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

Dietary Restrictions for Denture Wearers

illustration of Port St Lucie Dentures

Even though Port St. Lucie dentures are among the most trustworthy dental devices, they could still get damaged if you don’t take care of them properly. Eating sticky and hard foods can damage your dentures and could be one of the main reasons for denture issues. If you don’t take care, this unhealthy behavior could result in loose or broken dentures.

Here’s a list of snacks and meals you should stay away from if you want to know what kinds of foods you need to avoid to keep them safe.

dentist holding Port St Lucie Dentures

What to Eat to Avoid Ruining Your Dentures

Sticky Desserts and Meals

Avoid sticky candy like caramel, toffee, and licorice if you want your dentures to last as long as possible. Chewy candies might stay in your artificial teeth even after removing them, making it harder to get them off your dentures. You might need to remove your dentures altogether to clean them and remove the sugary residue.

Different Types of Hard Nuts

Although nuts have many health benefits, your new dental device may be harmed by this superfood. Dentures can withstand the force of chewing nuts, even the hard ones, but they can still sustain damage and your gums if you eat them regularly. Avoid this type of food during the first few weeks of wearing your dentures to stop them from falling out or breaking under pressure.  

Chewy and Hard Meat

Your teeth and dentures could be harmed by lousy meat preparation. Hard meat that has the consistency of rubber might cause gum irritation and put a lot of stress on your dentures. If you chew too forcefully, your dentures could fall out, get damaged, or irritate your gums.

dentist showing Port St Lucie in Dentures

Do You Need Port St. Lucie Dentures?

It’s normal to have some questions regarding dentures if you’ve never worn them or are considering obtaining them. At Smooth Sailing Dental, we can give you a solid set of dentures to help you re-establish your eating habits. Call us today to learn more about our services!

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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