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Thermo plastics used in TAP 3 TL

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sthekepat +0 points · 18 days ago Original Poster

Hi Guys, I am using the TAP 3 TL for my sleep Apnea. But in the mornings when I get up I sense a plastic taste in my mouth. Isn't that bad over a long time? Or are the Thermoplastics used safe for long term use? Thanks a heap! TJ

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SleepDent +0 points · 18 days ago Sleep Commentator

The thermacryl thermoplastic used in the Tap3 TL has been F.D.A. cleared as safe and hypoallergenic for human use. Never-the-less, a person individually could be allergic to any material. If you have any redness, swelling, or pain in your oral tissues, contact your dentist. Arthur B. Luisi, Jr., D.M.D.

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sthekepat +0 points · 16 days ago Original Poster

thanks! I do have two types (TAP Elites). The One I use currently is very very light (better see through) and never stains (I am assuming TL). the Previous one was heavier, stains and never gives a plastic taste in the morning. so obviously different materials. I do no have any swelling redness or itching, but wondering as it does taste like plastic, so the worry. Thanks again for your valuable advice!

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SleepDent +0 points · 16 days ago Sleep Commentator

Let me refine my answer a bit. The Tap3 Elite is a fairly recent model in the Tap line-up, but is actually no longer produced. When it was produced, it came with two choices of linings. The TL lining was a soft clear lining that was supposed to last for the life of the appliance. I forget the official name of the lining material, but it was basically soft contact lens material. The thermacryl lining was a white colored lining that was heat fitted and needed to be replaced every few years. Both liners are F.D.A. cleared as I mentioned in my previous post. Arthur B. Luisi, Jr.,D.M.D.

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sthekepat +0 points · 14 days ago Original Poster

Thx, Arthur!

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