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Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that plays an important role in protecting your teeth from tooth decay. Research has shown that fluoride serves a dual purpose when used in toothpastes and in general dentistry treatments, the first of which is aiding in the remineralization process of tooth enamel. In addition to restoring strength to teeth by aiding in this process, fluoride has shown to reduce the presence of bacteria and plaque in the mouth, allowing it to help prevent tooth decay from occurring in the first place.
Omaha dentist Dr. Dan Beninato is pleased to offer fluoride treatments as part of your regularly scheduled dental services. Professional fluoride cleanings can help remove tartar and prevent tooth decay while also helping your teeth remain strong and healthy in between visits.
You can assist Dr. Beninato in protecting your teeth by using a fluoride toothpaste to brush at least twice a day. Any fluoride toothpaste can help strengthen and protect your teeth, but Dr. Beninato would be happy to make personal suggestions based on your needs during your regularly scheduled dental visits.
If you are looking for an experienced dentist in or around Omaha, Nebraska, please contact Premier Dental or call (402) 718-8737 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beninato.
Each member of your household has unique dental needs. A family dentist is someone who has undergone training in general, pediatric, and family dentistry, enabling him to meet the specific needs of young and old alike. However, simply being able to provide oral healthcare for each member of your family does not necessarily make a dental practice family-focused.
A true family dentist will offer hours that work with your family’s schedule, be able to see more than one member of your family at a time, and offer an environment that is comfortable and safe in which your family can feel relaxed and completely cared for.
Why Choose Us?
Omaha family dentist Dr. Daniel Beninato understands the needs of today’s families. A father of two, Dr. Beninato strives to provide a comprehensive array of dentistry services to meet the needs of each member of our patients’ households.
Our family dentistry practice is equipped with advanced technology, allowing us to provide the safest and most effective treatments available. We take time to provide age-appropriate education on maintaining oral health, empowering every member of your family to take an active role in the health and beauty of their smile.
During your family dentistry consultation we would be happy to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and discuss how we can help your family maintain strong and attractive smiles for a lifetime.
If you are looking for a family dentist in Omaha, Lincoln, or surrounding areas of Nebraska, please contact Premier Dental or call (402) 718-8737 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beninato.
Dental x-rays are a routine part of general dentistry because they allow Omaha dentist Dr. Dan Beninato to see what is happening below the surface of your teeth and gums. X-rays are also used in a number of cosmetic dentistry services and for the planning of dental implants.
If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and would like to learn more about our advanced dental technology, please contact Premier Dental or call (402) 718-8737 today.
Traditional x-rays use radiation to provide an internal image of your teeth and gums. However, even small amounts of radiation can be harmful to your body. Dr. Beninato utilizes state-of-the-art technology such as digital x-rays at our comfortable Omaha dental office. Digital x-rays emit 85 percent less radiation than traditional options. They can also be done without the need of bite-trays, and produce an instant image from which Dr. Beninato can work.
During your regularly scheduled appointments with our Omaha family dentist we would be happy to answer any questions you have about digital x-rays and help you better understand the necessity of this diagnostic tool.
At Premier Dental of Omaha we also offer 3D digital x-rays. The 3D digital x-rays allow more precise and accurate diagnosis with less radiation. The 3D digital x-ray allows us to check the health of the jaw joint, the sinuses and the airway. When looking at the airway we are specifically looking for obstruction, which can cause sleep apnea. The panoramic view gives us a great view of the wisdom teeth and to check for cysts and tumors.
To schedule an appointment with our experienced Omaha family dentist, please contact us today. Dr. Beninato is pleased to offer advanced dental services to people of all ages in the Omaha and Lincoln areas of Nebraska.
Dental checkups with Omaha dentist Dr. Dan Beninato should occur every six months. These general dentistry visits are an essential part of your preventive dental care and can help every member of your family maintain optimally healthy teeth and gums.
To schedule your Omaha dental checkup, please contact Premier Dental or call (402) 718-8737 today.
Cleanings and Examinations
Your biannual dental checkups are focused on dental hygiene and teeth cleaning. Your visits will include an initial cleaning from one of our experienced dental hygienists followed by a thorough examination from our Omaha family dentist. We will take digital x-rays of your teeth to check for problems below the enamel, allowing us to address issues that cannot be seen, but may eventually result in significant problems.
While most people find these visits to be quick and comfortable, we understand that others may experience increased anxiety before dental appointments. If this is the case for you, Dr. Beninato would be happy to discuss your sedation dentistry options prior to your appointment.
If you would like to schedule a dental checkup with our experienced Omaha dentist, please contact us today. Dr. Beninato is pleased to offer preventive services to people of all ages living in Omaha, Lincoln, and surrounding Nebraska communities.
Visiting Omaha family dentist Dr. Dan Beninato for regularly scheduled cleanings should not be an unpleasant experience. For most people, these and other family dentistry services do not result in pain and can, in fact, be incredibly rewarding. However, if you, or your child, is suffering from tooth sensitivity or dental phobia, the thought of pain can be enough to keep any patient from getting needed dental care.
If you need to set up a dental appointment for yourself or your child, please contact Premier Dental or call (402) 718-8737 today to schedule an appointment with Omaha family dentist Dr. Dan Beninato.
Dealing with Dental Anxiety
While your child may be wary of visiting the dentist, you can gently remind them about what a dentist’s role is in their health as they are learning about brushing and flossing. A checkup does not mean pain, and it is important for children to understand this when they see their Omaha family dentist. However, his may not allay all forms of anxiety.
Dr. Beninato offers patients of all ages the option of gentle and effective sedation dentistry services. This option is particularly useful for people who suffer from dental phobia, but can also be a blessing for those who suffer from issues such as:
- Difficulties responding to anesthetic
- An overactive gag reflex
- A dislike of needles
- A fear of dental instruments
- Highly sensitive teeth or gums
If you suffer from any of these problems, Dr. Beninato can discuss your sedation options to help you find which one will best produce comfort, allowing you access to the comprehensive dentistry services you deserve.
To schedule a routine dental checkup or to discuss any dental issues, please speak with our experienced Omaha family dentist today.
Cavities are tiny holes in the enamel of your teeth that can eventually lead to tooth infections and other serious oral health issues. Formed by tooth decay, cavities are made through the acidic excretions of bacteria that live in your mouth. These bacteria prefer to feed on simple carbohydrates and sugars, which is one reason to avoid eating processed and sugary food.
However, a healthy diet alone is not enough to prevent cavities. Adopting a good general dentistry routine complete with biannual visits to Omaha dentist Dr. Dan Beninato is essential for maintaining optimal oral health.
To schedule an appointment with Omaha dentist Dr. Dan Beninato, please contact Premier Dental or call (402) 718-8737 today.
Cavities are caused by tooth decay, which occurs when food particles and bacteria are left on your teeth for too long a period. Plaque, a naturally occurring biofilm, begins to form within minutes of consuming most foods and beverages, and works to hold bacteria firmly to teeth. Unless promptly removed after every meal and snack, plaque can quickly harden into tartar, which is nearly impossible to remove with at-home teeth cleanings.
To remove tartar and check for potential cavities you will want to visit Omaha family dentist Dr. Dan Beninato at least every six months. These preventive dental visits are essential in keeping teeth and gums clean, and providing swift treatment should cavities or other oral health issues occur.
Please contact our experienced Omaha general dentist to schedule an appointment today. Dr. Beninato provides preventive dental treatments for people of all ages living in and around Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska.
Bad breath can be caused by foods you eat and beverages you drink. It is no secret that foods such as garlic, onions, and peanut butter can cause bad breath, nor is anyone surprised when coffee, beer, or soda produces an unpleasant odor. However, chronic bad breath is more often a sign of a larger oral or systemic health issue and should be brought to the attention of an experienced Omaha dentist as soon as possible.
If you suffer from chronic bad breath, please contact Premier Dental or call (402) 718-8737 today to schedule an appointment with Omaha general dentist Dr. Dan Beninato.
The Underlying Causes of Bad Breath
Determining which Omaha bad breath treatment is best for you will rely on establishing the underlying cause of your condition. These causes may include:
- Tooth infection
- Gum disease
- Sinus problems
- Respiratory issues
Some cases of bad breath can be cured by improving your dental hygiene routine and making more frequent visits to our Omaha office for cleanings and examinations. Other solutions may include root canal, prescription mouthwash, or gum treatment, all of which will be dependent on your unique needs.
If you have moved beyond wondering what causes bad breath and are now looking for solutions, please contact our Omaha general dentist today. Dr. Beninato is pleased to offer bad breath treatments to people living in Omaha, Lincoln, and surrounding areas of Nebraska.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you bring your child to his or her first pediatric dentistry appointment by their first year. This allows your family dentist to check oral development and help instill comfort with dental visits.
Omaha family dentist Dr. Dan Beninato suggests that you continue to bring your children to our office every six months to ensure continued comfort with dental services and to check for warning signs of developing oral health issues. Early detection allows Dr. Beninato to treat minor issues before they become serious problems.
To schedule an appointment with Omaha family dentist Dr. Dan Beninato, please contact Premier Dental or call (402) 718-8737 today.
Family Dentistry Services
As the oral health needs of your children change with each stage of development, the family dentistry services offered at our comfortable Omaha office adapt to meet their specific needs. Services we offer include:
- General cleanings and examinations
- Fluoride treatments
- Metal-free fillings
- Root canal treatments
- Gum disease treatment
- Porcelain crowns
Dr. Beninato will work around your family’s busy schedule, allowing for joint appointments and offering extended hours to help ensure you and your children receive the advanced dental care you deserve.
To schedule an appointment with our experienced Omaha family dentist, please contact us today. Dr. Beninato serves families throughout the Lincoln and Omaha areas of Nebraska.
Even with the most consistent and thorough oral hygiene routine, preventing cavities is not always possible. What is possible is preventing those cavities from destroying your teeth or detracting from the aesthetics of your smile. Omaha cosmetic dentist Dr. Dan Beninato is pleased to offer porcelain fillings to not only treat cavities, but to do so while protecting both the structure and appearance of your smile.
To learn more about the metal-free cavity treatments offered by Omaha dentist Dr. Dan Beninato, please contact Premier Dental or call (402) 718-8737 today.
Advantages of White Fillings
Porcelain fillings, also known as white fillings or tooth colored fillings, offer a number of advantages over their metal alternatives. White fillings blend perfectly into your tooth, allowing them to look completely natural while providing optimal protection.
In addition to aesthetic benefits, porcelain fillings:
- Require very little tooth preparation, preserving more of your natural tooth
- Are bonded to the tooth, preventing the filling from falling out
- Do not expand and contrast with heat fluctuations, preventing loose fillings or further structural damage to your teeth
If you develop a new cavity, Dr. Beninato can use porcelain fillings to strengthen and protect your tooth. If you would like to replace metal fillings, our Omaha dentist would be happy to discuss your options during your regularly scheduled appointment.
Please contact our experienced Omaha dentist to schedule an appointment and learn more about metal-free dentistry. Dr. Beninato offers advanced cavity treatment to people of all ages in the Omaha and Lincoln areas of Nebraska.
Missing teeth can detract from the appearance of your smile and make simple tasks such as speaking and chewing more difficult. All forms of tooth replacement address these issues to some extent, but dental implants stand above other options as the most reliable and secure method of tooth replacement.
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to learn more about dental implants, please contact Premier Dental or call (402) 718-8737 to schedule a consultation with Nebraska implant dentist Dr. Dan Beninato.
Dental Implant Advantages
Dental implants offer obvious benefits such as the aesthetic and functional restoration of your smile. However, when compared to other forms of tooth replacement, implants offer unique advantages including:
- No impact to adjacent teeth
- No risk of slipping or falling out
- Full restoration of strength and function
- Completely natural-looking results
- Preservation of jaw structure
Dental implants replace the tooth’s missing root, an essential component in maintaining jaw density. Unlike dental bridges and dentures which sit on top of the gums, implants are secured into your jaw, preventing issues such as jaw shrinkage and collapse that are not addressed by topical tooth replacement options.
If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and have questions about dental implants or would like to learn if implants are right for you, please contact Premier Dental to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beninato today.