how it affects people's speech
- are the front teeth which includes the central and lateral incisors and cuspids.
- open bite describes when the upper and lower teeth (usually just the front teeth) do not close at rest.
- an anterior open bite can have a dental (thumb or dummy sucking habit) or skeletal origin.
- a less common form of open bite is the lateral open bite. the anterior teeth overlap as normal but there is a space between the posterior teeth.
- anterior cross-bite describes the top incisors being positioned behind the bottom incisor
- the cross bite may result in an inter-dental production of alveolar sounds if the tongue remains in a normal position (a passive error). otherwise the child may actively compensate by pulling the tongue back: then sounds normally articulated with tongue tip to alveolar contact (s, z, t, d, n, l) will be produced with tongue dorsum to palate contact.
- overbite describes the vertical relationship of the upper and lower incisors.
- normally the upper incisors overlap the lower incisors such that about 25% of the lower incisors is covered
- this can be associated with oral cavity crowding and can affect the production of sibilants and tongue-tip sounds
- children with cleft palate commonly have missing, rotated, or extra teeth at the alveolar cleft site.
- With normal occlusion, the tongue rests in the mandible behind the mandibular incisors.
- The maxillary teeth overlap the mandibular teeth. This leaves plenty of room for the tongue tip to articulate freely in the oral cavity against and under the alveolar ridge.
- In addition, the upper and lower lips are approximated, making the bilabial and labiodental sounds easy to produce. When there are dental or occlusal anomalies, however, this can inhibit the function of the tongue and lips, causing speech problems
- It has a wire across the hard palate which tends to interfere with airflow and tongue placement for speech, in particular for sibilants and affricates.
functions of the teeth
- tooth- one of the small bone like structures of the jaws for biting and mastication of food; they also help in the shaping of sounds and forming of words in speech.
- anterior teeth- the teeth in the anterior parts of the dental arches; the incisors and canines.
- the anterior teeth include (central and lateral incisors and cuspids)
a video on how the Anterior teeth can affect people's speech
Teeth and Speech
how does whitening your teeth affect your speech
- the crest 3D white white-strips whitening are safe on tooth enamel.
- they use the same whitening ingredient as the professional products dentists use to whiten teeth.
- if you use strips longer than instructed then it can result in tooth sensitivity and gum discomfort.