Re: [Harp-L] Playing causes dental damage?

I'm sure the high notes on an F harp have the capability of loosening the
audiences dental work, and probably mine too.

On 21 April 2013 21:58, Drew <drew@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > I tried searching the archive but "teeth" and "dental" bring mostly comb
> and using dental tools to shape, gap, change pitch if reeds.
> >
> > I'm having a bunch of dental issues in lower front.  Probably due to
> extensive orthodontics 30 years ago, but a periodontist kept
> asking/insisting I must have had a tongue ring (I don't, never did)
> suggesting that that would account for the problems I'm having.  I tongue
> block and slap a lot on some rhythm breathing exercise I play every time I
> practice.  I rarely contact the harp with my teeth, perhaps only on high
> end of the register on draw split octaves as you need to cover more holes.
> >
> > Does anyone know, can long term playing of any sort negatively impact a
> players long term dental health?
> Regards,
> Drew MacFadyen

Rick Dempster
RMIT Libraries

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