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Dental Care in Longview TX


We want to help you have the best oral health possible. It is our goal to teach our patients everything they need to know about having the healthiest teeth and mouth. If restorative work becomes necessary, we want to also help our patients understand what they need to do to keep all of their dental work in top condition. Just as it is necessary to keep your car running well, there are things you need to do to keep your mouth healthy so you can keep your teeth for a lifetime.

"Everyone is friendly and personal. Te entire staff is professional yet welcoming. I always know I will receive the best in dental care."

~ Karen C.

Prevention

The best way to keep from having dental problems is very good homecare and having regular professional cleanings, exams, and x-rays.

Good homecare consists of:
  • Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes
  • Flossing once a day
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Q & A Dry Mouth

Question and Answer: Dry Mouth Video Transcript This is Q and A Wednesday, and we have a question for Dr. Bruyere.

Q: Dr. Bruyere, what can I do if I have a dry mouth?

A: People can have dry mouths for many reasons, but the most common is because of prescription medications that you’re taking. You need to make sure that you have your teeth checked frequently because dry mouth can cause you to have more cavities than normal, and there’s several products on the market – one of which is the Biotène rinses and toothpaste that work very well to help with the dry mouth.

Thank you very much, Dr. Bruyere.


Proper brushing is done by cleaning all the surfaces of the teeth and making sure you angle your toothbrush at 45° to brush at the gum line on the cheek and tongue sides of the teeth and on the top of the teeth. Using gentle strokes in a small, circular motion, go from the back to the front on each side, covering all teeth surfaces on the top and the bottom. Be sure to brush the back side of the teeth at the back of your mouth. For fresher breath, brush your tongue also. The best toothbrush to use is one with soft bristles.

Flossing should be done by taking an 18 to 24 inch length of floss, and wrapping most of it around the index finger of one hand. Wrap all but about 4 inches around the index finger of the other hand. Gripping the floss between the thumb and bent forefinger, gently work the floss between two teeth with a gentle sawing motion. Be careful not to force the floss. Gently scrape the floss in a C shape around each tooth, going to the gum line each time. Use your fingers to move the floss so that a new portion is used between each tooth. Continue until all spaces between your teeth have been cleaned, including the space behind the back teeth.

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Q & A Diabetes and Oral Health

Question and Answer: Diabetes and Oral Health Video Transcript This is Q and A Wednesday, and we have a question for Dr. Bruyere.

Q: Dr. Bruyere, I've recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Are there any dental problems that are associated with this disease?

A: Yes, there are. People with diabetes have more propensity to develop gum disease than people do that don’t have diabetes. If you have chronic inflammation in your gums, it can actually make your diabetes worse. So, you need to get checked frequently to make sure that you don’t have any inflammation in your gums, and that you’re not developing any gum disease.

Thank you, Dr. Bruyere.


For people who just cannot seem to floss, there are products on the market like the Sonicare AirFloss or the Waterpik Water Flosser. Both are reasonable alternatives to flossing but Dr. Bruyere would prefer his patients floss.

Fillings

Fillings are used to repair teeth that have a cavity. We use tooth colored, composite fillings to restore teeth that have cavities. The process includes a local anesthetic to put the tooth to sleep, removal of the cavity, and the use of bonding agents and tooth colored composite to restore the diseased area. A special curing light is used to harden the composite material after it has been molded and shaped to the correct anatomy of the tooth.

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Q & A Wednesday Teeth Cleaned Twice a Year

Question and Answer: Teeth Cleaned Twice a Year Video Transcript This is Q and A Wednesday, and we have a question for Dr. Bruyere.

Q: Dr. Bruyere, why should I have my teeth cleaned twice a year?

A: We recommend having your teeth cleaned twice a year so that we can check, not only for cavities, but for gum disease.

It's also good to have your teeth X-rayed at least once a year, or maybe every year-and-a-half, depending on whether you’re cavity prone or not.

If we could catch any problems early, it'll keep things from being more expensive a little more.

Thank you, Dr. Bruyere.


Bite Guards

People who clench and grind their teeth do a severe amount of damage to them. Most people do this at night but some may do it during the day also. The best way to keep teeth from chipping, cracking, or wearing is to have a mouth guard made to wear during the times when the teeth are being clenched or ground. Laboratory processed mouth guards are very comfortable and will protect your teeth from the forces of clenching and grinding.

We want to help you maintain a beautiful smile for a lifetime. Please call our office at (903) 708-6116 for an appointment to begin a partnership in keeping a healthy mouth for life.

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PAIN FREE!!! Dr. Bruyere provides EXCELLENT dental work! COURTEOUS staff! GENUINE care & concern for me! Educational!
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I love the people and I am impressed with Dr. Bruyere. He informed me on possible future problem so I could try to take care of it myself. Thanks to all the professional staff!
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Dr. Bruyere's office is the best. Friendly staff and quick to get you in and out. You even get a chair message while you et your teeth cleaned. I definitely recommend this dentist office.
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Dr. Bruyere is the greatest. If I had to rate him on a scale of 1-10, he would be above that. He and his staff have always been there for me when I needed them.
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I worked for Dr. Bruyere for 10 years and he was AMAZING to work for and has continued to be my Dentist. I would always recommend him to anyone!!
~Becky H.
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My husband and I have been going to see Dr Bruyere for many years now and we LOVE him! He always does an amazing job if you need any work done. Ginny usually does our cleanings and she is great also and very sweet! I highly recommend giving them a try if
~Dawn M.
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Established new patient care with Dr. Bruyere bc of my friend Ginny. Why didn't I do this years ago? I need work done, but I'm confident it will get done correctly this time. Thanks Ginny for cleaning my teeth better than ever :)
~Kandi Koster
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Dr. Bruyere's office is the best. Friendly staff and quick to get you in and out. You even get a chair message while you et your teeth cleaned. I...
~Jennifer H.
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Always cheerful, pleasant and professional. The staff are wonderful and there's no need to dread going to the dentist when you're going here.
~Sherry Smart
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Very nice office setting. Great staff, very knowledgeable and courteous. Dr Bruyere was very patient, kept me abreast of all portions of his clinical exam. I would highly recommend.
~Catrina Beard
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Best dentist hands down! Staff is friendly and has a way of making you feel like family. I've been a patient for many years. I wouldn't trade Dr. Bruyere and staff for anything!
~jamaicadarden
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The sweetest staff I've ever encountered!! I've always been terrified of the dentist and I haven't been in years. My first visit with them went amazing! They took care of me and made sure I was comfortable. Highly recommend to anyone who gets nervous with
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Always welcomed with a smile and a small chat to catch up before I have to stop talking, lol. Sweet, sweet people that take their time and are never in a rush. Perfection is important to them! Always look forward to going.
~Addison Smith
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Dr. Bruyere and his staff were quick to take care of me and even refer me to another doctor when I had an infection. They were kind, accommodating, and thorough.
~Lori Davis
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Always excellent care. Dr. Bruyere is an exceptional dentist and I highly recommend him. I've been going here for five years and I'll continue as long as I live in Longview.
~Rodney Wilson
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PAIN FREE!!! Dr. Bruyere provides EXCELLENT dental work! COURTEOUS staff! GENUINE care & concern for me! Educational!
~Billie Jean Robertson
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I love the girls in there they are always so sweet. They care about you and really get to know you. I have only been there once and they remembered me the second time!!
~Misty Bottos
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Has been our dentist for several years. Very conscientious and caring. Friendly and professional!! Would highly recommend!!!
~P Trice
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Best dentist hands down! Staff is friendly and has a way of making you feel like family. I've been a patient for many years. I wouldn't trade Dr. Bruyere and staff for anything!
~jamaicadarden
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Dr. Bruyere has the most helpful office staff. They make coming here a pleasure. Dr. Bruyere is very professional and thorough in all aspects of dental treatment. He has been a tremendous support to our entire family. Thanks for all you do!
~Anna Pratt
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Everyone there is really nice and courteous. The cleaning hurt a little but I haven't seen a dentist in 5 years before that so they had to do a lot to get them all clean. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Also they have a smokin hot dental assistant to take your x rays.
~Rabid Beaver
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I had my teeth cleaned, it was a pleasant experience... Jenny does a great job! ????
~Tony Stone


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