FAQs

Dr. Vermelle Brown-Ghoston and her entire staff at Covenant Family Dental Care are 100 percent dedicated to providing patients with a positive experience. We know that going to the dentist is difficult for some people, and for that reason, we do everything in our power to make the visit as comfortable as possible.

 

To gain better insight into who we are and what we do, please take time to read the frequently asked questions listed below.

What Are Dr. Brown-Ghoston’s Credentials?

Dr. Brown-Ghoston graduated from the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in 2004. From there, she spent time continuing her education as a way of growing and developing on a professional level. When it comes to dedicated dentists, she is in a league of her own. She genuinely cares about each patient and strives to exceed their expectations.

What Type of Services Do You Offer?

As a full-service dental clinic, we offer our patients both standard and customized treatments. Included are sedation dentistry, oral examinations, crowns, dentures, inlays and onlays, oral surgery, implants, pediatric and family dental care, and a host of other solutions.

Are There Age Limits for the Patients You Treat?

No, we welcome patients of all ages. In fact, we specialize in treating the entire family. As a mother of four children, Dr. Brown-Ghoston has an abundance of patience and understands the fears that many children, as well as adults, experience. Taking a unique approach, she and her Dream Team eliminate or dramatically reduce the stress associated with visiting the dentist.

What Should People Who Fear Visiting the Dentist Do?

The one thing that people should not do is avoid going to the dentist. We understand that many people struggle with either fear or anxiety, which is why Dr. Brown-Ghoston and her staff rely on their professional training and experience to put patients at ease. They listen to concerns and answer questions. After determining the right treatment plan, we educate the patient on each step of the process. We want people involved with their dental health so that visiting the dentist becomes a less stressful event.

At What Age Should Children Start Seeing the Dentist?

Although baby teeth typically erupt around 6 months, you do not need to bring your child to see us until about the age of 1. Starting early not only helps a child become acquainted with the clinic, but it also allows the child to develop a trusting relationship with Dr. Brown-Ghoston and her Dream Team.

What Does an Oral Examination Involve?

When visiting Covenant Family Dental Care as a new patient, you first go through an oral examination. Included are X-rays, so that Dr. Brown-Ghoston can evaluate your current oral health status. Based on her findings, she can then customize a treatment plan that will restore your teeth and gums to optimal health.

What Types of Dental Cleaning Do You Provide?

With the oral examination complete, Dr. Brown-Ghoston can determine if you only need a basic cleaning or deep cleaning. The deep cleaning procedure, which consists of root planing and scaling, is specifically for patients who need gum treatment due to having gum disease.

Why Do I Need My Teeth Cleaned?

Unless you have your teeth cleaned at least twice a year, a whitish-colored film called plaque builds up. While it is essential that you brush and floss at home, professional dental cleaning removes plaque, the leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease.

What Are Tooth Colored Fillings?

For many years, dentists filled cavities with amalgam. The problem is that this silver-colored substance contains harmful mercury. Also, amalgam fillings expand and contract, creating a risk for the teeth to break and crack. At Covenant Family Dental Care, we can remove old fillings or repair new cavities using a non-harmful composite material that helps strengthen the teeth. Because these fillings match the color of your teeth, they are also more aesthetically pleasing.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dr. Brown-Ghoston performs two types of implants. These include dental implants and denture implants. Both consist of having a surgical-grade titanium post directly placed into the jawbone. Dental implants are ideal when needing one or several teeth replaced. As for dental implants, these provide a permanent set of beautiful white teeth. Not only do these implants eliminate the need for adhesives to keep standard dentures in place, but they also make chewing easier.

Do You Accept Dental Insurance?

At Covenant Family Dental Care, we accept several forms of dental insurance. Although coverage is a formal contract between you, your employer, and the insurance provider, we will gladly assist in any way possible to streamline the claim process. If you need dental work performed but have no insurance and a limited budget, our office manager will create an acceptable agreement.

 

For additional information about Covenant Family Dental Care, please call us today.