Vote for The Dentists in Omaha’s Choice Awards!

Dental patient in Omaha NebraskaRight now, at the Omaha World-Herald, vote for The Dentists in Omaha’s Choice Awards. Our team is so proud to be included in the nominations again this year. We hope you’ll take a moment to vote for us. This year, when you vote you are automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to Nebraska Furniture Mart! There is also a drawing for a $500 and $250 gift card to Nebraska Furniture Mart (full details are explained on the Omaha World-Herald website). You can vote  once per day, every day from now until voting closes at the end of the day on Sunday, April 22.

Simply click on the link above and find us listed under the “Health and Medical – Dental Practice” section.

At The Dentists of Omaha, our dentists and entire team are passionate about providing award-winning care to our patients. We want you to enjoy your best oral health and a smile you love to share with the world.

Our comprehensive services make it possible to get your entire family’s dental needs met under one roof:

These are just some of the many services we offer. To learn more about us and our staff, please visit our Facebook page.

We are pleased to win awards like this one because we hope it means we are providing you with the outstanding service and dental results you deserve. Our team loves coming to work every day because of the patients who are at the center of everything we do.

Arrange An Appointment in Omaha

If you haven’t yet visited us, we hope you will! We have four Metro locations to better serve families across Omaha, Nebraska. To arrange a consultation or your next cleaning, please call the location of your choice:

The Best Foods For Your Teeth

As someone who wants to keep their teeth healthy and strong, you probably already know you need to brush, floss and visit the dentist. But did you also know what you eat can affect your enamel, gums and entire oral cavity? Please click through our slide show to see which things are best for your teeth.

In general, the same foods that are good for your overall health – whole foods, fresh produce, no added sugars – are good for your teeth. Minerals and vitamins help maintain strong tooth enamel, which is the protective outer shell around each tooth. Added sugars and processed foods tend to be the worst things for your teeth. The bacteria in your mouth love these sugars, and they feast upon it and produce acid as they do so. It is this acid that causes cavities.

Your routine cleanings at our practice are also important. During these visits, our experienced dental hygienists remove the plaque and tartar on your teeth that isn’t effectively removed with brushing and flossing.

To arrange your next dental appointment, or to learn more about us, please call The Dentists at one of our four office locations:

Hillsborough, (402) 445-4647

Ralston, (402) 733-4441

Village Point, (402) 505-7474

Dundee, (402) 502-5593

5 Surprising Dental Facts

General Dentistry | Omaha, NE DentistsYour teeth. You use them every day. They are always there, but these little tools in our body are actually quite exceptional! Consider the 5 dental facts below.

  1. Chewing gum may prevent cavities. Next time you see the ADA seal of approval on a pack of chewing gum, go ahead and buy it! Unlike sugared chewing gum, sugar-free chewing gum doesn’t add to the risk of tooth decay. There’s evidence it prevents cavities. By chewing this type of gum after a meal, you’ll be activating the flow of saliva in your mouth. The saliva helps to rinse away decay-causing acids produced by bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria and the acids they produce are the most active right after you eat.
  2. Tooth enamel is really tough. The outer layer of your teeth is called “enamel.” The inner layer is dentin, and the inner chamber and pulp is contained beneath the dentin. The enamel protecting all of this structure is the hardest substance in your body! It is 96 percent mineral, according to the ADA. This is the highest concentration of mineral in any tissues in your body, including bone.
  3. Your enamel can’t re-grow. Although enamel is very durable, once it is damaged, it must be replaced with a dental restoration, such as a dental crown or tooth filling. In ages past, tooth damage or a lost tooth meant a flawed smile for good. Now, modern dental restorations provide a means of protecting vulnerable teeth and replacing missing teeth effectively.
  4. Biting power is strong. It’s possible for your teeth to bite down with 200 pounds of pressure, according to the ADA. That’s a lot of force! Although it’s nowhere near the bite a saltwater crocodile is capable of: up to 3,700 pounds per square inch.
  5. Hundreds of bacteria pose the risk of cavities. It’s true that our bodies harbor bacteria that are both good and bad for us. There are more than 300 kinds of mouth bacteria that can cause teeth decay. But with good oral hygiene, you can prevent cavities. In your routine cleanings, our dental hygienists will remove the bacteria-containing plaque that you cannot remove with your brush and floss.

And these are just several of the facts. There are many more! Strong, healthy teeth help us eat and they are an important part of the digestive system – after all, chewing food into manageable pieces is the first step in getting the nutrition you need. Beyond these functions, teeth are an important part of your confidence and self-esteem, because they make up your smile. So keeping teeth healthy for the long run is essential!

Individualized Dental Health Care

At The Dentists, we are personally committed to helping you achieve your best possible oral health. During your routine dental checkups, we clean your teeth and look for signs of any potential problems, including cavities. We have four different locations in Omaha. Please call one of our offices today to schedule your next appointment.

  • Hillsborough: 402-445-4647
  • Ralston: 402-733-4441
  • Village Point: 402-505-7474
  • Dundee: 402-502-5593

New Dental Technology: i-CAT® FLX 3D Scanner

iCAT 3D cone beam scanner OmahaAt The Dentists, we are committed to staying on the cutting edge of dental technology. We keep ourselves informed of the latest innovations, and sometimes we incorporate a new device or technique into our practice if we think it will benefit our patients.

We are excited to announce the addition of a new scanning machine, the i-CAT® FLX 3D. It produces images of your teeth, mouth and soft tissues, so that we can plan your dental procedures. Please contact us today to learn more.

What is this Technology?

This imaging machine allows our dentists to see your teeth, bones and soft tissue in three dimensions! It enhances the way we plan and perform dental procedures. It can also help us avoid complications by improving visualization of the treatment area.

You may have heard these machines called CBCT or cone beam CTs. They emit very little radiation. This specific model allows us to control the dose of radiation because we can customize it to take a scan of the precise area we need, not a large scan of your entire oral cavity or face.

Your Dental Care at our Omaha Offices

Cone beam image OmahaIf you are interested in the i-CAT® machine or want to learn more about any of our technology or techniques, please call us:

  • In Hillsborough, at 402-445-4647
  • In Ralston, at 402-733-4441
  • In Village Point, at 402-505-7474
  • In Dundee, at 402-502-5593

The 3D cone beam CT can be used for various procedures, including dental implants and endodontics. It can also be used for general dentistry and includes a 2D panoramic feature, which is the type of digital x-ray you may be familiar with from your routine checkups.

To arrange a consultation or to schedule your cleaning and exam, please call one of the locations listed above. We look forward to discussing your dental health goals!

Are You a Porcelain Veneers Candidate?

Dental veneers are an outstanding option for concealing cosmetic flaws. They are durable and strong, yet look like natural, attractive teeth. A consultation with our dentists is necessary, but you can start the process of considering your options by taking our quiz. During an in-person consultation, we can examine your teeth and discuss your goals with you, and then our dentists can determine if porcelain veneers will be a good option. To arrange your appointment in Omaha, please call us at 402-307-6227.

The Dentists Win Best of Omaha 2018

We are so excited to announce that our practice has won the title of Best of Omaha™ for the 11th year in a row! Our mission is to provide our patients with outstanding dental care, exceptional customer service and great results. To us, this award signals that we are well on our way to fulfilling our mission. But it doesn’t stop here! We are committed to helping every guest that comes through our door achieve lasting oral health and a smile they are proud of.

We offer comprehensive services, including:

Thank you voting for us again, and for continuing to visit our dentists for your oral health needs.

Every year, Omaha Magazine distributes tens of thousands of ballots as part of its Best of Omaha™ contest. There are many categories, and our practice has been ranked under best-of Family Dentist Office for 11 years in a row. In 2018, we share the Best Of title with only two other practices, so it means a lot to us to be voted “best” out of all of the other practices in the city. We are so grateful to our patients, who make coming to work a meaningful and rewarding experience.

What are your dental goals for the New Year? Is it time for a routine cleaning and exam? Interested in touching up those pearly whites? Let our dentists discuss all of your options.

To schedule a consultation in Omaha, please call The Dentists at one of the following numbers:

  • In Hillsborough, at 402-307-6227
  • In Ralston, at 402-307-6215
  • In Village Point, at 402-307-6223
  • In Dundee, at 402-307-6244

Happy Holidays from The Dentists in Omaha

The whole team at The Dentists at Hillsborough, Village Pointe, Ralston Square and Dundee want to wish you and your family Happy Holidays! We hope the weeks ahead are filled with joy and good cheer.

We know the holidays can get really busy. We are ready to schedule your dental appointment for once things have calmed down. When you choose our dentists, we proudly bring you the benefits of our practice:

Our four office locations allow us to reach more patients throughout Omaha. We know that our patients have full lives and full schedules, and your dental appointments should fit into those schedules as seamlessly as possible. We offer comprehensive services so you can get all of your care under one roof. Our staff will work with you to find appointment times that are convenient for you.

To arrange your next dental appointment in Omaha, please call The Dentists at one of the following numbers:

  • In Hillsborough, at 402-445-4647
  • In Ralston, at 402-733-4441
  • In Village Point, at 402-505-7474
  • In Dundee, at 402-502-5593

You may also complete the form on this page to contact us.

Planning Cosmetic Dentistry in 2018

Young professionals cosmetic dentistry in Omaha NEReady or not, 2018 will be here in 48 days! What are your goals for next year? Do they include feeling great about your smile and dental health? As experienced cosmetic dentists, we know  New Year’s goals often include dental concerns. To find out how we can help you have your improved smile ready to reveal by early next year, please call The Dentists in Omaha at 402-307-6227.

What Dental Goals Do You Want to Achieve in 2018?

Next year can be the year you feel exceedingly happy about your teeth and smile. Our experienced and compassionate cosmetic dentists can help you build a treatment plan that will accomplish each of your objectives.

We know that aesthetics and function go hand-in-hand. Beautiful teeth are the most beautiful when they are healthy and strong. When we recommend a treatment, it often improves the appearance and health of the teeth. This is easy to see with certain treatments like dental implants, which improve your smile but also help you chew and prevent other teeth from shifting.

Would you like to smile more confidently starting next year? Please consult our dentists about the best ways to make over your smile and rejuvenate your oral health.

What’s the first step on the path to a great smile in 2018? Identifying the things about your teeth you would like to improve. Some of the most common dental issues are:

  • Yellowed and discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Uneven gums or an overly gummy smile

Our cosmetic dentists can correct all of these issues and others. Each person who comes to our practice has their own unique dental history and dental objectives. We are personally driven by enhancing the smiles and oral health of each and every person who chooses our practice.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

There are many different services to improve, enhance and strengthen your teeth, including:

You should consider cosmetic dentistry if you are unhappy with the way your smile looks. If you cover your teeth when you laugh or raise your hand to conceal your teeth, these are all signs you may be a good candidate for these services. But even if you don’t identify with any of these things, but are simply interested in what aesthetic dental treatments can do for you, we encourage you to call The Dentists in Omaha. We’ll help you determine if dentistry aligns with what you are trying to achieve.

Factors to Consider as You Plan

Young couples' cosmetic dentistry Omaha NEPerhaps you’ve been wondering if it’s the right time for these treatments. Here are a few things you may want to think about and ask about during your consultation:

  • Costs
  • Financing
  • Duration of treatment
  • Longevity of results
  • Special maintenance or cleaning requirements

Cost: Cost can be one of the most significant factors to plan for. After discussing your options in a consultation, our office team will outline the costs of the treatments. We’ll help you determine if your dental insurance policy covers any portion of treatment, although most plans do not provide coverage for treatments that they consider purely cosmetic, such as porcelain veneers.

Financing: We provide financing options via CareCredit. If you are interested, you must apply to see if you are eligible. CareCredit makes monthly payments for the cost of cosmetic dentistry possible. Our team can tell your more about financing and other payment options.

Duration of treatment: While a treatment like orthodontics may take years to complete, porcelain veneers are placed over the course of just a few appointments. We certainly understand the desire to see results as soon as possible, but we also want to ensure you receive the most effective treatments. Rely on us to discuss all aspects of treatment length with you.

Longevity of results: How long will the dental results last? This is an important aspect of choosing a treatment or procedure. Dental implants, orthodontics and porcelain veneers provide some of the longest-lasting results possible. And the high quality of modern dental materials mean that the vast majority of restorations are durable and strong.

Special maintenance or cleaning requirements: Most dental restorations – including dental implants and veneers – do not require any additional care, just a great dental hygiene routine. Removable dentures require cleaning, as do braces and teeth aligner trays. We’ll help you factor maintenance into your choice of treatment.

How Cosmetic Dentistry May Benefit You in 2018

The advantages of cosmetic dentistry are personal. We cannot tell you the exact ways it may affect you, but we can tell you that our cosmetic dentistry patients experience many positive outcomes:

  • Professionally: While having a great smile won’t necessarily get you a job, feeling good about your smile could positively influence your interviews. Think about it this way: When you feel good about the way you look, you are more likely to be outgoing and confident, two characteristics that tend to be beneficial when interviewing for a job.
  • Socially: Looking and feeling good may improve your face-to-face interactions with loved ones, new acquaintances, friends and co-workers.
  • In ways related to dental health: For some people, feeling better about the appearance of their teeth may cause them to take better care of their teeth. A great dental hygiene routine includes brushing, flossing once a day and visiting the dentist every 6 months.

For some people, the results of cosmetic dentistry are life-changing. For others, it provides a way to look and feel their best, or to improve upon a smile they already feel great about. Talk to our dentists to find out whether it is a good fit for you.

Arrange a Consultation in Omaha

Interested in learning more about aesthetic dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska? If so, please call The Dentists at 402-307-6227. Our experienced cosmetic dentists are personally committed to providing outstanding care and beautiful results. For your convenience, we have four office locations in the area.

8 Dental Tips

The experienced dentists at our Omaha practice want you to enjoy your best oral health. See our tips for achieving and maintaining good dental hygiene. Ready to schedule an appointment? Please contact us by completing the form on this page or give us a call at 402-307-6227.

Vote for The Dentists in The Best of Omaha

Dental results in OmahaThere’s still time to vote for us in The Best of Omaha™ awards! Omaha Magazine has once again included our dental practice as a nominee. You have until August 20 to vote for us over at Omaha Magazine’s website.

We are proud to have won this award 9 years in a row, and we’d love to win it a tenth time. But what we care about most is providing outstanding care and results for our patients every day. The Dentists are local dentists and we are proud to serve Nebraskans. With years of experience, we can address all of your general, cosmetic and restorative dental issues.

These are just several of the many services we offer:

Your unique dental goals are important to us. They form the basis of our care and guide our daily work at the office. Each of our guests has a unique idea of what they want to achieve from dentistry. And we respect that individuality. When you meet with one of our experienced dentists, we will have an in-depth conversation about your objectives and make sure you know all of your treatment options.

To arrange a consultation, please call our experienced staff at 402-307-6227, or complete the contact form on this page. We have four Omaha locations and look forward to meeting you!