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

Dentist Indian River | You Should See A Dentist More If You Have Diabetes

Diabetic patients are more likely to develop periodontal disease than people without diabetes. Periodontal disease can increase blood sugar level and increases the risk of diabetic complications. People with diabetes are more vulnerable to infections and in fact, periodontal disease is considered a complication of diabetes. Periodontal disease may make it more difficult for diabetic patients to control their blood sugar. A regular trip to the dentist Indian River may be the best way to learn if you have diabetes. Dentists are often the first to see signs of a disease and the dentist’s role in detecting diabetes is just one of the many reasons on how good oral health can improve your life and your overall health. 

How Your Dentist Detects Diabetes

One sign of pre-diabetes is the frequent yeast infections in the mouth. In diabetics, yeast infections occur when blood glucose rises. This creates an ideal environment for yeast cells to grow and thrive. Yeast infections in the mouth are rare in healthy people but yeast infections can develop as a side effect of antibiotics. But if you’re not taking antibiotics, your dentist will look for a cause of the infections to identify what may be additional symptoms of diabetes. Other symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, and increased thirst. 

How Symptoms of Untreated Diabetes Can Affect Your Mouth

The warning signs of diabetes not only affects your mouth, but it affects every part of your body. Diabetes can cause you to lose consciousness if your blood sugar levels fall too low. Here’s how untreated diabetes can take a toll on your mouth:

  • You may have less saliva causing your mouth to feel dry which makes you at a higher risk of cavities.
  • Gums may become inflamed and bleed often
  • You may have problems tasting food
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Makes you vulnerable to infections inside your mouth
  • For children with diabetes, teeth may erupt at an age earlier than what is typical

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Any Questions or Concerns? Contact Our Dentist Indian River Today!

If you suspect you are suffering from diabetes or you already have diabetes, don’t put your health at risk by neglecting to visit your dentist for a regular checkup. If you want to get in touch with our dentist Indian River, contact Smooth Sailing Dental today to schedule an appointment. 

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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