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

Can an Oral Health Condition Lead to Bad Breath?

person with bad breath in need of a dentist in indian river

If you neglect your oral health, your dentist in Indian River will warn you that you’ll develop bad breath. Neglecting your oral hygiene is one thing that might make your breath bad, but other things could be the cause as well. If you want your breath to smell better, you’ll need to treat some of the main causes of bad breath, including gum disease and oral health issues  person with bad breath in need of a dentist in indian river

Bacteria Is the Main Cause of Bad Breath 

Halitosis

Bacteria are the main cause of halitosis, the medical word for what we often refer to as bad breath. When microbes interact with the carbohydrates in the food, they release a pungent odor from the mouth that has a sulfuric odor which is bad breath. Spices and sweet foods that have broken down can also create an unpleasant scent, which may combine with the sulfuric smell and cause bad breath.  

Periodontal Disease

Microscopic bacteria can bring on gum inflammation and tooth decay. The biofilm known as plaque, composed of sugar-rich food leftovers, builds up on teeth or in the area between teeth and gums. When this substance is left on the teeth, it can harm your oral health and contribute to bad breath 

Cavities 

The germs in your mouth attack the teeth’s outer covering, the enamel, leading to cavities or holes. The surrounding teeth may become infected due to these holes growing larger. If this issue is not treated right away, it can harm your teeth even more and make your breath unpleasant.  

person with bad breath visiting a dentist in indian river

Are You in Need of a Reliable Dentist in Indian River?

At Smooth Sailing Dental, our team can assist you in getting rid of your bad breath and restoring your fresh, clean breath. Call us to find out more about the various services we provide! 

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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