How late nights cause bad teeth

Teenagers and adults who who are night owls risk developing bad teeth says a study.

PIC: dentist by Boris Dzhingarov

PIC: dentist by Boris Dzhingarov

The chances of rot in teeth go up by as  much as 4 times than those who sleep early.

The reason? Late sleepers tend to neglect brushing teeth before they sleep. They will also wake up later and skip breakfast resulting them snacking throughout the day. And that snacking does not come with brushing teeth.

The study was published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene.

For parents with teenagers it was found that if their children slept after them dental hygiene tended to be neglected.

Problems with the mouth have been linked to poor relationships, low self esteem and wider general health.