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

Oral Hygiene Tips After Getting Dental Implants

using an oral irrigator to clean Dental Implants in Fort Pierce

Replacing your missing or severely damaged teeth with dental implants in Fort Pierce is one of the best decisions you can make for your oral health. However, your new implants require just as much care as your natural teeth. Brushing can be uncomfortable since you’ll experience gum swelling after your procedure. 

However, neglecting post-surgical hygiene leads to infection. For this reason, you’ll have to keep the surrounding areas of the surgical site clean. The cleaner you can keep the surgical site and your mouth, the lower the risk of infection. 

brushing Dental Implants in Fort Pierce

How to Clean Your Teeth After Getting Your Dental Implants  

Use the Right Toothbrush  

You should use the correct toothbrush to thoroughly clean the implant and the delicate areas around the surgical site.  Your dentist may recommend using a soft-bristled or powered toothbrush.  

Brush Very Gently 

Be sure to brush very gently and cover as much area as possible without significant discomfort. If your implant is exposed, you’ll want to keep its surface shiny to avoid the buildup of plaque around it. While you’re at it, brush the gums underneath and adjacent to your implant.  

Use Plastic Irrigation Tools 

Irrigation tools such as a water pick or an oral irrigator can gently flush out bacteria from the area just below the implant. Since damaged implant surfaces attract bacteria, it’s best to avoid using metal instruments that may scratch your implants. Plastic irrigation tools are a safer option for post-implant oral hygiene. 

Rinse with Warm Saline Water 

Add about half a teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water and use it for rinsing. The saline water rinse helps minimize inflammation and discomfort after your surgery. Additionally, it enables you to get rid of debris and bacteria that may build up in your mouth.  

Dentists giving high five and patient after getting dental implants in Fort Pierce

Considering Dental Implants in Fort Pierce? 

Whether you’re looking to get dental implants or learn more specific techniques and tools for cleaning your brand-new implants, the team of specialists at Smooth Sailing Dental is here to meet your needs. Contact us today to make 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