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Tips to Help You Adjust to Talking and Eating with Dentures

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If you’ve found an affordable dentist in Ocala who can transform your smile with affordable quality dentures, you’ll soon be enjoying greater confidence and a prize-winning grin. However, adjusting to your new teeth may take some patience. Whether you have a denture implant or removable dentures, eating and talking can be difficult until you get accustomed to their presence in your mouth. Here are a few ways you can ease the transition to wearing dentures:

Learning to Talk with Dentures

Speaking difficulties are common in new denture wearers, and it can be embarrassing. You may find it hard to pronounce certain words. Practicing in private by reading aloud in front of a mirror can help. If you have problems with your dentures shifting while you speak, bite down and swallow before you begin to talk; this trick sets your dentures in their proper position. Using a denture adhesive may also be helpful, especially when you first start wearing your new teeth. As you gain experience by talking and eating, your confidence will return, and your dentures will feel more like a natural part of your mouth.

Eating with Dentures

Select foods that are soft or easy to chew and swallow to make eating less of a challenge. Soft cheeses, warm cereals, chopped meats, eggs, cooked vegetables, and puddings are good examples. Take smaller bites than you normally would, and chew thoroughly but slowly. Try not to bite down with your front dentures. Don’t eat hard or chewy foods, and avoid chewing gum. After a couple of weeks, you may feel confident enough to start adding foods that are harder to eat. Eventually, you’ll be able to resume your normal diet. 

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

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