sleep every night.

Key takeaways:

  • Researchers have found a link between lack of sleep and gum disease.
  • Poor sleep quality is associated with a weaker immune system, which can put you at risk of cavities and oral thrush.
  • Poor sleep quality is also linked to snoring, which causes dry mouth and a higher risk of decay.

If you do snore regularly, and loudly, it’s possible you have a condition called obstructive sleep apnoea. When you have this medical problem, the airway closes off during sleep, causing pauses in breathing that can seriously affect your overall health — including oral health.

Keep a regular sleep schedule to strengthen your immune system and to protect your oral health. If you snore regularly, and wake up gasping for air, talk to your dentist and your doctor about these symptoms — so you can get the treatment you need.

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