If you’re new to Fort Pierce dentures, it’s only natural to experience speech difficulties. Perhaps you’re concerned that the changes in your speech and voice can make your artificial teeth more noticeable to the people around you. Although it may take some time to get used to speaking clearly while you’re wearing them, you can do a few things to help you through the adjustment process.
Although the idea of speaking to others can be daunting during the first few weeks of wearing dentures. However, practicing at home makes perfect. You can start by talking out loud while looking at yourself in the mirror.
You can also choose to listen for words that may sound off while you’re reading a few lines from one of your favorite books. In most cases, denture wearers find it challenging to speak words that contain the letters “f” and “s.” For this reason, you’ll have to learn to take your time with these words and try to enunciate slowly.
If you’re like most people, you may be used to talking much faster than you realize. However, when you’re a new denture wearer, you’ll have to break this habit by slowing down your speech. Otherwise, your dentures won’t stay firmly in place, and you’ll likely hear clicking sounds and other unwanted noises.
Recording yourself can help you hear what others hear whenever you speak. As you listen to your own voice, you’ll get a new perspective and notice what you’re doing right and what you need to work on.
You’ll want to reduce the risk of your dentures falling out or slipping by biting and swallowing before you speak. This can help you pull your dentures back into place during your initial adjustment period.
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