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

Should You Use Denture Adhesives?

Port St Lucie Dentures over black surface

Denture adhesives can be a useful tool for many people who wear Port St. Lucie dentures. They help to secure the dentures in place, providing a sense of stability and confidence. But are they really necessary for everyone? Let’s explore the benefits of denture adhesives and when it might be time to visit your dentist instead of reaching for more adhesive. 

Port St Lucie Dentures

Benefits of Denture Adhesives 

Denture adhesives can offer several advantages. They provide an extra layer of security and help prevent food particles from getting trapped under the dentures, reducing irritation and discomfort. Additionally, they enhance the comfort of wearing dentures by cushioning the gums and improving bite force. 

When to Use Denture Adhesives 

There are specific situations where using denture adhesives can be particularly beneficial: 

  • New Denture Wearers: For those who are new to dentures, adhesives can provide added confidence and security while they adjust to their new prosthetics. 
  • Minor Fit Issues: If your dentures have minor fit issues but are otherwise in good condition, adhesives can help keep them in place until you can see your dentist. 
  • Active Lifestyles: If you lead an active lifestyle or participate in sports, adhesives can help ensure your dentures stay securely in place during physical activities. 
  • Special Occasions: For events where you might be speaking a lot or eating a variety of foods, adhesives can offer extra stability and comfort. 

When to Stop Using Denture Adhesives 

While denture adhesives can be helpful, they are not a cure-all for poorly fitting dentures. You should consider visiting your dentist if you experience the following: 

  • Increased Use of Adhesive: If you need to apply adhesive multiple times a day or use larger amounts than recommended. 
  • Loose Fit: If your dentures feel loose or shift around in your mouth even with adhesive. 
  • Discomfort or Pain: If you experience soreness, irritation, or pain in your gums. 
  • Difficulty Eating or Speaking: If your dentures are affecting your ability to eat or speak comfortably. 

These signs suggest that your dentures may need to be adjusted, relined, or replaced. Dentists can refit your dentures, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit without excessive reliance on adhesives. 

man with Port St Lucie Dentures eating an apple

We Can Help You with Your Port St Lucie Dentures! 

Are you struggling with poorly fitting dentures or unsure about the use of denture adhesives? Smooth Sailing Dental offers comprehensive denture solutions to ensure your dentures fit comfortably and securely. Contact us today for 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