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iVillage.com: Beauty Sleep: 17 Bedtime Tips

Close Your Mouth

Brushing and flossing your teeth are important to keep your mouth healthy and attractive. But there’s one nighttime habit that can seriously ruin your mouth’s good looks: sleeping with your mouth open. Whether you sleep open-mouthed out of habit or because you have a clogged nose, it’s time to change your ways -- or take a decongestant! The air your mouth is exposed to dries the gums and enamel, causing gingivitis and possible bone decay -- not a pretty picture!

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