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Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Laugh and the world laughs with you, SNORE and you sleep alone

The foundation of good health is a good night’s sleep.

Without a good night’s sleep, your body does not recover from the day’s activity.

WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?

  • You have been experiencing difficulty sleeping. You might be snoring loudly, or you might be gasping or choking at night. In addition you may be excessively tired and during the day, have morning headaches and might be irritable.
  • If you have sleep apnea, your airway collapses during sleep and prevents air from getting to your lungs. You stop breathing momentarily, which causes sleep disturbances and puts a strain on your heart.
  • One of the treatment choices your doctor can prescribe is a costume made Mandibular Advancement Splint.

FROM SNORING TO SNOOZING. ARE YOU AT RISK FOR SLEEP APNEA?

TAKE OUR QUICK ASSESMENT TO FIND OUT:

I SNORE OR PARTNER COMPLAINTS OF SNORING? YES__ NO__
I WAKE UP FINDING MYSELF GASPING FOR AIR AT NIGHT YES__ NO__
I WEIGH MORE THAN I SHOULD YES__ NO__
I WAKE UP TIRED YES__ NO__
I SUFFER FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE YES__ NO__
I SUFFER FROM HEADACHES YES__ NO__
I GRIND MY TEETH IN MY SLEEP YES__ NO__

If you answered yes to three or more of the above questions you might be suffering from sleep apnea.
At The Dental Spa, we take your sleep seriously. We work with a team of specialists to correctly diagnose and treat your sleeping issues. Together we can improve your sleep quality.

SLEEP APNEA DEVICES

At The Dental Spa we offer a variety of high-quality dental sleep devices that are comfortable to wear and easy to use.

WHAT IS A MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT SPLINT (MAS)?
A MAS is an dental device made from the highest quality acrylic that positions your lower jaw into place to open up your airway while you sleep. These devices have been designed to offer solidity, comfort and quality.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF WEARING A MANDIBULAR ADVACEMNT SPLINT?

  • Fits comfortably in the mouth. It provides normal tongue space and permits full lip seal.
  • Permits normal mouth opening and closing. Eliminates the feeling of claustrophobia, allows speech and drinking during the night.
  • Incrementally adjustable. Providing more comfort and improves patient tolerance.
  • Stable, flat occlusion. Providing better protection for the teeth
  • Help with grinding of teeth.
  • Suits mouth breathers.

WHY DO YOU NEED A CUSTOM MADE DEVICE FITTED BY A DENTIST?
Comfort and retention are critical in treatment success and clinical research has proven custom made and fitted devices are much more effective than cheap “one size fits all” sold online or over the counter.

People come in all shapes and sizes and have different mouths and jaws shapes so you should have a device custom made for you. You will be wearing your device for a long time, so you want to make sure it fits properly and is of benefit to your health.

WHAT HAPPENS ON YOUR DENTAL VISIT FOR SLEEP APNEA/SNORING?
What our qualified Dentists will do:

  • Review the history of your sleep condition
  • Complete a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth and head and neck
  • Take Dental Impressions- models or cats of your teeth and mouth- that will be sent to the Specialist Laboratory where your device will be custom made for you.
  • Take a bite registration to determine how far forward to move your jaw; this involves measuring your bite in a comfortable forward position.
  • Follow up visits to fit your device and also to ensure comfort and appropriate forward adjustment.

Schedule a Visit Today!

Your children will look forward to visiting the dentist! Contact us to schedule a fun first appointment.
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