Fed up with snoring? How our team at Spa Dental Sydney can help


Do you regularly wake up with a sore throat and a headache? Does your partner frequently banish you to the spare room or sofa?

Snoring is common, with as many as 1 in 7 people snoring while they sleep more than 3 days a week. And while you may believe that it is a condition in itself, it is usually a symptom of an underlying health issue which is why people tend to snore when they are ill!

Of course, it can seem odd to approach a dental team to help you overcome snoring, but you will be surprised at how much we can do to aid you in controlling this problem.

At Spa Dental Sydney, we are proud of the treatments that we can offer our chronic snorers. We realise that sleep is important and if you are snoring, it is unlikely that your 40 winks are going to be restful.

But what can our team at Spa Dental Sydney do to help you overcome snoring?


Firstly, when you visit us at Spa Dental Sydney as a snorer, we will conduct an assessment.

This will involve looking in your mouth for signs of an organic blockage, while also asking about your lifestyle.

If you smoke, regularly consume alcohol or are taking prescription medication, then we will advise you on how these may be impacting on your sleep habits. Of course, we cannot advise you to change your medication, so if you feel this is the cause, you will need to talk to your doctor. But we can help with smoking cessation!

Sleep studies

If after the assessment we cannot find a cause, we will refer you for sleep studies.

At this stage, we are looking for a condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea, which can cause intermittent snoring and disturbed sleep patterns.

While you will need to spend a night in hospital, this will enable the sleep experts to manage your brain waves and oxygen levels, to determine if you have sleep apnoea and to what level of severity you have it.

This is crucial to diagnose, as it will impact on the treatment options we can provide you with.

Mouth guard

If you are found to have mild sleep apnoea, our team will be able to make a custom-fitted mouth guard for you to wear at night.

This will keep your airway open and ensure that your sleep apnoea does not disrupt your sleep; an open airway prevents snoring and ensures you get a better night’s sleep, so it’s win-win all round!


Continuous positive airway pressure (or CPAP) can help in more moderate to severe cases of sleep apnoea.

Applied via a mask, you will have a constant stream of oxygen supplied to you as you sleep, which will help to keep your airway open and will allow you to get the oxygen you need to get a restful sleep. Oh, and a CPAP machine is also a great way to stop snoring too, so you won’t be banished to the sofa!


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