Doctor's Blog

Bubbles and sidewalk chalk
03/27/2018

There are just over 8 weeks until school’s out for summer break. Most summer camp priority registration has already happened!! You see more runners out training for the Lincoln Marathon. I guess that it is time to start stocking up on bubbles and sidewalk chalk…. And to schedule your summer dental appointment.

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Happy Spring! Remember to change your toothbrush!?
03/20/2018
Hooray! It is Spring! The promise of warmer days brings a big smile to my face. Recently, I finished some spring cleaning at the office. And I repeatedly wondered, “why on earth did I keep this?” Often, I was speaking this out-loud while throwing out another sample product that I will never use.
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The Tooth Book
03/01/2018

In Celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday Dr. Steckelberg wanted to read her favorite Dr. Seuss book to you, it’s The Tooth Book!

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National Children’s Dental Health Month
02/28/2018

One great way to help your child feel comfortable at our office, is to “play dentist” at home. When you brush your child’s teeth, some great things to say are: “now I am going to pretend to be the dentist. I am brushing your teeth, (you can sing a little song, if you like). Let me practice my counting… 1, 2, 3, 4…. Your teeth are so sparkly clean. Good job! Now it is your turn to brush. Let’s work on brushing in little circles.” Feel free to ask Dr. Steckelberg for pointers at your next visit.

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Happy Holidays!
12/21/2017
We would like to wish you and yours Happy Holidays and a very Blessed 2018!
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Dental Implants
11/03/2017
Have you heard about “same day” dental implants? Within certain healthy conditions, dental implants are placed and restored temporarily on the same day. However, that dental implant takes time to heal with bone all around it (osseointegration.) Until the bone has grown right up to the implant surface, we cannot put a full load on that tooth. So, as we find in many things in life, the “same day” advertisement does not tell you the whole story. Yes, the temporary implant crown is in place on the day of the surgery. However, the temporary crown needs to be shorter and thinner than what the permanent crown will be. The patient needs to cut all their food into small pieces with a knife and fork and avoid biting into anything with leveraging forces. This means no biting into an apple or sandwich until the healing period is complete. After completion of that 3-6 month healing time, you are able to function on your new implant crown just like a regular tooth. A little waiting and care is vital to long-term success.
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Changing Seasons & Tooth Sensitivity
10/24/2017
As the seasons change, there is evidence all around us. Fallen leaves with beautiful colors accompany the dropping temperatures. We have to reach for our jacket to lessen the morning chill. Have you ever noticed tooth sensitivity as the seasons change? It is a common issue.
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Bright, White Smile
Bright, White Smile
10/17/2017
The holidays are approaching and for many of us that means upcoming photo opportunities. If you are like me, that has me looking at what I can do to improve my appearance. Spending a little more time in the gym, maybe a little hair color to cover some grays, and brightening my smile.
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Baby brushing teeth
Scheduling that First Dental Visit
10/13/2017
You have taken your child to see their physician, but what age is appropriate for your child to see the dentist? Your child should see Dr. Steckelberg by their first birthday. But, do they even have enough teeth at that age to make it worthwhile?  The short answer is, yes, absolutely!
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Solar Eclipse!
08/16/2017
Our office wil be closed Monday August 21, 2017 in order to observer the once -in-a-lifetime solar eclipse.
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Greetings!
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and read our blog!
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