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Aug 16

Sleep Apnoea - Are you a Statistic?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by Malisano Dental

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May 10

What happens to your teeth when turning 50?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by Malisano Dental

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May 16

Dr Malisano Official Oventus Clinician Of The Gold Coast

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Malisano Dental

Dr Malisano who has specific training in Oral Sleep Medicine and Jaw Joint Dysfunction has been providing oral sleep appliances for many years.

She now has some exciting news!

Our team at Malisano Dental have completed training to provide The Oventus Clearway DeviceTM.

The Oventus Clearway Device TM is a new style of Mandibular Repositioning Appliance (MRA) that can help those people who have sleep disordered breathing, snore and can’t breathe through their nose.

It is the world’s first and only sleep therapy which directs the flow of air to the back of the throat and by-passes nasal, soft palate and tongue obstructions.

Using Digital Dentistry techniques with 3D Printing, a custom made medical grade mouthguard is manufactured from titanium.

This makes the appliance small, streamlined and lightweight (weighs only 16gms). Thus making it perfect for those travelling long distances.

Research supports that MRAs are indicated as the first line of treatment for snorers and patient’s with a mild–to-moderate OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnoea) and those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy.

Oventus is currently conducting early research into a tongue retainer working with the Oventus Clearway DeviceTM to retain the tongue and further clear the airway for some patients.

The Research & Development team are also researching into future connecting the Oventus Clearway DeviceTM with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, but without a mask

For a solution to snoring, sleeping better and CPAP intolerance, do contact us on info@malisano.com.au or 5532 1933.

Please forward this newsletter “The Oventus Clearway DeviceTM“to those who will appreciate it.

Regards

Dr Leanne Malisano
General Cosmetic Dentist with special interest in TemporoMandibular Joint Dysfunction.
We help our clients make educated healthy choices.

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Feb 03

Night grinding is NOT a dental disorder

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 by Malisano Dental

People often connect grinding or clenching of teeth while asleep (Sleep Bruxism) as a dental disorder.
In actual fact, it is regarded as a sleep related movement disorder or one type of sleep disorder.

Worn uneven teeth, history of cracked fillings or teeth, generalized gum recession, chipped teeth and clicking jaw join are signs you may have sleep bruxism. The breakdown of the teeth and jaws are the result of a sleep bruxism, a sleep disorder.

Not all people make grinding noises while sleeping. There are those who clench their teeth tooth while asleep and this is a more serious form of bruxism. It is referred to as “ the silent disease”.

Sleep disorders affect up to 30% of Australians.
Lack of restful undisturbed sleep definitely impacts on the quality of life and life expectancy.

If not treated, it can lead to potentially devastating health diseases such as cardiovascular, heart attacks, diabetes and neurological diseases.
Good undisturbed sleep is essential for physical and mental restoration.

Dentists have the opportunity to assess and examine the airway of every patient they see.
The Dentist’s role is:
1. To recognize the signs of sleep bruxism and to manage it appropriately.
2. To optimise the physiology and provide support for the airway when the patient is asleep.
3. To construct an oral night appliance( not night splints) that suits the patient's needs.
The dentist will liaise with your GP because general health issues are best managed by your GP.

This is especially significant for those dentists with specific training in treating TemporoMandibular Joint Disorders, such as Dr Malisano.

Dr Malisano will determine if you have bruxism and will provide you with the appropriate professional care that you deserve- improved conditions for general health and for dental health. 
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Jun 11

how do I know if I have sleep apnoea?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by Malisano Dental

Sleep apnoea is a condition in which breathing stops for 10 seconds or more during sleep.  This disrupts normal sleep pattern and can cause oxygen levels to drop dangerously low.  This action rarely results in full wakefulness and few or none of the events can be remembered the next day. 
There are two types of sleep apnea – Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Central Sleep Apnoea. Read the rest of the entry...

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