If you are visiting the dentist for a basic checkup, the doctor will most likely start by taking x-rays. These pictures allow the dentist to see if there are any cavities in between the teeth.
The dentist will also use a mirror and explorer to perform a more thorough exam. The explorer helps the dentist determine if there are any cavities in the teeth. You can also expect to get a good cleaning.
If you do have cavities, your Atlanta dentist might address them during the first visit or ask you to return for a follow-up. Check out this video to learn more about dental checkups.