Reliable Dental Care for All Ages in Austell
Your family deserves a dentist they can rely on. At Austell Dental Excellence, Dr. Terry Hopper and our dedicated team care for patients of all ages with quality, comprehensive dental care. Whether you’re looking for preventive, proactive care or someone’s smile needs expert attention, you can count on us to provide the personalized service you’re looking for.
We also provide same-day emergency services, even for new patients! Contact us today to find out what we can do to help you and your loved ones enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles!
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Why Choose a Family Dentist?
There are numerous advantages to choosing a family dentist for your oral care. The biggest benefit is knowing that you have a single trusted dental team providing care for every member of your family. This provides stability for everyone’s care, as well as the convenience of being able to make multiple appointments in one familiar place.
The other benefit to a family dentist is that they are experienced with patients of all ages and understand the unique care needed at all different life stages. Dr. Hopper can provide personalized care for your three-year-old that is different from your nine-year-old, and both will be different from yours. You can also count on him to offer a wide array of treatments so that you won’t have to go to a specialist unless your needs are complex.
Finally, a family dentist can provide more comprehensive treatment for everyone in your family. Being able to see all of your family members helps to paint a big picture that Dr. Hopper can use to provide proactive treatment, helping you to limit or avoid dental problems that might have genetic, environmental, or lifestyle factors.
Can I See a Family Dentist if I’m Single?
Absolutely! At Austell Dental Excellence, we’re happy to provide quality service for all patients, whether you’re part of a family or visiting us on your own. Having a family dentist can also benefit individuals. Not only do you know that you’re seeing a dentist with experience who can continue to care for you at all life stages, but if you ever do start a family, you’ll know that you already have a reliable dentist who can help to care for their needs too.
Quality Dental Care for Children in Austell
A child’s smile is an important part of their development, identity, and quality of life. That’s what makes it so important to ensure that your child receives the attentive and personalized care they need. Dr. Hopper works with children three years and older, carefully observing their oral health and development so that they can enjoy their healthy smiles for a lifetime.
Why Specialized Dentistry for Kids is Important
Your child’s first teeth are small, but the role they play in your child’s health and future is huge. Primary (baby) teeth create the blueprint that your child’s adult teeth will follow. This means that what affects their teeth today will have an impact on their future adult smiles. A dentist with training and experience dealing with kids’ smiles will know what to watch for to ensure that your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw are developing in a healthy way.
Of course, the actual treatment is only half of what makes good dental care. It’s also important for a dentist to be able to bond with a child and help them feel safe and positive about dental visits. Dr. Hopper and his team always use a positive attitude, kid-friendly language, and a great amount of patience when dealing with children. Showing kids that we understand them, respect them, and care about them helps them feel better about their care, and it helps build a foundation that will encourage them to seek out dental care once they’re grown.
Our Dental Services for Kids
We’re happy to provide a wide range of care for kids three years and older, ensuring their smiles are in the best health it can be. Our kid-friendly treatments include:
Should My Child Get Sealants?
Sealants are a valuable way to help protect your child’s teeth from cavities and decay. They provide a thin coating over teeth that prevents the buildup of plaque and tartar.
Children are especially vulnerable to cavities, mostly because they are exposed to lots of sugars and don’t yet know how to brush and floss their teeth well. Sealants add an extra layer of protection that helps their young teeth to stay healthy. Once placed, sealants last several years, so you likely won’t need to apply them more than twice in your child’s life.
Helping Parents Care for Their Kids’ Smiles
As your family dentist, we see ourselves as your partners in dental care. That’s why we go the extra mile to provide patient education for kids and parents alike.
We work to educate all of our patients so that you can take care of your smile at home and teach your kids to do the same. We’re happy to discuss any questions or concerns you have about your child’s care, and will help you find the right tools and techniques to encourage good hygiene at home.
Frenectomies for Children
If your child has a tongue or lip tie, you may be reassured to know that this is fairly common. Better yet, it’s easily treatable!
Dr. Hopper provides frenectomies for children to help them regain full control of their tongue or lip movement. Our office uses a dental laser for these and other soft-tissue procedures, which makes treatment faster, more precise, and more comfortable, with shorter healing times and reduced risk of infection.
If you know your child needs a frenectomy, or you’ve noticed they have difficulty with eating, speaking, or tongue movement, talk to Dr. Hopper about whether a laser frenectomy is right for your child.
Dental Exams & Cleanings
We offer thorough exams and cleanings for everyone in your family to help them enjoy a healthy foundation. These simple six-month visits help us to identify potential health problems and provide proactive treatment, protecting your natural smile.
What’s Included in an Exam?
We use various state-of-the-art tools and techniques to provide a thorough dental exam. Each exam starts with a visual evaluation of your smile, looking for signs of tooth decay, damage, gum disease, or other health issues. We also examine the jaw and neck for soreness and potential signs of malocclusion (bite misalignment) or joint disorders.
For children, we keep a close eye on their oral development, including how their jaw is growing, whether teeth are emerging on time and whether they’ll need orthodontic care.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is incredibly dangerous, and the sooner it is detected, the better your treatment options will be. Dr. Hopper uses the VELscope technology to help discover signs of oral cancer so that you can act quickly and get the care you need.
What’s Included in a Cleaning?
Cleanings go beyond what you can do at home from brushing and flossing, removing stubborn plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas. We use specialized dental tools to safely eliminate debris from the enamel, then smooth the teeth with a professional dental polish, leaving your smile looking fresh and vibrant. A final fluoride treatment provides protection for your teeth, strengthening your enamel while helping to keep harmful bacteria at bay.
Orthodontics for the Whole Family
A straighter smile not only looks great but is also healthier for you. We provide innovative orthodontic treatments to help you and your loved ones enjoy their healthiest and most beautiful smiles effectively and conveniently.
FastBraces® for Teens and Adults
Braces no longer have to be a commitment of two years or longer. FastBraces uses patented methods to move both the crown and root of the tooth at the same time, thus providing the same long-lasting results in a fraction of the time. Many patients can see results within days, and often complete their treatment in as little as 120 days!
Invisalign® & ClearCorrect® for Adults
It’s never too late to enjoy a straighter smile! Thanks to our two offerings of clear braces, adults can achieve a healthy bite discreetly and conveniently with minimal impact on their lifestyle. These custom braces are designed to gently guide teeth into their best alignment, and since they’re clear and fit close to your teeth, most people can’t even tell you’re wearing them!
Check out our Orthodontics page for more information on our orthodontic options!
Same Day Emergency Dentistry
Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, and when they do, you need a reliable dentist that you can get to quickly. We provide dental emergency services for all of our patients, so you can get the care you need to help preserve your smile.
With dental emergencies, time is of the essence. The sooner you can get the help you need, the more likely that your tooth can be saved. Our same-day emergency dental care ensures that you have the best possible chance of protecting and preserving your smile.
We Serve New Patients with Emergencies
Not an existing patient? Not a problem! New patients in need of emergency care qualify for our $99 New Patient Emergency Special. You’ll have access to the care you need even if you’ve never stepped into our office before.
If you have a dental emergency, contact us now!
Visit Our Welcoming Dental Office in Austell
Dr. Hopper and our team at Austell Dental Excellence know that a positive and welcoming environment is what makes a great dental experience. We strive to offer exceptional dental care, a positive atmosphere, and a safe place for patients to ask questions and find solutions for their dental needs.
We’re excited to help you and your family enjoy their best smiles! Contact our office and schedule your visit today!
CALL US: (770) 944-3737 REQUEST APPOINTMENT