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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Want to know more about Corbin Family Dental Care or dentistry in general? If so, then you’re in luck, because our own Dr. Katherine Whitaker has taken the time to answer some of your most common dental questions. After reading through the page below, if you still have a question, then we invite you to pick up the phone and give us a call. We’re always happy to talk to you and make sure you understand everything about your dental care.

How often should I be getting a checkup & cleaning?

The average patient should receive at least two professional checkups and cleanings each year, or one every 6 months. Routine appointments give me the chance to catch and treat dental problems during their earliest stages before they can cause any lasting damage, and regular dental cleanings can help prevent the development of many issues in the first place.

Can I bring my child to see you?

Of course! My team and I just love getting to know and serving entire families, including their youngest members. Whether you have a toddler, teenager, or something in between at home, we’re happy to see them and provide the services their growing smile needs. And, we’ll always go out of our way to make sure your child feels comfortable at every visit.

Can you help me with a dental emergency?

Yes! We always make emergency patients our top priority when they call in, and we’re often able to see them the exact same day. If you or a loved one are dealing with a lot of dental pain because of an accident or severe toothache, give us a call right away, and we’ll work to see you as soon as possible.

I’m really nervous about visiting the dentist. Can you help with this?

Yes. To make it easier for our more anxious patients to visit the dentist, I have taken special training in order to administer IV sedation, and I’m actually the only dentist within a 40-mile radius qualified to do so. This method is fast, safe, and guaranteed to help even the most fearful patient relax in the dental chair and enjoy a stress-free appointment. To learn more about it and how it could help you, give us a call today.

How should I replace my missing teeth?

While this answer will be different from patient to patient, for most people wanting to replace any number of missing teeth, I would highly recommend dental implants. They have the most natural-appearance and provide the most function of any restoration because they replace both the crown and root of a tooth. At our practice, I personally design and place a wide variety of implant restorations using high quality dental porcelain so they look beautiful and are built to last.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Our practice is happy to go over your policy with you and let you know how we can use your benefits to help you save on your dental care. To learn how we can use your particular plan, give us a call today.

Is there a way I can finance my dental care?

Yes! Our patients can sign up for a low-to-no interest payment plan from CareCredit right through our website. They have a wide variety of plans that can break up the cost of your care in whatever way best suits your budget. To explore your options and sign up for one today, click on the button on our New Patients page.