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Could Poor Sleeping Habits Lead to Oral Health Issues?

There are many factors which will play a role in the health of our teeth and gums. While seeing a dentist for regular check-ups is always important, you might not be aware that sleep (or a lack thereof) can cause some serious issues. 

Let us take a look at three potential risk factors.

  • A lack of sleep impacts the immune system.
  • Increased levels of inflammation man contribute to gum disease.
  • Sleep apnoea can lead to dry mouth; leading to higher levels of oral bacteria.

“Lack of sleep has been linked to a variety of chronic health problems.”

Learn more about the relationship between sleep and dental health here:

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