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5 Tips to Consider When Dating with Dentures

February 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — thedentalsmile @ 8:00 pm
An older couple with dentures in Los Angeles smiling.

Are you afraid to reach out to people because you’re worried about your dentures? Whether you are getting a set of dentures in Los Angeles for the first time, or you’re in need of a replacement but haven’t had a chance to visit a dentist yet, it’s understandable if you feel nervous about an upcoming date or special occasion with someone you’re just getting to know. With the help of these five tips from a dentist, you can start feeling confident about your romantic life all while wearing a denture along the way.

Practice Socializing with Friends or Family

Getting used to speaking with dentures takes time. That’s why it may be helpful to practice speaking to a family member or a close friend when wearing dentures so you can be more at ease during your future date. This can easily be done in-person or over the phone if you’d prefer. Alternatively, you can practice speaking in front of a mirror, read your favorite book aloud, or sing in the shower.

Choose Your Meals Carefully

Some foods are less denture-friendly than others, so it’s important to visit a place where you’ll have options to accommodate your denture. While an implant denture will largely be capable of eating most foods without concern, you should avoid very sticky desserts that could cause your traditional denture to become loose.

Express Yourself with a Bright Smile

While you may feel uncomfortable showing off your teeth, giving a tight-lip smile could send the wrong message to your date. For example, it could imply that you aren’t actually having a good time, even if you are. Try smiling in front of a mirror to get a better idea of what you look like. Most dentures today are designed to look more natural than ever, so your date shouldn’t be able to notice too easily that you’re wearing a denture.

Make Sure Your Denture is Secure

Double check that your dentures are firm and secure before you head out. Give them a light prod with your tongue to confirm that they will not be shifting out of place any time soon.

Kiss With Care

While you can kiss while wearing a denture, you should use caution if you aren’t entirely sure how secure your denture actually is. Since a denture doesn’t provide the same feedback response as natural teeth, you may not know if you are kissing too hard.

You deserve to be social and date, whether you’re getting used to a new denture or in need of a replacement. With these tips in mind, you’ll be well prepared for your next outing!

About The Dental Smile Center

Is your denture not quite feeling the way it should? You may want to visit one of our many experienced dentists to complete a smile evaluation. During this appointment, they’ll examine your denture, provide a recommendation on how to best present your smile, and ensure your oral health is in good condition. To schedule a visit, you can contact them through their website.

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