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Talking It Out – Speech Tips for New Denture Wearers

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If you’ve recently started wearing dentures, you may be surprised to find that speaking isn’t quite as easy with a dental appliance in your mouth. Whether you have removable or permanent dentures, talking can seem awkward, and you may not feel confident speaking with others until you become accustomed to your new teeth. Even if you wear the best dentures, you may detect changes in your speech and voice. You might wonder why you sound different or have trouble pronouncing S’s and F’s. Your dentures may make clicking noises or shift during speech. The good news is that with practice, you’ll get used to your affordable quality dentures and speech will seem perfectly natural.

In the meantime, here are some useful tips to help ease the transition:

  • You may notice that your voice sounds louder or different, but this is to be expected. When you talk, the sound of your voice reaches your ears when vibrations travel through the bones of your jaw and skull. Because dentures alter the anatomy of your oral cavity, they increase and alter the sound. The difference is much more noticeable to you than to anyone hearing your voice from the outside.
  • If you hear clicking sounds when you talk, try to speak more slowly. This will avoid additional movements that lift or shift your lower denture. Keeping the lower denture stable requires help from the muscles in your lips, tongue, and cheeks. These muscles may attempt to kick your denture out of place at first, but in time, they will adjust to the new configuration.
  • Before speaking, bite down gently and swallow to keep your dentures in the correct position.
  • If you have a problem with frequent slipping, try using a denture adhesive that your dentist recommends.

When you’re alone, practice speaking. Read out loud, and repeat words that you have trouble pronouncing. Daily speech practice will help you learn the speed at which you can talk comfortably with dentures and help you speak with confidence.

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