National Children’s Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association has designated February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Over the past 20 days, it has held events with dentists around the country designed to raise awareness of the importance of good dental hygiene for children’s physical and mental well-being. Our Omaha dentists have always believed in the benefits of regular pediatric dental care. Teaching your children to take care of their teeth when they are young will help them develop good dental habits and protect their teeth against future wear and tear.Our Omaha dentists are celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month.

Unfortunately, many children in this country don’t get a head start on good dental hygiene. According to the ADA, over 25 percent of all children in the United States are affected by tooth decay before their sixth birthday, and half of all children ages 12 to 15 have dealt with the condition. With numbers like these, it is important that dentists continue to give advice to parents about keeping their children’s teeth healthy. Our Omaha dentists have compiled this short list of steps you can take to protect your children from tooth decay:

  • Dental Health Begins Early- Your child should make its first visit to the dentist by age one. Taking care of baby teeth can play a big role in future dental health.
  • Set a Daily Routine- Make sure your children brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily. They will be more likely to keep this routine as they grow if you instill it from an early age.
  • Maintain a Balanced Diet- Diet is one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of dental health. If children eat foods low in processed sugars and high in vitamins and minerals, they are more likely to develop strong, cavity-free teeth.
  • Schedule Regular Dentist Visits- After their first visit to the dentist, children should go back for check-ups and cleanings every six months. This helps to prevent tooth decay and spot potential orthodontic issues before they become a major problem.

At The Dentists of Omaha, we know that you want the best for your children, and do everything we can to make sure they get it. Our expert staff is dedicated to providing optimal dental care for every member of the family at every stage of their lives. Call us today at 402.445.4647 to schedule your appointment in the Omaha area!

What Are Porcelain Crowns?

One of the simplest forms of dental restoration that The Dentists of Omaha offer is a porcelain crown. Crowns are a type of general dentistry that are utilized in order to cap as much of a healthy tooth as possible with a strong, falsified tooth. Crowns are very helpful when you have a cracked tooth or a tooth that has had minimal damage to it, but still consists of portions that are salvageable. Additionally, our dentists offer dental crowns in our Omaha offices because they can be used to protect a damaged tooth from further damage.

Benefits of a Porcelain Crown

Find your smile with dental crowns from The Dentists of Omaha, NE!The Dentists of Omaha offer porcelain crowns for a variety of reasons, but, primarily, because we know that they are the best option for our patients.  The primary benefits of a crown are the following:

  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Long-lasting
  • Protect damaged teeth from further damage
  • Match existing tooth color

Porcelain Crown Process

After taking digital X-rays and determining that you are in need of a dental crown, our Omaha dentists will remove the unhealthy portions of your tooth. Next, we will take an impression of your tooth and place a temporary crown for protection. We will send the impression to a top-of-the-line dental lab so they can custom-form a crown that will fit in seamlessly with your smile and bite. At a second appointment, our Omaha dentists will place your custom-made crown and make any necessary adjustments so it fits perfectly.

Why Choose Our Omaha Porcelain Crown Specialists

At The Dentists of Omaha, our dental team has decades of experience in restoring teeth in need of porcelain crowns. We will take our time to determine your exact needs and personalize your treatment for you. If you are in need of a dental consultation, please contact us today so we can determine exactly what your dental needs are. We have four convenient locations all over Omaha to make dental care easily-accessible for you. Please call us today at 402.445.4647.