Welcome to the Exhilarating World of Make A Smile – Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry!
Providing you and your growing little one with extraordinary dental care is always our mission at Make a Smile Lincoln. We are friendly and passionate about teaching all our patients about the prevention of dental disease as they grow into an adult, which starts in our fun and interactive office environment designed just for kids. Our superb, caring staff at Make a Smile Children’s dental is always delighted to see infants, children, and young adults in the Lincoln pediatric dentist office.
Your child will surely love our fun waiting room, designed with kids in mind! The fun doesn’t end at our waiting room; we provide movies in treatment rooms, video games, and lots of games and toys! The fun loving staff and dentists here at Make a Smile Lincoln go out of their way to work one on one with you and your child, fully explaining diagnoses and providing you with a strong sense of confidence in your child’s pediatric dentistry options. Serving as a continual source of comfort for patients and their guardians, we encourage parents to join their kids in treatment rooms if they wish to do so during their appointment or visit.
Make a Smile is welcoming to all cases: patients of a young age, kids who require an extra-gentle hand with behavioral management, or children with special needs. Our offices are always up to date with the newest dentistry technology, entertainment, and special distraction techniques. We also offer a variety of sedation services, including in-house nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, and hospital dentistry.
How Old Should Kids/Patients be to Visit Pediatric Dentists?
Make a Smile recommends that pediatric dental care should begin when a child’s first teeth begin to appear. This generally happens around the age of six months old. Children should have lost all of their baby-teeth by 12 or 13 years of age. Many teen patients continue to schedule services from pediatric dentists and orthodontists well into their teenage years.
Your Children’s First Visit to the Office
You might come into our dentistry office more anxious than your child on his or her first visit or appointment, so try your best to stay relaxed! Our Make a Smile Lincoln is full of state-of-the-art technology and vastly different than the dental office you remember as a child. You will be delighted to see how comfortable you and your child will feel. A positive outlook on dentistry starts with your child’s first dental visit, and aids in successfully creating a life-long preventative plan for your child. Your child’s first dental visit should be scheduled as soon as their first teeth begin to erupt or before their first birthday. At your first visit, you can expect:
- A thorough review of your child’s medical and dental history
- Helpful tips on keeping your child’s teeth clean after nursing or
- Instruction on proper brushing techniques to avoid decay
- A comprehensive, non-invasive exam to check soft tissue and
- A visit to the toy chest!
You may join your child during treatment at any time; however, we also welcome you to enjoy movies, toys, and video games with your other children in our dentistry reception area. If you do plan on accompanying your child during treatment, try not to bring other children to that appointment, as space is limited. You should continue bringing in your child every six months following their first appointment for evaluations and professional cleanings.
Children with Special Health Care Needs
Make a Smile Lincoln strives to provide the best dental care for all children. Some patients often present dentists with unique challenges, such as those with significant medical, physical, or mental disabilities. At Make a Smile, however, our staff has received special training to be able to best treat special needs patients in our practice, resulting in the formation of lasting friendships with them and their caregivers. We assure a positive dental experience to all of our special needs patients, who are always attentively treated with gentleness and care in our pediatric dentist office.