3 Simple Ways to Get Ready for Your Dentures
Let’s face it, nobody wants to end up in a set of dentures. But, if we’re fortunate enough to get into our more advanced stages of life, sometimes dentures are the only option.
Below are a few ways that you can get yourself ready for dentures — that way you can make the denture transition as comfortable as possible.
1.) Engage in Cheek Exercises
Your buccinator muscles (also referred to commonly as your cheek muscles) have the function of helping you direct food into your mouth in order to swallow it. Just like with your other body parts, it’s a good idea to work this muscle, building it in your initial weeks prior to getting your dentures, this way you’ll have more control when eating and swallowing.
2.) Work on Your Speech
Experts call it “Singing Your Speech,” but no matter what the term is, using articulation techniques like music can help you put together phrases and use them at slower rates. Doing so will help you avoid having dentures hinder your speech.
3.) Stay on Top of Your Treatment Plan
In the event that you’ve already had work done, it’s a good idea to stay on top of your own treatment plan, which will set you up for success when you have your dentures placed. Sometimes patients need a dental extraction procedure beforehand, which is why it’s important to keep your treatment management plan and stay in contact with your dentist.
If you have any additional questions about what you can do to better prepare yourself for getting your dentures, contact Audubon Dental Center today to schedule your consultation.