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How Does Stress Affect Your Oral Health?

September 29, 2020

Woman stressed out while kids run around at home It’s well understood that stress takes a toll on your physical and emotional wellbeing. But did you know that it can also be bad for your teeth, gums, and mouth? Keep reading to learn how stress can affect your oral health and get tips for protecting your smile.

Stress-Related Oral Health Conditions

There’s nothing wrong with feeling a little stressed out now and…

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COVID-19 Precautions at the Dental Office

July 13, 2020
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As patients return to dental offices, we know there is curiosity about what steps are being taken to protect your health and prevent the transmission of coronavirus. There are a number of science-backed steps our staff is taking to help limit the spread of COVID-19. These include:

  • Increased personal protective equipment, including masks, face shields, goggles and surgical gowns, or long-sleeved lab coats and hair coverings. Handwashing and sanitizing between patients has always been part of our universal precautions.
  • Increased cleaning protocols. This includes using…
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What is Dental Distancing?

June 04, 2020
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3 toothbrushes placed in 3 separate mugsWe are all well-versed with social distancing at this point, but have you heard of the concept of dental distancing? It means taking steps to reduce the spread of germs via oral hygiene. Below we look at the ways you can dental distance.

  • Hand washing: It’s a good idea to wash your hands before and after toothbrushing and flossing, whenever possible. It becomes much more important…
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What is Considered Cosmetic Dentistry?

May 19, 2020
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In general, any dental treatment designed to improve the appearance of your smile would be considered cosmetic dentistry. At our Omaha practice, we are concerned with matching you to the treatments that will fulfill your goals while improving oral health and the appearance of your smile.

The COVID-19 dental office restrictions may have temporarily delayed your plans for renewing your smile. Now is a great time to begin planning for future cosmetic dentistry, so that you’ll be ready once all services are back to normal.

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Prevent Dental Emergencies During Dental Office Closures

April 08, 2020
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Prevent dental emergencies with our dentists’ tips. While our offices are closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, we can assist with serious oral problems like bleeding, swelling and pain that could lead to medical emergencies. We understand it can be inconvenient to delay your routine cleanings and exams, but offices like ours are closed to do our part to flatten the curve by keeping our patients and staff safe. With the tips discussed…

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

February 14, 2020
Category: Dental Implants

Dental implants are safe and effective when a dentist experienced with these restorations is providing your care. These teeth replacements have been utilized by dentists across the world for generations, providing millions of people with an effective, long-lasting way to restore their smiles.

In general, yes, dental implants are safe. But in order for them to be a viable option, you must first choose an experienced implant dentist and then make sure you are a good candidate. To schedule a consultation to learn more, please call one of our four office locations in Omaha, NE: Hillsborough, 402-445-4647, Ralston, 402-733-4441…

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What are the Differences between a Dental Crown, a Filling, and a Porcelain Veneer?

January 07, 2020

Restoring teeth and creating beautiful smiles are what our dentists do every day. We want you to enjoy your very best oral health and a smile you are proud to share. Crowns, fillings and veneers are three common restorative items in our toolkit. Learn about the differences in the sections below.

Dental Fillings Restore the Area Where a Cavity was Treated

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Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?

December 17, 2019
Category: Dental Implants

Front desk receptionist helping a patient at our Omaha practice

Certain insurance policies may cover dental implant surgery, whether it's a dental policy or medical policy. You should review your policy and see if there is any wording referring to different tiers of dental work, and whether implants are included in one of those tiers. Most likely, if your policy provides any coverage, it will pay for a certain percentage and you…

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Prevent Dental Emergencies during the Holidays

November 25, 2019
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A young woman holding her hand up to her jaw and wincing in pain because of a dental emergencyNo one wants to deal with a dental emergency over Thanksgiving, Christmas or on any other winter holiday. Unfortunately, these pressing injuries do occur from time to time. The experienced emergency dentists at our Omaha practice provide a few time slots for urgent dental appointments, during normal business hours. If, after the holidays, you…

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The Dentists in the Best of Omaha 2020 Results

November 12, 2019
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The Dentists have won 1st place for Best Family Dentist in the Best of Omaha Awards 2020! What's even more exciting? This is the 14th time we have been awarded 1st place! It's truly a gift to be able to care for our amazing patients each day. When they vote for us in the Best of Omaha Awards, we are so pleased because we hope…

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