Dr. Dt. Beril Karagenç Batal gave important information about the subject. Stress is something that many people face at every moment of their lives. First of all, stress, fatigue, excessive weight gain seriously affect the quality of life and sleep. Breathing difficulties generally begin when there is stress, fatigue, and excessive weight gain. However, since the nose is blocked, breathing takes place through the mouth. The most obvious bad effect of mouth breathing is dry mouth. In this case, the microflora in our mouth changes seriously.
The mouth is generally under the protection of saliva. Saliva creates a barrier against infection, especially in the gums. In other words, saliva is one of the most important factors of our oral and dental health. Tooth decay occurs as a result of the activity of bacteria fed from the food in the food eaten. saliva buffers the acid environment in the mouth and performs a cleaning against the risk of caries.
The same is true for the oral mucosa and gums. Severe dry mouth occurs in individuals who snore and sleep with their mouths open. This causes very serious problems. No matter how much attention is paid to oral health, it is very difficult to provide the routine care of saliva. Gums become open to infection and symptoms such as swelling, redness and bleeding develop that will damage the gums and surrounding bone tissue, especially in the anterior areas.
Individuals who snore and sleep with their mouths open should definitely have the necessary treatment. Otherwise, they may experience problems at a level that may affect their general health status. An increase in the amount of caries and an increase in gingival problems are evident. For this reason, it is necessary to pay more attention to oral and dental health than normal individuals until these problems are resolved. Normally, three minutes of brushing after breakfast and before going to bed at night will be sufficient, while these types of people require long tooth brushing sessions after almost every meal. Additional oral and dental hygiene practices prevent these problems from occurring. These include interface brushes, dental floss, and cleaning and mouthwash.
Regular dental check-ups help prevent problems before they occur or intervene when problems are minor. Therefore, a dental check-up at least once every 6 months should not be skipped.