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

Holiday Heath for Your Teeth

As you may know, the end of the year is approaching and our staff has been letting patients know to use their dental benefits before the end of the year. What many people do not know is that dental benefits expire on December 31st and if you do not use all that they are worth by the end of the year then you lose them. That is money lost!

Also in December you and your family may be attending holiday parties which almost always involve sweet treats and fun! While you may want to dive headfirst into the cookie platter think twice about how it may affect your teeth. Our dentists here at Longbranch Dental Center have a few tips on how to avoid cavities this season. First, after eating any holiday treats make sure to brush thoroughly as soon as you can afterward. The longer the sugar stays on your teeth the worse, but if you can floss to get the hidden sugar plaque out then you are taking the proper precautions.

Make sure you are also sharing these helpful tricks with your children as well, they also have mouths that need to be cared for.  During the holiday season, many people give themselves a few weeks to enjoy whatever they would like, and we would love that for you as well! Just always remember that your oral health is just as important as physical health.

December is also a great time for you to bring your children in for an appointment with any of our highly trained dentists and dental hygienists. Take advantage of school being out and having more time than ever to make an appointment with us here at Longbranch Dental Center. We love to schedule families all together so give us a call today s0 we can schedule family appointments before the holidays.

We wish you a merry and bright Christmas from all of us at Longbranch Dental Center!

Use Your Dental Benefits!

Thanksgiving is upon us and that means Christmas is right around the corner. The holidays are a busy time for patients and their families so we encourage you to make time for a dental appointment. If you have dental insurance, your dental benefits expire at the end of each year so why watch them go to waste? Dont let your hard work go right out the door! Longbranch Dental in Greenville, TX still has availability for the end of the year but we fill up fast so make sure you call us today to get your appointment time reserved.

During your appointment our highly trained dentists will give you a thorough exam and cleaning, to determine a treatment plan if necessary. Our staff recommends that each patient comes in every 6 months to obtain a healthy mouth and in order to tackle dental work ahead of time if needed.

If you have any questions or would like to make your next exam today before your benefits expire call us today 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

Gum Care Aware!

Longbranch Dental Center located in Greenville, TX cares greatly about each and every patient’s oral health. Along with oral health, our dentists want to bring awareness this September to national gum awareness month. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums surrounding the tooth and affects more than half of Americans. Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria and plaque build-up around the tooth and causes major inflammation. Dr. Ronald Weaks wants to provide you with some tips and prevention tools to help keep gum disease far, far away.

  • Brush thoroughly with a soft-bristled toothbrush both in the morning and at night
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months
  • Floss every day- mainly at night
  • Schedule routine dental checkups with our dentists here at Longbranch Dental Center
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products

Our staff is available to make you an appointment Monday through Friday and book you the most convenient appointment possible. Call us today to get more information on preventing gum disease at 903-225-2024!

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!

Bad Breath? Kiss It Goodbye this July!

July is here, summer is in full swing, and hopefully, your breath is not! Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a very common occurrence that happens is many people throughout the country. Our dentists here at Longbranch Dental Center in Greenville, TX are here to bring awareness to this and show you that is it easily preventable! Whether you have dental implants, sleep apnea, or even fillings, you are able to keep your teeth healthy which inevitably gets rid of bad breath. Our office has provided you with some tips and everyday practices to help kiss bad breath goodbye:

  • Brush after every meal
  • Brush at least once in the morning and once at night
  • Floss once a day
  • Replace your toothbrush every two to three months.
  • Arrange regular dental checkups and cleanings at Longbranch Dental Center

No one wants bad breath this summer, so contact our office today to make an appointment for your biyearly cleaning and to speak to our highly trained dental hygienists and dentists for the best way to care for your mouth. Call today at 903-231-1006

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