Why does my dentist care that I snore? - Brisbane CBD Dentist - National Dental Care

Teeth are like finger prints. Every set is as unique as their owner. You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their teeth. Your Brisbane CBD dentist can tell even more about your general wellbeing by the state of your teeth.

Spotting snorers

People who snore tend to have weak enamel, acid wear, repeated fracture of fillings, ulcers due to tongue and cheek-biting, sore and ‘clicky’ jaws.

A well-trained dentist is often the first health professional to pick up on snoring.

People who snore are at risk of developing obstructive sleep apnoea, but if you’re not sleeping with a partner, you may have no idea that you snore.

Risks of snoring

Undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnoea sufferers are in immediate danger of serious car accidents. They also have a higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke and hypertension.

These risks are due to the sleep deprivation that snoring causes. Partners of snorers are often also sleep-deprived, which can also put them at higher risk of accidents and health issues.

Snoring solutions

We are able to provide customised mouthguards or mandibular advancement splints that reduce snoring. These aids are also up to 95% effective for reduction of severity of medically-diagnosed mild to moderate sleep apnoea.

Mandibular advancement splints provide a dual benefit. Not only do they help reduce snoring, they also protect teeth against grinding and consequent weakening of teeth.

The team at National Dental Care Brisbane CBD are trained in the field of dental sleep medicine and have a particular focus for treatment of medically diagnosed snoring and sleep apnoea.

Call National Dental Care Brisbane CBD on 07 3229 2051 and talk with our professional team about the treatment options available to you.

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