Everybody has sleepless nights every once in a while. However, if this is happening on a regular basis, it should be cause for alarm. Mood, mental disease, or weariness can all play a role. Worryingly, poor sleep quality has been linked to negative health effects. Negative effects on mental health, physical health, heart health, and dental health have all been linked to tobacco use. Chase Dental Sleepcare can help you find and treat your issues.

  1. Sleep Apnea

One of the most frequent sleep disorders is sleep apnea. When your airway collapses in and out repeatedly during the night, you have sleep apnea. Your body’s oxygen levels drop, causing you to awaken every time this occurs. The vast majority of these people routinely breathe via their mouths. Resulting in foul breath and more complications.

  1. Disturbances of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

Sleep apnea and TMJ issues are linked. The TMJ connects the lower jaw to the upper jaw and serves as a hinge for the two.

The TMJ dysfunction symptoms are:

  • Headache 
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  1. Chewing difficulty

Your jaw joints may be making noises like clicking or grinding.

Jammed jaw, unable to keep the mouth open for extended periods of time

Mornings after waking up are the worst for the jaw ache.

  1. Bruxism 

Teeth grinding and/or jaw clenching is medically referred to as bruxism. Although it can occur at any moment, it most frequently occurs while a person is asleep. Headaches, neck pain, clicking jaws, and sore jaws are only some of the sleep disturbances associated with bruxism.

Bruxism is commonly associated with other sleep disorders. The jaw moves about involuntarily and uncontrollably during sleeping. Due to enamel degradation, severe bruxers often report increased tooth sensitivity.

  1. Breathing through the mouth

To breathe through the mouth is to practice mouth breathing. The result is tooth deterioration due to oral dryness. Plaque, sores in the mouth, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and periodontal disease are additional issues related to dry mouth.

  1. Gingivitis

Inflammation of the gums, often known as gingivitis. People who snore, breathe through their mouths, or grind their teeth frequently may develop gum inflammation.

It is recommended that you visit a dentist if you are suffering from any of the following issues:

  • Sleep bruxism manifests itself in various ways, including tightness and pain in the jaw joints, 
  • sore patches on the cheeks from reflexive biting, 
  • dull headaches that originate by the ear and spread outward, and 
  • dry mouth.

Thus, you are now aware of the close connection that exists between sleep disturbances and dental health. It is recommended that you monitor both your dental and sleep wellness.