Answers to Your Frequently Asked QuestionsHutto Hippo Family Dental
When you or someone in your family needs dental care, you’ll always have questions for your potential provider. On this page, we’ve tried to identify and answer the questions new patients most frequently ask us.
What makes Hutto Hippo Family Dental different from other dental offices?
First and foremost, dentistry is not just our profession, it’s our passion. Dr. Baker has helped patients for nearly 30 years.He’s stays abreast of all new developments in dentistryand has pioneered a number of new technologies in Austin, such as the use of laser technology to treat periodontal disease and Botox for patients with TMJ. Dr. Baker was one of the first two practitioners in Austin to offer the Six Month Smiles®. We also believe that laughter is good medicine, and that the best way to alleviate your anxiety during a trip to the dentist is to keep things light and relaxed. Our staff will always treat you with total professionalism, making certain your needs are met. You might find yourself walking out with a big smile on your face!
Does Hutto Hippo Dental accept insurance?
Yes. Though you won’t find us on a preferred provider list, we accept all types of insurance. When you come in for your first appointment, a staff member will work with you to conduct a complimentary insurance benefit analysis.
Do you treat children at Hutto Hippo Dental?
Alhough we will see a child of any age, we typically recommend that parents schedule a first dental appointment when the child is around four years of age. However, we will treat a younger child in the event of a dental emergency.
What is the Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic procedure designed to address any misalignment issues you have with your teeth. The procedure has the same results as traditional metal braces, but typically requires less time. Instead of metal, the treatment uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that are virtually invisible. The Six-Month Smiles process usually costs less than other forms of realignment therapy and presents less hygiene problems and less discomfort for the patient.
What types of insurance will HHFD accept?
What is the 6 month Smile?
Why do you need to take so many x-rays?
Do you offer laser whitening?
Should I get an implant or a bridge?
What is compassionate financing at HHFD?
How does botox treat TMJ?
Do I really need to clean my teeth two times a year?
Why is important if you’re over 40 to get your teeth checked more often?
Schedule an Appointment
Our office is open weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm. We take our lunch between 1 and 2 pm, so that we are available when most of our patients take lunch. Dr. Baker is also available by phone in the event of an after-hours dental emergency.