Village Dental Care

Grinding and Snoring Solutions

Achieve Restful Sleep and Improve Your Health

At Village Dental Care, we understand that snoring and teeth grinding are not only disruptive to your sleep but can also have significant implications for your health. Our comprehensive approach to these common issues aims to improve your sleep quality and alleviate associated health risks. Led by Dr. Justin Tan, our team is dedicated to providing effective, personalised solutions based on the latest research and technology.

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Snoring: More Than Just Noise

Snoring occurs when air flow through the mouth and nose is partially obstructed during sleep, causing the surrounding tissues to vibrate and produce sound. It’s often a symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that can lead to serious health consequences if left untreated. At your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your snoring and any related breathing problems, and thoroughly assess your oral and throat structures for indicators of OSA.

Why Choose Village Dental Care for Grinding and Snoring Solutions?

Expertise

Dr Tan is a certified SOMNOMED mandibular advancement splint provider. Somnomed is a leading manufacturer of snoring splints to help manage bruxism and sleep disordered breathing. SOMNOMED splints are oftern prescribed for patient who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy.

Personalised Treatment

We tailor every treatment plan to meet your specific needs, ensuring the most effective outcomes.

Comprehensive Care

Our holistic approach addresses not only the symptoms but also the underlying causes of your snoring and grinding, promoting overall oral and general health.

Treatment Options for Bruxism Include

Custom Night Guards

Designed to fit your mouth comfortably, these guards protect your teeth from the pressure and wear of grinding, reducing the risk of damage and alleviating symptoms like jaw pain and headaches.

Neuromodulators (Botox / Dysport)

Neuromodulators are very effective in the management of bruxism and temporomanibular disorders resulting form bruxism.

Addressing Contributing Factors

Our comprehensive care approach includes evaluating and treating any underlying issues that may contribute to bruxism, such as stress or misaligned teeth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition where breathing stops intermittently during sleep due to airway blockage. OSA can lead to significant health issues, including increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Addressing snoring is not only important for a better night’s sleep but also for overall health.

Dentists can provide custom-fitted oral appliances, such as mandibular advancement splints (MAS), which gently hold the jaw in a forward position to keep the airway open during sleep. This can significantly reduce snoring and improve symptoms of sleep apnoea. Dr. Justin Tan is certified in providing such solutions, including the Somnomed snoring splint.

Signs of teeth grinding (bruxism) include waking up with a sore jaw or headache, noticeable wear and tear on your teeth, increased tooth sensitivity, and the sound of grinding teeth during sleep reported by a sleep partner. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek evaluation and treatment.

Treatment for bruxism may include wearing a custom night guard to protect your teeth from grinding damage, stress reduction techniques, and addressing any underlying dental issues that may contribute to grinding, such as misaligned teeth. Village Dental Care provides personalised treatment plans based on the severity and cause of your bruxism.

Yes, children can also experience snoring and teeth grinding. For snoring, it’s crucial to rule out enlarged tonsils or adenoids and assess for paediatric sleep apnoea. Teeth grinding in children often resolves on its own but can be treated with protective measures if it causes dental issues. We recommend a consultation to determine the best course of action.

Mandibular advancement splints are highly effective for many patients, significantly reducing snoring and improving the symptoms of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea. Their effectiveness can vary based on the individual’s specific condition and anatomy, so a thorough evaluation is necessary to determine suitability.

Bruxism

Addressing Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Teeth grinding or clenching, known as bruxism, often occurs during sleep and can lead to headaches, jaw pain, and damage to teeth. Our goal is to identify the underlying causes of bruxism and provide effective treatments to prevent further dental damage and relieve discomfort.

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    Begin Your Journey to Better Sleep

    Don’t let snoring and teeth grinding disrupt your life and health. Contact Village Dental Care today to schedule your consultation. Our team is ready to provide the solutions you need for a quieter, more restful sleep.