Clean and dry your denture.
To measure, place the dry Sea•Bond seal on your clean denture.
Trim any overlap with scissors.
If the seal bunches in the back of the upper denture, cut a “v” to help it fit.
Place the trimmed seal on the denture, pink side down.
Spray or mist with water to lightly moisten, but not soak.
Gently tap the seal into place with your fingertips.
Place the denture in your mouth and bite down evenly for 5 seconds.
Read Out Loud
Read out loud in front of a mirror to hear and improve you pronunciation.
Bite Down to Re-align
Gently bite down and swallow before you talk to avoid denture shifting and re-align dentures in cases of shift.
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.”
Better Safe Than Sorry
Take your dentist’s number and your insurance cards with you just in case.
Plan Dining Ahead
Research restaurants beforehand for denture-friendly menu items.
Pack Denture Items
Pack your SEA•BOND bath & brush, a bottle of water, and at least one additional box of your SEA•BOND seals!
Stop Denture Pain
If you recently got dentures, keep a box of painkillers handy to stop denture pain.
New to dentures? You may notice that 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 & SOFTEN
Drink water while you have food in your mouth. This will help to soften the food and make chewing easier.
FIND YOUR FAVES
Try different foods to see that work best with your dentures. Remember, Seabond blocks out small food particles better than pastes
Practice Talking Beforehand
It's not odd. Even actors do it! Practice talking in front of the mirror before you leave for your date so that you make sure the conversation flows.
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Check the Menu in Advance
Focus on your date, not the food particles! If dining out, check the menu for denture-friendly options before arriving. If you are the one choosing the venue, make sure to choose one with denture-friendly dish options for the types of dishes you may want to consider.
Don’t hesitate! There is nothing more charming than self-confidence. Just be yourself and enjoy the moment. Nobody can tell you have dentures, anyways!
Smile Big & Clean
A big bright smile is the key to unlock a heart! Just make sure you clean your dentures before you leave for your date. And smile often, because you look great!