If you’re an habitual snorer, you’re probably the butt of jokes in daylight hours – and the recipient of sharp elbow jabs during the night.
But snoring is no laughing matter when it affects the quality of your sleep (and, so, your life during waking hours) as well as driving your partner crazy.
Remember, it affects their sleep/life, too. Snoring can get to a point where it has a disastrous impact on your health, relationship, work and overall enjoyment of life. You’re not alone – it affects about 44% of men and 28% of women aged 30-plus to some degree.
You may not realise that a dentist is one of your greatest allies in combating snoring. When you call us at Designer Smiles, in Cremorne on Sydney’s lower north shore, you will find we have many anti-snoring therapy options to fix the immediate problem and ultimately improve your health and lifestyle.
you may be more prone to snoring than other people.
Sometimes when you sleep, the muscles that hold your airway open relax and partially collapse, slightly obstructing the flow of air. This causes a vibrating sound known as snoring.
If your condition is especially serious, the airway is closed completely, resulting in a more serious condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).
Not everyone who snores suffers from sleep apnoea, but if you have been heard to gasp for breath or have sudden spells of drowsiness during the day, you should seek a referral to a qualified specialist.
The team at Designer Smiles, led by aesthetic reconstructive dentist Dr Sarkis Nalbandian, can help you manage snoring and sleep apnoea.
Together with your GP and/or referring specialist, we can make an appliance, or plate, to hold your jaw forward, preventing it from collapsing while you are asleep. This can be used in conjunction with medical CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines.
To make the appliance, or plate, we will take records of your teeth and have the laboratory custom-make a plate to fit your mouth. This plate will be ready at the following visit and treatment can be claimed through Medicare.
When you call us at Designer Smiles, in Cremorne on Sydney’s lower North Shore, specialist prosthodontist Dr Sarkis Nalbandian and his team immediately begin to assess your concerns about snoring and any other dental and oral health issues. You will find there are many options available to suit your individual needs, budget and schedule.
So call us today or fill in the form and find out how we can help you to change your life.