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Speech, Chewing and Posture: The Hidden Connection to Oral Health

  • Speech, Chewing and Posture: The Hidden Connection to Oral Health
  • The Importance of Correct Posture
  • The Role of Chewing in Oral Health
  • The Influence of Speech on Tooth and Jaw Health
  • Conclusion
  • Scientific references

Speech, Chewing and Posture: The Hidden Connection to Oral Health

In a quiet fishing village, where mornings are greeted by the song of seagulls and boats dance to the rhythm of the waves, we meet Francisca, a local artist whose passion for painting is only surpassed by her love for her village. Recently, Laura began to feel discomfort and tension in her jaw, particularly after long sessions capturing the beauty of her homeland on canvas. Wondering about the source of these sensations, she decided to further explore the relationship between her daily habits, the posture she adopted while painting and the health of her mouth. What she discovered was a surprising revelation about how posture, chewing and even the way we speak can significantly influence our oral health.

The Importance of Correct Posture

The relationship between body posture and oral health is deeply interconnected. Studies indicate that poor posture, especially when sitting or using electronic devices, can lead to jaw misalignments and muscle tension that affect the mouth and teeth. Poor posture can contribute to problems in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), triggering pain and discomfort that goes beyond the oral area.

fala, mastigação e postura a conexão oculta com a saúde oral2

The Role of Chewing in Oral Health

Chewing not only plays a crucial role in digestion, it also directly influences the health of our teeth and gums. Irregular or one-sided chewing can lead to uneven wear on the teeth and a range of oral health problems, from tooth decay to periodontal disease. The practice of chewing food in a balanced and conscious way is essential for maintaining the structural integrity of the mouth.

The Influence of Speech on Tooth and Jaw Health

Few people consider the impact of speech on their teeth and jaw, but the truth is that speech disorders can have direct implications for oral health. Problems such as lisping, for example, can indicate or even cause misaligned teeth. Speech rehabilitation, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, can be crucial to correcting these problems and promoting optimal oral health.


Francisca’ story sheds light on the intrinsic connection between our daily habits and our oral health. We have learnt that posture, chewing and speech are pillars that support not only our ability to eat and communicate, but also the health of our mouths. By understanding and adjusting our habits, we can enjoy a significant improvement in our oral health and general well-being. Clinicalvor is here to guide you through this process, offering support, treatment and personalised guidance. Together, we can discover the path to unprecedented oral health.

Scientific references:

  • “Journal of Oral Rehabilitation” – Study on the relationship between body posture and jaw position.
  • “American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics” – Research exploring the impact of chewing on oral health.
  • “International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health” – Article that discusses the connection between sitting posture and changes in dental occlusion.
  • “Frontiers in Physiology” – Study on how speech affects oral health.
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