Sleep Apnoea

As professional dentists, we are well aware of the discomfort caused for so many by sleep apnea/apnoea and come across this problem on a regular basis. This is an issue that we take very seriously, and we are happy to say that it has been managed many times with the correct dental treatment at both of our trusted, state-of-the-art dental clinics.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?

More than four percent of Australia’s population suffers from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). OSA is caused when the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses during sleep, blocking the airway and disrupting sleep as the body reflexively responds to clear the blockage. Patients who suffer from OSA may have poor pharyngeal muscle tone, restricting space and causing an obstruction and snoring.
If you or your partner snores, it’s possible that you may have OSA. It’s often a patient’s partner who’ll become alert to the problem first, as the sleeper may not wake fully during the night.

Problems linked to OSA include:

  • Fatigue the next day
  • Fluctuating moods
  • Reduced cognitive function
  • Social withdrawal
  • Decreased libido
  • Medical problems, including stroke & heart problems

Such devices generally include:

  • A mandibular advancement device (MAD)
  • A tongue retainer

As with any treatment, there are pros and cons associated with whatever intervention you choose. For more information on the various treatment options, please get in touch with our team

How Sleep Dentistry Helps

If you’re worried about OSA, speak to the experts at TLC Dental Clinic. We can establish if this is an issue for you and treat it effectively. Early intervention may include recommendations in relation to diet, exercise, and better sleeping positions. If problems persist, we may consider Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP) for patients with moderate to severe OSA.

Oral appliances can  be used to combat OSA prior. At TLC Dental Clinic, we can create custom-made appliances that are perfectly fitted for our patients.

Our sleep dentistry solutions are implemented by the some of the best dentists and nurses in your area and will successfully restore your regular breathing patterns, allowing you to have uninterrupted, wholesome sleep once again.

Choose from one of our professional dental clinics in Perth and surrounding areas, and set up an appointment for us to better understand your on-going dental health requirements.


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& Sequential Aligners

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities, with a primary focus on aligning teeth and jaws to improve function, appearance, and overall oral health.

At TLC Dental, the expert dentists will carefully evaluate your dental condition to determine whether you require orthodontic treatment.



Dental crowns are custom-made tooth-shaped caps that are placed over damaged or weakened teeth to restore their strength, shape, and appearance. They can be made from various materials like porcelain, metal, or a combination. Dental crowns protect and support a tooth that has a large filling, undergone root canal treatment, or suffered significant decay or fracture. The procedure involves reshaping the tooth to accommodate the crown, which is then cemented in place. Crowns improve both the function and aesthetics of the treated tooth, allowing it to blend seamlessly with the rest of the smile.

Professional scale

and clean or AirFlow®

Dental scale and clean, also known as dental cleaning or prophylaxis, is a routine preventive dental procedure performed by a dental hygienist or dentist. During the process, the dental professional removes plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth and gums. Scaling involves scraping off the hardened plaque (tartar) from above and below the gumline, while polishing helps remove surface stains and smooth the teeth. Dental scale and clean help prevent gum disease, cavities, and bad breath, promoting overall oral health and a fresh, clean smile. It is recommended to have this procedure done every six months as part of regular dental check-ups.

At TLC Dental we offer the option of a conventional scale and clean or a scale and clean with AirFlow® technology.

AirFlow® technology is a dental cleaning method offered at TLC Dental. It uses a mixture of water, air, and fine powder to remove plaque, stains, and biofilm from teeth and gums. The AirFlow® device delivers a gentle and effective cleaning action, reaching areas that traditional scaling may miss. It is more comfortable than traditional methods, and the procedure is quicker, making it a popular choice for patients. AirFlow® technology leaves teeth feeling smooth, clean, and visibly brighter, contributing to better oral health and a fresh smile.




A routine dental check-up is a regular preventive dental appointment with a dentist. During this visit, the dentist examines your teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, or oral abnormalities. X-rays may be taken to detect hidden problems. The dentist also cleans your teeth, removing plaque and tartar buildup. The check-up helps identify and address dental problems early, preventing more extensive treatments in the future. Regular dental check-ups are essential for maintaining good oral health and preventing dental issues. It is generally recommended to have a check-up every six months, but the frequency may vary based on individual dental needs.

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