General Dentistry at Covington Dental Studio
At Covington Dental Studio, we offer general dentistry services for the whole family. For anyone in the metro Atlanta area, including Covington, Alcovy, Social Circle and Oxford, our conveniently located practice provides a range of treatments, checkups, cleanings and other general care as your primary dental health provider.
These services include preventive care, routine cleanings, exams and screenings with the intention of diagnosing, treating and managing problems before they become larger issues, as well as preventing them from occurring in the first place.
Our team of top rated dentists, experienced dental hygienists, and compassionate staff members look forward to meeting you and helping with all of your dental care needs. We believe in affordable, accessible practices with general dentistry services focused on overall patient oral health. Call us today to schedule your next visit with Covington Dental Studio!
Preventive care is what its name suggests—preventive, which means we work to prevent future problems from occurring. With a focus on maintaining good dental health and practicing helpful oral hygiene habits, this area of general dentistry combines educational programs and consistent, routine efforts to support a healthy mouth.
- Routine Checkups
Routine checkups are recommended for every patient, starting at a very young age. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should begin visiting the dentist prior to their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth erupting. From there, it should be twice a year throughout childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. This can feel like a commitment, but these appointments are cost-effective and quick! Visits generally don’t last more than an hour, so that would be around a little over two hours for the entire year.
Individual exams and visual assessments prevent worse problems like gum disease, decay, cavities, or additional tooth damage from occurring. These checkups also work to catch issues before they worsen. In turn, routine appointments can help avoid much lengthier, more expensive procedures. Most dental insurances also consider preventive care as a copay, which is typically under $40. If you don’t have insurance or have more questions about what’s accepted, we have multiple financial options (link) with payment plans as well as a team happy to help address your concerns.
For biannual cleanings, our dental hygienist will remove any plaque or tartar buildup, polish the teeth, offer a fluoride treatment, and gently check the condition of your gums. During this visit, a problem-focused or overall exam performed by a licensed dentist will also involve a visual assessment where dental restorations are checked and any potential areas of concern are identified. These two practices together help your teeth and gums feel and function at their best.
- Oral Hygiene Habits
We provide educational instruction and demonstrations on daily activities that promote optimal oral health. This includes going over the right ways to take care of your teeth because when you brush or floss, the method of how you do it is equally as important as how often you do it. It can also involve anything from discussing why a fluoride toothpaste with the ADA Seal of Acceptance is recommended to addressing why brushing harder is not to your benefit.
We begin building good oral hygiene habits at an early age, starting with your child’s first appointment. For adults, it’s never too late to begin practicing habits that help your teeth.
- Digital X-Rays
Covington Dental Studio has digital technology that offers quicker, more comfortable X-rays with less radiation. Within minutes, the images taken using small sensors are transferred to our computer screen, which we can then discuss in real time.
In addition, our digital panoramic X-rays involve the whole mouth as a full view instead of an isolated area, offering a broader picture rather than a more detailed focus. Both sets of imaging are helpful for a comprehensive approach to different areas of the mouth.
When necessary, digital X-rays are often involved in exams and can be an important factor in determining treatment plans.
Oral Cancer Screenings and Periodontal Treatments
With patients, dental anxiety is a common concern. General dentistry helps with this by familiarizing you with what happens in a dental office. Regular visits also catch small problems before they become big problems, which is why we perform oral cancer screenings and check for gum disease, so the more extensive procedures necessary with these issues can be started as early as possible. Any major problems are handled by a team you trust in a place you’re comfortable. We use digital X-rays and screening devices along with visual assessments to be sure to detect any abnormalities or areas of concern.
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