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

What Could Cause My Breath to Smell Bad?

St Lucie County Dentist with smoking patient 

Even if you have straight and pearly white teeth, having bad breath could still affect you. Fortunately, bad breath can be treated and avoided with the aid of your dentist in Fort Pierce. While avoiding bad breath is easy, understanding the cause of your bad breath will help prevent it from returning.

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Contributing Factors

Smoking

Smoking is a common contributor to bad breath. When you smoke, bacteria develop in your cheeks and gums, in which some smoke particles become lodged in your mouth. Smoking also dries out your mouth and stains your teeth, creating a more conducive environment for the growth of bacteria and other pathogens.  

Smelly Foods

The cause of bad breath may be as basic as the stuff you eat. If you don’t brush and floss after every meal, you won’t eliminate the odors of sour foods like onions, garlic, and other strong spices. You must adequately brush your teeth and gargle with odor-removal mouthwash to prevent bad breath from developing and to stop bacteria from forming. 

Cavities and Tooth Decay

Cavities and tooth decay are one of the main reasons for bad breath. Whenever a tooth develops cavities, the bacteria in your mouth slowly eat away your remaining tooth, which emits a foul smell. Your mouth may continue to smell bad because of the bacteria in your broken teeth.   

If left untreated, cavities can permanently harm your teeth and have an unpleasant odor. Your bad breath can be cured by having your dentist examine your tooth and treat it with a dental filling.  

Dental Health

You can develop periodontal disease if you don’t regularly clean and floss your teeth.  A buildup of plaque-causing bacteria over time can result in poor breath and other oral health issues on your gums or in the spaces between your teeth.  When plaque is ignored, it can turn into tartar, which is more difficult to remove and can harm your teeth and gums.

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Looking for a Dentist in Fort Pierce?

If you’re looking for a trustworthy dentist to take care of your dental health issues, look no further. At Smooth Sailing Dental, our qualified dentists can assist you in regaining your ideal smile. Call us right now 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