Why scuba-diving could damage your TEETH: Clenching of the jaw while underwater can lead to dental problems

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Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from DailyMail.com

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“Scuba-diving may seem like the perfect holiday activity, but it could end in a trip to the dentist.
A study has found four in 10 people who go diving recreationally suffer dental problems, from jaw pain to loosened crowns and broken fillings.”

See full article on DailyMail.com

Commentary:

As stated in the article, “The fluctuations in pressure underwater build in the air pockets at the roots of the teeth, causing some divers to surface with broken and shattered molars.
This is made worse by inexperienced divers who clench their teeth against their mouthpiece because of the cold water or stress of learning a new activity.”