Posted on 11 February 2020

As any dentist will tell you, sleep deprivation and poor-quality sleep can affect your oral health:

- The body produces more inflammatory hormones when it doesn't get enough sleep, which increases the chances of gum disease developing.

- Insufficient sleep affects the immune system, making the oral cavity more susceptible to decay.

- People with sleep apnoea or those who snore breath through their mouth while sleeping, resulting in a dry mouth and increased risk of dental problems.

"Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for more than just your body—your teeth and gums will thank you as well!"

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