Choreography of the Gums: What Do Dentists Mean By It?
Choreography of the Gums: What Do Dentists Mean By It?
What do we know of choreography?
For most of us, as with art, technically not much.
We just know what we like. We know how a particular form, pattern and movement make us feel. Few of us really care to know whether Van Gough and Warhol favoured filbert or spotter brushes; all that really registers is the sensation evoked by the choreography of colour and contour, form and fascination, the immediacy of breathy dislike or it being completely taken away.
Time, energy and space are the fundamentals of choreography. It’s a word often considered exclusive to dance, but choreography is part of cinematography, theatre, opera, synchronised swimming, catwalks, digital games, animated art … and gums.
Were the choreography of the gums soundtracked, one imagines it may very well be the Dance of the Sugar Gum Fairies. (boom tish!)
What do choreographers do? Conceive, create, and direct movement within a particular context; newly interpreting what already exists.
It’s an area of expertise that requires the ability to develop ideas and create processes and routines to produces planned movements to fit both the concept and the subject. Every undertaking has its own research and notations. Each skill competently and equally focused on more than one thing at a time.
Becoming a choreographer generally requires 4-6 years work experience and two years training. Throw in a BA or a master’s degree in dance and there’s another 4-8 years.
To become a dentist is a minimum of 6-8 years study and that’s without any specialisation. The time it takes to learn that skill of course depends on what the desired area is; on average, another 5 years of dental craftsmanship.
So it seems that whether choreography involves your feet, artistic expression, or your gums, becoming knowledgeable and adept in the art of tweaking time, movement and space is a dedication. Whether dancer or dentist, the element acronym is the same: Body, Action, Space, Time and Energy (BASTE).
For your dentist, knowing how to harness that energy in order to move time and space in the way the body works to action healing is an astounding dental development in gum therapy.
What nature teaches us is always an experience to respect.
Nature tells us that when a tooth is lost, bone and papillae (the gum tissue between the teeth) all go with it. With gingival choreography, it becomes possible to predictably regenerate and contour the gum line so that the end result is aesthetically pleasing, effective teeth – in preference to simply having had restorative work done that leaves a legacy of function and hygiene issues more difficult to treat than the original issue.
This concept of choreography extends to the dentist’s chair itself. The dentist is the lead, responsible for timing and tempo in seamless coordination with their assistant.
Effective dentists establish a means of communication unseen by patients and precise enough for decisive action. Procedures, including unexpected situations, are then the fluid movement of two highly skilled professionals working as one.
Maintaining the architecture of soft tissue and specifically the papilla, has been the challenge for as long as dental implants have been around. There are many techniques: autografts, allografts, xenografts, and all kinds of bones substitutes to regenerate bone that is lost with the loss of teeth.
Without it, many implants ultimately fail that can turn into permanent repairs or remakes.
There are numerous other ways to preserve or regenerate sockets (the hole in the bone where the tooth once was). Choreography of the gums is achieved when there is no risk of bone ulceration or infection.
A vital element in accomplishing this is having dental implants adjacent to natural teeth. Equally important is restorative sealing of the sockets, along with respecting and accepting the biological nature of healing.
Jawbone and gum regeneration are accolades to dental surgical and restorative skills. They are beautiful techniques that for patients, so expertly bring comfort, confidence and an improved quality of life.
Choreography of the Gums: is it just Marketing Jargon For Cosmetic Dentists?
For dancers, choreography is an essential part of their art form. It’s the way they express themselves through movement and tell a story to their audience. For humans, however, we often forget that our gums have their own slow choreography and can tell us a lot about our health. Within these gradual rhythms there are signs and symptoms to look for, common problems associated with gum disease, and hints of actions you can take to protect your oral health.
Expanding The Dental Lexicon
Very few people have the time to be cynical about business practices nowadays, so we could say matter-of-factly that more lexicon, more dental terminology, means more services that dentists can sell to their patients. Emerging dental terms are an inevitable aspect of entrepreneurs getting a handle on the dental industry.
Abutment: This is a type of artificial tooth root that is used to support a dental prosthesis (such as a bridge or denture).
Caries: This term refers to cavities or decay in the teeth.
Crown: A dental crown is an artificial covering that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth in order to protect and restore it.
Dental implants: Dental implants are artificial roots that are placed into the jawbone in order to support one or more false teeth.
Gingivitis: This is an inflammation of the gums that can lead to gum disease if left untreated.
Aesthetic Dentistry Needs Sophisticated Voice
Aesthetic dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on the appearance of your teeth and gums. While traditional dentistry focuses on the health of your teeth and gums, aesthetic dentistry concentrates on improving the look of your smile.
There are many different procedures that fall under the umbrella of aesthetic dentistry. Teeth whitening, for example, is a popular way to brighten up your smile. Other common procedures include cosmetic bonding, veneers, and contouring.
If you’re thinking about undergoing any kind of aesthetic dental procedure, it’s important to find a qualified dentist who has experience in this area. You’ll want to make sure that your dentist understands your goals and can help you achieve them.
Utilisation of sophisticated voice is an important tool for any luxury dentist, which is essential when working in aesthetic dentistry. A well-spoken dentist can put patients at ease and help them feel comfortable during their treatment. When it comes to something as personal as changing your appearance, you want to be sure that your mouth is not just in good hands, but in good voice.
Gums Move Slowly Like Plants & Flowers
Gums move slowly like plants and flowers, opening and closing their petals in a gentle rhythm. They are sensitive to the touch, and their movements are directed by the pressure of our fingers. The gums also have a memory, retaining the impressions of our teeth for a short time after we have removed our hand.
Teeth Are The Roses of Our Jaws
Just like roses, our teeth need to be cared for properly in order to stay healthy and beautiful. That’s why it’s important to brush and floss regularly, and to see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
Brushing and flossing help remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that can build up on your teeth and cause cavities. Plaque can also lead to gum disease, which is an infection of the gums that can eventually damage the bone that supports your teeth.
Regular dental checkups are important because they allow your dentist to detect problems early, before they become serious. During a checkup, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, looking for signs of decay or disease. S/he/they will also take X-rays of your mouth to look for problems that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
If you take care of your teeth, they’ll take care of you!
Moving Molars are Like Elephants in Swing
The back molars are the largest teeth in the mouth, and they can be difficult to keep clean. When they’re not properly brushed, food and bacteria can build up on them, which can lead to cavities.
When it comes time to move your molars, it’s important to be gentle. You don’t want to damage your gums or tooth enamel. Hence orthodontics takes time, it is one of the slowest artificial manipulation of natural forces.
Gum Choreography is Like Dancing About Architecture
What do dental writers mean by that? It was said back in the 1970s that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture”, though who said it remains a perennial subject of debate. One thing that choreography of the gums has little to do with, is its pop culture interpretation – this is all wrong:
“It’s all about the placement of your gum and how you move it around in your mouth. There are many different ways to chew gum, and each person has their own unique way of doing it. Some people chew with their mouths open, while others keep their lips tightly sealed. Some people chew slowly and methodically, while others chomp away rapidly.
There are some basic guidelines that can help you create beautiful gum choreography. First, choose a good quality gum that will hold its shape and not crumble easily. Second, take small pieces of gum and place them around your teeth so that they form a nice even row. Third, start chewing slowly and then increase your speed as you get comfortable with the movement. Lastly, have fun with it! Try different techniques and see what works best for you.
Gum choreography is a great way to express yourself and show off your personality.”
No, no, no.
So that’s what bubble gum manufacturers have to say on the subject. Deep. Not.
Rather, what do aesthetic dentists and All On 4 experts say about it?
Pretty much this:
“There is more to a beautiful smile than just having nice teeth. There also needs to be balance and symmetry in proportions, which depends on the choreography of the gums as well as and appropriate lip support to maintain form and fullness of the face. But the loss of teeth leads to changes in the jawbone and shrinkage of the gums, which in turn may cause a visible difference in the appearance of the middle and lower face.”
We all need to dance to that.
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