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

Bethany Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA

5 Denture Don’ts You Might Not Be Aware Of

dentist holding Treasure Coast Dentures

Keeping your Treasure Coast dentures in great shape isn’t as complicated as it might seem. However, there are a few lesser-known tips that can make a big difference in how well they fit and how long they last. Here are some handy reminders of what you shouldn’t do to help you keep your dentures in top condition. 

man with Treasure Coast Dentures during check-up appointment

5 Denture Don’ts 

#1 Using Hot Water for Cleaning 

While it’s common knowledge that cleaning dentures is important, many people don’t realize that hot water can cause dentures to warp or lose their shape. Stick to lukewarm or cool water when cleaning dentures to maintain their integrity. 

#2 Brushing with Regular Toothpaste  

Regular toothpaste can be too abrasive for denture materials, leading to scratches, wear, and a dull appearance over time. Instead, use a denture-specific cleaner or a mild soap to gently clean your dentures without causing damage. 

#3 Eating Certain Foods Even with Adhesive 

While denture adhesive can provide extra stability, it’s not a cure-all for eating tough or sticky foods. Avoid biting into hard items like nuts, crunchy fruits, or sticky candies, as they can still dislodge or damage dentures, even with adhesive in place. 

#4 Wearing Dentures 24/7 

Giving your gums and mouth a break from dentures is essential for oral health. While it may feel odd at first, removing your dentures for at least 6-8 hours every day allows your gums to rest and reduces the risk of irritation, infection, and bone loss. 

#5 DIY Adjustments 

It can be tempting to try adjusting your dentures at home if they feel uncomfortable or loose, but DIY adjustments can easily damage them and lead to further problems. Always seek professional help from your dentist or prosthodontist for adjustments, relining, or repairs to ensure your dentures fit properly and function well. 

dentist holding a Treasure Coast Dentures model

Ensure Your Treasure Coast Dentures Last with Professional Dental Care 

Don’t go it alone when it comes to denture care! At Smooth Sailing Dental, we’re here to support you. Schedule your next check-up with us, and let our team ensure your dentures stay in top condition. Trust us for expert care and a smile that shines. 

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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