Trumpet Players and Dental Cavities

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by gmonady, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    I believe it's possible. Oral flora can be quite personal. Some girls give you tonsillitis once in a while no matter how often you kiss them...
     
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  2. Vulgano Brother

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    Word on the street is that violists have toxic mouths. Don't kiss one!
     
  3. TrumpetMD

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    I suspect that Philippe and bumblebee are probably the most correct.

    But in honor of Gary, I may start to floss with my mouthpiece brush. :-)

    Mike
     
  4. TrumpetMD

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    Not me. I married a cellist.
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    Cellists are cool. They can play viola parts plus more, and they sit like brass players.
     
  6. macjack

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    If only! Trumpet (and brass) player's teeth come in all flavors. I have never read of better health in brass player's teeth compared to the population at large, and I haven't observed this in my dental practice. I think perhaps many brass players are concerned about their teeth for obvious reasons, so perhaps they take better care of them. I think you just got the good-tooth genes in your family. Was the water fluoridated where you grew up? Did your parents take you to the dentist when you were a kid?
     
  7. gmonady

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    Yes to fluoridation, yes to regular dental check ups (in the days where they strapped fluoride treatments to your teeth), AND my brother is a dentist... so is my wife. So I guess you could say, I seen dentists almost daily.
     
  8. gmonady

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    There is potential here. If you splinter their instrument on a hard surface, you are left with many shards with the potential to be used as toothpicks.
     
  9. sj3209

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    Higher pH in the mouth means more plaque and fewer cavities. It's genetics with some habits thrown in.
     
  10. Ed Lee

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    Either way IMO and personally that wouldn't be healthy. Too, why would I need a toothpick with dentures?
     

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