To American ears, British accents have power. Intelligence. Passion. Charm. Class. Sincerity. Its long vowels are the love of your favorite auntie, the gaze of your heaviest crush, the wit of your favorite professor. Americans’ love for the British accent is quite possibly the glue in one of the tightest diplomatic relationships in world history. Woe to the charlatans who twist that to their own purposes.
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Changes In Your Bite Can Affect Your Speech
As patients and their needs are all different, I see something new every day. This past week I witnessed a remarkable event after Dr. Muslin performed full mouth reconstruction using his Face Lift Dentistry® method on a patient. She was an interesting case. Before her treatment, she was unable to produce the “S” sound with her tongue. She had two front teeth that were too long, a narrow smile and bad bite. I had no idea that a dentist could fix a speech impediment by creating more room inside the mouth.
I watched as Dr. Muslin had her counting. He was watching intensely to see what her tongue was doing and how her jaw was moving. He was looking to see where her tongue was making contact in her mouth, impinging on her speech. He listens and feels as the patient bites down. The initial contact in someone’s bite is crucial in understanding the problem of the bite. We were amazed at the outcome; it only took Dr. Muslin a moment to identify where he needed to adjust the bite, and after applying a temporary appliance the patient was able to count to 60 without a speech impediment.
It was a beautiful thing to witness. Here was a patient who had been hampered by a speech problem for many years, only to have it vanish right before our eyes in seconds. The joy this patient expressed, as well as many other patients, makes working with Dr. Muslin so rewarding.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA