Cleanings and Exams

Dr. Ho and the entire staff at Complete Dental Studio want to remind our Boerne, TX, patients how important regular cleanings and exams are to your overall oral health. The truth is that no matter how hard you might try to maintain healthy teeth and gums with an at-home dental hygiene routine, you’ll never be able to remove all the plaque and tartar that naturally build up on teeth over time. That buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
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That’s why regular cleanings and exams are so important: they help to keep your teeth healthier and allow Dr. Ho to diagnose any problems in the very early stages, when they are much easier to treat and resolve. Although the recommended frequency of cleanings and exams varies depending on the patient’s oral health, we recommend that you come in for checkups at least every six months.

What to Expect in Cleanings and Exams

Although every patient has different needs, generally speaking you can expect the following procedures during your cleaning and exam visit to our office:
  • Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and polished
  • The pocket depths around your gums may be measured to assess gum health and detect any early signs of gum disease
  • We’ll take X-rays, as needed
  • Dr. Ho will perform a visual examination of your teeth, gums, and existing dental work
  • Dr. Ho will perform an oral cancer screening when needed

How to Maintain Good Oral Health

While it’s true that you can’t expect to enjoy healthy teeth and gums by simply brushing your teeth every day, maintaining a daily oral hygiene routine at home is vital to good oral health. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day is the minimum amount of attention you should be paying to your teeth and gums. If you want to make your hygiene routine even more effective, consider using a water flosser device once a day and rinsing with an anti-microbial mouthwash to help fight against bad bacteria inside your mouth. A good hygiene routine, combined with a professional cleaning and exam at least every six months will set you on the path to good oral health that will last a lifetime!

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists, or learn more about our extensive dental services, contact our Boerne, TX office today. We are here to help you with a wide range of dental treatments so give us a call and speak to our friendly staff.

Based on the guidance of state and local officials, we will be returning to treating patients for routine cleanings and procedures. Our top priority has always been the health of our patients and team. Going forward we will be adding even more safety precautions during your appointments to continue ensuring the safety of our local community.