I've read some posts and wanted to give my "food for thought" ideas because eating and talking is a whole new ball game. Today is Day 3. I had 17 teeth removed (11 top and 6 bottom) on Thurs 2/19/2015 and afterwards had my new dentures put in. Full plate on top and partial on bottom. I was able to keep my 6 bottom front teeth.
Last night was the first time I slept without the teeth and oh what a difference. As my teeth were soaking in their new spa bath, I was trying not to "bite" together because of my regular teeth hitting the top gum every now and then. Warm salt water to the rescue. Today, Sat 2/21/2015, I was able to eat some oatmeal and drink warm coffee. I have to have my coffee, but I couldn't have hot coffee. So I made it and let it sit for a few minutes until warm.
For my home school speech therapy, I decided to try some of our favorite tongue twisters from our childhood years. I've attached a video of me trying them out and I got a laugh from it. If you need a good laugh and not feel like you are alone, please watch the video. It gave me my laughter for the day. http://youtu.be/ZMzPR2Y_DbA
I've attached a link of where I found these tongue twisters. Do these really work? I don't know. I wanted to hear me twist a few words and laugh at the same time. I have read that reading out loud helps with the "Return of the Speech." http://www.fun-with-words.com/tong_example.html
Ok. Thanks for reading. I found this site from thee denture kit my dentist gave me yesterday and found it very helpful from reading posts. I wanted to give my positive side of being a newbie as we newbies are all going through similar situations and easily we get frustrated.