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I See So Many Mask Complaints And The Answer is So Simple-- Sleepdent

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SleepDent +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster Sleep Commentator

I have a similar post on another thread, but it is so important that it bears repeating.There is a basic reason that people have so many leakage and comfort problems with conventional CPAP masks. The word is SKIN. Your facial skin is soft, sensitive, and easily deformed. It is an ABSOLUTELY LOUSY surface on which to make a seal against the air pressure from CPAP. In order to get the seal, the straps have to be SO TIGHT that people can't stand it. And you expect people to be happy with it? The whole concept is a loser and the CPAP mask manufacturers have to face the music. The future is in tooth borne CPAP interfaces. The support comes from your bones, not from your skin. Now you have a solid immovable foundation. The mask doesn't squish all over the place when you move around and cause leaks. And now your nasal pillows seal very well with the LIGHTEST pressure against the skin. Really comfortable. End of problem. It is SO easy. In all fairness, the present tooth borne interfaces only work well for people with reasonable nasal patency(open nasal passages) or who can achieve reasonable nasal patency after treatment. However, I am already thinking about how to accomodate people who must mouth breathe. Give me some time. Arthur B. Luisi, Jr.,D.M.D., The Naples Center For Dental Sleep Medicine.

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Sierra +0 points · about 1 month ago Sleep Innovater

There is one oral only mask sold by Fisher & Paykel. Based on the odd forum post, people either love it or hate it. I would expect you would have to use nose plugs with it, and you would lose the benefit of breathing through your nose. Not sure if it is the one or not, but I have seen an oral mask mentioned that is kind of like using snorkel equipment, in that it goes inside your mouth and in front of your teeth. That one is a love it or hate it too.

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SleepDent +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster Sleep Commentator

Checked it out. Not the same thing I am talking about. See-- www.tapintosleep.com. Products: MyTapPap Nasal Pillow Mask, TapPapCS.

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SleepDent +0 points · 27 days ago Original Poster Sleep Commentator

The MyTapPap nasal pillow mask is good for people who breathe through their nose and tend not to get mouth leakage. You can order it directly through www.CPAP.com and install it yourself. It is easy to do and most people can manage it. Airway Management only sells directly to doctors. There are other online providers that I can tell you about. If you can breathe through your nose, but tend to get mouth leakage(use a full face mask), I have another modified version with a leak proof intraoral mouth shield. It is not yet in volume production, but I can provide you with one through my web site. If you must breathe only through the mouth, we don't have any tooth born device to address that yet, but are working on it. Arthur B. Luisi, Jr.,D.M.D.

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lakechapala +0 points · 21 days ago

Is there any risk to my teeth?

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