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Snoring & Sleep Apnoea
 

Sleep apnoea is a condition which involves breaks in normal breathing patterns during sleep due to airway obstruction. One of the many signs is snoring. There are many health and dental issues associated with sleep apnoea.
Health Issues: increased risk of heart attack, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, poor sleep, tension headaches, migraines, general tiredness.

Dental issues: increased risk of periodontal disease, tooth wear and fracture, tooth decay.

Our clinics philosophy is to first identify the primary problem and severity. Our next step is to begin trying easy to use minimally invasive home treatments. Other treatments involve the use of night mouth appliances which help improve airflow and in extreme cases the referral to an ENT surgeon.
Our dentists have successfully treated many patients and have a huge amount of experience and knowledge in this field. Patients often report a huge improvement in quality of sleep and consequently life in general.

Who gets sleep apnoea is a common question that is asked and it really can vary………..

  • Children: The incidence in children is as high as 4%. Usually, it’s the result of enlarged tonsils, adenoids or of some craniofacial abnormality. Snoring can be the first sign to trigger further investigation.
  • Adults: Apnoea becomes more common in middle age. It’s more common in men than women, although after menopause, women may be at equal risk as they can lose some muscle tone around their airway.
  • Overweight people: Being overweight can be a factor, particularly if you have excess fatty tissue around the neck. In people who aren’t overweight, it’s likely they’ve were born with a narrowed airway.
  • Dental patients: Some people who’ve had several teeth extracted, such as for orthodontic treatment, can end up with a smaller arch for their mouth and a tendency towards a constricted airway.
  • How Important is Flossing?
    The main purpose of flossing is to reduce plaque and food debris build-up in between the teeth. This is very important to keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent cavities and some gum problems e.g. gingivitis

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    169 Prospect Rd,
    Prospect SA 5082

    Phone: (08) 8269 3311

     

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    Mt Barker SA 5251

    Phone: (08) 8391 3337

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