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.
The more doctors can learn about their patients’ health, the more targeted their treatments can be. This is no exception for dentists. Over the years, dentists are using highly-advanced technology to provide patients with the best quality care. An example of this technology is the cone beam scanner, which we’ll discuss in more detail inside.
Dentistry has continued to keep up with the digital age, bringing about the invention of CEREC technology. With a CEREC crown, your dentist in Lincoln can now repair your badly damaged, decayed, or misshapen tooth in as little as 90 minutes as opposed to the two weeks it used to require.
If you frequently skip your dental cleanings, you’re (unfortunately) not alone -- and so it’s probably no surprise that almost half of people in the US have gum disease to some extent. We urge all patients to visit us at least every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Let’s take a closer look at why.
Modern dentistry makes it easier than ever for people with missing teeth to once again have complete smiles. Here, we’ll look at both dental bridges and dental implants as methods of tooth replacements and talk about which one might be right for your situation.