Tips for living with dentures
SPEAKING WITH DENTURES
PRACTICE TONGUE TWISTERS
Practice tongue twisters to improve S and F sounds.
- “Ten tame tadpoles tucked tightly together in a thin tall tin.”
- “Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.”
- “Fran feeds fish fresh fish food.”
READ OUT LOUD
Read out loud in front of a mirror to hear and improve your pronunciation.
BITE DOWN TO RE-ALIGN
Gently bite down and swallow before you talk to avoid denture shifting and re-align dentures in case of shift.
TRAVELING WITH DENTURES
BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY
Take your dentist’s number and your insurance cards with you just in case.
Research restaurants beforehand for denture-friendly menu items.
PACK DENTURE ITEMS
Pack a bottle of water, and at least one additional box of your Sea-Bond® seals!
KEEP FOOD OUT FROM UNDER DENTURES
New to dentures? Different foods can be eaten more comfortably as your gums heal and you get used to having dentures. Softer foods that require less chewing are a great place to start.
HELLO, BACK TEETH!
Place food as far back on your teeth as possible. Chew with a small grinding motion.
SIP TO SOFTEN
Drink water while you have food in your mouth. This will help to soften the food and make chewing easier.
A cushiony soft Sea-Bond® seal blocks out small food particles because it's tailored to fit your entire denture.
DATING WITH DENTURES
CHECK THE MENU IN ADVANCE
Focus on your friends, not the food particles! Check the menu for denture-friendly options before arriving.
SMILE WITH CONFIDENCE
A big bright smile is the key to unlock a heart! So smile often, because you look great!
It's not odd. Even actors do it -- Practice talking in front of the mirror before you leave for your date, so the conversation flows.