Can Poor Sleep Affect Your Oral Health?

Lack of enough sleep can affect our bodies in so many ways. However, in this article, we’ll be discussing how poor sleep affects our dental health. 

Key takeaways: 

  • Sleep apnea often causes dry mouth which is one of the leading causes of tooth decay and gum disease. 
  • Grinding your teeth during sleep can cause fractures and tooth sensitivity. 
  • Lack of proper sleep can also lead to periodontitis which weakens teeth and causes gum inflammation.

Visit your dentist if you notice any worrying symptoms of sleep apnea and teeth grinding.