March 14, 2016
You would expect a general dentist to know a thing or two about taking care of children’s teeth. But would you expect your dentist to know a lot about kids in general? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get when you bring your children to see Dr. Craig Vacek in Lincoln, NE. You see, Dr. Vacek and his wife, Kim, have six children. So, he’s not only skilled and experienced at caring for your children’s smiles, he just plain loves kids! And isn’t that really the kind of children’s dentist you want for your kids?
The Lincoln Children’s Dentist More Parents Trust
Dr. Vacek and his team of caring dental hygienists and assistants want your children to benefit from a lifetime of excellent oral health and bright smiles. With this in mind, we recommend that parents begin bringing their children to our dental practice from a very young age. In fact, even if they don’t have an appointment, be sure to bring them along to your appointments. We call these “Happy Visits,” which are a casual time for your children to get used to the sights and sounds in a dentist’s office. Then, when the time comes for them to start having regular checkups, they’ll already be accustomed to seeing the dentist.
Just like mommy and daddy, children need to see the dentist twice each year for a dental cleaning and exam. Of course, the first of these is quite basic and brief: a quick count and examination of their teeth and a speedy cleaning before they run out of patience! As they mature, though, we’ll be able to conduct a more thorough exam and help them develop important brushing and flossing skills that will serve them well as they begin to take care of their own oral hygiene at home.
Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatments
Tooth decay is a constant battle for everyone, but more so for youngsters who may have trouble adequately brushing the teeth at the back of their mouths. For this reason, the children’s dentist Lincoln trusts may suggest dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Both of these provide added protection against the bacteria that can become trapped in the pits and grooves of little molars—bacteria that may lead to cavities if not removed or blocked from penetrating tooth enamel.
Contact Your Lincoln Children’s Dentist Today
To schedule an appointment for your little one with Dr. Vacek, contact Vacek Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE. Your kids will have fun while we take care of their precious smiles!
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