When’s the last time you’ve been to the dentist? Has it been six months, a year or even six years ago? So many people put off regular checkups because of fears or excuses. We’re here to tell you to forget what you think you about seeing the dentist; visits with Dr. Vacek are easy, affordable and as painless as possible. Here are six myths – debunked - about the dentist.
Summertime is fun time. Days are so full of ball games, camping and cookouts that back-to-school can quickly sneak up. Just as kids need classroom supplies and vaccinations to prepare for school, they also need to see the dentist.
Good oral habits offer a whole host of benefits like teeth and gums free from cavities and decay. But good oral habits can also promote weight loss. Many nutritionists believe weight loss is directly connected to what passes through our teeth, i.e., what we eat.
Summer break is the perfect time to relax and take a break from strenuous routines like back and forth shuttles to school, packing backpacks, homework and so on. But – it should never include taking a break from good brushing habits.
Tell us if this springtime allergy scenario sounds familiar - you sneeze and sneeze, your eyes water like faucets and your throat feels like someone took a scouring pad to it. To top it all off, your teeth hurt, signaling the likelihood of a cavity. Awesome. But is it a cavity or just another symptom of spring allergies?
Energy drinks are all the rage for today’s teens and young adults. These beverages promise boosts of vitality to the mind and body. Energy drinks should not be your kid’s go-to beverage. Here’s why.
These days we want the best results from doing the least amount of work possible. So, what about our toothbrushes? Can an electric toothbrush make our teeth brilliantly white and cavity-free with just a touch of a button? Maybe. We’ll explain.
Toffee, fudge, peanut brittle, sugar cookies, oh my! The holidays are deliciously tough on your waistline but also your teeth! Our favorite treats and tempting goodies all contain sugar which can lead to cavities.
We’re offering a $100 credit to prove to new out-of-network patients that Vacek Family Dentistry can make a huge difference to you and your families overall oral health and wellbeing.
Between posing for Christmas cards and commemorating family get-togethers, it seems someone always has a camera during the holiday season. If your imperfect smile has you ducking out of frame or you’ve perfected a closed-lip smirk, relax … you’re not alone.
Water is an essential part of our daily lives and an important factor in our overall health, and our oral health too. Drinking fluoridated water helps fight tooth decay and prevent cavities, which is vitally important for both adults and kids.
In the time you’ve worn your braces, you’ve probably developed a close relationship with your orthodontist, so do you need to continue to see him or her or will your regular dentist do? The answer to that question lies in the differences between a dentist and an orthodontist.
Are DIY solutions the way to go when it comes to teeth whitening? As a dental office, we’re going to say “No.” But it is not because we offer a whitening solution; it is because these so-called natural solutions can actually do more harm to your teeth than good.
A properly fitting mouth guard is a surefire way to protect your child’s permanent teeth during sports, but it is something many parents and athletes do not think about until an injury occurs.
Having a broken or damaged tooth is disconcerting enough in itself; waiting two weeks for the permanent replacement is just plain archaic. At Vacek Family Dentistry, Dr. Vacek and his staff can create beautiful, long-lasting crowns, partial crowns and veneers in a single, convenient visit.
We know how frustrating is to be talking with a loved one and your dentures starts shifting around your mouth. Even worse, you’ll be eating your favorite food and the denture comes out in front of your family. If this sounds like you, an implant-supported denture could really benefit your daily life.
Is it necessary to floss your teeth? Are the benefits real or has this hygienic practice been given more credit than it deserves for impacting oral health? This question will be answered by your Lincoln dentist as you continue reading.
Gum disease is a condition that results from prolonged bacteria growth in your mouth. It is an infection that starts with mild symptoms and worsens if ignored. Learn what some of the signs of gum disease are, what causes it and how your local professional can treat it.
No longer do you have to undergo a painstakingly long process to repair your teeth with traditional dental crowns. With CEREC crowns, you can have your tooth fixed in as little as a single appointment! Read to find out more from Dr. Vacek and why CEREC crowns might be the right choice for you.
You want to make sure your children are protected. That’s why your Lincoln dentist recommends mouth guards for participation in any sports. Learn more about why a mouth guard is so important to your children’s dental health.