Treatment options for snoring and sleep apnoea that really work.
Did you know that one in every four people in the UK snores? The reality is that aside from the 15 or so million snorers, the problem also affects twice as many people in those unlucky bed partners whose sleep is being disturbed night after night.
More often than not, snoring is dismissed as ‘one of those things’ and joked about in many households. But in truth, continual snoring not only impacts a relationship but can be an indicator of a person’s overall health and well-being – or rather, the lack of it!
For this reason, it needs to be tackled professionally with anti-snoring treatment.
Here at Cheadle Hulme Dental and Cosmetics, for example, we offer a number of proven anti-snoring treatments designed to help you to stop snoring and give your bed partner a peaceful night’s sleep.
But before we go into the ins and outs of various anti-snoring treatments, let’s take a look at why we snore…
Why do we snore?
Snoring is quite simply a vibration of air as it passes through the soft tissues in your neck and head. During sleep, the air passages begin to narrow. This isn’t always a problem in itself. However, in some people, the tongue and jaw can also fall back, thus restricting the airway further.
When this happens, the snorer begins to draw air in at a higher velocity in order to compensate. Increasing air supply in this way to feed the body with oxygen results in tissue vibration, more commonly known as snoring.
While virtually everyone snores at some point or other, chronic snorers – e.g., those who snore nightly for long periods of time, may have a more serious condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – OSA.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – What is it?
Obstructive sleep apnoea is the most common form of sleep apnoea and occurs when the airway is blocked sufficiently enough to make the snorer wake up gasping for breath. This can happen hundreds of times a night, leaving the snorer feeling exhausted.
While the condition itself isn’t life-threatening, the tiredness caused by continually being in a state of sleep and awakening can lead to all sorts of health problems, including:
High blood pressure.
Irregular heart rhythms.
Severe fatigue puts you at greater risk of having an accident.
Something as innocuous as snoring shouldn’t be taken lightly. As a result, we advise seeking help. But who do you turn to?
Why visit a dentist?
Modern dentists are trained to look at the bigger picture. That means not only your teeth and gums but the mouth, neck, and face too. They have a comprehensive understanding of the anatomical and physiological makeup of these areas and, as such, are perfectly positioned to help.
Here at Cheadle Hulme Dental and Cosmetics, for example, we offer several treatments, including an antisnoring mouthguard and an anti-snoring mouthpiece, designed to keep the airway clear so breathing can resume easily.
Everyone’s mouth is different, and therefore, all our mandibular advancement devices or tongue stabilising devices are custom-made to fit and are very discreet. Made from the latest medical-grade materials, our lightweight devices are built to last.
Simply pop it in before bed and wear it during sleep. The jaw and tongue remain in a recovery position enabling the airway to be kept open. This, in turn, means that any vibrations from narrow airways are greatly reduced.
Ultimately, when you awake, both you and your bed partner will have had a better and restful night’s sleep.
How does our anti-snoring treatment work?
Our mandibular advancement splint, for example, is designed to keep the jaw forward when the patient is sleeping. In doing so, it tightens up the soft tissues, opening up the upper airway passage.
Alternatively, and as the name suggests, our tongue stabilising devices are designed to prevent the tongue from falling back across the airway during sleep. Both are lightweight, discreet, and comfortable to wear.
Prevention, prevention, prevention!
An important point to note is that both our anti-snoring mouthguard and anti-snoring mouthpiece act as a preventative rather than a cure. In other words, they prevent the act of snoring but won’t stop your snoring problem altogether.
Instead, did you know that there are also a whole heap of subtle lifestyle changes that you can take to help you cure yourself from snoring?
These include lifestyle changes such as:
Sleeping on your side – this prevents the jaw and tongue from falling back.
Regular daily exercise – which can help to strengthen the muscles needed to breathe.
Losing weight – Just a small amount of weight loss may be enough to help eradicate excess fatty tissue, particularly around the neck and throat, which may otherwise contribute towards snoring.
Drinking less alcohol and cutting down or quitting smoking have a role to play in effective anti-snoring treatment. Sometimes even making these few minor lifestyle tweaks can put an end to your snoring problem once and for all.
If you know that you’re a chronic snorer or your partner continuously tells you to stop snoring, then you should be looking to take action. Long-term chronic snoring can be problematic, so don’t be afraid to seek professional help.
That action should involve a combination of making subtle lifestyle changes to aid a peaceful night’s sleep and/or talking to a professional dentist about helping you with anti-snoring treatment.
If you’re concerned about snoring and feel that you want to do something about it, come and talk to the team at Cheadle Hulme Dental and Cosmetics. We believe in caring for the whole body, and more often than not, this starts with the mouth.
How do I know if I snore?
It’s hard to know yourself if you snore. Even if you wake yourself up during the night, it can be tricky to associate this with a snoring condition. So usually, it’s down to your bed partner to tell you if you snore.
Generally speaking, though, you are more inclined to snore if:
When it comes to a friendly, caring, and professional dentist in Cheadle Hulme, you won’t find better than Cheadle Hulme Dental and Cosmetics. Why not book an appointment by contacting us directly at 0161 486 0743? We look forward to welcoming you.
I first used the practice to discuss an all on four procedure. The initial consultation was excellent and I proceeded with the work which involved extensive bone grafting and eventually an all on six full top set. Over the course of 12 months the whole procedure took place in carefully arranged stages. After 18 months the new teeth are fantastic and I am delighted with the work done. This is a brilliant practice and I have no hesitation in recommending
New practice building is looks modern and smart. The procedure I was going to have was explained before we started so there was no surprises! Everything went well with absolutely no discomfort at all. Overall, no complaints, good job 👍
I’ve just started my Invisalign journey and the staff couldn’t have been more attentive!All the clear advice and support from Caroline whilst deciding the best course to get the results I wanted was really helpful!Mo has been really great too, super friendly and makes you feel so relaxed explaining every step along the way.I can’t wait to see the results now!
I had my first visit today for an initial consultation. I liked the style and decor of the practice, the staff were friendly and welcoming. I felt comfortable in my consultation and was given all the information I needed for the treatment I was interested in. Everything was explained in detail. The consultant offered her contact number should I have any queries and wanted to message her at a later date, I thought this was kind. I also managed to book my first appointment in a couple of weeks which means I do not have to wait for a long time, this is appreciated. I haven’t had my treatment yet but so far so good.
It's was a first initial appointment but I came away with a feeling that they really cared about it what I wanted and explained in detail what services where on offer, what they could do and how much it would cost.The option to spread the cost over a term that suited me and my budget was also very encouraging.They are lovely and friendly as well, big bonus.
The building and decor is lovely. Every calming and welcoming. The staff all give excellent customer service and go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. Generally a lovely practice and the best I have been to. Highly recommend.
My first experience of the practise was fantastic - I had a thorough consultation X-rays and a scan of my teeth . Susan my dentist was lovely - very down to earth and totally put me at ease about some recent concerns I had with my teeth. I have always looked after my teeth and have had cosmetic dentistry before at previous dentists . I chose to join CH dentistry because I had read good reports about their work and care of their patients - something that sadly my NHS dentist of 11 years had started to fall back on! The whole dental experience was fantastic and I am having some dental repair work as well as hygiene appointments in the coming weeks ahead of joining the dental plan .Caroline went through the plans with me and helped me decide on the right one for my needs and booked my appointments in . You certainly are living up to your motto - ‘your smile is our reputation ‘- my smile has been wider this week knowing my dental needs are going to be totally cared for !
I’ve been to this dentist practice since I was 4 years old and never once had a bad experience. The new practice is immaculate whilst keeping some of the old features which is always a pleasure to visit. The staff are welcoming and are more than eager to accommodate. The value for money is excellent and all the dentists and hygienists are incredibly thorough. Very happy with Cheadle Hulme Dental and Cosmetics.
What a great place and relaxed atmosphere . All the staff from the front of house reception to the dentists were very welcoming and professional. Excellent service.👏👏 keep up the good work team👌👍 would highly recommend and can’t wait to get my smile back after several other dentists over the years this is by far the best . Thank you 🙏
I had orthodontic work done over 10 years ago at their old premises and recently developed an issue with my fixed retainer. My original dentist doesn't work there any more but I was assigned a new dentist who is so lovely. She's got me sorted and it's cost less than I thought.The practice is beautifully presented and the staff are friendly and helpful
I’m a newcomer to Cheadle Dental & Cosmetics when recommended to me. My first thought when entering was how different it was to my previous dental practice. The staff were extremely welcoming offering tea, coffee, and chilled water. The dentist, dental assistant, and hygienist were lovely, talking me through their process. I was first taken for a scan of my teeth which I was shocked that they did that as I’d never experienced that before. They explained they can use it to model braces and the dentists can view your teeth. The service I received was incomparable to previous dental practices. The caring staff, cleanliness of the place, and great work was superb, I won’t be changing to another practice. I would recommend anyone to switch to this team, the checkup itself was so much longer and in-depth than any I’ve had before.
My wife's been at this dental practice 2/3 year's and as been telling me to move to it none stop. I didn't like to leave because my dentist was fine for years, then he retired and the replacement wasn't good enough so I took my wife's advice and have moved to Cheadle Hulme Dentist. Wow what a great difference, they are brilliant, found a problem I didn't know I had and are sorting it all out Quickly and they're great 😃 tell you what is happening all the time, making you feel as if you are the most important client and really look after you. Should of moved years ago. Just First Class. John.
This was my first time at this practice. When you walk in you are greeted cheerfully and professionally. My treatment plan was explained to me in detail and I was made to feel at ease. Everywhere was clean and modern.I have no hesitation in recommending them to family and friends
This is by far the best dentist I have been to. I am a nervous patient and really appreciate that my dentist understands this and makes sure that I'm OK at every stage. I've been able to get appointments quickly and I've had prompt, painless, careful treatment when it was needed.
I have only positive comments to make about this dental practice. I had severe tooth ache and was able to get an appointment within less than 24 hours. I am an anxious dental patient but was immediately put at my ease. Unfortunately I needed a tooth extraction and was able to have this done without sedation, thanks to the kindness and patience of the team. I was so impressed that I have now changed my dental care to this practice and would highly recommend them, especially if you are nervous 💗
The practice makes a great impression being thoroughly modern and spotless inside a period building.All of the staff from reception through to the dentists and hygienists are friendly, caring and take their time to explain information clearly.This is by far the best dental practice that I have used.I highly recommend Cheadle Hulme Dental & Cosmetics.
I saw Suzie again today. She was very professional, friendly and reassuring. Made me feel completely at ease. Deane was the dental nurse and he was lovely. The receptionists were very welcoming and helpful. This is a great practice and I would certainly recommend them.
Staff are all friendly, dentist & hygienist fully experienced and knowledgeable, explains what’s going to happen before, during and after.The new premises are fresh, clean and finished to a very high standard.I highly recommended this dental practice.
Looked for a new destiny after my previous clinic closed and I couldn’t be more happy with my choice. Booking and getting an appointment is super easy and have great availability so you aren’t waiting months. The dentists and dental technicians are phenomenal, put you at ease and answer any questions. You can clearly feel that the staff enjoy working there as the environment is so welcoming and warm. 100% would recommend and looking forward for my next appointment.
The best dentist without a doubt. Every visit I feel calm and looked after and all my needs are always met. The staff are all friendly and make you feel very welcome. Have recommended to so many people and will continue to do so.
I’m a new patient but I can’t thank them enough. On my first appointment I had a full check up, x-rays and Invisalign scans with Mo (who was fab) and three quotes/estimates to fix what another a dentist messed up. The second appointment was a hygienist visit (she was so lovely) which was the most comfortable and nicest experience I’ve ever had with a cleaning appointment. I’ve now signed up for the dental plan and will be a long term customer.
Excellent Dental Practice! Suzie made my braces journey a breeze with her warm and attentive care. From the first consultation, she explained everything thoroughly and put me at ease. Suzie's expertise and attention to detail ensured smooth progress, and her kind nature made each visit enjoyable. The entire team was friendly and efficient, creating a positive environment. Thanks to Suzie, my braces treatment was a success, and I now have a beautifully aligned smile. I highly recommend this dental practice for their exceptional care and lovely staff. Thank you, Suzie, and the team, for an outstanding experience!
Upon my first visit, I was pleasantly surprised, felt very comfortable, didn't feel clinical, was greeted very politely by the receptionist. Consultation went really well everything was explained clearly and the questions asked were answered well. I didn't feel pressured into making a decision, that what I was happy about. There was no rush. Absolutely would recommend this practice to others.
Would 100% recommend! All the staff are always pleasant and welcoming. Just starting on my treatment plan journey which will hopefully include implants. Shi has explained everything clearly so far, with always the option to ask questions, which is really important and he has been first class!
The first contact was with a receptionist named Mel, very polite, clear and easy to understand.At my smile consultation, The practice, albeit on a main road, was very easy to find and parking was not an issue.The reception was welcoming /calming and I was quickly dealt with by the staff and asked if I would like a drink while waiting. my smile consultant, Caroline, called me to her consulting room which is very pleasingly decorated and furnished, as was all of the other areas I could see. Her knowledge and listening skills were very good and she spoke in a quiet but clear voice. All the information I needed was passed onto me to peruse at home. I feel confident that if I was to make a second appointment to have the examination by the dentist, that things would go well. I would recommend this practice as a good place to start for any teething problems that people may have. Jim Harrison
I came here from a recommendation from someone else.Usually going to the dentist it looks, smells and sounds like a dentist, this one is nothing like that, without sitting in the dental chair you would never know.Everyone I spoke to was really friendly and made me feel comfortable.I'd recommend Cheadle Hulme Dental to anyone, especially for people like me who hate the dentist, there is always an option to make you feel more comfortable.Coming here has restored my faith in having my teeth worked on and I'm looking forward to going back.
As I've not seen a Dentist for a few years since the Lockdown, I was very anxious before my visit, but as soon as I went in for my appointment everyone was so welcoming, & reassuring & put me at ease! The staff & Dentist are all very nice as well as professional & the practice is thoroughly modern & well designed, especially TV screens in the consultant rooms to take your mind off things! I'm so relieved I chose this Dental Practice & look forward to further visits in the future
I cannot overstate how happy I am with the service at Cheadle Hulme dental. I have suffered with a phobia of dentists for my whole life and Cheadle Hulme dental practice has changed this for me! They have made me feel comfortable and relaxed at every appointment and I have managed to have some long overdue and much needed surgery and treatment. I can honestly that if you suffer like I did -the service is life changing.
I went for my first consultation today for teeth whitening and had a lovely lady answer all my questions and explain all the options. I am now booked in again tomorrow to go ahead with it all! For once I feel excited to go to the dentist ! It gives you the complete opposite feel to every other dentist, you feel so comfortable and at ease!Lovely modern dentist and friendly staff.Highly recommend just excited to see the results now!
Excellent service & friendly, helpful staff that make you feel at ease.My treatment is not quite finished, but I love how my teeth look already, just with the temporary implant. Would definitely recommend
Fantastic dental practice. All the staff are professional and efficient. Very calming environment especially if you are not a fan of going to the dentist! Spotless and welcoming practice. Definitely recommend.
A beautifully clean,prestige and well designed Practice.Very professional ladies in smart branded uniformsA smiling warm welcome from everyone at ReceptionMy allocated dentist,Hemal was most welcoming as were all his Dental Assistants.My experience,this being my first time in the Practice,for a Dental check up was well explained and all questions were answered in a patient and pleasant manner by my dentist.5 stars to this practice from me!Thank you ...I'll be back...
I am so glad I found this practice, they have given me my confidence back. I have been with them for over 3 years, it’s good to have reliable, friendly and thorough service. My teeth and gums are all healthy again and they help with keeping them that way. I am no longer anxious about going to the dentist now that I have a good one. Thanks very much Shi and team :)
Had a consultation with Ms Hadfield this afternoon. She explained what I would be recommended to do with my tooth and made sure everything was understood. Was such a lovely lady to speak to, thank you for your time! The place itself is absolutely gorgeous. Would 100% recommend!
I have always dreaded the dentist but since becoming a new patient here I have felt at ease every time. The staff are very friendly and take the time to explain any procedures with you prior to commencing them to ensure you feel happy and relaxed. Definitely recommend.
This practice is superb. I am an anxious patient and they have treated me with total respect and compassion - would totally recommend for anyone that has avoided the dentist for years like me, after a dreadful experience. This is the total opposite and I feel in utterly competent, safe, caring and understanding hands!
After years of experiencing dental issues with infections under old bridgework, I am presently having three implants and bone grafts with this practice. I researched a lot before deciding to come to Cheadle Hulme Dental as this is a very intricate surgery.Dr. Shi Karim is a highly skilled and talented surgeon and has been very kind and attentive to my needs. He took the time to explain the treatment process in detail, and both he and his staff make sure that I am comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process. His clear planning and attention to detail are impressive, and I always feel reassured that I am in good hands. The timeline plan and estimates are very clear and helpful.Further, he and his team ensure that my treatment was carried out efficiently and effectively. The aftercare is also spot on and reassuring. The team’s caring approach makes all the difference. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled and compassionate dental surgeon.
I’ve recently decided to have invisalign treatment and went Cheadle Hulme Dental and Cosmetic after seeing their social media posts about their great reputation with invisalign (and other dental treatments)I’m normally quite nervous about going to the dentist, but I couldn’t have been more relaxed here . From entering the reception area which looks more like hotel lobby, instead of feeling anxious I felt at ease. Everyone was really friendly and welcoming. The clinic is beautifully presented and is so clean and high tech.I had a first appointment with Kezia who was really informative and friendly. She answered all my questions and I decided the same day to go ahead.My second appointment was with the dentist Mr Raval and the dental nurse Zara. Both were welcoming and professional and I felt in safe hands. I am so glad I made the leap to come to CH for my invisalign and will be thinking about coming here now for all my dental needs as the experience just does not compare to my usual nhs dentist!Thank you
The practice was well furnished, clean and tidy, and the team were very nice and welcoming. My dentist was very friendly and explained my treatment options clearly and allowed me to ask any questions I had so that I could make informed decisions. It was a very pleasant experience and I look forward to visiting again.
Brilliant service as always, even down to the ease of letting me change my appointment time.It was refreshing to hear that I have been doing a good job of brushing my teeth and the useful tips and tricks are always appreciated. 10/10.
The receptionists are very welcoming & efficient. The clinic is top notch & very clean. Susie, my dentist, is brilliant & so, so lovely. I warmed to her immediately & was instantly confident in her expertise. She's always checking I'm ok with everything during procedures, explains everything well & makes you feel 'looked after' & that she cares. Highly recommend.