Dentists for Children

Our Dentists for Children in Lincoln, NE Share Tips to  Help Kids and Teenagers Have Healthy Teeth

8 tips for parents on how to help your children enjoy Children's Dentists in Lincoln, NE

Dentists for children share 8 tips on how
to help children enjoy dental visits:


1. Find dentists for children that genuinely enjoy children

2. Teach your child the importance of proper oral health by visiting dentists for children

3. Let the child get familiar with the dentist for children that you have chosen

4. Visit the dentist for children, often

5. Use the right words when explaining an upcoming visit to the dentist

6. Avoid sharing your own fears about visiting your dentist and any past negative dental experiences with your child

7. Team up with your dentist for children

8. Lead by example and show your child/children that flossing and brushing can be fun


CAQs for Dentists for Children in Lincoln, NE

Q: When should my child see a dentist?

A: Kids should see a dentist for the first time around the age of 1, or approximately 6 months after the eruption of their first tooth. Usually dental visits with your dentists for children in Lincoln, NE at this age include an exam and dietary and oral hygiene advice for parents.

Q: When do babies start teething? 

A: Generally, babies start teething around 4-6 months of age, although some babies start teething later. Generally, the first teeth to erupt are the lower central incisors, around 6 months old. Dentists for children in Lincoln, NE are a great resource for questions about how to soothe a teething baby.

Q: Do kids lose their molars?

A: Kids have two sets of baby molars, and they lose both sets at different times. The first primary molar is usually lost around age 8, and the second primary molar is lost around ages 10-12. Every kid develops slightly differently, so these ages can vary. It’s a good idea to see your dentists for children in Lincoln, NE regularly to make sure the teeth and jaws are developing properly.

Q: Are sealants the same as fillings? Our dentist for children answers.. 

A: Sealants are a way to prevent cavities, rather than treat cavities that have already occurred. Sealants are a flowable resin material that is applied directly to the chewing surfaces of permanent molars to make them easier to brush at home. Some kids benefit from sealants if they have very deep pits and grooves in the anatomy of their teeth. Other kids who do not have these developmental features may not need sealants to avoid decay on this portion of the tooth. Your dentists for children in Lincoln, NE will evaluate your child’s teeth for signs of decay or deep pits and grooves at their exam.

Q: When should my child see an orthodontist?

A: Each time your child visits us, we monitor their growth and development and will discuss orthodontic concerns with you. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends the first orthodontic consultation around the age of seven. Not every child requires early orthodontic treatment, but often certain alignment issues can be corrected during specific times during the development of teeth and jaw. We work with skilled orthodontic providers and refer our patients to them regularly.

A: How much are crowns for baby teeth?

A: You can do an internet search for a “dentist near me” or simply contact your dentists for children regarding an estimate for crowns on baby teeth. Because crowns for baby teeth are prefabricated and not made in a dental lab, this makes the cost of them much lower than lab-made crowns for permanent teeth.  The price can vary based on your individual insurance plan and any limitations it may have.

Q: What is a good age to take away a pacifier?

A: It is ideal to take away pacifiers and break thumb or finger habits by the time a child can speak, but critical to take it away by the age of 4. If children continue to use a pacifier or have a thumb or finger habit past age 4, the development of their permanent teeth and upper jaw can be significantly affected. Talk to your dentists for children for ideas to help break these habits.

Q: Is there a children’s dentist near me in Lincoln, NE?

A: All five of our locations throughout Lincoln are happy to serve patients of all ages, including kids. You can follow the link below to find a location near you.

Q: Where can I find dentistry for children Lincoln , NE?

A: We have locations throughout the city that provide dentistry for children in Lincoln, NE. You can click the link below to learn more about our friendly dentists and find a location near you.


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How to choose a dentist for children in the Lincoln, NE area?

Safety, kindness, patience, and quality service delivery are important hallmarks of dentists for children at Nebraska Family Dentistry.  We have wonderful dentists for children at Nebraska Family Dentistry.


Elementary School Kids and Dental Health Materials:

Children's Dentist presentation by dentist for children in Lincoln, NE

Talking Care Of My Mouth (Presentation)
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Children's Dentist handout from dentist for children in Lincoln, NE

“Taking Care Of My Mouth”
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“NFDColoring Page”
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worksheet from dentist for children in Lincoln, NE


Middle School Pre-Teens and Dental Health Materials:

High School Teens and Dental Health:

Teens presentation from dentist for children in Lincoln, NE

Your Smile, Be Beautiful, Be Healthy (Presentation)
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Download: “Your Smile, Be Healthy, Be Beautiful?” Handout.
(Click on picture below)Teen's handout from dentist for children in Lincoln, NE

“Coaching Tips for Teen Smoking”
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helpful tips from dentist for children in Lincoln, NE


dentist for children of Lincoln, NE event for national kids dental health month 2018 banner

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

Our talented Dental Team would like to take this time to educate children about good vs. bad dental habits that can contribute to oral health issues.

Teaching kids that having a good attitude about living a healthy lifestyle combined with developing good oral hygiene and dietary habits are very important in maintaining the oral health of your child. By participating in the NCDHM, our dentists for children can help educate parents, teachers, and children on how to keep their smiles beautiful for an entire lifetime. Our dentist for children, Dr. Kelly O’Hara, and Nebraska Family Dentistry have prepared a fun and interesting presentation to help children (K to 5th grade) learn healthy dental habits.

This presentation is interactive and gets children’s attention. Most importantly, it inspires children to take good care of their teeth and keep their teeth for a lifetime.
Please contact us if you would like our dentists for children to come to your school during February (dental health month) or any other month.  We would love to visit and bring an intriguing presentation including handouts for elementary age children. Please contact our community educators if you’d like to arrange a school visit at 402-304-3549 or email us at

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