FAQ

Do you see children?

Yes! Whole families are welcomed at Derby Dental Care, including the smallest of smiles. Our team provides every single patient that walks through our doors with kind, fun attention that’s personalized to fit their unique needs, and we look forward to helping your son or daughter get started on the path towards lifelong oral health as soon as possible with quality children’s dentistry services.

What's the best way to replace missing teeth?

Yes! Whole families are welcomed at DerIn most cases, Dr. Whitehouse is likely to recommend dental implants as the ideal reconstructive solution for tooth loss because of their valuable health benefits, seamless aesthetic quality, and long-lasting durability. Also, with the 3D comprehensive dental technology utilized in Dr. Whitehouse’s office, a surgically guided implant can be placed right in here the Derby Dental Care office.

However, there is no one dental service that is perfect for every single patient. That’s why our team will perform a thorough oral examination and review your options in plenty of detail with you. We want to decide on the treatment plan that best fits your personal needs, time commitment, and budget.by Dental Care, including the smallest of smiles. Our team provides every single patient that walks through our doors with kind, fun attention that’s personalized to fit their unique needs, and we look forward to helping your son or daughter get started on the path towards lifelong oral health as soon as possible with quality children’s dentistry services.

Can you help me improve the way my smile looks?

Of course. At Derby Dental Care, Dr. Whitehouse will be happy to recommend a wide variety of cosmetic dental services that can create the stunning changes you’re wanting for your teeth and overall appearance. Possible options include teeth whitening, metal-free restorations, porcelain veneers, and more.

I want a straighter smile, but I don’t want to have to wear metal braces. Is there another option?

Dr. Whitehouse is a certified Invisalign provider. Invisalign utilizes the technology of customized clear retainers instead of traditional metal brackets and wires to move teeth. This allows patients to achieve the lasting cosmetic improvements they deserve while preserving their self-confidence in the process.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

Common, tell-tale signs that indicate gum disease include the following:
Bleeding gums, especially when brushing, flossing, or eating.
Gum tissue that is excessively puffy or tender.
Teeth that gradually appear longer over time.
A shift in the way certain teeth or your entire bite fits together.
Severe bad breath.

However, it’s important to remember that symptoms can be very subtle or even nonexistent in many early cases of gum disease. That’s why attending regular screenings at Derby Dental Care is so important for your oral health and overall well-being.

Do you see dental emergencies?

Yes! Please don’t hesitate to contact us right away if you or a family member is experiencing severe oral pain or a traumatic dental injury. Dr. Whitehouse will make every effort to see you and provide quality emergency care as soon as possible.

Can you help me with my dental anxiety?

Dr. Whitehouse understands that some patients may experience mild to moderate anxiety at dental appointments. Whether it stems from past experience or has been a lifelong fear, it can prevent patients from seeking the dental care they need. Dr. Whitehouse offers mild anti-anxiety and sedation techniques, including Nitrous Oxide, or “laughing gas”, as well as other prescriptions medications that can be taken prior to your appointment. It is our goal to make sure you are as comfortable during your dental appointment as possible.

Do you accept my insurance?

Yes, if you have the freedom to choose your dentist, Derby Dental Care is happy to file your insurance claims for you. Additional low-interest financing through Care Credit is also available for patients without insurance.

Find Our Office

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitehouse, contact our Austin, TX office today. We would be happy to welcome you to our patient family!

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