Did you know that changes in your smile might affect your speech? Dentists can create beautiful smiles but without a thorough understanding of important functional principles, a smile makeover can lead to unwanted changes in speech and sore facial muscles.
• The chewing system is also the organ of speech.
• Phonetic sounds are actually shaped mechanically by various combinations of teeth, lips and tongue
• The F.V.S.T and E sounds can be all impacted by the relationship of the lips and the teeth
It is critical for the dentist to accurately determine the lip shape and teeth position that is compatible with making these sounds. A mismatch between lips and teeth will result in a tired face when talking a lot or facial fatigue at the end of the day.
One of the most common ways this principle is violated is making the upper front teeth too long. Not having enough space causes the teeth to bump into each other.
Creating a beautiful smile can have many negative impacts if the proper functioning of the teeth is not achieved. But when done correctly, changed to the front teeth can have a profoundly positive impact on the smile and overall facial appearance.

Dr. Shah has extensive training and experience in all aspects of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. He has a Certificate of Proficiency in Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Buffalo. He recently completed the entire 9-module curriculum at the world reknown Kois Center in Seattle, under the mentorship of Dr. John Kois. He has served as a mentor in the Post-graduate Program in Aesthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota and is a part-time clinical instructor at the University of Manitoba Dental School.

Dr. Shah’s constant thirst for knowledge and growing expertise has made him in demand to teach and mentor dentists. He is co-director of a Seattle Study Club in Winnipeg. He has also been invited to give over 120 lectures to dentists on all aspects of aesthetics, restorative and comprehensive dentistry throughout North America and Internationally. He is fortunate to work with many manufacturers on new product evaluations and product development. This allows him to keep up to date on developments and new procedures and offer the most current of that to his patients.

If you’re interested in finding out our aesthetic dentistry can change our life contact our office for a comprehensive examination with Dr. Shah.