Is Scuba Diving bad for your Teeth?

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While Scuba Diving is one of the most beautiful outdoor activities, avid divers will tell you that there is an interesting side effect that they hadn’t counted on. It turns out that there is a correlation between Scuba Diving and Teeth. The connection comes in the form of the increased underwater pressure that Scuba Divers experience. Even first time divers have noticed the increase in overall pressure know as pressure per square inch or psi underwater. This makes perfectly good sense since the ocean is in itself a massive object.

The experience is usually characterized by tooth, jaw and gum pain as well as from broken fillings and loose crowns. While scuba divers have to meet a certain amount of health prerequisites many scuba divers have reported similar symptoms when asked. Biting down tightly on the air regulators in their mouth was also a factor but when combined with a dental issue, many divers experienced some kind of discomfort, including loosening of crowns and even broken fillings.

While there has not been many studies done to confirm the correlation, you can visit Beverly Hills Dental Center if you are a diver to look into the current state of your oral health. However, the connection seems obvious to many dental professionals primarily due to the extreme change in pressure which will be more apparent underwater. Before you take up scuba diving as a hobby or before you take that vacation, give Dr. Eshaghian a call to make sure that you will have the best experience on your new underwater adventure.