Dental Cleanings and Exams
in Columbus Ohio’s Italian Village
Compassion · Care · Comfort
Prioritizing oral health & restoring your beautiful smile
Keep Your Mouth Happy and Healthy with Excellent and Affordable Dental Cleaning
Regular visits to our dentist for a dental exam and teeth cleaning are critical in maintaining great oral health. Fourth Street Dental Studio closely evaluates every single tooth in order to diagnose any potential problems as early as possible and provide treatment as necessary. A dental checkup gives our dentist, Dr. Robert D. Wood II, the opportunity to not only spot the early signs of decay and disease, but also to remove plaque and tartar buildup that at-home care simply cannot.
Our team is committed to helping you achieve and preserve a healthy smile for decades to come. Our affordable dental cleanings are a great place to start. Schedule your next dental checkup appointment by giving our office in the Italian Village of Columbus a call at 614-310-4373 or contacting us online.
What Are the Benefits of Teeth Cleaning?
Brushing and flossing are fantastic habits, but they should only be one part of your overall oral hygiene strategy. Dental exams and cleanings can help elevate your dental well-being to new heights. This is great for more than just preventing gum disease and tooth decay. Your mouth is the gateway to your body. If it isn’t healthy, there could be consequences for your overall health. So, the benefits of regular teeth cleanings and dental exams encompass more than just the obvious. These include:
- Boosting your overall health
- Whitening your smile
- Improving bad breath
- Stopping cavities before they start
- Detecting oral cancer and other diseases
What to Expect During Our Teeth Cleaning and Exams
During the dental exam portion of the visit, our dentist or a dental hygienist will assess your oral health and determine your risk of developing any further issues by checking your mouth, face, and neck for atypical attributes. This helps us stop problems before they arise. You will also receive a professional teeth cleaning.
Dr. Wood or a dental hygienist will perform your dental cleaning. Every person’s mouth is unique, so your dental checkup will be custom-tailored to your specific situation. However, the process tends to follow the same general outline. First, our dentist or dental hygienist will use tools like a curette or ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque, calculus, and other debris from your teeth’s surfaces and gum line. These technologies allow us to more effectively break up the hardened deposits that build up in your mouth without damaging the tooth. We may then choose to brush your teeth, typically with a special gritty toothpaste. We tend to use a high-powered electric brush that may emit a scary grinding noise, but you can relax. This is a completely painless process. You will then enjoy an expert flossing, rinsing, and fluoride treatment.
How Long Does a Teeth Cleaning and Exam Take?
At Fourth Street Dental Studio, we generally schedule an hour for your comprehensive dental exam and teeth cleaning. That may vary slightly depending on the circumstances of your visit and whether we encounter any unexpected dental issues. However, we find that 60 minutes is usually more than enough time.
How Much Does a Teeth Cleaning Cost?
Every insurance plan will include its own set of prices for the dental services that it covers. Often, your insurance will cover 100% of a dental cleaning and exam because they are preventative measures. However, if you have delayed visiting the dentist for a long time, you run the risk of developing gum disease. If our dentist does find that to be the case, we shift from preventative cleaning to active treatment. This may impact how your insurance company will evaluate the treatment. If you have any questions about your dental insurance or payments, the staff in our conveniently located office in Columbus is always happy to answer them.
How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned and Examined?
Experts recommend that you come into the office for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning twice per year or every six months. However, this assumes you are generally in good health. If you suffer from gum disease, we recommend a dental exam and thorough cleaning every three months until our dentist confirms a sufficient improvement in the health of your gums.
Ready to Keep Your Smile White and Healthy?
Fourth Street Dental Studio is wholeheartedly invested in helping you enjoy healthy teeth and gums. Our affordable dental cleanings and exams are critical tools we can leverage to achieve some phenomenal outcomes for our patients in Columbus. We will treat you with the same gentle care and open communication that we would offer members of our own family. Call our office in Columbus’ Italian Village at (614-310-4373) or shoot us a message online to schedule your next dental checkup. We look forward to keeping your smile bright and shiny for years to come.