Hello Patients, Friends, and Family,

We Smile Dentistry is very happy to announce that we will be gradually opening our doors starting Monday, June 8, 2020.
We have made some changes to ensure that your safety and our team’s safety is at the highest of standards. Please view the short video that Dr. Spagnuolo has put together to highlight changes that were made to the office. Please check below for some of the changes you will experience when visiting our office.
  • We will be screening every patient the day before their appointment.
  • Day of arrival we are requesting that you remain outside or in your vehicle and call the office to let us know you have arrived.
  • We will be able to inform you that you can enter or if you need to stay in your car.
  • We will be meeting you at the locked door.
  • You will be given a hand sanitizer to use.
  • We are also requesting that you wear your own mask.If you do not have a mask, we will provide you one.
  • Your temperature will be checked.
  • You will be filling out a COVID-19 form to complete.
  • You will then be ushered into a room.
  • We are trying to limit the use of the waiting room.
  • Our washroom will only be available for emergency use only. Please brush your teeth and use your own facilities before your dental appointment.
Further, we have to limit the number of people that are in the office, therefore we are not able to see families all on the same day. They will now be separate appointments. Also, if your hygiene appointment was canceled by the office, we will contact you to rebook. Thank you for your patience!

WE WILL NOT BE SEEING COVID-19 POSITIVE PATIENTS.

Safety is always our number one concern and if you feel uncomfortable coming to the office at this time, we respect your decision.

We are looking forward to taking care of our patients again. Any questions please give the office a call at (226) 605-0042.

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Do you wake with headaches and migraines? Do you feel fatigued all day and fall asleep unexpectedly? Does your partner spend the night on the sofa or in the spare bedroom to escape your loud, chronic snoring? You could have a serious sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. At We Smile Dentistry in London, ON, Dr. Giulio Spagnuolo offers dental sleep apnea solutions as a comfortable and effective alternative to CPAP masks.

Sleep apnea treatment in London, ON can mean no CPAP

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when tissues at the back of the throat collapse as you relax into sleep, partially or completely blocking the airway. With severe sleep apnea, blood oxygen levels may drop dangerously, 30 or more times per hour. With each episode, sleep is interrupted as you jerk or choke into wakefulness before the cycle begins again. Most apneics, and often their bedmates, seldom get deep sleep the body needs for rejuvenation.

The condition greatly increases risk of:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Driving and workplace accidents

Sleep apnea in children can impede normal development of the mouth and sinuses. It is linked to ADHD, poor academic and athletic performance, and behavioral issues.

Treatment generally consists of CPAP – a device that delivers a continual flow of air that holds the back of the throat open. While CPAP is effective when used conscientiously, many people find it difficult to sleep wearing a nasal mask and tethered to a humming machine.

A sleep apnea oral appliance is a prescription device fitted by the dentist (following a sleep study to diagnose sleep apnea and determine severity). It slips into the mouth, shifting the jaw slightly forward and depressing the tongue, to keep the airway clear during sleep.

Sleep apnea devices can help patients overcome sleep apnea entirely or lessen severity. In extreme cases, oral appliance therapy is added to CPAP for better results.

Do you snore excessively? Do you suffer from day time fatigue? Do you wake during the night with shortness of breath? You may suffer from the life-threatening sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. About one in every fifteen Americans suffers from sleep apnea and it is a problem that many might not even realize that they have. But that does this have to do with dentistry? Because sleep apnea is caused by an airway obstruction – the disorder can be treated through the mouth. The Thornton Adjustable Positioner or the TAP appliance is one of the more popular ways to treat sleep apnea. When the jaw bone is lax, tongue and soft tissue obstruct the airway. The TAP appliance advances the jaw bone allowing the air to flow freely and making sleep more restful throughout the night. If you think you might suffer from sleep apnea, talk to your dentist today about possible treatment options.


Anti-snoring solutions, too

An anti-snoring device is like oral appliance therapy. However, since it is not a medical device, you can be fitted for one without a sleep study and prescription. While a snore guard is intended to reduce snoring, it could also improve sleep apnea.

It is time to start getting healthy rest. Call We Smile Dentistry in London, ON at (226) 605-0042 to talk with Dr. Spagnuolo about sleep apnea treatment.

In need of care? Schedule your visit today!

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