Teeth Cleaning Specialist

Dana R. Boehm, DDS

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Spring, TX

About 9 out of 10 adults have experienced at least one dental cavity in a permanent tooth. Because cavities and other dental problems, including gum disease, are often preventable, the practice of Dana R. Boehm DDS offers comprehensive teeth-cleaning treatments for families near the Klein and Champion neighborhoods of Spring, Texas. If you’re due for a dental exam and cleaning, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

Why are professional teeth cleanings important?

Teeth cleanings are an essential part of achieving optimal oral health for both children and adults. Routine teeth cleanings and comprehensive exams with your dentist can help:

  • Remove stuck-on plaque and tartar, which can yellow your teeth
  • Check for early warning signs of oral cancer with OralID®
  • Preserve crowns, bridges, and implants
  • Lower your risk of gum disease 
  • Prevent decay and cavities

Teeth cleanings are a one-on-one time with your dental hygienist that allows you to learn about your oral health, how to brush and floss properly, and prevent future dental issues. 

What happens during a teeth cleaning?

At the office of Dana R. Boehm DDS, you can expect thorough teeth cleanings for you and every member of your family. Before getting started on your cleaning, your hygienist may gather some dental X-rays. 

After X-rays, your dedicated hygienist cleans your teeth using an ultrasonic scaler and handheld instruments. They carefully remove all debris from your teeth and gum line and then floss your teeth.

Once your teeth cleaning is complete, Dr. Boehm evaluates your X-rays and performs a dental exam. Dr. Boehm wants you to feel comfortable during your appointment, so he spends time talking with you about what your unique needs are and what you can do to improve your oral health.

Your entire dental-cleaning appointment should take about an hour. It’s common to experience some minor gum bleeding or soreness afterward, so you may want to stick to soft foods for the rest of the day. 

How often do I need a teeth cleaning? 

Typically, you should plan on scheduling teeth cleanings at the office of Dana R. Boehm DDS, for all members of your family, once every six months. But if you have signs of gum disease, such as pus along your gumline, Dr. Boehm may want to see you more frequently until your condition resolves.

To help keep your teeth and gums healthy between teeth cleaning visits, Dr. Boehm has professional-grade Philips Sonicare® toothbrushes and BreathRX® rinses available for purchase. 

Book your teeth-cleaning appointment at the office of Dana R. Boehm DDS directly through the website. You can also call to speak with a team member to book your teeth cleaning.