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paulnlowry
07-02-2016, 05:40 PM
After a day of diving (2 X 1hr plus dives) I seem to develop some degree of get jaw ache, I do not bit the mouthpiece on the re-breather and just use my lips to hold it in place, and think I have the counter weights for the breathing loop in the right place. Any advice/ guidance on this issue gladly received.

dwhitlow
07-02-2016, 05:44 PM
a mouthpiece strap may be the answer. You can make your own from a mask strap or buy them like this http://www.apdiving.com/shop/rebreather-headstrap.html

ARJAYM
07-02-2016, 05:47 PM
After a day of diving (2 X 1hr plus dives) I seem to develop some degree of get jaw ache, I do not bit the mouthpiece on the re-breather and just use my lips to hold it in place, and think I have the counter weights for the breathing loop in the right place. Any advice/ guidance on this issue gladly received.

Are you using a bov. Check how mouth piece sits when out of your mouth underwater. You may be holding it in. Check hose lengths. Again you may be holding it in

Paulo
07-02-2016, 05:48 PM
The gag straps are great for taking the jaw ache out of the loop

Hot Totty
07-02-2016, 05:52 PM
Facial muscle obviously need more exercise - I prescribe going diving 3-4 times a week ;). I used to get blistered gums if the gaps between diving the box became too great :(

notdeadyet
07-02-2016, 06:07 PM
Gag strap takes some of the strain off.

Mantabite mouthpiece is another option. They are bastards to fit to your mouth shape, expect to have shredded jaws and gums until you get it shaped to your mouth. Once you've trimmed it to shape then you can leave your jaw fairly slack without water getting in or the BOV falling out.

But they do hurt like fuck for the first few dives.

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Paulo
07-02-2016, 06:22 PM
I have adjusted my gag strap so that it actually pushes the mouthpiece ever so slightly against my top teeth. Means my jaw has no weight on it

paulnlowry
07-02-2016, 06:27 PM
Ah, I had forgotten about a gag strap !

Hot Totty
07-02-2016, 08:13 PM
Ah, I had forgotten about a gag strap !
Cue rummaging in the 'special' box in the bedroom ;)

paulnlowry
07-02-2016, 08:33 PM
Cue rummaging in the 'special' box in the bedroom ;)

Ahem, too much information I believe Rik:x:

Paulo
07-02-2016, 08:35 PM
http://odditymall.com/includes/content/upload/cheeseburger-ball-gag-7399.jpg

Woz
08-02-2016, 03:48 AM
I got a seacure mouthpiece due to questionable dentistry from custom divers. Wind a few turns of ptfe tape round the plastic before fitting instead of aquasure.

Martin Parker
08-02-2016, 06:30 AM
For most people this is solved by shortening the conv. hoses so it's not pulling out of your mouth all the time. If the mouthpiece is sitting in the correct position you're not expending energy to hold it in...end of the problem.

Hot Totty
08-02-2016, 08:43 AM
I got a seacure mouthpiece due to questionable dentistry from custom divers. Wind a few turns of ptfe tape round the plastic before fitting instead of aquasure.

You use custom divers as your dentist :OMG:

N Bailey
08-02-2016, 08:48 AM
I expect he couldn't fit himself into the milling machine to do it himself:giggle:

Woz
08-02-2016, 08:59 AM
I expect he couldn't fit himself into the milling machine to do it himself:giggle:
If AP did a long bite version of their standard one i would get that. But they don't.

I once pulled my own tooth out on an exped to the outer Hebrides.

2dive
08-02-2016, 06:42 PM
I use the normal apex regulator comfy mouth piece never had a problem