How To Stop Snoring

Snoring Prevention 

Anti Snoring Device 

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Is your spouse driving you crazy with their snoring?

Snoring can wreck havoc in a marriage. Most people lack the needed 8 hours of sleep. 

You don't need to suffer anymore. 

Up to 40% of the population in industrialized countries snore. The decreasing muscle tone during the sleep causes a narrowing of the upper respiratory tract. This narrowing accelerates the respiratory airflow, thereby various structures in the area of the upper respiratory tract start to vibrate and cause the snoring noise. So snoring is a mechanical process that can be counteracted mechanically. Here the dental therapy comes into action. Light or primary snoring do not have consequences on health whereas the rhonchopathy, the abnormal snoring, does.

We recently had one of our patient's phone in to East Coast Radio asking for a solution to her very loud snoring/sleep apnea. The patient could not go on holiday with her friends and family or have anyone sleep next to her due to her very loud snoring. This made it difficult socially for her and made her feel all alone. Our solution was the Silensor-SL snore guard.

The patient had a snoring app on her phone that measured her snoring in decibels. She put on the phone app then went to sleep and measured her snoring before Silensor-Sl snore guard and after Silensor-Sl snore guard. She was amazed by the results. Her snoring completely stopped after using Silensor-Sl. 

Sleep Apnea is, at a certain level of severity, a serious disease, that may cause not only sleepiness during the day but also serious systemic diseases. 

The snore guard called Silensor-Sl can change you and your spouses life. Feel free to chat to Dr Huson about the snore guard.

The benefits of the Silensor snore guard are:

They are a custom fit dental anti-snoring device.

Clinically proven to help stop snoring. No more sleepless nights

Manufactured by experienced personnel

Individually custom made to fit your mouth

Slimline, Lightweight and comfortable to wear.

The Silensor-sl can be expected to be very successful since in almost all cases the noise involved in snoring is caused by constriction of the airways. Because of its compact design, the device does not inhibit breathing through the mouth.
With severe corpulence a good success of the treating, however, is doubtful. The effectiveness will thus be increasingly reduced at a BMI (body-mass-index) of more than 30. The Silensor-sl cannot be used with edentulous patients and should only be fixed to a partial denture which has adequate retention. It is up to the dentist to assess whether or not residual teeth provide enough retention.

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Dental Veneers Before and After in Durban

Dental Veneers Procedure in Durban 

Our Case-Of-The-Month for July is Gemmah. Gemmah re-did her top four front teeth. She wanted to improve her confidence as she worked with international clientele on a luxury yacht.

Due to her work schedule she had limited time in South Africa. We carried out her smile makeover over a week.

Dr Huson's solution for her top four front teeth were dental veneers.

This first step involved Gemmah's active participation. After Dr Huson analysed her teeth he went over possible options with regards to her desired look. She explained to Dr Huson the result that she wanted. Photos and models of her teeth were then taken.

Teeth cleaning and teeth whitening were carried out. Dr Huson then prepared her teeth for dental veneers. Guided templates and stents were used to ensure that the absolute minimal enamel was removed from Gemmah's tooth surface. (Often as little as 0.1 millimeters or often none at all). Dr Huson then removed any evidence of decay and carefully shaped the teeth to correct any chips or gaps. Before trimming of the enamel Dr Huson discussed the various pain free options with her he then made a model or impression of her teeth.

The model was then sent to our onsite lab technicians, who custom made the dental veneers. After a few days Gemmah came back to get the veneers fitted. In the meantime, Dr Huson gave her temporary veneers. These temporary dental veneers match the planned final dental veneers. The reason why we do this is so you can see if you like the fit and feel and ask family and friends for their opinions on the aesthetics of your teeth.

Gemmah came in again to our clinic where bonding was carried out before the dental veneers was permanently cemented to her teeth, Dr Huson temporarily placed the veneers so that Gemmah could examine the fit and color. Slight adjustments were made at this stage because we have an onsite lab. Next, Dr Huson prepared the teeth to receive the veneers, the teeth were cleaned, polished, and etched -- which roughens the teeth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement was applied to the veneer and the veneer was then placed on her tooth. Once properly positioned on the tooth, Dr Huson applied a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involved removing any excess cement, evaluating Gemmah's bite and making any final adjustments in the Veneer as necessary. Gemmah came in for a checkup to see if the veneers have taken to the teeth.

Many of our clients come from as far afield as the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the UAE, the Netherlands, France, and Italy, to name but a few. It is often imperative that their treatment is completed in as short a time as possible. This can often mean that their dental work is completed in a single day or maximum a week if the case is more complicated.

Now you can get quick turnaround dental care. We offer a variety of effective cosmetic dentistry and general dental care solutions from our clinic in Musgrave, Durban, South Africa.

We have an excellent dental laboratory on-site with specialist technicians who work closely with us to make sure that your smile is perfect. Dr Huson has over 20 years of experience and worked in the Harley Street Region of London under world renowned celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver.

Dental veneers before and after

Dental Veneers Before and After In Durban

Teeth Whitening Durban

Teeth Whitening Durban Debunked 

I cannot tell you how much of misinformation there is on the web especially on Youtube with tutorials teaching you on how to whiten your teeth ‘naturally’ or at home recipes using baking soda, coconut oil or strawberries. These are strongly discouraged by a dentist as this will erode your teeth in the long term and damage your gum tissue.
Many people are looking to whiten their teeth as white teeth is associated with good oral hygiene and research has shown that straight, white teeth can make you look 10 years younger. Bright, white teeth are no longer only for Hollywood celebrities. It is now affordable for the average population. They say first impressions last and whitening your teeth increases your confidence and can make you look amazing on your wedding day, increase your business sales and can even get you your dream job.
Professional Teeth whitening is a process to lighten the colour of your teeth from yellow or grey to a whiter and brighter shade. There are two types of teeth whitening procedures in Durban. Tray based teeth whitening and LED/Laser teeth whitening. We use a combination of tray and laser based in order to safely and effectively whiten your teeth.
You can lighten your teeth up to 9 shades whiter with our teeth whitening system called Polar Night. We use lower doses of carbamide to decrease sensitivity so that you don’t experience any pain. Teeth Whitening in Durban should be done under the supervision of a dentist. Our teeth whitening procedure is also much more effective than any home teeth whitening system and is more cost effective than any professional or home teeth whitening system in the long term. We offer the highest quality in dentistry and all our products and services meet European Standards.

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Some quick Facts about Teeth Whitening in Durban

• It is reccomended that  you whiten your teeth if you are 20 years or older. We don’t recommend teeth whitening for younger individuals as their enamel is still forming.
The most effective teeth whitening procedure in Durban is getting it professionally done by a dentist. It is also the safest procedure. At home teeth whitening kits or alternatives such as baking soda, swishing your mouth in coconut oil, brushing with crushed strawberries are all highly dangerous for your teeth and leads to erosion of your enamel in the long term. These methods can also damage your gums.
• Whilst teeth whitening toothpaste and whitening gum has some whitening chemicals in them they are far too weak to have an effect.
Do NOT mouth rinse with hydrogen peroxide. This is extremely dangerous and can cause free radicals. The same radicals that age tissue.
The strongest whitening gel is NOT the most effective method. If you whiten your teeth in one session you will increase the sensitivity and experience severe pain in your teeth. That is why we use lower doses of carbamide over a longer period of time. It is the most effective in the long term as it keeps your teeth white.
To main a healthy, brighter, clean smile in the long term it is important to get your teeth cleaned by an oral hygienist every 6 months.
•Even after whitening your teeth it is best to avoid foods that discolour your teeth such as curry, red wine and coffee. The best method is to drink cool drinks and other stain enhancing foods via a straw.
Fillings, crowns and veneers cannot be whitened. Only your natural teeth can.
•Once whitened, teeth will not stay white forever. The colour change is permanent but the aging process still continues that is why touch up’s are needed in order to maintain white teeth. That is another reason we use the custom tray method. It is the most effective method in the long term and the most affordable method. You will not need to repeat the entire procedure again which will cost you more money in the long term. You just need the top up gels that cost R135 each.

Medical aid will not pay for any teeth whitening procedure. It is seen as a cosmetic procedure. 

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Cost of teeth Whitening Durban

Cost of Teeth Whitening 

Brushing, flossing and mouth rinsing is extremely important when it comes to maintaining oral hygiene. Even if you follow that regime consistently you will find with age that you teeth start to discolour and become more yellow. This could be due to cigarette smoking, drinking wine, eating a lot of curry or eating/drinking other teeth staining foods.

By now if you have decided to whiten your teeth you would have researched online and discovered that dental bleaching at a dentist office is the safest and most effective option. The cost of teeth whitening in Durban is very reasonable when compared to other home teeth whitening kits. The teeth whitening treatment is usually 100% more effective than home whitening kits and much more safer.You can whiten your teeth up to 9 shades lighter with our teeth whitening system. The results are much faster than any other home teeth whitening kits. Unlike at home teeth whitening kits, professional dental teeth whitening procedures are carefully monitored and contain a higher concentration of carbamide. We use stronger bleaching agents that are more effective and safe at our offices. 

Teeth Whitening

Unlike other professional teeth whitening procedures at a dentist we use lower doses of carbamide over a longer period of time (14 days) followed by a 1 hour laser session. This helps to decrease the tooth sensitivity and so that you have a painless treatment. Another huge advantage of using our teeth whitening system is that you never have to repeat the entire system again after a year. Most dentist office teeth whitening systems cost a fortune as you will need to repeat the entire process again. With our system we already created a mouth guard to fit your teeth and so you will only need to buy the teeth whitening gel which costs R135 each and you need up to two or three after the teeth bleaching process is completed 6 – 12 months later. This all depends on how much of teeth staining foods you eat as well.
The cost for teeth whitening at our offices in Durban is R3800. This includes the 14-day treatment followed by a one hour laser session. The cost of teeth whitening at our offices in Musgrave, Durban is much more reasonably priced when you compare the quality and benefits over other systems.
We offer the highest quality in dentistry. Dr Richard Huson has over 20 years of experience in the UK and worked under celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver in the Harley Street Region of London (where celebrities get their dental treatments). You are guaranteed work of the highest quality both in service and the products that we use. All our products meet European Standards. 

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Porcelain Crowns in South Africa

Dental Crowns South Africa 

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Digital Smile Design - using specialised software programs and together with our highly skilled dentist Dr Richard Huson, we are able to manipulate a photograph of your teeth into different possibilities of what certain cosmetic treatments may be able to achieve for you even before the treatment begins. This gives you a simulation of what your porcelain dental crowns may look like after treatment. Cosmetic Imaging is useful if you would want to know  "what it may look like" - or for those who struggle to picture the end result.In this picture we have shown the end result of Diane's dental crowns and what it could potentially look like. 

 

 

Porcelain Crowns in South Africa

Our Case-Of-The-Month for June is Diane. When Diane came in to see Dr Richard Huson she felt terribly embarrassed to smile and to talk. She did not like the gaps and discolouration in her front teeth on her top jaw. 
Due to her very busy work schedule and travel she could not afford to come back and forth for her treatment.She was also not sure of what the end result will look like - so in order to communicate better and make sure Diane was happy with the end result, we turned to our latest technology which was computerized Cosmetic Digital Imaging (DSD - Digital Smile Design). Diane was able to see the before and after pictures of her smile before any work was started. This enabled her too see what the end result would look like before committing to the treatment.
Our solution was then a same day smile makeover which consisted of dental crowns - A big advantage of Diane having her work done at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic was that it was done in a day with digitally scanned dental crowns. With our in house lab it was easy to make the necessary adjustments so that Diane left here extremely happy with the end result. 

Her two front teeth were crowned, re-positioned and lengthened.  We also enhanced the colour of her teeth. Her dental crown procedure took about 2 hours. 
We encourage our patients to chat to Costa and Dr Huson about their personal requirements with regards to the aesthetics of their treatment before their procedures are carried out. 

dental crowns in South AfricaWe have an excellent dental laboratory on-site with specialist technicians who work closely with us to make sure that your smile is perfect. Our "Laboratory-Artist" Costa and Juri (in the center) will create a treatment that will fit in with the shape of your face. Your dental crowns will be accurately done and aesthetically pleasing. He will always try to make your teeth look as natural as possible. Porcelain dental crowns in South Africa are much cheaper than porcelain dental crowns done in many first world countries. It is usually half the price if you compare an equal high end dental practice in the USA and UK. Dr Richard Huson has spent several years in the UK working under world renowned dentist Dr Joe Oliver. His high skill set combined with products that meet European standards make him the go to dentist. All our products are of the highest quality and we use the best manufacturers in the world that are world renowned and internationally recognised. 

 

 

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