Are you looking for a Friendly Children’s Dentist in Lincoln, NE?

Finding a children’s dentist office can sometimes be a little difficult. Parents want a place they can trust and a place that offers wonderful dental care. Visiting the dentist for kids can be a scary place. For most adult patients dental anxiety has usually stemmed from a bad childhood dental experience. It is important to find a children’s dentist that is knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic about working with children.

If you are in need of a children’s dentist in Lincoln, NE that is patient-centered, gentle and kind, look no further than Lincoln Family Dentistry. You will enjoy meeting Dr. Kelly O’Hara and admiring the excellent chair side manner and positive reinforcements she will give to children of all ages. This children’s dentist educates with a purpose of providing children with the information they need to be healthy and have a beautiful smile throughout their life.

Dr. Kelly O’Hara used to be a high school English teacher before making the switch to Dentistry. Therefore this children’s dentist knows what inspires and motivates children the most and explains it in a positive way.


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Finding a Friendly Children’s Dentist

There are several options to find a children’s dentist office nearby. However, finding a children’s dentist that your children and teens are comfortable and at ease with can be difficult. By finding a gentle and caring kids dentist that will routinely provide cleanings and check-ups, your child’s overall health will be improved.

Dr. Kelly O’Hara is a qualified and friendly children’s dentist that will exceed your expectations and keep your child smiling brilliantly.


The Importance of Dental Care and Seeing Children’s Dentist

A healthy mouth helps maintain our overall health so it is important to keep our teeth healthy and continue to promote good dental habits. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood illness in America. Tooth decay is much more than just a hole in your child’s tooth. It involves bacteria that can enter the bloodstream leading to more serious bacterial infections. Tooth decay is actually 5 times more likely than childhood obesity and four times more likely than asthma. By having regular check-ups by a children’s dentist, the overall well-being of your child will be increased.

Our children’s dentist understands the importance of tooth care and works together with parents to educate their kids on how to maintain oral hygiene at home.

Dr. Kelly O’Hara uses the “tell, show, do” method making it easy to educate children of all ages. By taking a step-by-step approach Dr. O’Hara can explain the necessary skills to kids for taking care of their teeth and maintaining their overall health. Besides being a great educator,  Dr. O’Hara is always staying up to date and the newest techniques and research on dental hygiene and the relation to a healthy body.


Children’s Dentist on Common Pediatric Dental Emergencies:

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Children’s Dentist Advice on Knocked Out Tooth

  • (Baby tooth) place the tooth in a container of milk, salt water, or patient’s saliva
  • (Permanent tooth) Carefully insert back into socket
  • See your local children’s dentist ASAP


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Children’s Dentist Advice on Broken Tooth

  • Clean around injured area with antiseptic
  • Ice pack for swelling and pain
  • If tooth is sharp use wax to prevent lacerations
  • See your local children’s dentist  ASAP


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Children’s Dentist Advice on Bitten lip or tongue

  • Apply direct pressure with sterile gauze to stop bleeding
  • Rinse with oral cleanser to help with bleeding and clean wound
  • If swelling is present apply ice pack
  • If bleeding continues more than 25 minutes seek medical professional


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Children’s Dentist Advice on Canker or Mouth Sore

  • Will appear as a small/medium white sore on cheeks, gums, or tongue
  • Rinse with Oral Cleanser
  • Ora-base paste or Orajel will help alleviate symptoms
  • Should heal in 1-2 weeks. If lesion is still present see your local children’s dentist for an exam


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Children’s Dentist Advice on Toothaches 

  • Clean  with dental floss and swish with mouthwash
  • If swelling is present place ICE pack on outside of cheek near affected area (don’t use heat)
  • A pain reliever such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol can be taken
  • See your local children’s dentist ASAP for x-rays and Exam


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Children’s Dentist Advice on Object Wedged between Teeth

  • Use dental floss and swish vigorously
  • If object is not removed see your local children’s dentist


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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM)

Our talented Dental Team would like to take this time to educate children about good vs.bad dental habits that can contribute oral health issues.

A good attitude and habits established at a young age are very important in maintaining the oral health of your child. By participating in the NCDHM, our dental team can help educate parents, teachers, and the children how to keep their smiles beautiful for their lifetime. Our Children’s Dentist, Dr. Kelly O’Hara, and Nebraska Family Dentistry have prepared a fun and interesting presentation to help children (K to 5th grade) learn healthy dental habits.
This presentation is interactive and gets children’s attention. Most importantly, it inspires children to take good care of their teeth and keep their teeth for a lifetime.
Please contact us if you would like our dental professionals to come to your school during February. We would love to visit and bring an intriguing presentation and handouts for elementary ages children. Please contact our community educators if you’d like to arrange a school visit at 402-304-3549 or email at

“Taking Care Of My Mouth”
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