Gum Disease

Your gum disease specialist in the Longview area offers solutions to chronic infection

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Your gum disease specialist in the Longview area offers solutions to chronic infection

When brushing and flossing your teeth, something you do not want to see is blood. Even the smallest amount of blood during oral hygiene practices means that gums are irritated. However, this problem is easily excused as “brushing too hard.” Similarly, some people brush off the problem of bad breath, tooth sensitivity, or general soreness in the mouth. All of these symptoms are indicative of gingivitis, the initial stage of gum disease. Obtaining treatment from your gum specialist in the Longview area at the earliest sign of problems facilitates the elimination of infection and reversal of symptoms. Gum disease is … Continue reading

What is the link between receding gums and periodontal gum disease in Longview?

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Explaining What is the link between receding gums and periodontal gum disease in Longview?

In past centuries, the expression “long in the tooth” was well known. During eras in which little was understood about oral health and hygiene, individuals often experienced the problem of gum recession as they aged. The more gums receded, the longer teeth would appear, hence the term “long in the tooth” to describe an older person. What is interesting is that this term was used in relation to age, when being “long in the tooth” was really indicative of periodontal gum disease. In our Longview area dental practice, we seek to identify the signs of gum disease as early as … Continue reading

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Explaining Symptoms of Gum Disease

Emerging science is proving what dental professionals have long believed – oral health is closely linked with overall health. Many conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer have been associated with gum disease. Longview area residents have trusted their smiles to Clint Bruyere, D.D.S. for nearly 30 years. He believes that preventive care and patient education are crucial elements in good oral health. In the earliest stages (called Gingivitis), gum disease can be cured. Unfortunately, many patients never know they are afflicted until it has progressed to periodontitis, which is more serious. When you look in the mirror … Continue reading


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Dr. Bruyere graduated from Texas A&M whilst finishing at the Baylor College of Dentistry. He possesses a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry and 30 years of experience in dentistry.

Dr. Bruyere enjoys keeping up with the latest information on dental products, treatments and techniques whilst providing the best quality dentistry to his patients.