Ask your dentist in Sydney CBD about sleep dentistry


When considering how to deal with problems such as excessive, loud snoring or sleep apnoea, most of us would not immediately think of any kind of dentistry as the solution.

However, nowadays, there are a range of oral devices that a dentist in Sydney CBD can provide you with which can potentially solve these problems. So rather than suffer with your own, or perhaps your partner’s disruptive snoring keeping you awake all night, you should take some time to consider ‘sleep dentistry’, how it works, and if it is the right kind of treatment for your particular problem.

What is sleep dentistry?

Sleep dentistry aims to help you stop your disruptive snoring by preventing your lower jaw from extending backwards during sleep. This helps because it prevents your airways from becoming more closed up during sleep, and this is what causes snoring. This effect is achieved through the use of a mouthpiece.

The mouthpiece is made based on the impressions of your teeth that your dentist in Sydney CBD will take during the beginning of the treatment. This is done specifically so the mouthpiece will end up fitting your mouth comfortably, thereby not disturbing you while you sleep. The material used to make this mouthpiece is a plastic that is both durable and wearable. By wearing the mouthpiece while you sleep, the plastic is able to hold the jaw in a slightly more forward position. In addition to helping you with your snoring, this treatment can significantly open your airway as you slumber, which also improves your breathing as well.

By meeting with one of our many qualified and professional dentists in Sydney CBD, you can have a detailed consultation which will let you ask any questions you may have about sleep dentistry (or indeed, any of our available procedures) and decide if it is the right treatment for you. If you do decide to go for this procedure, you will receive high quality treatment that can improve your quality of sleep and, as a result, improve your overall health too.

What can I do to help reduce how much I snore?

Whilst a dentist in Sydney CBD can provide you with help and advice about what dental treatments can help you with snoring, there are many things that you can do for yourself to help with this, and also improve your general health.

There are some things, such as stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol (particularly before going to bed) and ensuring that you get approximately seven to eight hours of sleep per night which are beneficial, both for reducing the amount that you snore, and for your overall health and well-being. Further to this, losing weight can be particularly helpful, and by doing so you can probably reduce the amount of tissue in your throat, thus making it less likely that your airways will be blocked while sleeping.

There are also some ways that you can change how you sleep, which are also useful for reducing the amount that you snore, such as sleeping on your side or keeping the front area of your bed raised while you sleep. The latter can help keep your airways open as your head is higher up, and as for sleeping on your side, this can stop your tongue from moving to the back of your throat as you sleep, thus improving airflow and helping to prevent excessive snoring.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure the treatment is right for you.