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Choosing a Family Dentist

March 22nd, 2017 by

Family dentist in Omaha

Family dentistry is so important to the oral health of every member of your family. But there are a lot of family dentists in the Omaha area. How are you supposed to know which dentist is right for you and your family?

At The Dentists, we have a very simple philosophy: To be a family dentist, you have to be committed to family dentistry. This means we have designed our office to be a safe, warm, welcoming place for children. We show cartoons on the TV in the lobby, and we always talk to children about what they are comfortable with when they sit in the dentist’s chair.

But perhaps most importantly, our dentists are all warm, friendly and personable, and they are all experienced at working with children. We know that children have unique, specific dental needs, and we are committed to working with those needs.

We want our pediatric patients to enjoy lifelong oral health and a great smile. Getting them started off on the right foot – so to speak – goes a long way toward accomplishing this. Schedule your child’s first appointment within 6 months of the appearance of their first tooth.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and you’re looking for high-quality family dentistry, please call The Dentists. The number for our Hillsborough office is 402-307-6227, but we have four offices across the city to meet your needs.

The Dentists Offer Emergency Dental Care

March 15th, 2017 by

Emergency dentist in Omaha

At The Dentists, we offer a range of high-quality dental services to meet all of your oral health needs. But we know that sometimes, your teeth can’t wait for a scheduled appointment. Life happens fast, and pain and discomfort can pop up at any time. Fortunately, our offices are equipped to meet the dental emergencies of Omaha-area residents like you.

Put simply, if you’re suffering from a dental emergency, we can help. Don’t put off coming to one of our offices and getting the care and attention you need. You’re not being a hero by simply dealing with the pain – you’re putting yourself at risk of a much more serious problem down the line.

If you believe your medical problem is life threatening, please call 911 and do not wait to see the dentist.

More often than not, one of our four offices will be able to see you the same day as your emergency. We can help if you’re suffering from:

  • A severe toothache
  • Jaw pain or discomfort caused by a collision or other trauma
  • Chipped or cracked teeth, or a tooth knocked loose
  • Problems with your dental work

We can help you by diagnosing your problem and assessing its severity. Once we’ve done that, we’ll move forward with a treatment that will alleviate your symptoms and eliminate your pain. At that point, if a more permanent solution is needed, we’ll work with you to find a day and time that works with your schedule.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and you have a dental emergency, please call one of our four offices. Our Hillsborough number is 402-307-6227, but we have three other offices available to meet your needs.

In-Office vs. Over-The-Counter Whitening Options

February 22nd, 2017 by

Tooth whitening is big business in the US, and it’s easy to understand why. Everyone wants bright, white, photogenic teeth, and many companies have rushed in to try and fill that need. So if you’re an Omaha-area resident looking for high-quality tooth whitening, there are a number of over-the-counter options available to you.

Whiten your teeth at the dentist's officeHowever, the reality is that those options aren’t right for you. For the best possible whitening experience, you should speak to The Dentists and look into our at-home whitening treatment.

Why? It’s quite simple: customization. The whitening products you buy at the drug store are mass produced. That’s the only way these companies can make money. The whitening trays in these products are not going to be custom-designed for the unique shape of your teeth. They might be a little big or a little small or they might not be curved just right.

This means you get uneven whitening. And it means you’re in danger of getting whitening gel on your cheeks, gums and tongue.

By contrast, the at-home tooth whitening treatment we offer provides you with the best of both worlds. Your whitening tray will be custom-crafted after a careful examination of your teeth. This ensures that your whitening tray will fit perfectly.

And, you get the convenience of at-home tooth whitening – you simply fill the trays we provide you with the whitening gel we also provide you, then wear the trays over your teeth for several hours. Results usually become clear after a week or two.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and you want to learn more about our tooth whitening system, please call The Dentists today at 402-307-6227 for a consultation and examination.

When Should My Child First Visit The Dentist?

February 15th, 2017 by

Scheduling your child's first dental appointment in HillsboroughAt our practice, family dentistry is one of our highest priorities. We know it’s important that the children of our Omaha-area friends and neighbors learn good dental habits as early as possible, so we work hard to ensure our environment is one of relaxation and comfort. Your children will be in good hands when they visit our office.

One of the keys to pediatric dentistry is getting a child into the office at a young age. This helps your child become acclimated to the routines of a dental office and starts them on the path to a lifetime of good oral health habits.

The American Dental Association generally recommends that you bring your child into the office approximately six months after the appearance of his or her first tooth. That first visit should come no later than the child’s first birthday. This might sound awfully early, but tooth decay doesn’t wait – it starts as soon as your child’s teeth come in.

Of course, every child is unique, and our family dentists will work with you to find a time for your child’s first appointment that works with your schedule and allows for the most pleasant and productive visit possible.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and you want a dental office where family dentistry is a priority, please call The Dentists today at 402-307-6227.

Causes of Teeth Discoloration

January 26th, 2017 by

Omaha teeth whitening dentistThere’s no doubt that tooth discoloration is an unpleasant and unsightly cosmetic problem. Stained, yellowed teeth can mar an otherwise healthy smile and sharply impact your self-confidence. And when you’re unwilling to smile for photographs or in personal conversations, it’s easy to come off as unpleasant or sour.

That’s why so many of our Omaha-area patients come to us asking about teeth whitening. Through our safe, proven whitening treatments, we can help you remove stains and improve the appearance of your smile.

Of course, prevention is always a good idea. By understanding the causes of tooth discoloration, you can take steps to prevent it. Some common causes of stained teeth include:

  • Many acidic foods, such as certain fruits and vegetables
  • Beverages like sodas, juices, coffee, tea and wine
  • Age
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Several diseases
  • Some medications, such as tetracycline
  • Genetics
  • Smoking

Obviously, some of these factors are beyond your control. But there are definitely steps you can take to keep your teeth as white as possible. Limit your consumption of the foods and beverages listed above. Quit smoking – or even better, don’t start in the first place. Practice sound dental hygiene.

Of course, you can do everything right and still find yourself suffering from stained teeth. In these situations, teeth whitening from our experienced dentists can offer an exciting solution.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and you want to learn more about our teeth whitening options, please call The Dentists today at 402-307-6227 for a consultation and examination.

New Year’s Resolution: Revamp Your Smile

January 11th, 2017 by

Omaha smile makeover Improving the appearance of your smile is something a lot of Omaha residents are committed to in the New Year. And it’s an excellent New Year’s resolution: a bright, white, photogenic smile can have significant positive effects on both your personal and professional lives.

Cosmetic dentistry is designed to help you achieve these goals. And if you’re concerned that you have too many cosmetic imperfections to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of, The Dentists have good news: with a smile makeover, we can address all of these imperfections and effect an extraordinary change in the quality of your smile.

A smile makeover isn’t a single procedure. Instead, it’s a combination of a number of safe, proven, effective cosmetic procedures, all aimed at completely revamping your smile.

Every smile makeover is unique, and we will work with you to craft a makeover that’s right for you. Procedures in a smile makeover commonly include:

Our experienced dentists have spent decades helping patients achieve all of their cosmetic dreams. We have a breadth and depth of experience that is unmatched in the Omaha area.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and you’re curious about the potential of a smile makeover, please call The Dentists today at 402-307-6227 for a consultation and examination.

The Dentists Receive Best of Omaha Award for 2017

December 21st, 2016 by

 

We are honored, humbled and thrilled to announce that The Dentists have been named Best Family Dentist Office in Omaha for the ninth consecutive year. The award was announced by Omaha Magazine, and you can find the full list of Best of Omaha 2017 results here.

We don’t work as hard as we do in order to win awards, but it’s undeniably gratifying to receive such recognition. We take a great deal of pride in providing our patients with top-notch family dentistry. This means providing every member of your family – child, teenager, adult, grand-parent – with the dental services you need.

We’re passionate about family dentistry because we understand how important it is to teach young patients the basics of dental hygiene. We know that if we can help your children learn the basics of sound dental hygiene, they will be on the path to excellent oral health through adulthood.

We want to thank Omaha Magazine for this honor. But most importantly, we want to thank our patients for making all of our success possible through your continued trust and patronage.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and need an experienced family dentist, please call The Dentists today at 402-307-6227.

Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?

December 7th, 2016 by

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If you’re missing a tooth, it’s absolutely crucial that you replace the missing tooth as soon as possible. Failure to do so can result in a range of serious dental health problems, not the least of which is an increased chance of other teeth tilting and shifting out of position.

Dental implants are among the most popular tooth replacement options in the Omaha area. This is because they’re strong, durable and inconspicuous.

But dental implants are not right for everyone. Our dentists will thoroughly evaluate your dental health to determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. Generally speaking, a good candidate for dental implants:

  • Has enough bone density in the jaw to support an implant
  • Does not suffer from gum disease or any other oral health disease
  • Is prepared to invest the time necessary for implants
  • Does not grind their teeth
  • Doesn’t smoke
  • Has a fully matured jaw (usually only a concern for younger patients)

The good news is that most patients with missing teeth are sound candidates for dental implants. In some circumstances, patients without the necessary bone density can undergo a bone graft, though that will obviously lengthen the procedure timeline.

If you are a good candidate for dental implants, you will love the results. Implants don’t just provide you with strong tooth replacement – they provide you with a beautiful smile that does not betray the fact that you have an artificial tooth.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and have questions about dental implants, please call The Dentists at Hillsborough today at 402-445-4647 for a consultation and examination.

Brighten Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

November 15th, 2016 by

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Our Omaha-area patients seek out cosmetic dentistry for a number of reasons. But the overwhelming goal of many such patients is simple – they want a bright, white, photogenic smile. And understandably so – a beautiful smile conveys any number of advantages.

Cosmetic dentistry is, fortunately, well-equipped to help you achieve this goal. Our dentists can use a number of procedures to brighten your smile and leave you confident when taking pictures or engaging in conversation.

These procedures include:

And, of course, nothing mars an otherwise-brilliant smile quite like a missing tooth. In these cases, dental implants can provide a strong, durable, inconspicuous replacement.

The procedure that is right for you will depend, of course, on your specific circumstances and your cosmetic objectives. Our dentists are committed to helping you find the procedures that will help you safely achieve all of your goals.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, please call The Dentists today at 402.445.4647 for a consultation.

Use Or Lose Your Health Benefits!

November 10th, 2016 by

health-insurance-omaha-dentalIf you’re like many Omaha-area residents, you likely have medical and dental insurance. And pretty much every dental insurance policy has provisions that result in the loss of benefits if they aren’t used by the end of the calendar year.

So as we approach Thanksgiving and the end of 2016, now is a good time to review your dental insurance and get a sense of where you stand. And if you’re facing the loss of benefits at the end of the year, it’s probably a good time to call The Dentists and inquire about our services.

We’re not suggesting you should undergo unnecessary procedures just to use your insurance. However, if you’ve been putting off needed dental work, such as a routine exam or some other procedure that’s covered by insurance, now is the perfect time to look into it.

Whatever your specific situation, our dentists can work with you to find a solution that fits within the parameters of your insurance. And as a bonus, you’ll have sound, beautiful teeth during the photo-heavy holiday season.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and you need an experienced dentist and you’re looking to use some of your end-of-the-year benefits, please call The Dentists today at 402-445-4647 for a consultation.