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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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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