There is a relationship between activity of the elevator muscles and vertical dimension of occlusion. In this video we will look at what the science tells us about that relationship and how it will impact our dentistry and as a tool to help patients.
I had a great reminder yesterday while I was working with a patient that listening to their intuitions and beliefs about their own dental health and care can be very valuable. Sometimes that value is clinical, and sometimes it is in increased patient understanding and relationship development.
When we discover a phonetics issue such as a lisp during restorative dental care it be very frustrating. However if you know the quick and easy technique I will share in this video, you'll be surprised how simple it is to correct it!
In a previous curator journal we discussed that one of the few challenges of changing vertical dimension of occlusion is altering the patient's phonetics. In this video we'll dive into how we say two particular sounds, "F" and "S" and the impact vertical plays on them.