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Snoring and Your Teeth:
What’s the Connection?

It’s a noisy nighttime nuisance that can disrupt one’s sleep and is associated with teeth grinding. According to some studies on snoring, sleep apnoea is one of the most common reasons why people exhibit symptoms of nighttime teeth grinding. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding can wreak havoc on the teeth. Teeth can loosen, become damaged or even be lost.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment and Snoring Aids are available.

What causes teeth grinding? Elevated levels of anxiety and stress can cause individuals to grind their teeth during sleep. Many people don’t even realise they grind their teeth at night.

Fortunately, there are some measures that can help snorers get a better night sleep and preserve their teeth in the process.

Sleep Apnoea Treatment

The most common treatment for sleep apnoea is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. Snorers use a mask that covers the nose and mouth during sleep. Though the use of CPAP is safe, it can be uncomfortable for some wearers.

Snoring Aids

As an alternative to CPAP treatment, your dentist can create a customised dental appliance that can ensure your airway stays open while you sleep. Similar to a sports mouthguard, this device works by moving the lower jaw forward. As a result, the airway expands during sleep. First, however, your dentist will perform a thorough dental examination. Next, a sleep study assessment will be conducted by a trained sleep physician. Afterwards, we will consult with the sleep physician to recommend a course of treatment.

 

Snoring doesn’t have to prevent you or your loved ones from getting restorative sleep. Contact the dentists in Melbourne CBD at Women in Dentistry to find out more about our quiet solutions.

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