Children’s Dentist Office?

Are you looking for a Friendly
Children’s Dentist in Lincoln, NE?

Many adult patients who suffer from dental anxiety tell us that this anxiety was brought about because of negative childhood experiences in the dental office. It is important to create positive experiences for children to ensure that they are comfortable receiving treatment as adults. At Nebraska Family Dentistry, our children’s dentists are gentle, friendly and enthusiastic about working with kids. We love educating kids and parents about how to care for their teeth and help them keep their smile healthy for a lifetime.

Finding a Friendly Children’s Dentist

In Lincoln, there are many options available for children’s dental care, but it is important to find a provider that both you and your kids feel comfortable with. At Nebraska Family Dentistry, we are skilled in creating a friendly and positive atmosphere for you and your children. Staying consistent with routine cleanings and checkups will not only help improve your child’s health but will ensure they feel comfortable in the dental office.

The Importance of Dental Care and Seeing Children’s Dentist

Having healthy teeth will help keep the entire body healthier. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reports that tooth decay is the most common infectious childhood illness in the USA. Cavities not only affect the teeth but harbor harmful bacteria in the mouth which can enter the bloodstream and lead to serious health complications if untreated. Having regular checkups will improve your child’s overall well-being by helping to identify and treat any dental problems as well as educating parents and kids about how to care for their teeth and develop good dietary habits.

Children’s Dentist on Common Pediatric Dental Emergencies:

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Children’s Dentist Advice on Knocked Out Tooth

If possible, retrieve the tooth. If it is a baby tooth, place it in a container of milk, salt water or the patient’s saliva. If these are unavailable, use water. If it is a permanent tooth take care not to touch the root and carefully insert the tooth back in place. Go to your local children’s dentist immediately.

 

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Children’s Dentist Advice on Broken Tooth

Gently clean dirt or debris from injured area with an antiseptic oral cleanser. Place an ice pack or cold compress on the face in the area of the injured tooth to minimize swelling. If the tooth has created a sharp edge, cover with paraffin (wax) to prevent lacerations to the gums or cheek. See your local children’s  dentist immediately.

 

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Children’s Dentist Advice on Bitten Lip or Tongue

Apply direct pressure to the bleeding area for 15 to 20 minutes using sterile gauze. Rinse with an oral cleanser to alleviate bleeding and clean the wound. If the swelling is present, apply an ice pack or cold compress. If bleeding continues, go to a hospital emergency room.

 

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Children’s Dentist Advice on Canker or Mouth Sore

Canker sores are small white wounds inside the mouth on the cheek, gums or tongue. They can be caused by cheek biting, vigorous tooth brushing, burns from hot foods and irritation from braces or dentures. The bubbling action of an oxygenating cleanser removes food particles and other irritants from the sore. Colgate Orabase Soothe-N-Seal liquid can provide long-lasting pain relief. As it seals, the liquid transforms to a thin, flexible protective barrier over the affected area, sealing off the nerve endings for hours — so you can eat and drink without the pain.

 

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Children’s Dentist Advice on Toothaches 

Rinse mouth with warm water. Use dental floss to remove any food trapped between the teeth, then rinse. If there’s swelling, place an ice pack or cold compress on the outside of the cheek (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off). Do not use heat. An aspirin or aspirin substitute may be taken orally to relieve pain. Do not place directly on gum tissue as this may result in a burn. See your local children’s dentist as soon as possible.

 

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Children’s Dentist Advice on Object Wedged between Teeth

Try to remove the object with dental floss, and then rinse vigorously with water to remove any remaining particles. Do not try to remove it with a sharp or pointed instrument. If you can’t remove it, see your local children’s dentist.

 

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM)

We would like to take this time to teach children about good dental habits that would contribute to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

We truly believe that attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. By participating in NCDHM, the dental team, parents, teachers, and others can help keep children’s smiles beautiful now and for years to come.

Please let us know if you’d like us to speak to your school during February. We have a fun and interactive presentation and handouts prepared by our children’s dentist, Dr.Kelly O’Hara, who used to be a high school teacher before she becomes a dentist. Her presentation is interactive and gets kids motivated to take good care of their teeth. Please contact our main office at (402) 467-1000 if you’d like to arrange a school visit with one of our dental professionals.

 


Health Oriented Community Events

We Do Health Fairs, School Visits, and Community Work All Year Long.

 


 

Kid’s Dental Health Presentations

School visits to educate kids on the importance of Dental Health.

Kids Health Fairs

Helping kids learn the power of keeping teeth clean and happy. Also, providing Free Kindergarten Checks.

Yearly Candy Buy Back Program

Helping kid’s make some money by selling their leftover Halloween candy.

Tooth Fairy Visits

To Daycare Centers to educate the youngest on the importance of Health Care.


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