If you have been putting off your appointments with the dentist, this is your opportunity to make a change. The start of 2024 is a great time to make your way back into the office, and you deserve to have a smile that is as bright and beautiful as your holidays. Before you head to meet your family and friends for this festive season, talk to a team of oral health experts about how you can start the new year with a newfound focus on your dentistry.
From your semiannual checkups to specific concerns with your jaw, our dental team in Omaha, NE is here to help. Make an appointment for the beginning of January so that you can use this as a guide to help you stick to your schedule of preventive care. If you struggle with your jaw due to bruxism or temporomandibular joint disorder, a custom oral appliance can be the answer, so make sure that you start 2024 with a dedication to your oral health!
A January Checkup Is A Great Place To Start
One of the ways that people often misstep in their oral health journey is through failing to stick to their treatment plan. We understand that this can be easy to do, but we also know the importance of your routine dental care. You need to see the dentist every six months in order to stay safe, and some people need some extra care to avoid harm.
While you wait, problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease can continue to progress. Even with a dedication to your brushing and flossing, plaque can start to build up in areas where it is difficult to reach. Over time, this calcifies into a harder material known as tartar, which requires a trained dental professional to remove. Start the new year with an exam, as keeping to your schedule helps you to avoid the damage that comes along with this accumulation.
Overactive Or Painful Jaw? Your Dentist Can Help!
Jaw discomfort and activity can also pose you problems, and this is another way that your dentist can give you a newfound love for your smile. Bruxism is the term for unconscious teeth grinding, and it can lead to enamel erosion and misalignment. An oral appliance, such as a custom night guard, helps to prevent the damage that can come with this condition. Appliance-based treatment can also help you to soothe your jaw if you struggle with temporomandibular joint disorder.
Start The New Year With Pacific Hills Dental!
As we roll into 2024, make one of your resolutions to renew your focus on your dentistry. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE at (402)330-2243. We are here to make the new year your opportunity to improve your oral health!