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J Am Dent Assoc. 1995 Oct;126(10):1402-6.

Intensive swimming: can it affect your patients' smiles?

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American Dental Association Health Foundation's Paffenbarger Research Center, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md 20899, USA.


Athletes who swim intensively, such as those who swim laps more than six hours a week, may develop unusual yellowish brown or dark brown stains on their teeth. The authors hypothesize that long-term contact of the teeth with swimming pool water, as well as the mixture of oral fluids with swimming pool water, leads to the formation of these deposits. The authors report two cases of development of such stains.

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