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.”
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