Keeping It Clean: What Can You Expect from a Routine Dental Cleaning?

Beautiful healthy teeth

Regular dental cleanings safely remove tartar and plaque buildup, making them an important part of a good oral hygiene routine. Visit your dentist every six months for a routine exam and cleaning to prevent staining, inflammation, and serious oral issues.

  • A Thorough Cleaning 
    Cleanings are typically performed by a dental hygienist, who will thoroughly clean your teeth, gums, and oral tissues. After your cleaning, your dentist will likely perform an examination of your mouth and look for cavities, gum disease, and signs of oral cancer.
  • Do You Have Sensitive Teeth or Anxiety? 
    If you visit your dentist regularly, a cleaning and preventative care visit usually takes under an hour. If you have lots of plaque, tartar, or staining on your teeth, a cleaning can take longer. Your visit may also include x-rays, depending on how long it’s been since your last set of x-rays. If you have especially sensitive teeth or gums, talk to your dental hygienist before the cleaning. If you are anxious or sensitive, let your dentist know. Many dental practices offer sedation dentistry to maximize your comfort!

To schedule a dental cleaning, or to learn more about oral care, contact Oak Creek Dental Care today. Call us at (614) 882-5525 to learn about our Columbus practice, which features both general and cosmetic dentistry procedures.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Over 25 Years of Dental Experience
  • Comfortable Care with a Non-Judgmental Approach
  • 5-Star Customer Service
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Free Consultations
  • Early Morning, Evening & Weekend Hours Available
If you are a patient of record and having a true dental emergency, please contact the office and follow the prompts to the emergency line.

Office Hours

  • Monday 7:00am -4:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am -4:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am -6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am -4:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am -3:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00am -1:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
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Columbus Dentist
Located at 6865 Oak Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43229
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