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

Smile Resilience: Navigating the Stress-Oral Health Connection with Ease!

AN Ft Pierce dentist done with a check up.

Stress, a universal experience, takes a toll not only on our mental and physical well-being but also on our oral health—a connection often underestimated. A Ft. Pierce dentist will tell you that the intricate relationship between stress and the well-being of our mouths is a crucial aspect that warrants attention for a holistic approach to overall health.  

Ft Pierce dentist giving a patient a great smile.

How Stress and Oral Health Are Connected 

Chronic stress triggers the release of hormones like cortisol, potentially leading to gum inflammation, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Additionally, stress-induced habits such as teeth grinding and jaw clenching can result in worn enamel, jaw pain, and cracked teeth. 

To maintain a healthy mouth amid life’s stressors, it’s vital to incorporate stress management techniques into our daily routines. Consider these practices: 

  • Regular Exercise: Physical activity is a powerful stress-buster, releasing endorphins that counteract stress hormones. 
  • Deep Breathing Exercises: Practice mindful breathing to reduce stress levels and promote overall relaxation. 
  • Mindfulness Practices: Incorporate meditation or yoga into your routine to alleviate stress and enhance mental well-being. 

In addition to stress management, prioritizing oral hygiene is crucial. Adopting a consistent routine of brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups can significantly impact oral health. Ensuring adequate sleep, maintaining a balanced diet, and staying hydrated further contribute to stress reduction and overall well-being, positively influencing the health of our mouths. 

An Ft Pierce dentist finishing a procedure.

Schedule Your Appointment Now with Ft Pierce Dentist! 

Acknowledging the profound link between stress and oral health empowers us to take proactive measures. By integrating stress management practices from your dentist into our lives and prioritizing oral hygiene, we can achieve a harmonious balance between mind and mouth, nurturing a healthy smile from within. 

Smooth Sailing Dental has your back on how to cope with stress and improve your oral health! Feel free to call us now! 

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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