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

Can I Drink Alcohol After Teeth Whitening?

a woman pouring wine and smiling after Teeth Whitening in Fort Pierce

You just went through a teeth whitening treatment in Fort Pierce, and you’re thrilled with the results. Your smile is brighter and more radiant than ever before. However, with an upcoming event or party on the horizon you may be wondering: Can I drink alcohol right after teeth whitening? 

woman pointing at her smile after Teeth Whitening in Fort Pierce

What You Should Know About Teeth Whitening and Alcohol 

Avoid All Types of Alcohol Immediately After Teeth Whitening 

When you undergo teeth whitening, the bleaching agents used penetrate the enamel and work to eliminate surface stains, revealing a brighter smile. During this time, your teeth may be more vulnerable, and exposing them to alcohol can interrupt the whitening process and potentially lead to uneven results. 

That’s why right after your teeth whitening treatment, it is crucial to abstain from consuming any type of alcohol. This includes clear drinks such as whiskey or vodka, as they can irritate and dehydrate your teeth, making them more susceptible to stains. Additionally, alcohol often contains colorants and acidic components that can compromise the outcome of your teeth whitening procedure. 

Alcohol After the Initial Healing Phase 

Once the initial healing phase has passed and your teeth have had time to recover from the whitening treatment, you can drink alcoholic beverages. However, it’s essential to remain mindful of your choices to maintain the longevity of your bright smile. 

  • Avoid Red Wine: Red wine is notorious for staining teeth, and its pigment can easily discolor freshly whitened teeth.  
  • Use a Straw: When drinking alcohol, especially colored beverages, consider using a straw. This can help minimize direct contact between the liquid and your teeth.
     
  • Rinse and Brush: After consuming alcohol, rinse your mouth with water and wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth. This allows your saliva to neutralize the acid in the alcoholic beverages and helps protect your enamel. 

before and after Teeth Whitening in Fort Pierce

Get a Brighter Smile with Teeth Whitening in Fort Pierce 

If you have any questions about teeth whitening treatments or are interested in undergoing the procedure don’t hesitate to contact us at Smooth Sailing Dental. Our team is ready to assist you and provide the guidance you need! 

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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