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Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the way you breathe while sleeping – often leading to frequent, loud snoring. Specifically, this is instigated when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes while you sleep, causing interruptions in breathing. These interruptions usually last between 10 to 20 seconds each and can occur up to hundreds of times a night. Sleep apnea is typically more prevalent in males, smokers, and the elderly; it can also cause a wide range of problems from sleep disturbance to more serious health issues. However, with advances in dental devices, this condition can now be treated and controlled.
Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Problems That Can Develop from Untreated Sleep Apnea
Preventing Sleep Apnea with the TAP 3 Snoring Mouth guard®
The Thornton Adjustable Positioner® (TAP®) is an effective, comfortable treatment solution for patients experiencing snoring and sleep apnea. Using the TAP 3 device, your jaw is held in a forward position so it does not fall open and cause your airway to collapse. This reduces snoring and enhances breathing.
Currently prescribed by over 7,000 dentists worldwide, the TAP 3 device offers advantages such as:
The TAP 3 device also effectively treats sleep apnea without using medication, an uncomfortable mask or surgery. To determine if you're a good candidate for the appliance, a simple examination will be conducted.
For more information on sleep apnea, chronic snoring and the TAP 3 mouth guard, call our office to schedule a consultation.