December 22, 2016
As a Reston dentist, one of the most common dental problems we treat are cavities. While tooth decay has significantly decreased since the 1970’s due to new preventive methods and treatments, it is estimated 92% of adults have had dental caries in their permanent teeth. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 17% of children and 27% of adults currently have untreated cavities. Although the occurrence of tooth decay is fairly high, cavities are easily preventable. When detected early, treatment is simple and minimally invasive.
August 24, 2016
What’s keeping you from going to the dentist? Is it fear? You’re not the only person who suffers from dental phobia.The British Health Foundation has studied this problem and concludes that at least 30 to 40 million people fear dental visits–and postpone care they desperately need. Reston sedation dentist, Dr. Wayne Myles, offers ways to calm patients for fear-free dentistry. (more…)
February 15, 2016
Open and close your jaw right now. Did you hear a click, or feel a pop? If so, you could have a problem with your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. That’s the complex collection of joints that connect your jaw to the skull — and when something goes wrong in one of them, you certainly feel it. The disorder can cause real pain and future problems, but knowing its symptoms can help you seek a diagnosis and treatment before it’s too late. Keep reading to learn about TMJ therapy in northern Virginia from Dr. Wayne Myles at Smiles by Myles!
December 3, 2015
If you’re suffering from severely damaged teeth, or dealing with a smile that just hasn’t ever been all that great, you probably need more than one dental treatment to get the look you deserve. But there’s good news — needing a couple of procedures certainly doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a beautiful set of teeth in 2016! As we look forward to the New Year, why don’t you consider a full mouth reconstruction in Reston, VA? Learn more about how you can benefit from this dramatic solution today.
October 28, 2015
Whether you are new to the beautiful North Virginia region or you have lived here happily for many years, we want to welcome you to the dental practice of Smiles by Myles. Dr. Wayne Myles was named a Top Dentist by the magazine, Washingtonian, and his practice was voted “Best Dental Office” in Reston, VA. So, when you choose Dr. Myles as your dentist, you’re getting the best Reston has to offer and all of the dental services your family needs in one convenient location.
September 1, 2015
Millions of patients every year report skipping or avoiding dentist visits due to dental anxiety or phobia. This is among the most common fears in the US, and luckily, Dr. Wayne Myles and the outstanding Smiles by Myles dentistry team are here to help you learn to love vising the dentist. Our staff is dedicated to providing dental care in an environment free from discomfort and fear. We offer the latest in dental technology and techniques so patients experience the most comfortable, effective treatments, and work to ensure patient comfort from the moment they enter our dental practice. The Smiles by Myles team knows that not every patient is able to overcome dental anxiety even with our helpful staff and relaxing environment. That’s why we offer oral conscious sedation to help patients with the most severe dental anxiety relax, and receive the dental treatment they need. Call to find out more about sedation dentistry Northern Virginia residents trust, or to schedule an appointment at our convenient Reston, VA dental practice today.
December 29, 2014
Dr. Wayne Myles has helped so many patients in the Reston area with the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments. This includes teeth whitening, an effective way to bleach smiles affected by extrinsic dental stains. Extrinsic dental stains refers to tooth discoloration that originates at the surface layer of the teeth. This is the kind of dental stain most people are familiar with, and in addition to tobacco products, foods and beverages are common causes of various kinds of stains.
We’d like to go over a few foods and beverages that can leave your smile looking not as bright. As you’re about to read with these substances below, if something can stain a white shirt, it can lead to the discoloration of your teeth.
December 5, 2014
When a tooth becomes injured, decayed, or generally damaged, there are several restorative dental treatments to consider. One restorative treatment that is commonly performed is the placement of dental crowns. Dental crowns restore and protect weak, damaged teeth in order to strengthen the tooth and restore comfortable oral function. Many of Dr. Wayne Myles’ Reston patients are dental crown candidates because this restorative treatment has such a wide range of applications. Below we discuss some of the many cases in which a dental crown may be a suitable dental treatment.
November 25, 2014
Together, bacteria, plaque, and tartar are responsible for tooth decay, one of the most common oral health concerns. Tooth decay destroys healthy tooth enamel and leaves the damaged tooth weak and vulnerable to further complications. Restorative dentistry treatments rebuild lost structure and protect the tooth so that additional problems can be avoided. The most common treatment for tooth decay is a dental filling. A dental filling replaces lost enamel, blocks out harmful bacteria, and prevents further decay and infection. However, dental fillings do not last forever. Dr. Wayne Myles discusses the average dental fillings lifespan and what can be done when a filling is no longer structurally secure.
November 5, 2014
Patients in the greater Reston area can rely on Dr. Wayne Myles for their diverse dental care needs. For years, Dr. Myles has been offering comprehensive dentistry, using the latest in general and restorative care to improve the health of the teeth as well as advanced periodontal treatment to improve gum health.
Since many patients take the health of their gums for granted, we would like to take a basic look at the long-term health problems linked to gum disease.