Bluestem Dental Health

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Did you know that having healthy teeth is an important element to maintaining good health? The dentists and dental hygienists at Bluestem Health Dental in Lincoln, Nebraska work to provide high-quality general dentistry and preventive care to reduce the risk of individuals getting tooth decay or dental diseases. Patients receive complete dental checkups along with patient education to help protect and preserve the health of their teeth and gums as they age.

Why Do Adults Need Regular Dental Checkups

Some of the most common diseases that impact oral health include tooth decay (cavities), gum disease, and oral cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and early diagnosis of these issues is important. Sometimes patients are made aware of a dental issue during a routine primary care visit at Bluestem Health in Lincoln. One of our family medicine providers may discover, through a routine exam, that an illness may be directly related to the individual’s teeth and will refer them to our dental clinic for further evaluation and treatment. That is one of the unique benefits patients have with Bluestem Health’s integrated healthcare services. The family provider and dentist are in direct communication about your health.

Your Child’s Dental Health is Very Important

It is recommended that the first visit to a dentist should begin when a toddler gets their first teeth or celebrates their first birthday. Over 40% of children will be affected by tooth decay before the age of five, and more than half will have cavities by the time they reach 2nd grade. Regular dental visits help your child stay cavity free. Good oral health is essential to a child’s behavioral, speech, language, and overall growth and development.

The Bluestem Health Dental team takes the time to educate parents about the importance of regular oral hygiene and types of foods to watch out for that can be harmful to teeth. Some topics we cover include staying with a low sugar diet, no sippy cup or bottle to bed, and the frequency of snacking, drinking fluoridated tap water, and limiting juices only to meal time.

Are You Looking for Experienced and Compassionate Dental Providers?

Our team of dentists and dental hygienists at Bluestem Health in Lincoln is dedicated to providing the highest standards in dental care to patients of all ages, starting with toddlers when they get their first teeth and continuing through the span of life. Their compassionate care and understanding approach to dental care help to establish excellent relationships with their patients. Our team includes:

Comprehensive Dental Services at Bluestem Health

Brushing is one way to remove the plaque that causes tooth decay and to stimulate your gums to help prevent gum disease. For complete care, it’s important to visit a dentist every six months for a regular checkup and professional cleaning. At Bluestem Health’s two dental clinics in Lincoln, Nebraska, you have access to:

  • Routine Cleaning

  • Full Dental Examination

  • X-Rays

  • Fillings

  • Emergency Dental Care

At Bluestem Health, we understand that not all dental work can be conveniently scheduled. Some emergency situations, like a broken tooth or unresolved pain in the teeth or gums, may cause you to be seen by a dentist that same day. Our clinic will work to get you in as quickly as possible.

Making Dental Care Available to Everyone

We understand that oral healthcare may be costly or come at an inconvenient time for many of our patients. Through Bluestem Health’s Sliding Fee Discount Program, we are able to offer general dental services that are affordable and at a cost that is lower than most dental clinics.

Dental services are available at these Bluestem Health clinics:

For an appointment call: (402) 476-1455 or visit us online at bluestemlincoln.com.