Helping Sunbury sleep better with advanced dentistry

Smile in Style is known for providing healthy, high quality preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds. However, our services extend beyond caring for teeth. Dr Rose and his team offer a variety of advanced treatments, including sleep apnoea therapy.

Sunbury sleep better with advanced dentistry treatment for for sleep apnoea

Signs of apnoea

OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea) is a sleep disorder that involves blockage of the airway, causing interruptions in breathing. Unfortunately, many people with apnoea are yet undiagnosed. The symptoms include:

  • Snoring, which is usually louder when you sleep on your back
  • Choking or gasping for air during sleep
  • Frequent headaches, especially in the morning
  • Feeling sleeping or even falling asleep during the day
  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating, short term memory problems, and other cognitive impairment
  • Waking with a sore throat or dry mouth

A person with apnoea experiences fragmented sleep, but rarely awakens completely during an episode. Therefore, snoring and gasping are often first observed by the sleep partner.

How you can breathe easy and sleep well

Without treatment, OSA can negatively impact your health in many ways including increased risk for stroke or heart disease. Common medical therapy is CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), which forces air through the collapsed airway. Dental treatment is generally an oral appliance that holds the airway open.
The benefits of oral appliance therapy include:

  • There is no machine, which means no noise, and no electrical cord
  • The appliance is custom made for a comfortable fit
  • There is nothing covering your face
  • Travel is simple with a device small enough to fit in your pocket
  • Oral appliances are designed to maintain optimal position of the jaws.

If you think that you might have sleep apnoea, ask Dr. Rose about your diagnostic and treatment options. Call our Moonee Ponds office at 03 8400 4104 or our Sunbury office at 03 8001 6021 and schedule a consultation or book your appointment online at
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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.