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

A Closer Look at the Different Parts of a Tooth

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Are you looking to enhance your smile by addressing the chips, cracks, or stains in your teeth? Before your cosmetic dentist in Fort Pierce creates a customized treatment plan to help you achieve the smile of your dreams, they’ll give you the information you need about the parts of your tooth. 

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What Are the Different Parts of Your Tooth? 

The Crown 

The dental crown is the visible, pearly white portion of your smile. Furthermore, it’s covered by a white, hard layer called the enamel that works to protect everything inside a tooth. 

Although the enamel is known to be the hardest part of the human body, it’s not completely indestructible. When food particles get stuck between your teeth, they become the ideal breeding ground for acid-producing bacteria. Unfortunately, these acids weaken the enamel over time until they lead to the development of tooth decay and cavities. 

Unless you brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash, you won’t be able to prevent these dental health issues and keep your smile healthy and beautiful. 

Dentin and Tooth Pulp 

Your enamel covers the dentin and tooth pulp. While dentin refers to the thick layer that supports the enamel, it’s also responsible for transmitting signals to let you know if you have a problem with your teeth.  Furthermore, the tooth pulp or the “nerve” refers to the soft tissue that’s located at the center of a tooth.  

The pulp houses everything that makes you feel your tooth. These include your blood vessels, nerves, and lymph vessels. A decay that reaches the pulp of your teeth requires a root canal procedure. 

Tooth Root 

The root serves as the stabilizer to hold the tooth in place. It’s attached to your jawbones and is as important as the roots of any given tree. Besides helping you bite down and chew with greater ease, it also prevents tooth loss and the degeneration of your jaw bone.  

smile from Cosmetic Dentist Fort Pierce

Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist in Fort Pierce? 

At Smooth Sailing Dental, we don’t want you to settle for a so-so smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. 

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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