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

Why Professional Dental Cleaning is Important at Every Age

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Maintaining a healthy smile is essential, no matter how old you are. Regular brushing and flossing at home are great habits, but they might not be enough to keep your teeth and gums in top shape. That’s where professional teeth cleaning with your Fort Pierce dentist comes in. 

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Importance of Professional Teeth Cleaning   

Preventing Gum Disease 

One of the main benefits of professional teeth cleaning is preventing gum disease. Even if you’re diligent about your oral hygiene, plaque can build up and harden into tartar. This can lead to gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. Left unchecked, gingivitis can progress to more serious conditions, causing pain, swelling, and even tooth loss.  

Keeping Your Teeth Bright 

Professional cleanings help keep teeth looking their best no matter how old you are. Stains from food, drinks, and even tobacco can dull your smile over time. During a professional cleaning, dental hygienists use special tools to remove these stains, leaving your teeth cleaner and brighter than your regular brushing can achieve. 

Early Detection of Problems 

Regular visits to the dentist for cleanings also allow for early detection of potential issues. Your dentist can spot signs of cavities, oral cancer, and other dental problems before they become serious. Early treatment can save kids, adults, and seniors from more extensive and costly procedures down the line. 

Age-Specific Benefits 

  • For Children and Teens: Professional cleanings are crucial as young teeth develop. Regular visits help ensure proper growth and early detection of issues such as cavities or misalignment.
  • For Adults: As we age, the risk of gum disease and tooth decay increases. Professional cleanings help manage these risks and maintain oral health, which can impact overall health. 
  • For Seniors: Older adults often face unique dental challenges, such as dry mouth and receding gums. Professional cleanings can help manage these issues and ensure that dentures and other dental appliances fit correctly and comfortably. 

older-woman-during-cleaning-with-her-Fort-Pierce-Dentist 

Ready to Schedule Your Dental Cleaning with a Fort Pierce Dentist? 

No matter your age, it’s never too late to start prioritizing your dental health. Whether you’re a young adult or enjoying your golden years, professional teeth cleaning is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy and confident smile. 

Make an appointment with your dentist today at Smooth Sailing Dental and give your teeth the professional care they deserve. Your smile—and your health—will thank you. Contact us! 

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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