Vacek Family Dentistry Blog

Lincoln Dentist Says Don’t Slack on Protecting Your Child’s Mouth

November 9, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 4:23 pm

young boy removing green mouth guardIn a world where children are becoming more inactive, you definitely want to encourage activities that allow them to get some exercise and learn the values of working with others to accomplish goals. Both your son and daughter have been sports fans since early childhood. Your daughter loves field hockey and your son loves basketball. These two sports aren’t considered full-contact like football, but they can still get very physical. You want to make sure that both of 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.


Learn How A Cone Beam Scanner Can Help You in Lincoln

October 25, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 4:43 pm

A woman in the dentist office.Technology in the medical fields has improved dramatically over the past couple decades. Many new machines and devices give doctors more information about their patients and the issues they are dealing with on a regular basis. 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.


What is a CEREC Crown?

October 10, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 4:06 pm

CEREC milling machineWhen most people think about the tools of dentistry, their mind probably pictures small, metal instruments like a dental pick or mirror. Luckily for patients and dentists alike, dentistry has kept 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. (more…)

Why Dental Cleanings Are More Important Than You Think

September 29, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 8:16 am

Portrait of a smiling womanIf you frequently skip your dental cleanings, you’re (unfortunately) not alone. A lot of people put off the routine care — 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.


Dental Bridge vs. Dental Implants — Which Is Right for You?

August 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 5:03 pm

dental implant illustrationModern dentistry makes it easier than ever for people with missing teeth to once again have complete smiles. There are several techniques that dentists use to fill in the gaps, and you might have heard the terms “dental bridge” and “dental implant” being thrown around without really understanding what they mean. Here, we’ll look at both of these types of tooth replacements and talk about which one might be right for your situation.


Your Lincoln Cosmetic Dentist Can Help You Smile More!

July 10, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 7:24 pm

Smile more with help from your Lincoln cosmetic dentist. Welcome to another beautiful day in the Heartland! Summer weather is fine and Cornhusker football season is around the corner. Just thinking about that can bring a smile to your face. At Vacek Family Dentistry, we want you to have a smile that makes you happy and confident. That’s why our practice offers several cosmetic dentistry procedures. Whether you need only one or a combination of procedures to create the perfect smile, your Lincoln cosmetic dentist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailor made for you. Read on to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry treatments that Dr. Vacek and Dr. Gufford offer.


Lincoln Dentist Helps You Care for Your Aging Teeth

June 4, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 7:12 pm

Your Lincoln dentist will help protect your smile for a lifetime.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.

Kids Oral Health Care 101 from Your Lincoln Dentist

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:

Receive Several Types of Gingivitis Treatment in Lincoln

April 13, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 4:53 pm

Do you need a gingivitis treatment in Lincoln?

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.


3D Cone Beam Scanner Technology Gives Your Lincoln Dentist The Whole Picture

March 21, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Craig Vacek @ 7:28 pm

How can you get the most out of your oral health? With cone beam scanner technology from Vacek Family Dentistry, you can get the full picture of your smile. 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.


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Craig P. Vacek, D.D.S. Lincoln, NE general and family dentist (402) 466-1914