Back To School Appointments

Fall is quickly approaching and that means school is close to being in full swing. We know that this year has had it challenges and while school has potentially been virtual for a while, it is close to time for the children to be back in person. With that being said, here at Longbranch Dental in Greenville, TX we want to make sure that your children are getting the dental checkups that they need.

Our dentists take the time to educate your child and family on the correct way to brush so you can go to sleep at night at ease knowing that your child is taking care of their dental health. Dental health is something your child is not born knowing and needs to be learned. That is why we highly encourage all parents to practice good health so your children will see a positive influence.

During the exam, our dentists will educate your child on the do’s and don’ts of brushing, while ensuring they are taking the proper care of their teeth. Our friendly staff will make sure that you and your child are having an enjoyable and informative experience during your stay. Our office believes that oral hygiene habits are important to the overall health of your child’s gums and teeth.

If you would like to get your whole family in for an appointment reach out to our office today and we will help you reserve times that fit your schedule best.

COVID Precautions

COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives differently and here at Longbranch Dental Center in Greenville, TX all of our dentists and staff are working hard each and every day to ensure our patients feel safe. We have implemented new process and procedures and want all of our patients to be aware of these changes.

  • Staff is taking temperatures at the door before entry
  • Prescreen all patients via phone before coming to their scheduled appointment time
  • Deep clean all chairs and countertops after each patient visit
  • Staff wears PPE gear at all time
  • We let all patients know to please not to come their appointment if they feel sick or have a fever
  • Staff does not come to work if feeling or has a fever

If you have any questions in regards to the new protocol please call our office at 903-225-2024 and we will be more than happy to answer your questions. Also, if you need to schedule your next appointment please call to ensure you have a time reserved. We look forward to seeing you!

New Year New Smile!

The new year is here and we are celebrating new years resolutions here at Longbranch Dental Center! Our main new year resolution is to continue helping our patients achieve a healthy mouth all year long. Our patients are our main priority and we will do anything we can to make each individual feel comforted and cared for during their visit.

What’s your new year’s resolution? While we know that exercising and dieting are the main factors on people’s minds, our dentists here at Longbranch Dental Center in Greenville, TX want to make sure to add you dental hygiene to that list! Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body and you need to take care of your teeth just like you would other bones. It all starts with taking the proper precautions when flossing and brushing. Dentists are notorious for stressing the importance of flossing and brushing and this is in every single way true and relevant.

Flossing can help reduce the amount of plaque and food particles that can build up within your molars and teeth. Sticking to a consistent brushing and flossing schedule will not only reduce the need for frequent dentist visits but will also lower your chances of cavities. With the new year bringing a fresh start, our dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants here at our office will help guide you in the right path every step of the way. We will recommend the right toothbrush for you, provide you insight on the best toothpaste, and even give you a full cleaning to start your new year fresh.

Our office is open Monday through Friday and our office hours vary per day so make sure to check out our contact page to see which day works best for you and your schedule. We have a great team of highly trained dentists and a front desk staff that will answer any billing or scheduling questions you may have. Give us a call today to make your next appointment at 903-231-1006

October Tips and Tricks!

October is always a favorite month amongst the children. Who doesn’t love getting unlimited amounts of candy? With Halloween right around the corner, we know that trick or treating means lots and lots of candy. While candy is a yummy treat, it has negative effects on the teeth for both children and adults. Our dentists here at Longbranch Dental Center in Greenville want to bring it to your attention that while candy is delicious, it can eat away at the enamel of your teeth and cause cavities. We dont discourage candy eating but want to ensure it is kept at a minimum and you follow our tips and tricks below!

The stickier the candy (caramel, taffy, etc), the longer they stay on the teeth causing decay.

Chewing sugar-free gum after meals can help reduce tooth decay

Avoid biting into hard candy- this can break off your tooth!

Try to eat candy with meals and drink water afterwards

Don’t brush immediately after eating candy since that can remove the softened tooth enamel. Wait at least 30 minutes

Better options are chocolate bars, chocolate-covered items, small hard candies, and licorice

Our staff at Longbranch Dental Center located in Greenville, TX hopes these tips ensure you have a fun Halloween while also taking care of your teeth! If you are due for your 6-month checkup call our office today at 903-231-1006

Back to School? Time for the Dentist!

August is here and who else thinks the summer went by fast? Here at Longbranch Dental Center in Greenville, TX our summer flew by and we hope that yours was full of adventure, sun, and activities! While back to school shopping may currently be your main priority for you and your children don’t forget about back to school dental appointments. There is no better time than the kids being out of school to call and get your whole family in for their six month checkup.

During this appointment our dentists here at Longbranch Dental Center will ensure to give you and your children and exam, cleaning and x-rays if needed. Our dentists will go into great detail to explain to your children how to maintain a healthy mouth and what the dos and dont’s of oral health are. And, if you are new to the area we want you to make us YOUR new dentist! Call us today to see what al the hype is about and for your next appointment at 903-225-2024!

June Marks Healthy Smile Month!

Longbranch Dental Center located in Greenville, TX is excited to bring awareness healthy smile month in June! The start of the summer months marks awareness and guidance for healthy smiles. The organization is founded by the oral health foundation and by taking part in National Smile Month, you are aiming to create a healthier world around us. This particular campaign aims for positivity and promotes the true value of a smile, not only for physical health but for mental health too which is just as important. Our skilled dentists at Longbranch Dental have three very important tips to keep in mind this month.

  1. Make sure brushing your teeth is the very last thing you do at night and first thing in the morning with a fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Ensure you cut down on the amount of sugary food and drink you have and how often they are consumed
  3. Make an appointment with the doctors at Longbranch Dental every 6 months, or when recommended.

Be sure to keep these tips in mind this summer, and dont forget to make your next appointment with us by calling 903-455-4161

Don’t Forget – Your Dental Benefits Have Reset in January

Longbranch Dental Center, your Greenville, TX dentist, wants to remind you that your dental benefits have reset starting January 1, 2017. If you have dental insurance and reached your maximum in November or December, now is the the time to complete the dental work you started.

Dental benefits help cover a portion of the cost for many necessary dental treatments – including twice yearly cleanings, exams and x-rays; dental crowns, and root canal therapy. If you have any questions about what your dental insurance covers, our Greenville family dentist can help you understand your coverage.

It’s important to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout the year and at Longbranch Dental Center, we can help you with that. By scheduling regular check-ups with our Greenville, TX cosmetic dentist, you can prevent tooth decay, gum recession and other dental problems that can lead to tooth loss.

Call us today at 903-225-2024 to schedule an appointment or learn more about your dental benefits.

Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before It’s Too Late

Use It or Lose It – Don’t let your 2016 dental benefits go to waste

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and time is running out to use any dental benefits before they expire on December 31. As you make your list, and check it twice, remember to call Greenville family dentist Longbranch Dental Center today and schedule an appointment.

Understanding Dental Insurance

Have you heard the term “deductible” but aren’t sure exactly what this means? A deductible is the amount of money you must pay out-of-pocket before the insurance provider will cover all or a portion of the cost of treatment or services. For example, if your deductible is $500 and you’ve spent $400 so far this year, and you need a root canal, now is the time to schedule the procedure. Your out-of-pocket expenses will be much less than if you wait until January, when you have to start over to meet the $500 deductible.

Don’t Waste Your Preventive Care Services

Most dental benefit plans cover all, or a large portion of, preventive services. This includes twice-yearly teeth cleanings, exam, and x-rays. Did you remember to schedule your 6-month cleaning at your last appointment? If not, contact Longbranch Dental Center in Greenville today to schedule a cleaning before  the end of the year. This not only helps keep your mouth clean and healthy, you won’t be wasting your benefits that you’ve been paying for all year.

Start A Treatment in 2016 and Complete A Treatment in 2017

If you need dental work completed that requires multiple visits, such as a dental implant or a dental bridge and crown, you can maximize your dental benefits across the two calendar years. If you are close to meeting your maximum, or have met your deductible, you can have part of the treatment completed in November or December. You can complete the treatment in January or February, which will help you to reach your deductible more quickly.

Call Us Today

If you have been putting off any dental work, contact Longbranch Dental Center in Greenville today. We can help you understand your dental benefits and explain how you can get the most of of your insurance coverage. Start 2017 with a healthy and beautiful smile!