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Dental Clinic for Wind Players: Tips for Teachers in Examining for Dental Problems

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Nemoto, T.
Journal Title: Brass Bulletin
Date Published: 1999
Language: English
Category: Orofacial Disorders
Key Words: teeth teacher musician dental performance instrumental
Full Citation: Nemoto, Toshio. Dental Clinic for Wind Players: Tips for Teachers in Examining for Dental Problems. Brass Bulletin 108, no. 4 (1999): 93-5.
Full Abstract: To avoid long-term and future dental and performance problems on brass instrument, wind instrument teachers should check that students have all twenty-eight teeth, excluding wisdom teeth. In addition, teachers should make note of missing or replaced teeth, as well as any swelling or bleeding of the gums. Problems with missing teeth and gum disease will adversely affect the student's ability and endurance on a brass instrument and these problems must be addressed by a dentist early. Examination of the dental arch, the bite, is also important as it may reveal mal occlusion. This, in turn, effects the vertical and horizontal position of the instrument. Students with asymmetric horn angles often have misaligned teeth. Shifts in teeth placement form a U-shaped dental arch will adversely affect tonguing and endurance and such deviations should be corrected by a dentist as early as possible.