Dating is difficult enough without the added pressure that comes from doing it wearing dentures. Or at least that is the perception if you are already self-conscious about your false teeth.
Chances are, that special person you are meeting for a social engagement won’t even notice. However, should the subject become a topic of discussion, or if you are a little self-conscious, there is nothing to fear.
Can You Tell If Someone Is Wearing Dentures?
This really depends on a number of factors. If your dentures fit well and do not slip or appear to be giving you difficulty, they probably won’t be noticed as false teeth.
If you are wearing permanent dentures or dental implants, you can pretty much rest at ease. That’s because these two types of false teeth options are very hard to detect.
Tips On Dating With Dentures
If you are relatively new to wearing dentures or haven’t been on a date wearing your dentures, going on that first date flashing a new set of false teeth may be something that is met with fear and trepidation. As if going on a first date wasn’t scary enough!
However, that needn’t be the case. Worrying about wearing your false teeth on your date need not be a concern.
Here are a few suggestions to help you work through your concerns about wearing false teeth on a date. They are meant to give you an idea of what to expect and how to prepare for the date.
1. Talk A Lot
Even before your date, spend a fair deal of time talking aloud – even to yourself in the mirror. The more practice you get in doing this, the easier it will be for you to do on your date.
2. Smile A Lot
Let’s face it, your dentures will be one of your best features if you show them off a lot. By smiling often during your date you will make a good first impression and they won’t be identified as false.
3. Watch What You Eat
One sure fire tip off that you have false teeth will come from the meal selection you make from the dinner menu. As long as your choice includes items you can eat safely and confidently, there should be no problem.
4. Keep Them Clean
The cleaner and fresher smelling your dentures are before your date, the better you will feel about them. The dazzling smile you will end up will surely be what will be remembered after the date is over.
Can You Kiss With Dentures?
Of course, you can! In fact, kissing with dentures is very much the same as without. That is to say, if you have all your natural teeth kissing is no different compared to doing it wearing false teeth.
As long as your dentures are held securely in place with either a denture adhesive or happen to fit really well, kissing should be no problem. In fact, if the date gets to this point, you’ve obviously done something right!
Tips on How To Kiss With Dentures
Eating, speaking and even whistling is easy to do with dentures after you get used to wearing them. But if you haven’t done a lot of kissing with dentures here are some tips to assist you with that.
Whether it’s your first date or the fiftieth date, the best thing to do is to relax about the kiss. When you are comfortable enough with the person you may wish to tell them you have false teeth.
This is basically viewed as a courtesy but is not necessary if you are unsure about the other person’s feelings. They should not be bothered by your dentures but you may wish to hold off on telling them.
2. Be Clean
Proper denture hygiene should always be followed even if there are no dates on the horizon. By keeping your false teeth, mouth and gums clean and fresh at all times you reduce the risk of bacteria forming.
The best cleaning routine to follow is to brush them twice a day with a soft bristled brush and denture cleaning solution. Soaking them overnight will keep your dentures from drying out and changing shape.
3. Hold Them Securely
When you first insert your dentures in the morning, be sure to use denture adhesive to keep them secure in your mouth. Use the correct amount of adhesive to prevent slipping when talking or eating.
4. The Kiss
Pucker your lips slightly and press them against your date’s lips. Do not apply a lot of suction to your teeth and try not to kiss too forcefully. Try to kiss gently and softly.
If your intention is French kissing, again, the best tip on kissing with false teeth is to proceed with gentle, soft kisses. Avoid banging your dentures against your date’s teeth to reduce the possibility of dislodging yours.
5. Enjoy The Moment
Who doesn’t like to kiss? For denture wearers and partners of denture wearers, kissing is rarely noticeably different than with someone who has all their natural teeth.
Passionate kissing may take some practice to not dislodge an upper or lower, but as they say, practice makes perfect. Who is going to say they don’t want to practice their kissing?
One Warning To Keep In Mind
This is intended primarily for those who wear partial dentures. Although they are made so that clips and clasps are not visible, over time they may become easier to see.
This could be the only time your partner or date will be tipped off that you have false teeth if you haven’t told them already. Otherwise, dating with dentures should be as fun as exciting as dating should be.