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5 Bad Dental Habits to Break in 2022

January 31, 2022

You can stop hitting snooze on your alarm to get more out of your day. You can cut back on screen time to help improve your mood. But what about the behaviors that you can ditch to boost your dental health? Here are five bad dental habits to break for a healthier smile in 2022:

  1. Brushing too hard:  You may think you can get your teeth cleaner by scrubbing them harder. However, using too much pressure while brushing does more harm than good. It can lead to problems such as premature enamel wear and receding gums. Try not to push down so hard. Also, consider switching to soft…
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Fun and Easy Dental Tips for the Holidays

December 13, 2021
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The winter holidays are often busy with travel and gatherings. However, that doesn’t mean your oral health has to take a back seat until the new year! Our dentists have rounded up some great tips that will keep your family’s smiles merry and bright no matter what this season has in store.

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Does Diabetes Cause Dental Problems?

November 22, 2021
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Diabetes is a chronic health condition that takes a toll on many areas of the body. People are often aware of the impact that diabetes can have on their eyes, nerves, and kidneys, to name a few. However, it is necessary to know that high blood sugar is also associated with dental problems.

While our dentists are always ready to discuss this important subject, there is no better time than National Diabetes Month. If you are living with diabetes, we invite you to learn…

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The Best and Worst Halloween Candies for Your Teeth

October 29, 2021
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You want your family to enjoy great oral health year-round. Which is why you might be concerned about the scary tricks that some popular sweets can play on your teeth and gums. 

Our dentists want you to know that indulging in treats on Halloween night probably won’t do too much damage if you’re brushing and flossing every day. It’s part of the holiday fun! However, if you want to make smart choices, here’s a roundup of the best and worst candies for your teeth.

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How To Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

September 30, 2021

Dental trauma is more common than you might think. More than five million teeth are knocked out every year as the result of accidents and sports injuries. If you or your child are dealing with this situation, emergency dental care may help save the tooth so it can last for many years.

First Aid for a Knocked-Out Permanent Tooth

If a permanent tooth is knocked out, there are several steps involved in saving it:…

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Simple Tips For a Great Back-to-School Dental Checkup

August 27, 2021

A healthy smile is a back-to-school essential. It doesn’t matter if your child is in the classroom full time or part time this fall. If they have untreated dental issues, they may experience pain, trouble chewing, difficulty speaking, and problems focusing, among other challenges. 

Scheduling a checkup near the start of the school year can set…

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Are Dental Implants Permanent?

July 23, 2021
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Missing teeth call for dependable and long-lasting replacements. Dental implants are a great option that can restore the look and function of your smile for many years to come. But are they permanent? 

The short answer is that dental implants have better longevity than any alternative. With proper care, they may never need to be repaired or replaced. Here’s a closer look at what that means.

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Baby Teeth 101

June 28, 2021
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Did you know that babies are born with a full set of primary teeth below their gums? Those teeth play a big role in their health and development. Our Omaha family dentists want to go over some baby teeth basics that will help your little one enjoy a lifetime of good oral health.

Why Baby Teeth Are Important

It may be tempting to overlook baby teeth because they will fall out in a few years. However, baby teeth are very important, since they…

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Failing Dental Restorations: Examples and Treatments

May 12, 2021
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Tooth restorations are designed to keep your smile strong and healthy for many years. However, there may come a time when you start to notice problems with your dental work.

Here are a few examples of how dental restorations can fail — and the treatments to fix them. Know that we keep several emergency appointments available every weekday to help you with your urgent dental issues.

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The Pros and Cons of Oral Sedation

April 21, 2021

Woman taking an oral sedative before her dentist appointment Oral sedation is one of the three main types of sedation used in dentistry. This option is different from nitrous oxide and intravenous sedation — both of which are administered in-office — because it involves taking a pill before your appointment.

Many of our patients who struggle with dental anxiety, a strong gag reflex, or trouble sitting…

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