In the process of providing dental care in Joondalup, we have the occasion to work on people in many various professions. One of the more interesting challenges is musicians who use their mouths to play a musical instrument, such as a trumpet, saxophone or flute. When someone uses their mouth to play a musical instrument, even a minor change is going to provide a major change in how they play their instruments.
If the position of the tongue, jaw or teeth is changed in any way, it will change what is known as their embouchure. Embouchure is the word that defines the way a musician’s mouth rests against his or her instrument when they play. It is the use of the mouth, tongue, lips and facial muscles interfacing with the instrument to produce good tone, pitch, endurance and range while playing their instrument of choice.
If You are a Musician…
If you are a musician, always make sure to let your dentist know. Bring your instrument in and play a bit. We strongly recommend that any musician carries a mould of his or her mouth around in case of emergency. That way, you can show the dentist exactly how your mouth is supposed to look.
Those who are playing wind and brass instruments need to be especially vigilant about how veneers or bonding will affect your mouth and therefore the sound of your instrument.
1300 Great Smile
Call us at 1300 Great Smile and don’t miss a beat. We take great care of everyone, and musicians are no exception. We are experts at maintaining your smile as nature intended. We offer emergency dentistry, preventative dentistry, aesthetic dentistry dental implants and restorative dentistry from our Joondalup office.
The way to make sure dental work doesn’t have a negative effect on how you play your instrument is to make sure that only the highest-quality dentists provide that dental work.
Call 1300 Great Smile on(08) 9404 9500 to learn more about keeping your mouth “in tune.”