Speaking with Dentures
It may be harder to speak with a new set of dentures, and you may even struggle to enunciate "s" and "f" sounds. Luckily, there a few things you can start doing to learn how to improve your speech.
- Practice speaking and reading aloud.
- Speak slowly if you notice a clicking sound when you speak.
- Bite and swallow before speaking, especially if you feel that your dentures are incorrectly positioned.
- Talk to a friend; this can help you feel less self-conscious about how you sound.
Remember that it is normal for your replacement teeth to feel awkward at first. Ease into them by speaking out loud when your alone or with a close friend. Incorporate soft foods into your diet and be mindful of how you chew your food. With practice, you'll be able to eat, talk, laugh, and smile confidently.