Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA

Adriana Albite, DMD

W. Roger Long, DDS

3 Drinks that Make Your Breath Smell Bad

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You know your breath reeks when your friends and co-workers do a hard lean away from you each time you strike a conversation with them. While some foods can certainly be a stink bomb in your mouth and up your nose, some drinks can also cause your breath to smell. Thankfully, a St. Lucie County dentist can help you fix the problem

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Three Drinks that Cause Bad Breath 

Although staying hydrated can help tame bad breath, certain liquids feed the bacteria that produce stinky volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) in your mouth. If you want to make your breath smell better, you may have to limit your consumption of the following drinks: 

Coffee 

Most people rely on their morning coffee to give them the energy they need to get through the day. While drinking coffee can be comforting, its unfortunate side effect isn’t.  

Roasted coffee beans form sulfur-containing aroma compounds that produce bad breath. Aside from the fact that coffee itself is high in malodorous sulfur, it also causes a dry mouth, making your breath smell even worse.  

Alcoholic Beverages 

According to research, those who regularly consume alcoholic beverages tend to have bad breath. Their spit samples showed a higher concentration of bacteria associated with gum disease which is also known for being a bad breath trigger.  

Besides altering the bacteria in the mouth, alcoholic beverages can also cause acid reflux. This common condition triggers foul-smelling stomach acid to creep up into your throat and cause your breath to stink. 

Carbonated Drinks 

The acid that’s present in your favorite bubbly drinks is responsible for giving them their fizz and giving you bad breath. As the acid dries out your mouth, it creates a perfect environment for food particles and bacteria to linger and make your breath smell. 

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Looking for a St. Lucie County Dentist? 

At Smooth Sailing Dental, we provide the highest quality dental care possible in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Contact us today to receive the best in every aspect of your dental experience. 

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Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA