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 I Remove Plaque and Tartar on My Own? 

female patient's teeth being cleaned by a dentist in Indian River

When was the last time you had your teeth and gums checked and cleaned? Are you experiencing oral discomfort and pain? Do you think flossing and brushing are enough? A dentist in Indian River will tell you all about the core reasons for your oral health problems. 

tartar buildup on teeth not cleaned by a dentist in Indian River

How Do Plaque and Tartar Buildup Happen? 

Dental plaque is a sticky, yellow film built on your teeth as food particles, saliva, and other deposits are mixed with bacteria. When left untreated, plaque can harden by calcifying, which leads to tartar development. 

Such buildups are the root cause of your oral health problems. To begin with, gum inflammations happen, which can lead to periodontitis. Your gums start to become sensitive so that it bleeds easily when touched by a toothbrush. 

Dental abscesses and tooth decay can also develop when the infection caused by these buildups reaches the innermost parts of our teeth and gums. If you use artificial alternatives like dental implants, there will also be lower success rates. 

The Best Way to Remove Plaque and Tartar 

Flossing, brushing, and using a mouthwash will never be enough to completely get rid of plaque and tartar. Your dentist is most likely to recommend dental cleanings once or twice a year, but you have to have your teeth and gums cleaned more often when the situation is worse. 

Scaling and root planing are the procedures done to remove plaque and tartar. Once finished, your dentist will use an electric toothbrush to remove particles to ensure a holistic clean finish for your teeth and gums. 

dentist in Indian River cleaning the teeth of a female patient

Looking for the Best Dentist in Indian River? 

Smooth Sailing Dental offers excellent dental cleaning services alongside our regular checkups with our expertise and standardized equipment to ensure that your mouth is protected against oral health problems. 

Give us a call to book an appointment with our dentist in Indian River! 

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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