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How Snoring Impacts Your Oral Health


Posted on 12/15/2018 by Doctor Haigney
How Snoring Impacts Your Oral HealthSnoring is more than just an annoying noise that can keep people up at night—it can also be a symptom of a bigger problem and the cause of a number of dental issues. In fact, snoring can damage your oral cavity in a number of different ways.

If you snore, you need to come see us so we can evaluate the damage caused and help you determine why you snore in the first place. If you snore, you may also suffer from some of the dental issues outlined below.

Dry Mouth

One common result of snoring is dry mouth. When you snore, your mouth is usually open. This dries out the mouth and decreases the amount of saliva in it. Saliva helps keep your mouth clean by washing away bacteria. Without a good coating of it in your mouth, the bacteria can infect your gums and teeth. Saliva also washes away dead cells.

When these dead cells are allowed to build up, they can cause bad breath. Another issue caused by a lack of saliva is called burning mouth syndrome. Without saliva, you may start to feel a burning sensation on your palate, lips, tongue, or even across your entire mouth. This feeling may even be bad enough that it wakes you up.

Finally, saliva neutralizes the acids that plaque creates. By doing so, it reduces the amount of cavities you're likely to get and protects your teeth.

How Can We Help?
If you snore or if you've noticed that you have severe dry mouth often, you need to come see us. We can fit you for a mouth guard that will help prevent your airway from becoming obstructed, which is one of the main causes of snoring. Once we've got your snoring under control, you'll likely no longer have dry mouth or suffer from its effects.
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DR. RAYMOND J. HAIGNEY II

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Huntersville, NC 28078
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