We recommend children visit Superior Dental Health at our offices in Lincoln, Omaha, or Blair by the age of two. At this age, most children will have all 20 of their primary teeth, and we can begin to create a positive relationship with them.
As a general dental office that also provides care for children, we are able to treat the entire family and create relationships that last from childhood into adulthood. No one “ages out” of our office!
We take a gentle, patient approach to children’s dentistry. We start with an introduction to our office, letting them see that nothing we do is scary. In order to give them the best experience possible, we never force treatment or make children to do something they do not want to do. If they are not comfortable with something, we slow down, demonstrate what we need to do, explain it in non-frightening terms, or try another approach.
Brushing and Flossing
We find that the key to good oral health in children is the attitude of the parents. Set a good example by keeping up with your own oral hygiene at home and your child will most likely follow.
It is important to brush your child's teeth in order to prevent cavities and gum disease. Children of all ages can get cavities, and those who get cavities in baby teeth are at a greater risk of getting them in adult teeth.
You should start brushing your baby's teeth once you see them erupt. Your dental hygienist can give you tips and tricks for brushing baby teeth. Generally, children should start using toothpaste at around 18 months old. Once they are 18 months, they can use a toothpaste suited for their age. Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and we will discuss with you the right time to start flossing. If you notice signs of decay, contact a member of our team immediately.
Professional Cleanings and Checkups
Your child should visit the Superior Dental Health at our Lincoln, Omaha, or Blair office every six months for regular dental cleanings and checkups. We recommend fluoride treatments twice a year along with cleanings to keep teeth their strongest, as well as tooth sealants to protect the deep grooves in your child's teeth from cavities. Sealants last for several years, but will be monitored at your child's regular checkups.
The doctors and staff at Superior Dental Health enjoy seeing young children’s excited faces coming into the office and stop at nothing to ensure they have positive experiences every time they come to our office. We hope you and your family will find your dental home here