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

Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth

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While taking good care of your oral health requires regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings, you’ll also have to avoid eating the worst foods for your pearly whites. Any Fort Pierce dentist will tell you that acids form whenever these foods come in contact with the plaque that covers the surfaces of your teeth.

Sooner or later, the acids will eventually wreak havoc in your mouth by breaking down the hard enamel that protects your teeth. To avoid this problem, your best move is to steer clear of certain foods that invite tooth decay.

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What Are the Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth?

Starchy Foods

Don’t let your love for potato chips and soft breads cause you to develop tooth decay and gum disease. Particles of these foods can get easily wedged in and around your teeth and become a breeding ground for bacteria.

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Most people know that carbonated soft drinks are loaded with sugar. However, only a handful are aware of the fact that most of these drinks contain phosphoric and citric acids that can significantly wear away the tooth enamel.

Candies and Sweet Treats

It’s no surprise that sweet treats that include caramels and lollipops are notorious for causing tooth decay and cavities. These foods contain refined sugar that clings to the surfaces of your teeth. If you can’t resist sweets, be sure to eat them after your main meal and brush your teeth right away.

Hard Foods

Eating hard foods such as the un-popped kernels in your popcorn bag, corn on the cob, fresh carrots, or the ice at the bottom of your glass can potentially break your teeth.

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Looking for a Fort Pierce Dentist?

Your smile is important to the team of dental professionals at Smooth Sailing Dental. Whether you need subtle changes or major repairs, we offer a wide range of procedures that can be used to improve your smile. Contact us today to schedule your 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