A Dentist’s Nightmare
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Recently, this rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish, or “Black Sea Devil” was captured on film, which has only happened less the half a dozen times since it’s discovery. These devilish carnivores have massive mouths filled with fang-like teeth angled inward to optimize prey capturing. We’re just thankful here at Prescott Dentistry we don’t have to deal with mouths and jaws this huge and dangerous!
This anglerfish was filmed 1,900 feet below the surface of the ocean, in the depths of Monterey canyon (deeper than the Grand Canyon). This female fish measures just 3 1/2 inches long, however they still dwarf their male counterparts by several orders of magnitude. They derive their title of “anglerfish” from the fact that they are equipped with a pole-like spine topped with a glowing lure designed to capture prey in the murky depths of the deep sea.
If you’re a little worried your mouth is starting to resemble that of a “Black Sea Devil,” we do offer cosmetic dentistry services to help make your smile a little less scary! Contact Prescott Dentistry for more information on our dental services.