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Sleep Dentistry

Trouble sleeping? Millennium Dental Mosman can help.

Snoring affects up to 40% of the adult population

Snoring can be very loud and disruptive to sleep patterns and significantly affect your quality of life. It can place great stress on relationships, affecting the individual as well as the sleep of partners and family members.

What is snoring & why do I do it?

Snoring is a hoarse, rumbling sound which is caused by the vibration of soft structures at the back of the throat. The vibration is due to the partial airway obstruction during sleep. In normal sleep, air passes through the nose and passed the structures at the back of the throat. When you are awake the muscles hold the airway open and while you sleep they relax. If these muscles over relax the airway will become partially obstructed, causing the tissues to vibrate creating a snoring sound.

Snoring can also be a symptom of a more serious condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea or Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Millennium Dental Mosman in Mosman can treat this condition using advanced sleep apnea therapy known as Somnomed Sleeping Devices.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Approximately 40% of people who snore have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea can cause many interruptions to breathing throughout the night. People who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea have disrupted sleep and low blood oxygen levels. It can also lead to Heart Disease, increased blood pressure as well as a higher risk of stroke and heart attack.

In OSA patients, the soft tissues in the throat collapse and are sucked against the back of the throat. This action blocks the upper airway and stops air flow. When the oxygen level in the brain becomes low enough, the sleeper will partially awaken. The obstruction clears and air begins to flow again – usually causing the sleeper to snort and gasp. This leaves the person with excessive day time sleepiness and fatigue.

Sleep Apnea Treatment – Somnomed Sleeping Devices

Somnomed sleeping devices are easy and comfortable to wear during sleep. They are similar to a custom fitting mouth guard and will not prevent you from talking, opening and closing your mouth or yawning. Dental Sleep Appliances are scientifically proven and widely regarded by Sleep Physicians as the best available treatment for snoring and mild Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

How do Somnomed Sleeping Devices work?

They work by holding the lower jaw slightly forward and bringing the tongue with it. This prevents the tissues at the back of the throat from collapsing back in the airway – keeping the airway open.

Sibel Serce

Oral Health Therapist

Sibel is one of our Oral Health Therapists at Millennium Dental.

Since becoming a member of the team, Sibel has consistently demonstrated the utmost commitment and dedication towards helping each of our patients. She has gained her experience in both the public health sector, as well as other private clinics throughout Sydney.

Her friendly nature makes her extremely approachable. When tailoring to her patients’ needs, Sibel ensures she is able to provide an attentive yet pleasurable dental experience for everybody she meets.  She is extremely passionate about promoting oral health to both her friends and fellow peers.

Sibel is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She is also bilingual in speaking English and Turkish.

When she is away from the clinic, Sibel loves spending time with her big family, finding cafes for brunch as well a gym workout.

Sona Rathinavelu

Oral Health Therapist

Sona qualified as an Oral Health Therapist (Adult Scope) in 2007 with Distinction marks from the University of Sydney. She has worked in a number of clinics across Sydney where she has practiced a wide range of preventative and restorative procedures. Her calm and gentle demeanour help make patients feel welcome and relaxed. She enjoys focusing on the aesthetic, preventative and restorative aspects of dentistry.  

When not at the practice, Sona enjoys teaching dance and hanging out with her family.

Shruti Kulhalli

Dentist

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide, Dr Shruti Kulhalli has worked in Sydney and Adelaide, both as a dentist and as a university clinical tutor.  Dr Shruti brings extensive range of experience to our practice and strives for perfection when treating each and every one of her patients, always tailoring her approach to an individual’s needs. Her warm and friendly manner ensures a comfortable, personal experience for each patient. Always seeking to stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving world of dentistry, she regularly attends dental conferences and courses all around Australia. With a keen interest in both cosmetic and complex restorative dentistry.  As a mum of 2 young kids, Dr Shruti is especially passionate about the need for great paediatric dentistry.

Dr Shruti particularly enjoys the interpersonal and artistic aspects of dentistry. She loves being able to meet and to get to know different people each day and nothing gives her greater pleasure than using her skills and experience to help people gain optimal dental health and a beautiful smile. She also firmly believes that health is holistic, and when planning treatment, and always considers her patient’s general physical health and their well-being with the knowledge that these can have an important influence on oral health. 

In the little time that she’s not being a dentist or a mum, Dr Shruti is a regular at her local pilates studio, and also loves learning and reading about health and wellness. In 2013, she received her certificate in health coaching with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. This has given her the unique ability as a dentist to provide advice to her patients on the link between dental health and nutrition.

Mark Rosenberg

Dentist

Dr Mark Rosenberg graduated in South Africa in 1982, before moving to London for fifteen years. During his time in London, Dr Rosenberg furthered his studies in implant dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetics and general oral surgery. In 1987 Dr Rosenberg received the LDS from the Royal College of Surgeons and also passed his American board exams. Dr Rosenberg benefited from the great experience of running multiple surgeries and a general anaesthetics clinic for many years.

Dr Rosenberg has done extensive courses in cosmetics and implant surgery and holds several post graduate implant and orthodontic diplomas.

Since immigrating to Sydney, he has enjoyed the daily drive from the Eastern suburbs to Mosman. His spare time is spent chasing after his young daughter who keeps him young and tired at the same time! He has kept fit for many years and his present regime involves running, swimming and pilates; however, his knees have decided his marathon running days are over!