Congratulations on your New dentures. While you are feeling ecstatic about your new dentures, there are few issues often experienced while adapting to them. difficulty in speaking is one of them.
5 TIPS FOR SPEAKING MORE CONFIDENTLY WITH YOR NEW DENTURES.
Initially, you may feel that you are unable to speak clearly with your new dentures. this is because the tongue and muscles are still adapting to a new thing in the mouth. Once your mouth muscles adapt to your dentures, you’ll likely be more comfortable talking with friends, speaking up at work, and laughing with family. Here are some ways to practice speaking confidently and clearly with dentures.
GENTLY BITE DOWN AND SWALLOW BEFORE YOU SPEAK.
If your dentures shift when you speak, gently biting down and swallowing before you talk will set them in the correct position. Don’t forget to take a deep breath to calm yourself.
PRACTICE TAKING OUT LOUD
When you speak out loud, you’ll be able to hear which words you have the most trouble with. Many new denture wearers have difficulty pronouncing “F” and “S” sounds. Try saying the following tongue twisters a few times a day:
She sells seashells by the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
Flies fly but a fly flies.
Fresh fried fish, Fish fresh fried, Fried fish fresh, Fish fried fresh I tried.
READ FROM A BOOK OR NEWSPAPER INFRONT OF THE MIRROR
This will help you re-master common words and sounds. Practice speaking slowly and patiently and you should start to feel more relaxed.
SPEAK AT A NORMAL VOLUME
You may feel like you sound louder than usual when you start speaking with dentures. This is because dentures alter the anatomy of your mouth, and therefore, the way sound travels from it. Don’t worry—it’s more noticeable to you than to others, and you will sound more natural over time.
PRACTICE TALKING WITH YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS
While this will help you Practice your sounds, it will also be a great opportunity to connect with your loved ones. Also they can help you identify the sounds you need more practice with.