Vacek Family Dentistry Blog
June 4, 2017
Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime with the right care over the years. However, tooth loss often occurs as time goes on because many people are not aware that oral health needs are going to change. As your smile ages, extra preventive measures are needed to protect it from damage. As your Lincoln dentist, Dr. Craig Vacek has the information you need to maintain the health of your teeth and gums as the years pass.
May 8, 2017
Do you remember when you learned to brush and floss your teeth? Many of our patients don’t, but when it’s your turn to do the teaching, it’s time for a crash course in caring for kid’s teeth. Let Dr. Craig Vacek and his team help you teach your kids to brush and floss like pros. Call your children’s dentist in Lincoln, NE to find out more about caring for children’s teeth or to schedule an appointment.
Helping Your Kids Learn to Love Caring for Their Smiles
Most babies develop their first teeth around the age of six months. At this time, you’ll need to begin brushing their teeth everyday using an ultra-soft bristled infant toothbrush, or you can use a clean, damp cloth to wipe plaque buildup away after they eat. When babies have two teeth that touch, it’s time to start flossing. We can demonstrate good techniques for you during your six month checkup. You should also take the following oral health care tips into consideration:
April 13, 2017
Most of the population has gum disease and you just found out you’re one of them. Great. Now what? Vacek Family Dentistry has more than one gingivitis treatment in Lincoln to help improve the health of your gums. That’s right, our innovative dentists have excelled in scaling and root planing, adding antibiotic therapy, laser treatments, and even oral surgery to provide the best dental care for patients that truly need it. If you have gum disease, you may have some questions about how you may have got to this point and what Dr. Vacek and Dr. Gufford can do to help you.
March 21, 2017
Every time you go to the dentist, you have X-rays done – although you’re familiar with having these important dental pictures taken, you think they’re all the same. But, with cone beam scanner technology from Vacek Family Dentistry, we’re able to take a much closer look at your oral health. In this post, learn more about this innovative diagnostic procedure and find out how it keeps your smile gleaming.
February 15, 2017
Don’t waste your time or money on less than satisfactory dental care. The oral health of your family is too important. When choosing a dental care provider, we suggest you explore Vacek Family Dentistry. Offering premiere technology and compassionate service in one comfortable setting, your Lincoln family dentist ensures lasting smiles for you and yours. Read here about what Drs. Vacek and Gufford offer.
January 23, 2017
Remember that skateboarding accident that happened in your teenage years, causing you to knock out two of your front teeth? That one instance dramatically affected your life in negative ways, shattering your confidence. You couldn’t speak to people assuredly, smile in photos, or eat the same foods you used to enjoy. Just as that one incident altered so many important aspects about your being, undergoing a simple dental procedure could change your life in the best way: dental implants. Does the thought of getting a “dental procedure” make you nervous? Vacek Family Dentistry can answer your need-to-know questions about dental implants in Lincoln to gain your unwavering confidence again! (more…)
December 18, 2016
Your routine dental checkup and cleaning appointment may sometimes feel like nuisance. After all, you have to take time out of your busy day and disrupt your schedule to go. Is it really that important to go twice per year? Wouldn’t once be enough? The answer is no, and your Lincoln dentist discusses why it’s important to have cleanings every 6 months.
December 6, 2016
Receiving the news that your tooth needs to be repaired with a crown may feel daunting, especially when you consider the time it takes to complete the procedure. A crown procedure requires at least two long appointments, and 2-4 weeks to complete. Not to mention if you have any issues with your temporary crown, you may need additional appointments. How will you ever get this done?
Vacek Family Dentistry wants you to know there’s a better way, and we’re proud to offer CEREC technology in our office. CEREC has revolutionized the crown procedure and we’re here to answer a few of the common questions we hear about CEREC crowns in Lincoln.
November 9, 2016
You’re routinely reminded that many things can lead to cancer. The one that is probably mentioned the most is tobacco use. You’ve also heard that too much time in the sun or too much stress can lead to cancer. However, did you know that even gum disease can increase your risk of cancer? Your dentist in Lincoln at Vacek Family Dentistry talks about this surprising connection, and what you can do to protect yourself. (more…)
November 2, 2016
Take a moment and think about all the things that have changed over the course of your life. It’s probably too much to count, right? You have a car, a job, a house, and maybe even kids of your own. Even you from 5 years ago seems very different from the person you are today. Humans, as a species, have changed a lot over the course of time as well, and one those changes can be illustrated by the wisdom teeth. Why do we still have them if so many people need to get them removed? Your dentist in Lincoln at Vacek Family Dentistry is going to tell you a little more about your wisdom teeth, and how you can know when they need to be removed. (more…)