General Dentistry Austin, TX

The health of your mouth is closely connected to your overall well-being, and when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth, prevention is key. That’s why Dr. Erika Whitehouse and Dr. Meghan Kilkelly cannot recommend enough that you attend regular preventive dental appointments each year.

By stopping oral health problems in their tracks early on, we can help you and your family enjoy bright, healthy smiles for years to come. To schedule your next checkup, call our friendly team today for preventive dentistry in Austin, TX!

General Dentistry in Austin, TX

General Dentistry Services

Family Dentistry

Family dentistry provides comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. Our services include routine cleanings, fillings, fluoride treatment, and an oral cancer screening. By focusing on preventive care, Dr. Whitehouse minimizes the risk of common dental issues to maintain great oral health. 

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Brushing and flossing every day ensures good oral health, but it’s not enough. Visit your dentist regularly for professional exams and cleanings. At each check-up, we perform a thorough exam of your entire mouth, bite, jaw, and even screen for oral cancer. This includes periodic diagnostic X-rays that help us catch small changes in your mouth before they cause issues.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Our dental office provides white cosmetic tooth-colored fillings. Our dentist places them directly on the teeth and shapes them by hand in a single appointment. They have a similar look and feel to your natural tooth and can last for several years.

Fluoride Treatments

You can find fluoride in most over-the-counter toothpastes, and some mouth rinses. However, the amount varies greatly. Our dentists may suggest additional fluoride based on your diet, habits, and home care.

We may recommend a Fluoride varnish at your check-up visits to keep your teeth strong, and prevent the attack of tooth decay. Sealants can be a method used to prevent tooth decay from forming in the pits of the grooves of baby teeth.

Oral Cancer Screenings

At Derby Dental, we want to do our part to stop this preventable killer. We screen all our patients for oral cancer at every visit. The doctor and hygienist team conducts clinical chair-side head and neck exams. We offer an enhanced immunofluorescence technology (OralID) which can help detect cancerous changes in their early stages.

Toothpaste & Mouthwashes

To keep your pearly whites healthy between regular cleanings, you should have the right oral hygiene products at your disposal. Don’t overwhelm yourself with the sheer number of choices in the oral care aisle at your local pharmacy. Ask our dentists for personalized recommendations. We can suggest toothpastes and mouthwashes that are best for your unique smile, such as Prevident, MI Paste, and Perioscience Rinse/Gel.

Night Guards for Bruxism

Many people chronically wake up with sore teeth or jaw pain without knowing why. During your routine exam, we can determine whether you suffer from bruxism and teeth grinding habits.

Bruxism causes a person to unconsciously grind their teeth and clench their jaw while sleeping. Without treatment, this condition can place severe stress on your jaw joints and wear down your tooth enamel. We create custom mouthguards and night guards that keep your teeth and jaw comfortable using our digital impression system.

Tooth Extractions

Our dentists believe that it’s always best to retain your natural smile whenever possible. Which is why we only recommend tooth extractions as a last resort. However, removing a damaged tooth that is beyond repair is sometimes the best option to preserve your dental health.

We’ll make sure you’re comfortable when extracting a tooth and provide you with detailed aftercare guidelines. Then, we can discuss your options for replacing the tooth, such as a dental implant.

Emergency Dental Care

Emergency dental care addresses urgent dental problems like severe pain, broken teeth, infections, or abscesses. We may be able to get you immediate relief and prevent complications. This service is important for fast treatment and comfort.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is for patients who suffer from dental anxiety or want to avoid pain and discomfort. We use medications and different forms of anesthesia to help patients relax during dental procedures. Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable, stress-free experience.

Dentistry for Kids

Our Derby Dental team would love to help your child establish healthy dental habits at any age! We recommend that your little one start visiting our dental office for routine checkups once their first tooth comes in. That way, we can make sure their smile is developing properly. If we detect any concerns, we can refer your child to the appropriate specialist.

When you are ready, give us a call at 512-862-1463 to schedule your next dental visit. We are accepting new patients from Austin, Allandale, Chimney Corners, North Shoal Creek and beyond.