If you’re new to dentures and denture adhesive cream, you might wonder why something as simple as speaking seems so difficult and awkward. You may think that something doesn’t feel right but don’t worry, keep reading. Hopefully we’ve answered the questions you might have.
- "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?"
Adjusting to dentures means that, in time and with some practice, you will be able to speak clearly.
- At first your voice may sound odd because the sound reaches your ears through vibrations in the bones of the jaw and skull. Wearing dentures changes and increases the sound but only you will notice this.
- Speak more slowly if you feel your dentures “click”. At first, the muscles in your lips, cheeks and tongue will try to “kick out” your dentures but in time they will adjust and will help you to keep them in place.
- Bite and swallow before speaking to get your dentures in position. To avoid any slips, try a denture adhesive such as Fixodent.
- Practice reading aloud with your dentures in to get used to saying common words and to give you an idea on how fast you can speak with ease.
Let’s speak frankly about this. With your dentures, you’ll have to adjust to a new situation, but, with a little practice and thanks to Fixodent’s strong hold, you’ll soon have the power to speak with confidence. That’s definitely something to talk about!