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Learning to Speak Is Difficult with New Dentures
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Dr. Shiotsu
If someone got a prosthetic leg or arm, they would take some time to learn how to do certain things again. That is normal, and no one questions it. People should think the same things about dentures. They are replacing a part of the body. It will take time to learn how to do things that came naturally before. One of the things a person wearing new dentures will have to learn how to do again is speaking. This is some of the things they need to learn. Problems You May Have With DenturesWhen people get dentures, they will notice certain things about their speech. Knowing what types of difficulties you may experience can help you learn how to speak with dentures. Once a person recognizes the potential problems speaking with dentures, they can learn some techniques to fix it. What to Do These are the solutions to the problems that people face. To avoid clicking sounds, slow down your speech. Talking slowly will stop the movements of the dentures that cause the clicking sound. Over time, your cheek muscles and the dentures will adjust to each other and the clicking should go away. Practice is the best way to eliminate trouble with certain letters or words. It is often a good idea to practice in front of a mirror, so you can see how your mouth moves with these letters or words. If you think you sound different, do not stress it. While dentures can make you talk louder or may change your voice slightly, it is more noticeable to you than it is to anyone else. Wearing dentures is a change in many ways. The best way to overcome change is through practice and repetition. Contact our dental professionals with any questions you have about dentures or anything else...
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Learning to Speak Is Difficult with New Dentures
7/20/2018
How a Partial Denture Can Save Your Oral Health
7/10/2018
How to Help Your Mouth Adjust to Eating with Dentures
6/25/2018
What Exactly Is a Denture Sore?
6/15/2018
How Custom Dentures Are Able to Improve Your Oral Health
5/25/2018
How Bruxism Affects Dentures
5/15/2018
How Long Does it Take to Eat Regularly After Implants Are Placed?
4/20/2018
What to Do with Your Dentures When You Take Them Out
4/10/2018
Top 3 Benefits of Turning to Implants to Replace Missing Teeth
3/23/2018
Reasons a Partial May Be Just What You Need
3/13/2018
Exercise After Dental Implant Surgery Needs to Wait
2/23/2018
Best Filling Options for Cavities Between the Teeth
2/13/2018
Are Standard Dentures a Good Fit for Anyone?
1/25/2018
Can a Dental Crown Last the Rest of Your Life?
1/15/2018
Signs It Is Time For a Denture Upgrade
12/23/2017
Why Your Dentures May Be Painful to Wear at First
12/13/2017
Is Soaking Your Dentures Enough?
11/27/2017
How Often Do Dentures Need Refitting?
11/17/2017
When You Shouldn't Use a Partial Denture
10/25/2017
What to Do When Teeth Cannot Get Crowns
10/15/2017
Benefits of Having Implant Supported Dentures
9/30/2017
Benefits of Getting a Mouth Guard
9/20/2017
Lasers May Be One of The Most Effective Bacteria Killers Ever
8/25/2017
Keep Your Dentures Snug - Tips and Tricks
8/15/2017
Preventing Pain from Dentures
7/30/2017
How to Prolong the Life of Dental Crowns
7/23/2017
Tips to Make Learning to Use Dentures Easier
6/30/2017
How to Brush Your Partial Denture to Keep It Clean
6/20/2017
How Long Does It Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
5/30/2017
How Do Denture Creams Hold Dentures Still?
5/20/2017
Why Do You Need a Temporary Crown Before a Permanent One?
4/30/2017
Why Dentures Often Lead to Bad Breath
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