say it with confidence—speaking with dentures!
If you're new to wearing dentures, you might wonder why something as basic as speaking now seems so difficult and awkward. And you might worry that changes in your voice and speech will make your dentures more noticeable to others. Some questions you may have include:
- "Why are my dentures clicking when I talk?"
- "Why am I having trouble pronouncing my S's and F's?"
- "Do I sound different to my friends?"
Like anything new in life, dentures take some getting used to. With time, practice, and the following tips, you will be able to speak clearly and confidently.
- Don't worry if your voice sounds odd to you at first. When you speak, the sound reaches your ears through vibrations in the bones of the jaw and skull. Wearing dentures changes and increases the sound, but this is much more noticeable to you than to anyone else.
- If your dentures "click" when you speak, try speaking more slowly to avoid movements that raise and/or move your lower denture. Keeping your lower denture in place requires the ability to hold it still with the muscles of your lips, cheeks, and tongue. At first, these muscles may tend to "kick out" your denture.
- Bite and swallow before speaking. This places your dentures in position so you can speak more clearly. If you're concerned about your dentures slipping when you speak, try using a denture adhesive, such as Fixodent® Control Plus Scope® Flavor. It also helps freshen breath, so you can have even more confidence when chatting with friends and family.
- Practice reading aloud while wearing your dentures. Not only will it help you get used to saying common words and sounds, it will give you an idea of how fast or slowly you need to talk in order to minimize challenges with your dentures.
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