Dental Appliances in Annandale
Snoring, like most sound that come out of the mouth, results from vibrations that take place in the respiratory structures of the body. Typically occurring during sleep, snoring happens when the respiratory surfaces of the nose and throat relax and narrow. As a result, the passage of air is restricted, and the sound associated with snoring is produced.
There are a number of things that could further aggravate snoring. These include:
- Excessive weight problems. Especially having excess tissues around the neck.
- Chronic consumption of tobacco products.
- Chronic consumption of alcohol.
- Prescription and over-the-counter drugs such as antihistamines, and sleeping pills.
- Allergies that affect the nasal passages such as asthma, colds, and sinus infection.
- Advanced age.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Widely considered as the most serious type of snoring condition, chronic cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can ultimately stop your breathing. In milder cases, OSA results to narrow airways that do not close entirely. As a result, breathing during sleep becomes very shallow and snoring becomes louder. The more severe OSA becomes, the more the airways close and narrow. Severe cases of OSA often result from a prominent lack of muscle tone in the upper airways.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is often a very difficult condition to diagnose as it happens in your sleep, in a normal state of unconsciousness. Among the few things that could actively cause OSA include: excessive weight disorders and enlarged tonsils.
Teeth grinding often results from compensating for an imperfect bite. Otherwise known as bruxism, teeth grinding most commonly occurs during sleep. As a result, teeth grinders are often unaware that they are, in fact, already suffering from this condition. Among the most common symptoms of teeth grinding include unexplained ear ache, jaw pain, facial and neck pain, sleep disorders, and teeth sensitivity.
Imperfect bite, which is among the most common causes of bruxism, happens when teeth in the upper and lower jaw do not fit comfortably. Compensation, on the other hand, happens when an imperfect bite is forced into becoming a perfect bite – Think of chewing really hard without any food in your mouth.
People who compensate for an imperfect bite end up biting harder than they should. As a result, people end up ruining the image of their teeth.Teeth grinders are also prone to jaw clenching, which results to greater injury and discomfort. Apart from an imperfect bite, it is believed that bruxism can result from chronic stress and anxiety.
A mouthguard is designed and built to protect the mouth – specifically the teeth, lips, cheeks, and tongue – against physical trauma and injury. Mouthguards are often made of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), which is a durable plastic material that is easily molded after the dimensions of your teeth and gums. Apart from protecting your mouth, a mouthguard prevents jawbone, neck, and brain injury by absorbing and cushioning blows to the jaw.
The most effective mouth guards are ones that are custom-made by your dentist in Annandale. The procedure is often very simple and straight-forward. First, your dentist in Annandale takes special impressions of your upper and lower teeth. These impressions are then sent to a dental laboratory that specialises in fabricating custom-made mouth guards.
Dentist In Annandale
Between preventing episodes of snoring and teeth grinding and protecting your mouth from unwanted injuries, your local Dentist In Annandale at Teeth Plus Clinic is fully committed to making comprehensive oral healthcare widely accessible to the local Annandale community and its surrounding regions.
Teeth Plus Clinic offers specialised dental appliances that actively address snoring and teeth grinding issues. Available at Teeth Plus Clinic is the Mandibular Advancement Device, which is a custom-made dental appliance that helps minimise snoring. It does so by holding your lower jaw and tongue forward to keep your airways open.
Teeth Plus Clinic offers mouth guards that, apart from protecting your mouth from injury, actively prevents teeth grinding during sleep. Principal dentist Dr. Faris Nobari (Dentist) also makes the necessary dental adjustments that give you a better bite, which reduces subconscious episodes of teeth grinding.
For health fund members, we charge NO GAP for check up, cleaning, x-rays and mouth guards.
If you’re not with a Private Health Fund, we offer you a FREE dental consultation!
Call us today at (02) 9519 4226 or book your appointment online to experience top-notch dentistry that cares for your entire family.
( We are located on Nelson Street, in the heart of Annandale and is open to all patients from Annandale, Camperdown, Glebe, Forestlodge, Leicchardt, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Enmore, Haberfield, Erskineville, Stanmore, Petersham and Marrickville)