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Maintaining Your TAP Appliance: A Comprehensive Cleaning Guide

Keeping your TAP appliance clean is crucial for its effectiveness and oral health. By establishing a regular cleaning regimen, you can extend the lifespan of your appliance and maximize its performance. Here’s a comprehensive guide on cleaning your TAP device, including daily maintenance habits and additional care tips.

Daily Cleaning Routine

Start your day right with these steps to keep your TAP appliance clean: 

Brush After Each Use: Incorporate cleaning your TAP appliance into your morning routine. Gently brush the appliance under cool running water using a soft toothbrush and regular toothpaste. Avoid hot water, as it can damage the material. Thoroughly rinse the appliance after cleaning.

Ensure Complete Drying: Before storing your TAP appliance, make sure it’s completely dry. Moisture can lead to bacterial growth and compromise the appliance’s structure. Consider leaving the container open to allow for adequate air drying.

Remember, refrain from using hot water or harsh chemicals like bleach or hydrogen peroxide, as they can harm the appliance.

Extra Cleaning Care

For those persistent stains or calcium buildup, follow these steps:

OrthoFresh Solution: When faced with stubborn stains, OrthoFresh is your go-to solution. It’s been extensively tested on TAP appliances and is recommended for effective cleaning. If stains persist, gently brush the appliance with a soft toothbrush and rinse with cold water. To order, visit your doctor or visit www.orthofresh.com.

Alternative Solutions: While OrthoFresh is preferred, you can consider alternatives like Dr. B’s solution or Retainer Brite (These have not been fully tested on our devices). Use caution, limiting soaking time to 15-30 minutes once per week. Always rinse thoroughly with water and ensure the appliance is dry before storage.

Proper Storage Practices

Where you store your TAP appliance can impact its lifespan. Store your TAP appliance in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Avoid areas where temperatures exceed 120°F, such as the glove compartment of a car or an airplane’s cargo hold.

Following these cleaning routines and care tips helps maintain the cleanliness and effectiveness of your TAP appliance, promoting better sleep and oral health. Incorporate cleaning your TAP appliance into your daily routine to optimize results and extend its lifespan.