Dangers to Be Aware of When You SleepSleeping with your mouth open is a problem. It dries out your mouth, which leaves your mouth much more prone to cavities and decay. This can be solved by sleeping with a mouth guard in place that holds more of the moisture in your mouth.
Grinding and clenching your teeth often happens at night, and can leave you facing long-lasting dental problems. This is also helped by wearing a mouth guard, so that way, you aren't cracking or wearing down the enamel of your teeth.
Sleep apnea is another issue that can come up while you sleep. It gives the same negative effects of sleeping with your mouth open, but it also adds to the problem that your oral tissues can begin to slide back into your throat. This can leave you gasping for air in your sleep, and can even cause you to struggle with insomnia. This also requires you to visit your dentist to get a mouth guard.
If you struggle to get good sleep, or if your teeth hurt upon waking up in the morning, it is important you talk to your dentist. They can help evaluate what is going on within your mouth, and help you protect your teeth from damage. Don’t go through another restless night without protection. Call your dentist today! If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at Centennial Hills: (702) 660-5574, Summerlin: (702) 660-5576.