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Your teeth influence the way you speak

Have you thought about it before? We give you several reasons to take care of them.



First, let's review what the talking process is. Air comes out of your lungs, passes through the larynx and reaches your mouth. There your tongue modulates the air and makes it touch your teeth. This is how you can pronounce different sounds!



In order to speak properly, the tongue, lips, vocal cords and larynx also play an important role.



What if you lack teeth?


Removing or modifying a dental piece affects your way of speaking. Look, it's a revolution, because the other teeth, your lips and your tongue have to adapt to that great change.



However, if the change in your teeth is minimal, a few days will be enough for you to get used to and talk again as before. A super simple example is when you are injected with anesthesia somewhere in your mouth or gums, you can't talk, right? , until a few hours pass.



But if you are missing several pieces you may again pronounce correctly until you have them again, although artificial.



The pronunciation


Yes, now we are going to make a trip to the past. Take a comfortable position. Close your eyes, of course, before you finish reading what the activity consists of! if not how ...



Go to that first memory of your childhood, when you couldn't speak well. You were funny, right? Well, maybe this was because you still didn't have all your teeth or some of them had fallen out.



You can also remember that person who is already older, who lost several teeth, sure did not always speak that way.



In both cases there were changes in pronunciation because neither the child nor the older person had their complete teeth.



Although changes in pronunciation may also be due to dental diseases or mouth infections.



 Tone of voice


The teeth also determine our voice, tone and characteristics. Although the larynx is most responsible for the tone. Having a severe or acute tone depends on the amount of movement that occurs in the vocal cords, that is, the number of vibrations that occur.



However, having a dental problem can change those vibrations.



Some cases


According to some studies, in these cases it is very likely that the way of speaking is modified.




Having crowding or stacking teeth.


Present problems to close the denture or mouth well.


Having lost anterior teeth (incisors and canines).


Having the bad habit of sticking your tongue in the spaces between your teeth.


Breathe mostly through the mouth.

Dr. Armellini received her dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela. She received an MBA from the University of Michigan and embarked on a clinical fellowship in Implantology Prosthodontics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.


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