Prevent Problems with Checkups & Cleanings
Dental checkup and cleaning appointments are the most common reason for visiting the dentist; on average, most patients should attend a dental appointment at least twice a year. Like brushing and flossing twice a day, professional cleaning removes the plaque that builds up on your teeth, even in places that your toothbrush can’t reach. Unlike your toothbrush and floss, however, only a professional cleaning can remove calcified plaque, or tartar, and prevent the bacteria it contains from damaging your teeth and gums.
For improved diagnostic results, Dr. Criss utilizes advanced technology, including digital X-rays and an intraoral camera, to gain a clear and accurate view of your teeth, gums, jawbone structure, and more. The examination will reveal if you exhibit signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, problems with your bite alignment (i.e., bruxism or TMJ disorder), or other issues that might require immediate attention.