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THE RIGHT DENTURES MEANS YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ARE NOT OUT OF REACH

For many denture wearers, snacks and mealtimes can feel like a challenge. However, there are several ways you can enjoy your favorite foods and drinks with dentures. This can be achieved if you adjust and learn to use your new dentures properly. Learning to use new dentures can be a lengthy process, but there are several ways you can speed it up and adjust to them in a short period.

EXERCISE YOUR FACIAL MUSCLES

Cheek muscles are tasked with directing food in your mouth as you get ready to swallow it. Therefore, as is the case with standard body exercises, building your facial muscles in the first few weeks of wearing dentures can give you more control. You should exercise your facial muscles regularly for better results. However, if you experience persistent jaw pain, it could be a sign of poor-fitting dentures. Visit our offices regularly for checks, especially if you have persistent discomfort.

PRACTISE SPEAKING

The first weeks of wearing new dentures can be challenging for you. For a first-time wearer, you might experience challenges in speaking. One of the best ways to improve your speech is by singing. According to experts, music is an ideal form of speech training. You should try singing along to your favorite songs. Experts advise that you try singing out smooth and fluid phrases at a slow rate; this will help you get used to pronouncing certain words and letters.

SET REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

Like braces, you may find it difficult to adjust to dentures. At first, you may find it exceedingly difficult to pronounce words and common phrases. However, with time, you will adapt to your dentures and get comfortable with them. Do not expect to get used to dentures within a day or two; instead, be patient and set realistic goals for yourself. Visit our offices for more information on how to adapt to new dentures.

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