General Dentistry

When you visit our dentists regularly, we can catch small problems before they snowball—or even prevent them entirely.

From cleanings and exams to night guards, you can trust our dentists to provide you with effective care, while treating you with kindness and respect.

Our Marietta, GA, team at Atlanta West Dentistry offers comprehensive general dentistry for the whole family.

How Often Do I Need a Cleaning?


We recommend that our Marietta patients visit us every six months for cleanings and exams. This allows us to stay on top of any changes in your smile. Plus, you can maintain healthier teeth and gums with tips and care directly from your trusted dentist.

The Mind-Body Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Wellness

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The health of your teeth and gums has a strong influence on the health of your entire body. For example, patients with TMJ problems may experience symptoms like migraines, tinnitus, and vertigo. Or, those who have lost their teeth may not be able to chew, making it hard for them to receive proper nutrition.

Attending your appointments twice a year can also prevent you from needing treatment like root canal therapy or dental crowns. That's because our dentists can notice small problems and treat them before they worsen. They can also help keep your smile healthy enough to avoid any complications at all.

Even if you're not currently struggling with dental problems, the best time to seek care is always now. Our non-judgmental team is simply grateful for the chance to help you and maintain the health of your smile. If you do currently have a concern, we offer select same-day dentistry appointments, so treatment can happen sooner than you think.

What Can I Expect at a General Dentistry Appointment?

We don't just look at your smile and send you home. Our Marietta, GA, dentists have a strategic approach to treatment:
General dentistry maintains your oral health, staving off expensive restorative procedures and enhancing the cosmetic appearance of your smile.
General dentistry maintains your oral health, staving off expensive restorative procedures and enhancing the cosmetic appearance of your smile.

Cleanings and Exams

Removing plaque, assessing your oral wellness, and examining your teeth and gums—your twice-annual visits set the stage for healthy smiles. We may also take X-rays and conduct oral cancer screenings for detailed records and earlier detection.

Other Preventative Care

Our dentists aim to anticipate future problems so they can prevent them entirely. For instance, they offer treatments like sealants, preventative mouthwashes, and fluoride varnishes which can protect your enamel.

Planning Dental Treatment

Sometimes during your visit, our Marietta, GA, may notice a dental condition that needs treatment, such as worn teeth caused by bruxism or a cavity in need of a filling. We can create a plan to address any concerns quickly, so they don't worsen.
One of the reasons why Atlanta West Dentistry stands out apart from the other dental practices in the area is because of the wide variety of services offered under one building, which most of the patients love. Dr. Travis Watson explains why you should choose Atlanta West Dentistry in Marietta, GA.

Beyond Cleanings and Exams Our Full List of General Dentistry Services

Regular dental cleanings aren't the only way we anticipate and treat your dental needs. To ensure a lifetime of oral health, we also feature general dental services like:

Marietta Patients Feel at Home With Our Dentists


Shaheerah A.

Marietta, GA


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If you get nervous or anxious when visiting for treatment, this is the right place for you. Everyone makes you want feel welcomed and eager to answer any questions you have. I didn't know I would ever find a dental team that I love! Whether it be the Receptionist, Assistants/Techs, or Doctors; every interaction I've had has been pleasant. If you are thinking about starting a new dental journey, definitely give them a call! Thanks AWD.

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Cheryl Thompson Williams

Marietta, GA


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I have never enjoyed going to the dentist and it is still not one of favorite things to do. But since it is a necessity, my Dentist of Choice is Atlanta West Dentistry. Dr. Travis Watson is my favorite dentist! I love the atmosphere of the office and staff is phenomenal. Shout out to Megan, who is my hygienist, who does a fantastic job! The entire staff is kind, compassionate and they work so well together. I highly recommend Atlanta West Dentistry! Try them and you will love them too.

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Find the Care You Need Without the Nerves You Normally Experience

At our Marietta dental office, you don't have to be nervous about your procedure. We feature quick anesthetic using The Wand for select smaller procedures, so you're never in pain.

For anxious patients, we can also administer relaxing sedation, with options like oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide. Drs. Travis Watson and Cameron Watson completed training in sedation by the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

Instead of struggling with anxiety before your procedure, let us walk you through our sedation suite, as we do for all new patients on their office tour. Once you see how comfortable we make dentistry, you can rest easy knowing we'll prioritize your experience every step of the way.

Save Time, Money, and Stress With Regular Exams

Think of cleanings and general exams at our practice as an investment in your long-term oral wellness. They're a crucial tool for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful. They can also prevent expensive, time-consuming treatments down the line, such as periodontal care, dentures, and dental implants.

We've Served Marietta for Decades and Our Patients Keep Coming Back


Jon hilderbrand

Marietta, GA


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Absolutely the best dentist office around. I have been using this office since the 80’s when it was Dr Baker. I will never go to anyone else.

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Marietta, GA


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The best dental care!!! Professional, courteous, and friendly staff have become like a family to me over the last 30 years, starting with Dr Baker . I would highly recommend to anyone!!!

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Atlanta West Dentistry

Atlanta West Dentistry is led by Dr. Travis WatsonDr. Cameron B. Watson, and Dr. Lauren Bowersox. Our patient-centered dental practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive and advanced dentistry in a comfortable and anxiety-free environment. Our professional affiliations include:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Georgia Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The International College of Dentists
  • The American Orthodontic Society

Request an appointment today by contacting us online or by calling us at our office in Marietta, GA: (770) 941-6979.

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