Common Questions

How often should I visit the dentist?

The answer to this question depends on each individual patient's oral health. For patients with healthy gums, little or no history of decay, good home care, and no significant medical conditions, we can usually help you maintain optimal health by scheduling cleanings and check-ups twice a year. Some patients with issues requiring more frequent attention, may need visits three or four times a year.

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Will I be pressured into accepting treatment I'm uncomfortable with?

After performing a comprehensive examination with x-rays, we will develop a plan together. It is our job to inform and educate you. We will discuss all of your treatment options, giving you the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure. You will never be pressured into making a decision. We customize each treatment plan to fit our patient's need and wishes.

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What is your recommended daily routine for my teeth?

As a baseline, all patients should brush after each meal and before bed time. Flossing is recommended in the morning and evening. Between brushings, Listerine with fluoride rinses are beneficial to offer additional protection against gingivitis and decay, especially if you snack or sip sugary beverages.

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John Ritchie DDS
5567 Hilliard Rome Office Park
Hilliard, OH 43026
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Phone: (614) 777-0992
Fax: (614) 777-7644

Office Hours*:
Tuesday 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

*By Appointment Only

Serving the West side of Columbus as a family dentist since 1980