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

Signs Your Teeth Are Telling You It’s Time to Visit Your Dentist

woman at the Ft Pierce Dentist

When issues arise in our oral health, our teeth, gums, and soft tissues are quick to let us know. They provide clear signals that shouldn’t be ignored, as they often indicate underlying problems.  

Regular dental check-ups are key for understanding these signs early and dealing with any concerns before they become serious. Here are some key indicators your teeth may be sending, signaling that it’s time to visit your Ft. Pierce dentist. 

Ft Pierce Dentist and patient smiling

Signs You Need to See Your Dentist 

Sensitivity to Hot or Cold 

Sudden sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages can be a sign of enamel erosion, tooth decay, or exposed tooth roots. This sensitivity should not be ignored, as it could indicate underlying dental issues that need attention from your dentist. 

Bleeding Gums 

If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, it could be a sign of gingivitis or more advanced gum disease. Healthy gums should not bleed during routine oral care, so this symptom warrants a visit to your dentist for evaluation and appropriate treatment. 

Persistent Bad Breath 

Persistent bad breath can result from poor oral hygiene, gum disease, cavities, or even underlying medical conditions. Your dentist can help determine the cause of your bad breath and recommend appropriate measures to address it. 

Changes in Tooth Color 

Noticeable changes in tooth color, such as darkening or staining, may indicate decay, enamel erosion, or other dental issues. These changes can affect both the appearance and health of your teeth and should be evaluated by a dentist. 

Mouth Sores or Lesions 

Persistent sores, lesions, or lumps in the mouth or on the lips should not be ignored, as they could be signs of oral cancer or other serious conditions. Your dentist can conduct a thorough examination and, if necessary, refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. 

Ft Pierce Dentist during appointment with patient

Is It Time to Schedule an Appointment with a Ft. Pierce Dentist? 

Ready to ensure your smile stays in tip-top shape? Schedule your check-up today at Smooth Sailing Dental. From routine exams to a range of specialized services tailored to your needs, we’re here to keep your dental health on course. Contact us today! 

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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