Snoring

A partially obstructed airway during sleep causes parts of the throat or nose to vibrate as the air passes through a narrowed airway.

Snoring

A partially obstructed airway during sleep causes parts of the throat or nose to vibrate as the air passes through a narrowed airway.

A partially obstructed airway during sleep causes parts of the throat or nose to vibrate as the air passes through a narrowed airway.

This sound is commonly known as a snore. When we breathe, the air goes from the nose down to the lungs, passing through the throat to the trachea and lungs. This flow is possible thanks to the interaction of several muscles in the throat, tongue and soft palate. These muscles are firm when we are awake doing our day-to-day functions. However, when we fall asleep, especially during the deeper stages of sleep, these muscles relax making vibrations as we inhale and exhale causing us to snore.
Snoring can be an independent phenomenon and/or part of a sleeping disorder such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a common disorder consisting in one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep.

In some cases, the relaxation of the airway structures is such that a complete obstruction of the airway can be produced. This condition is known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea and it can be as severe to interrupt breathing completely, decreasing the oxygen levels in the body and signalling the brain to interrupt sleep. Thus, snorers or patients with more severe sleep airway disorder like OSA can suffer from chronic fatigue and other problems associated with poor quality sleep.

Causes

  • Excessive alcohol intake or certain sleeping medications: that cause throat muscles to over relax during sleep.
  • Inadequate neck: back and throat muscle tone and weakness.
  • Nasal obstruction: as a result of transitory health conditions like colds, sinusitis or hay fever. Other anatomical abnormalities such as nasal polyps, septum deviation, inflamed tonsils.
  • Skeletal malocclusions: patients with maxillary prognathism (inadequate development of the lower jaw that causes the upper maxilla to be overpronated) This malocclusion is known as skeletal type II and it is associated with numerous posture, respiratory and dental problems.
  • Swelling: soft palate (soft tissue at the back of the roof of your mouth) abnormalities. Other inflammatory diseases such as laryngitis or swollen throat.
  • Obesity: having a higher than normal Body Mass Index (BMI) has been associated as a risk factor for snoring and OSA, as the increased amount of tissue produces extra pressure over the airway and breathing passages.
  • Smoking: causes inflammation of the throat and contributes to narrow the airway.

Diagnosis

As the majority of sleep disorders, snoring is usually diagnosed by the patient’s partner or relatives. Although it might be loud and uncomfortable for others, it can remain unnoticed for the patient.  There is a lack of accepted clear guidelines about diagnosing snoring in the current scientific literature. However, the International Classification of Sleep Disorders consider a patient as snorer when:

  • There is a report of sonorous breathing during sleep reported by the patient or their bed partner.
  • The patient does not have sleep disorders associated with the snoring (the cause remains unknown).
  • There is an absence of another sleep-related respiratory disorder.

Primary snoring should be diagnosed by a sleep physician and not a dentist, as it is often accompanied by OSA, and misdiagnosis can have severe implications for patients. However, dental practitioners can help in diagnosing snoring based on findings during the oral examination. Relying on a few tests, the dentist will look at the anatomical disposition of the patient’s mandible in relation to the upper maxillae, the joint function and the permeability of the airway. The dentist will also inspect the patient’s history, including their bed partner when possible as well as evaluate anatomical conditions and clinical signs that suggest snoring or OSA, and will make referrals if further analysis is needed.

Some of the further exams you could be referred to are:

Extraoral X-Rays that show the morphology and orientation of the facial skeleton.

Nasal function tests.

Allergy diagnosis.

Sleep endoscopy and pharyngeal manometry are more specialised tests to make a topographical diagnosis of the upper respiratory tract and differentiate snoring from more severe sleep respiratory disorders like OSA.

Polysomnography: is a more specialised test and the gold standard to further investigations of the respiratory tract and its related sleep disorders.

Sleep studies: performed overnight, in a specialised laboratory to monitor and assess the extent of snoring and how it affects the quality of sleep. It is used primarily to diagnose OSA.

Due to its multifactorial causes, snoring should be diagnosed and managed by a multidisciplinary team. General practitioners, otolaryngologists (specialist in ear, nose and throat), dentists and dental practitioners specialised in OSA and sleep disorders management can be part of the team that will help you manage your snoring problem.

Treatment

Snoring and OSA treatment can be divided into four categories:

Lifestyle modifications: weight loss, regular exercise, cessation of smoking or frequent excessive alcohol consumption, sleep position training.

Medications: nasal and throat spray to unblock air passages should be used under medical supervision.

Nasal appliances: strips or nasal dilators that open nasal passages, oral or dental splints that block or decrease airflow coming through the mouth and encourage nasal breathing, or move the lower jaw forward to prevent obstruction of the airway.

Oral appliances: reduce the frequency and intensity of snoring, improve quality of sleep and life. These should be used when more conservative lifestyle changes fail in reducing snoring. Custom made dental appliances have proven to be more effective than over the counter ones.

Surgery: mainly minimally invasive procedures designed to remove anatomical blocks causing airway blockages such as a deviated septum, enlarged tonsils or soft palate tissue. 

    References

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    Chipped or broken teeth are very common and are more likely as you grow older.

    Bruxism

    Bruxism is characterised by the clenching/grinding of the teeth due to repetitive jaw-muscle activity

    Cracked Tooth Syndrome

    A broken tooth that doesn’t necessarily look broken.

    Crowded Teeth

    Crowded teeth occur when the size of your jaw is not accommodating to the size of your teeth.

    Dead Tooth

    It may surprise you, but teeth do actually have living tissues.

    Dental Anxiety

    Dental anxiety is quite common and there are ways that it can be managed.

    Dental Erosion

    Dental erosion can be defined as the irreversible loss of tooth enamel caused by acids   without involving bacteria.

    Dry Socket

    Dry socket also known as Alveolar Osteitis, is a common complication associated with tooth extractions.

    Failing Old Silver Filling

    Older filling also known as amalgam filling, have been used over years and are still being used today.

    Gingivitis

    In simpler terms, it is an inflammatory disease of the gingiva.

    Gum Disease

    Gum disease is treatable and can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene

    Gum Recession

    Gum recession occurs when the tissues around the teeth start to recede/pull back.

    Halitosis

    Halitosis is an unpleasant odour emitted from the mouth.

    Impacted Wisdom Teeth

    Third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, are located at the back of the mouth

    Missing Teeth

    Missing teeth can make you self conscious and stop you from smiling often.

    Sensitive Teeth

    A common dental condition that involves discomfort  and pain when exposed to certain foods and temperatures.

    Snoring

    A partially obstructed airway during sleep causes parts of the throat or nose to vibrate as the air passes through a narrowed airway.

    TMJ Dysfunction

    Temporomandibular joint dysfunctions are a group of disorders affecting the masticatory system.

    Tooth Brush Abrasion

    Tooth brush abrasion  is the most common cause of dental abrasion.

    Tooth Decay

    These damaged areas can eventually form into holes or tiny openings.

    Toothache

    Toothache, or dental pain, is the most frequent oral pathology

    Yellow / Discoloured Teeth

    Tooth discoloration/yellow tooth is an abnormal colour of the tooth, is one of the common dental conditions for any age grouped people.

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    Grace Edmonds
    10:25 29 Jan 21
    Nice friendly staff. Awesome work very gentle experienced dentists. Provided Immediate pain relief and thorough hygienist work. I cannot wait to see what the denture looks like thank you guys. Excellent with winz quotes which why I rate the 5 stars!
    1.5KG Wijohn
    1.5KG Wijohn
    00:58 25 Feb 21
    Thanks to Maxcare Dental for assisting me. It was my very first appointment at Maxcare Dental in Otahuhu and I had a great time. Customer service was on point and the staff were very friendly. Dr May Hafiz was an excellent dentist. Would definitely recommend!
    Gwen Segui
    Gwen Segui
    20:15 25 Feb 21
    From the moment we walked in we were made to feel very welcome.Super friendly staff.All the great Google ratings I read prior to taking my son, were exactly what our experience was.10/10 for service.
    Timothy Troy
    Timothy Troy
    07:40 22 Mar 21
    From reception to nurse and doctor, very courteous and professional, friendly service. My questions were answered with respect and in lamens terms.My molar tooth was removed with care and with each step being explained by Doctor Ahmed and(unbelievably) the tooth came out fairly quickly and without pain.Post op, Doctor Ahmed gave me a through explanation for my after care. Quick and professional extraction. Thank you Doctor and team.
    rrr sum
    rrr sum
    05:52 14 Apr 21
    I love the service and Dr. Hafiz has restored my faith in dentists. All the staff are wonderful and so helpful. I used to avoid the dentist like the plague but I actually enjoy going to the dentist now. Everything is explained clearly at Maxcare and it was great to be able to discuss all my options so I could make decisions that suit my budget.
    Tiana Elijah
    Tiana Elijah
    17:42 02 Jun 21
    Great service so far, I wasn't able to do my tooth extraction yet as Dr Abdul-Hamid couldn't perform my procedure due to the severe swelling. Clearly shows his professional approach to care for patients health & well being. First impression is important & im looking forward to my next appointment. Your receptionist is lovely, prompt & informative.
    Roy T
    Roy T
    01:34 19 Jul 21
    Fantastic. I went for wisdom tooth extraction and everything went well. The receptionist was friendly, there was no wait time, and the dentist made me feel easy, took time to explain everything I asked before and after the extraction, and allowed my family member in the extraction room to take pictures.Great experience overall. It's been over two weeks now and I've absolutely nothing to complain about. I'd recommend it to my whanau and friends without hesitation.
    Nishant Kukreja
    Nishant Kukreja
    02:19 14 Aug 21
    Had some dental work done on Saturday for the first time, and I must say the service was highly professional and the staff were really helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to go BACK. I would raise my hat to Dr Hassan and his assistant. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    Mohamed Mohamed
    Mohamed Mohamed
    03:03 21 Dec 20
    Such friendly staff, excellent communication and very knowledgeable Dentists. I have always feared going to the dentist, but Dr Hafiz made me feel so comfortable and the rest of the staff were very welcoming also. Highly recommend 🙂
    Frances Vehikite
    Frances Vehikite
    22:16 17 Jun 21
    These dental practice has to be one of the best in Auckland. My mother was seeing Dr. Tazeen khan. She was super professional, caring and very knowledgeable and provided us with many options. In 22 years in my view - these guys are simply the best and they connect and make people feel home and super professional at what they do.
    Sunvi Ahsan
    Sunvi Ahsan
    07:32 22 Sep 21
    My first time at Maxcare Dental and I don’t know why I didn’t find them sooner. Communication, service, and staff are very friendly once entering their doors and a sense of calmness eases your nerves once meeting the team. A comfortable and amazing environment. Highly recommend and will be spreading the word out that Maxcare Dental is an amazing place to go. Any questions you have will sure be answered even when asking them twice.
    Rebecca
    Rebecca
    08:16 26 Sep 21
    Have visited this dentist a few times now for different reasons and I'm very impressed with the quality and service I receive here.Very genuine, honest and professional. The Dr. who is looking after you takes time to explain everything and makes you feel comfortable through the whole process.The Receptions are lovely too! All of this for a very affordable rate.If you're looking for a dentistry to join, look no further!
    Ariel Smith
    Ariel Smith
    04:06 01 Oct 21
    our experience here was great at Maxcare the friendly, knowledgeable staff who were very patient with my partner. They explained everything they did step by step which made my partner feel very relaxed and comfortable. Prices are affordable with different options to pay for your treatment. We will definitely be going back there again - stress free experience for us.
    Edith Butler
    Edith Butler
    03:57 10 Oct 21
    My daughter recommended their service, originally I wanted to get other quotes because I knew the bill was going to be expensive however after my initial consultation with the Dentist I was comfortable enough to return and get my extractions done.My experience upon arrival to post procedure I left feeling pain free and happy with the service delivery. The receptionist did everything right to be safe with the 2m distancing and checking my temperature with scanner.I do recommend their service and very grateful to the team.
    Kalo Foleva
    Kalo Foleva
    22:17 08 Nov 21
    Lovely staff, very helpful, caring and considerate. Continuing to ask for feedback as they proceeded in case I needed to take a break. Very professional and calm environment. Highly recommend using this dental service.
    Kaylin Tamihana
    Kaylin Tamihana
    00:48 07 Dec 21
    I went here for a root canal treatment today. I’ve had root canals before so I knew what to expect but since this was my first time at this practice I went in without expectations. I was blown away by the awesome service! The receptionist was very polite and professional. Booking my appointment was easy and she gave clear instructions. Very welcoming.Dr Hassan Mohamed Ahmed treated me. He was thorough, patient, gentle and professional. I didn’t feel like I was being pressured into anything like most of the other dental clinics I’ve been to. He asked me what I came in for and he treated it. Since I’ve had root canals before, I had expected a fair amount of pain but I can happily say that the procedure was 99% painless! I felt taken care of, safe and comfortable. Very pleased with everything. They also have some pretty awesome payment options including After pay. I highly recommend Maxcare and Dr Ahmed! I will be going back there for all my dental needs.
    JayneMoala
    JayneMoala
    10:06 25 Jan 22
    Best customer care service from the team and Dentist. Rang on a Friday afternoon and was seen the next morning. A caring, supportive team, am very appreciative. Consultation was free and Dentist very thorough in his role and great advice plus he did provide some work (minor) at no cost. Highly recommend. Thanks Maxcare Dental, Otahuhu🤗
    Remana Whakamoe
    Remana Whakamoe
    22:31 11 Feb 22
    I initially went to Maxcare Dental firstly because they offer different payment methods (we all know dental work can be pricey!) which meant I wasnt forking out the full cost on each visit and can pay it off instead. I had Dr. Tazeen Khan and she was/is amazing. She talked me through everything, and my experience was excellent, so quick and painless. I've had so far 2 procedures (1 root canal and 1 wisdom extraction) with her and have already made plans to continue more treatments with her. Highly recommend this clinic!
    Phyllicia Kingi
    Phyllicia Kingi
    09:52 15 Feb 22
    Really lovely and efficient team. Friendly and able to explain the procedures in terms that can be understood.Thanks for the great service.
    Helen Tai
    Helen Tai
    02:50 27 Jan 22
    Dentist appointments can be scary, not here. From the time I called them to the final appointment, everyone one of them held a high standard for service. They looked after my mum and were patient, caring, made my mum feel safe and were absolutely amazing exploring each options. Totally grateful and definitely going there again for my family needs. Thank u team totally blown away with your service.
    Geeta Lata
    Geeta Lata
    00:37 13 Mar 22
    Super happy with the service here. I just rang for an immediate appointment and they were able to see me on the same day, I was pretty stoked. The process was so easy and efficient. My friend said to come here because they loved the service and they are so right. This is my first time and I was treated with so much respect. I felt comfortable and good vibes. The dentist was very informative of what I wanted and gave me time to make decisions. I highly recommend Maxcare dental, I have more visits to go. Professional, caring and respectful service. The place is Clean and tidy. I am happy they also have an afterpay option which suits me well. I look forward to my next visit.☺
    Fresh Kzam
    Fresh Kzam
    05:51 22 Mar 22
    If you're looking for a dentist with professional service. A welcoming atmosphere and competitive pricing. Then the team at Maxcare Dental have it all!! Extremely clean and hygienic, offering the best in cosmetic dentistry!! I had my permanent gold grills treatment performed by Tahzeen with amazing results💯😎
    Jason Heremaia
    Jason Heremaia
    01:55 13 May 22
    I went in for consultation today and was extremely happy with the way the staff and dentist handled my situation so professional and friendly. Prescribed antibiotics and pain relief. Thank you so much for your lovely service. Highly recommended!!!!
    Rachel Nair
    Rachel Nair
    02:17 30 Apr 22
    I had to have my crown replaced in March. I was apprehensive at first because I decided to try Maxcare Dental for the first time. Dr Hassan Ahmed and his team are true professionals. They made me feel comfortable and I felt at ease whenever I visit. Dr Hassan explained in detail the what, why and how of every procedure. I am very impressed with the service I received. Thank you.
    Peter D
    Peter D
    09:27 09 May 22
    Staff are super friendly and they made sure i walked out without feeling any discomfort, i would highly recommend and the dentists that made my experiences a happy one were Dr Hamid and Dr Kaur! Such gentle and professional people you will ever meet. I was even more happy that they also do Afterpay and Zip
    Julie Seu
    Julie Seu
    00:34 17 Jun 22
    Excellent service, great friendly staff and a handy location. Highly recommend!
    Maua Sooalo
    Maua Sooalo
    05:32 13 Nov 21
    Very good dentist and the best part is no pain. Professional service. Read JayneMoala's review. I had the same dentist. Except I was 99.5% pain free
    Salean Moor
    Salean Moor
    00:53 12 Jul 22
    Thank you Dr Hassan Mohamed Ahmed and Shameeta 😊 you guys are awesome. I had my Stage 2 root canal done today. I had a bit of a tickle in my throat during the procedure and had a coughing fit. They both made me feel comfortable and let me get settled. I was offered tea and throat lozenges to calm my throat. We proceeded after a while and managed to get it all done.Thank you both for being so professional yet caring. I will come back to have the crown put on 🙏😊
    Reenu Nath
    Reenu Nath
    22:48 15 Jul 22
    Dr Hamid is professional, calm, reassuring and informative at our Friday 3.15pm visit, wisdom tooth all done in minimum time and no dramas or long drawn out nightmare stories. We felt welcomed and secure during the visit - thank you and highly recommend to others looking for professional and excellent service.
    Trish Rogers
    Trish Rogers
    02:16 16 Jul 22
    I like that they maxcare have availability at such short notice. The dental team I had were excellent including friendly reception staff. Highly recommend this dental clinic.
    Jenna Jacobsen Toeono
    Jenna Jacobsen Toeono
    19:51 24 Jul 22
    Light hands make the visit to the dentist worthwhile. Right at the heart of Otahuhu is a gem of a practice where you find your dental needs are in good hands. Young vibrant dental clinic with lots of parking and cool equipments. Worth the trip.😊👏
    Chichi Abadingo
    Chichi Abadingo
    23:12 24 Jul 22
    First time at Maxcare dental,I hate dentist with a passion, but the staff where great, respectful and understanding. It didn't cost a arm and a leg for what was needed to be done, price was under what I was thinking I was going to have to pay, perfect. I'll be going back 💯.
    Siaufaga Papalii-Tigifagu
    Siaufaga Papalii-Tigifagu
    10:02 29 Jul 22
    Dr Thair Abdul-Hamid is an extremely talented and experienced Dentist, friendly and helpful sets up a dental plan to make treatment affordable. The staff here are friendly and make you feel welcome ill be back and highly recommend. Thank you guys for making my experience really enjoyable 😊
    Sharleen Peteru
    Sharleen Peteru
    01:40 30 Jul 22
    The clinic was super clean and the receptionist ensured everything was sanitised after use. The dentists who saw me also provided great service and info for what I wanted. I'll be going here from now on.[Edit] The staff were amazing when I went in for work to be done. My teeth had damage from a past accident, as well as other issues. Maxcare fixed things up and restored my smile. 10/10
    Nick Raston (OniZenMaster)
    Nick Raston (OniZenMaster)
    21:26 30 Mar 22
    Just saw the owner of the dental practice Dr. Khan for an emergency extraction, not only did they fit me in a very short time frame but she was the kindest, most gentle dentist I have every been too. And charged me half of what I've paid for similar work at other dentists!!! There is no question in my mind that she is now my regular dentist (at the end of the app I got full x-rays and discussed future work that will be needed with her) and I cannot recommend her and her practice enough! Not only is their service amazing but you're supporting a 8WOC, a mother and business owner!
    Gigi
    Gigi
    00:11 29 Sep 22
    Excellent team here at Maxcare dental Otahuhu, I visited on Saturday, Saw Dr Mohammed.He was very honest and after visiting 4 dentist in last 2 year, I found him very knowledgeable. He guided me in the right direction and diagnosed the issue efficiently/accurately. At not one point, I felt like I m being treated as a cash cow.Even when i ask them to refer me to a surgeon, They did it straight away understanding how my insurance will work for wisdom removal even when the knew that means they don't get to make money from me in this instance.I will definitely be back at their clinic for the 2nd part- which is Tooth filling later.
    Divay Gupta
    Divay Gupta
    21:18 17 Oct 22
    Amazing service end to end, would highly recommend for quick and efficient yet affordable dental care. Dr Hassan was great , he made me feel comfortable and relaxed (as much as you can be at the dentist 😅) I will be recommending for others and coming back myself. 10/10
    Dylan Vickers
    Dylan Vickers
    04:25 20 Oct 22
    fast communication and very friendly and caring. best service of all dental clinic I have ever been to. with a good plan makes u feel comfortable. would highly recommend to anyone for future dental treatment. Maxcare dental is the best. Thanks guys.
    Leyca Bligh
    Leyca Bligh
    19:03 01 Nov 22
    Absolutely love the service of this Dentist! Staff are extremely friendly and made me feel welcomed and easy to get a long with. The dentist who assisted me and did my dental treatment is so lovely.
    Lala Tuitakau
    Lala Tuitakau
    01:35 12 Feb 23
    Lovely practice and people. Made me feel comfortable when I was really nervous about getting my wisdom teeth taken out. Would recommend and will probably make them my go to dentist from now on :)))
    Waimarie Cross
    Waimarie Cross
    02:30 20 Mar 23
    I recently visited MaxCare Dental for a checkup as I was having pain in my tooth and was thoroughly impressed with the level of care I received. The office is clean and modern, and the staff are friendly and welcoming.Dr. Tazeen Khan is a true professional and takes the time to explain any dental issues and answer any questions I had. The cleaning was thorough but gentle, and I appreciated the tips and advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene.Overall, I would highly recommend MaxCare Dental to anyone in need of dental care. They truly go above and beyond to make their patients feel comfortable and well-cared for.
    Mirza Mohsin Baig
    Mirza Mohsin Baig
    21:44 16 Feb 23
    My experience here were ALL GOOD!! The team here offer the best service! They’re a great group who did their best to make all my appointments comforting & welcoming. Honestly they don’t disappoint! If you ever want to get your smiles smiling again, I highly recommend this place in Otahuhu!!! Thank you so much Dr Tarzeen!!- Shevina ✌🏻
    Kathy
    Kathy
    02:12 03 Oct 22
    Had my first root canal done by Dr Hassan and i can 100% say it was the best experience ever.I have always been scared of going to the dentist but Dr Hassan made my experience the best especially after just recently giving birth , I wasn't to keen to go through anymore pain and from the start of my first treatment it was painless till the very end.Staff there are all very helpful and such an affordable place and caring staff that will look after you till the end!
    Tee T
    Tee T
    01:24 01 Apr 23
    Excellent customer service. My dentist is friendly and professional. She makes you feel comfortable. After not seeing a dentist for 12 plus years and having bad oral health, dental appointments are no longer an issue for me. A++++ service.
    Kar Jo
    Kar Jo
    05:03 03 May 23
    Massey Clinic - well priced and extremely pleased with their efforts to follow up on a pain issue that wasn’t resolved through the initial fillings. Turned out to be an anomaly bone spicule which didn’t show on an x ray - I came back for a follow up appointment and they resolved this and didn’t charge me. Really appreciate the service and effort put in to ensure my pain was resolved. Highly recommend this new clinic!
    Katyrose O'Neill
    Katyrose O'Neill
    04:57 11 May 23
    Best front desk people and dentist. Hassan got me through the removal of my wisdom tooth easily and kept me calm throughout the process! Highly recommend
    emeline Taufa
    emeline Taufa
    22:04 25 May 23
    Thank you Dr Hassan I think that was his name, very gentle with his approach. I have booked in for next week to do treatment. First time I’m not that anxious about going so thank you very much
    Crystal Maeva
    Crystal Maeva
    01:15 08 Jul 23
    Great service ! I had two broken down back teeths (one on each side) extracted. Im amazed at how smooth the procedure went !
    Laupule Moors
    Laupule Moors
    02:41 30 Jun 23
    First time at maxcare dental and the whole team were females made me feel even more comfortable and relaxed, especially having front tooth chipped they were very supportive and friendly I highly recommend their service to anyone.
    Relish
    Relish
    11:39 28 Jul 23
    I have few wisdom teeth experienced with Dr Hassan and really happy with the work and result. And today have cleaning teeth with Dr. Gurman Kaur and she is really nice and lovely and details with her work. Honestly i will only go to Max Dental and i recommend it for everyone. Thank you for your good work Maxcare Dental Team.✨🤍✨
    August Wu
    August Wu
    23:33 13 Apr 23
    Excellent customer service, dentist are very professional and helpful. Very Impressed by Dr May and Dr Tazeen’s service. Prices are really reasonable.
    Himani Banga
    Himani Banga
    00:48 11 Sep 23
    Great team — friendly staff! Dentist was so knowledgeable and did a great job with my teeth! Will 100% be back! Thanks a lot
    Megan Nel
    Megan Nel
    08:27 29 Sep 23
    I highly recommend Dr. Swati Rathore and the dental clinic staff. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the care I received was top-notch. Dr. Rathore and her technician took the time to explain my treatment options and made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process. I will be returning for all my future dental needs because of this experience.
    Geena Zap
    Geena Zap
    06:19 19 Oct 23
    Honestly, so friendly, they took their time on me making sure I would leave satisfied, definitely recommend
    Joshua Afitusi
    Joshua Afitusi
    11:18 22 Oct 23
    Aditi is the dentist that provided the service to me. She is a very kind and beautiful natured person. The proffession suits her. She explained me the things really well. I love the treatment i got neverthe less reception staffs were very kind too. They made sure to book the appointment thru emails. And they did made calls to me where needed. Thanks for the awesome service.
    AsHnEeTa
    AsHnEeTa
    06:06 24 Oct 23
    Most professional team delivering quality service to a diverse range of customers. Prompt and efficient communications to notify patients of up-coming appointments and/ or rescheduling.I recommend Maxcare Otahuhu to anyone looking for tol dental service provision.
    Chris Galo
    Chris Galo
    08:54 25 Oct 23
    The online booking system on the website made it very easy to arrange an appointment. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Thanks so much
    Red Reg
    Red Reg
    00:17 26 Oct 23
    Amazing service, awesome people. I'm terrified of dentist but would definitely go back here. I'd would highly recommend them.
    Maria Earnest
    Maria Earnest
    23:58 25 Oct 23
    As an actor there are a lot of things to consider appearance wise and nothing is worse than bad teeth. The dentists in this clinic were amazing during the cleaning, filling and extraction process. The dentist who extracted my teeth made it seem so easy. Absolute professionals!!!
    Fredrick Pokai
    Fredrick Pokai
    02:00 02 Nov 23
    I live close by and the consultation is free! The low pricing, great customer service and quality work by the Doctors is the reason this dentist will remain my go too. Every time I come in, the staff are so lovely and friendly. The Doctors are kind and knowledgable. Highly recommend.
    Tee
    Tee
    03:24 14 Nov 23
    It was so wonderful to see Dr Tanzeen always professionallywell spoken she makes you feel welcomed and she cares about your well being Dr Tanzeen's assistant is just the same , really nice and professional I really hope to see you all again .
    Sonya Upoko
    Sonya Upoko
    00:04 25 Nov 23
    Efficient and friendly staff.My procedure was a bit stressful for a 70-year-old battler, but staff made it quick and painless. Thoroughly recommend these wonderful folk.
    Gregory Keane
    Gregory Keane
    22:46 28 Nov 23

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