Preventive Care

Dr. Baker and Dr. Nash with staff and kids

Keep your Smile healthy and bright

The Gentle Dentist is passionate about preventive dentistry - or regular checkups - as the best possible means of maintaining optimum oral health. Preventive dental care can help each member of your family maintain a beautiful, healthy smile by safeguarding against oral diseases like dental decay, gum disease, or periodontal disease. Our goal is to prevent these diseases from happening in the first place or to catch the problems in their early stages when they are easier and less expensive to treat.

Checkups for every member of the family

At The Gentle Dentist, our approach to preventive dental care includes routine gentle dental cleanings and checkups as well as education and advice that can help every member of your family practice good oral hygiene at home.

Wendi Bootes

“I was unsure how my two children would do during their check-ups w/out me right by their sides, but the hygienists made them feel very comfortable so they didn’t even need me! I was also very pleasantly surprised that we all finished at approximately the same time. My son is already asking when we can go back to the dentist!! Thank you!”

—Wendi Bootes
Convenient Family Appointments
Mon-Thurs 7am-7pm
8am-2pm Fridays

Regular Preventive Care Visits

We recommend regular preventive dental care visits two times a year. Each routine visit includes a comprehensive cleaning and oral examination. We will screen for decay, gum disease, periodontal disease, oral cancer, TMJ, and problems with your bite. To enhance your smile, we can also address any cosmetic dentistry concerns you may have.

Preventive Care & General Dentistry Services

Preventive Dental Care

  • Adult cleanings
  • Dental exams
  • Dental cleanings
  • Children's dentistry
  • Family dental care
  • Digital x-rays
  • Full-mouth panorex x-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Tooth sealants
  • Enhanced oral cancer screenings

Children's Dentistry

Teeth Whitening

  • In Office Whitening—Zoom
  • Take Home Whitening Systems

Dental Bonding and Veneers

  • Same-day bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Lumineers

Orthodontics - Invisalign

Crowns and Fillings

  • Tooth colored and metal fillings
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Ceramic crowns
  • iTero Scanning Technology

Comfort and Sedation Dentistry

  • Air Abrasion
  • Nitrous oxide
  • IV Sedation

Endodontics - Root Canals

  • Nonsurgical root canal treatments
  • Pulpotomy
  • Pulpectomy


  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Simple extraction (nonsurgical)
  • Surgical extractions

Oral Surgery

  • Extractions
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Jaw-related issues
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder
  • TMJ treatment
Get your New Patient Gift
Get your New Patient Gift
Take home a Whitening Kit for FREE when you visit us for your first Exam and Cleaning

Just mention “Special Gift” when you schedule your first appointment online or by phone (614) 431-3311

How can we make you Smile today?

Our mission at The Gentle Dentist is to put a smile on every face. We do it with the most gentle, best quality dental services in the Columbus, Ohio, area combined with unparalleled convenience and extraordinary customer service. Try the Gentle Dentist. And discover countless reasons to smile.