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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question for us? Want to know if we’ll see your children or what’s the best way to whiten your teeth? Below, you’ll find answers to these and a few other of the most common questions we receive every day. Of course, if you happen to have a question that we haven’t covered here, be sure to give us a call and ask! We’re always happy to talk to you and make sure you have all the information you need to take care of you and your family’s smiles.

Does Dr. Vacek see kids at his practice?

Absolutely! We welcome parents, children, and entire families. Our books and games will keep your kids occupied while they wait, and our friendly, gentle hygienists will clean your child’s teeth and offer tips for brushing and flossing at home. We love instilling positive hygiene habits in children, and we look forward to watching their smiles remain healthy throughout their teen and adult years. Learn more about children’s dentistry.

I hate my removable denture. What alternatives do you offer?

Many patients are dissatisfied with slipping dentures. At Amberly Dental, we specialize in implant dentistry and offer many alternatives. Dr. Vacek places and restores dental implants, which are small posts that anchor the denture in the jaw bone. For patients without adequate bone mass or compromised health histories, we can place mini dental implants , which are done in a single day without invasive surgery. The best way to know which options are right for you is to visit our Waverly office and have a conversation with Dr. Vacek. We’ll take the time to listen to your goals and make recommendations that fit your lifestyle and budget.

Do you offer any discounts for patients without insurance?

For patients without insurance, we have an in-office plan that offers bi-annual cleanings and exams at a discounted rate. Ask for details at your next visit.

Can Dr. Vacek help with snoring and sleep apnea? Headaches?

Dr. Vacek regularly takes continuing education courses that allow him to treat a wide range of issues, including snoring and headaches. Custom snoreguards worn at night can often alleviate snoring and open airways to prevent sleep apnea. A nightguard or custom appliance restores healthy jaw-joint function, relieves muscle tension, and can greatly reduce the occurrence of headaches and facial pain. Learn more about headaches and TMJ dysfunction.

How can I safely whiten my teeth?

Teeth whitening is one of the most-coveted dental treatments. Removing stains from your teeth can instantly make you look younger and more vibrant. Dr. Vacek recommends take-home teeth whitening for the best results. This method involves custom trays that hold the gel against your teeth and a potent whitening solution. At your exam or cleaning, we can examine your teeth and gums to make sure whitening is safe for you. Professional whitening under the supervision of a dentist is recommended to avoid harming gum or tooth enamel. Our methods are safe and our products contain fluoride to help curb post-whitening sensitivity.

What if I have a dental emergency?

New and existing patients with dental emergencies are encouraged to call our Waverly office. We make every effort to treat emergencies the same day, and Dr. Vacek may be available for after-hours emergency dental care.