Sleep Loss Affects Your Oral Health

Posted on Feb 11, 2020 in News
Sleep Loss Affects Your Oral Health

Your doctor might have warned you on the dangers of sleep deprivation. But one topic still remains unclear among patients. Does sleep disturbance affect your oral health? Here’s a clear point of view concerning the topic.

Key takeaway:

  • Sleep deprivation triggers gum inflammation.
  • Too little sleep can lower your immune system, making your body more susceptible to infections.
  • Poor sleep can lead to an increased risk of tooth decay and cavities.
  • If you snore loudly, and don’t feel rested in the morning, you may have a serious problem called sleep apnoea.

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for more than just your body- your teeth and gums will thank you as well. Talk to your doctor and your dentist about your sleep problems — so you can get the treatment you need.

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Dr. Moira Wong – Orthodontist

An exceptionally skilled orthodontist who simply loves to improve the smiles of adults and children.

Dr Moira Wong (GDC no: 67960, UK) developed an ambition to specialise in the field of orthodontics during her time as a dentistry student at the London Hospital Medical College. After graduating in 1994, she gained experience in all fields of dentistry prior to specialisation. This included working as part of the Pennstar trauma team at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Wong’s career pathway began with a spell as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry at the Royal London Hospital, followed by senior house officer positions at the Bristol Dental Hospital. During this period she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated developmental problems. She also worked with adults requiring the replacement of multiple teeth.

Returning to London to take up a position as a senior house officer in oral surgery, Dr Wong gained experience in dental and facial surgery. One of her busiest nights was helping with the suturing of patients following a national rail crash.

Dr Wong was then accepted onto the specialty training programme at Guy’s Hospital, where she spent a further three years gaining her master’s degree. She continued onto a consultant training programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, gaining her Fellowship in orthodontics. Currently less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.

Today, Dr Wong has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her ambition is to be recognised as nothing less than the best orthodontist in London.