Cleanings & Checkups

Routine dental care is a crucial part of maintaining your oral health. When you come in for a checkup, you will receive a detailed cleaning from our skilled dental hygienist as well as a thorough exam by Dr. Wayne Suway. Depending on the results of your exam, you may need an additional treatment, to address current dental issues and prevent more serious problems later. While many people tend to be anxious when going to the dentist, there is no need to be nervous about a checkup or dental treatment at our practice. Our friendly and caring staff are committed to easing your fears and providing gentle care, as painlessly as possible. We offer a number of general dentistry treatments that can help you maintain the health of your teeth and gums with beautiful results!

To preserve your beautiful smile, please contact us for more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Suway.

Dental Cleanings

To begin each checkup, our experienced dental hygienist, Stephanie, will perform a thorough dental cleaning, where she will gently remove plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. The purpose of a cleaning is to preserve your gum and tooth health and prevent bacteria from causing decay. Without a regular teeth cleaning, bacteria can damage your teeth before you even realize it, leading to gum disease. By practicing proper dental hygiene and scheduling a routine checkup, you take steps toward preserving a healthy smile for years to come.

Oral Exams

During each routine checkup, Dr. Suway will perform an oral exam to assess the health of your gums and teeth. He will look for cavities using the painless DIAGNOdent laser (explained below), as well as any signs of gum disease. If you have any concerns, Dr. Suway can address them at this time and can offer advice. Should any problems arise in the exam, an additional tooth or gum treatment may be necessary. Your options will be explained to you, and Dr. Suway will help you decide on the best treatment plan.

Laser Cavity Detection

Dr. Suway utilizes the DIAGNOdent laser to assess the health of your teeth, determining whether a cavity is present. The traditional way of cavity detection is touching each tooth with a metal probe. While this can often be an effective way of identifying decay, our laser technology is designed to detect the earliest sign of cavities before they have the chance to spread to the surface of a tooth. The system can provide more accurate results, allowing Dr. Suway to treat the affected area before it gets worse. Plus, it’s a lot more comfortable than having your teeth probed and prodded with metal instruments!

Tooth-Colored Fillings

To fill a tooth with a cavity, Dr. Suway will first numb the area with a pain-free injection. While this is often believed to be an uncomfortable step, our skilled dentist injects the anesthetic in a way that patients can barely even tell it is being done. Once the area is numb, Dr. Suway will remove the decay and fill the space with a ceramic material that is safe, durable, and natural-looking. Tooth-colored fillings are now the standard in dental practices, replacing the mercury fillings of the past, and completely eliminating health risks associated with mercury-based dental treatments. Our tooth-colored fillings are customized to match the rest of your teeth, so your smile looks like your natural pearly whites!

Why Choose Dr. Suway for Your Routine Dental Care?

Dr. Suway has helped many, many patients maintain their oral health over the last 30 years. He strives to provide the best dental treatments available and continuously undergoes additional training and education in dentistry to do so, which has earned him the prestigious Mastership award by the Academy of General Dentistry. Superior patient care is Dr. Suway’s priority, which is why he has created a relaxing atmosphere and does his best to make patients feel as comfortable as possible.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Suway

If you would like to learn more about our general dentistry options, or if you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Suway, please contact our Marietta Cleanings & Checkups Dentist today!

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 40 reviews

Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.