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

How to Speak Confidently with Dentures

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If you’re new to Fort Pierce dentures, it’s only natural to experience speech difficulties. Perhaps you’re concerned that the changes in your speech and voice can make your artificial teeth more noticeable to the people around you. Although it may take some time to get used to speaking clearly while you’re wearing them, you can do a few things to help you through the adjustment process.

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How Can Denture Wearers Speak Confidently?

Practice, Practice, Practice!

Although the idea of speaking to others can be daunting during the first few weeks of wearing dentures. However, practicing at home makes perfect. You can start by talking out loud while looking at yourself in the mirror.

You can also choose to listen for words that may sound off while you’re reading a few lines from one of your favorite books. In most cases, denture wearers find it challenging to speak words that contain the letters “f” and “s.” For this reason, you’ll have to learn to take your time with these words and try to enunciate slowly.

Speak Slowly!

If you’re like most people, you may be used to talking much faster than you realize. However, when you’re a new denture wearer, you’ll have to break this habit by slowing down your speech. Otherwise, your dentures won’t stay firmly in place, and you’ll likely hear clicking sounds and other unwanted noises.

Record Your Voice

Recording yourself can help you hear what others hear whenever you speak. As you listen to your own voice, you’ll get a new perspective and notice what you’re doing right and what you need to work on.

Bite and Swallow Before You Talk

You’ll want to reduce the risk of your dentures falling out or slipping by biting and swallowing before you speak. This can help you pull your dentures back into place during your initial adjustment period.

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Do You Need Fort Pierce Dentures?

At Smooth Sailing Dental, we provide the highest quality dental care possible in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Contact us today to schedule your first 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