Dentistry in Houston, TX

General & Preventive Dentistry

TAP Appliance

Everyone snores sometimes; even babies and dogs have been known to snore. But chronic snoring may be preventing you from getting the deep sleep required to sustain normal daily activity. Dr. Wilmore can design a custom TAP Appliance to alleviate snoring and let you and your loved ones finally get some rest.

Snoring results from narrow airway passages that may result from tongue position, excessive throat tissue, or other factors. The air forces its way through the obstructed passageway, resulting in the noisy vibrations that we know as snoring. For some patients, snoring prevents them from sleeping soundly throughout the night. Habitual snorers may suffer from:

  • Fatigue Memory
  • Loss
  • Depression
  • Decreased immune response

A TAP Appliance is a dental device resembling an athletic mouthguard that repositions the tongue and jaw, allowing for unobstructed airflow. Dr. Wilmore custom designs custom TAP Appliance that form to the contours of your mouth for optimal comfort. If Dr. Wilmore finds that your case is severe, she may recommend you to a sleep expert for further evaluation.

Call today to reserve your TAP Appliance appointment with Dr. Heather A. Wilmore. Our convenient office located in the Galleria/Tanglewood/Memorial area serves patients in West Houston with dental excellence and personalized service.

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