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Is Dental Sedation Expensive?

April 11, 2018

Relaxed man receiving dental careWhether you have dental phobia, need advanced dentistry services, or struggle with sensitive teeth, gums, and/or gag reflex, you may want to explore your dental sedation options. Many patients worry about the added cost of using sedation dentistry, but most dental practices provide affordable options to ensure you are completely comfortable, during even the most advanced dentistry treatments. Many dentistry offices offer several dental sedation options at various of price points to keep patients comfortable without blowing their budgets.

How Do I Choose a Cosmetic Dentist?

July 13, 2017

Relaxed woman with flawless smileFinding a cosmetic dentist is a little different than finding a general dentist. You’ll need to consider a special set of skills that make specific dentists better suited to creating cosmetic dentistry plans. Before you choose a dentist to transform your smile, read this blog to find out what makes a dentist qualified to provide flawless cosmetic dental care.

Your North Virginia Dentist is Welcoming New Patients

October 28, 2015

North Virginia Dentist

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.

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Try Sedation Dentistry Northern Virginia Trusts

September 1, 2015

Woman receives sedation dentistry Norther Virginia trusts from Smiles by MylesMillions 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.

Dental Implants vs. Porcelain Veneers – Who Wins?

August 19, 2015

Dental implants or porcelain veneers? When you’re dealing with a missing teeth issue, it can leave your confidence hanging in the balance. Let’s face it, nobody wants a smile that doesn’t look good. It’s just the truth. If you don’t have a good-looking smile, you’re more prone to hiding it instead of showing it off. True, an unattractive smile isn’t nice to look at, but it’s still a smile nonetheless. There are different ways you can go about replacing teeth that have gone bye-bye or that are very unsightly. Most often, patients will whittle down their choices to dental implants or porcelain veneers. These two choices are great for making smiles more beautiful, but they function in two completely different ways. At our office in Reston, VA, we carry both and want you to know the differences between the two before undergoing treatment. The better informed you are, the better you’ll be at making the right decision. You don’t have to deal with missing teeth forever. For the best dental implants or dental veneers Northern Virginia can receive, come to our office.

Long-term Damage Caused by Gum Disease

November 5, 2014

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An older woman smilingPatients 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.


Causes and Treatment of Tooth Erosion

December 24, 2013

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Causes and Treatment of Tooth ErosionThere are so many different dental health issues that can affect the teeth and gums. Thankfully there are also many different treatments out there that can help your smile look its best and be its healthiest. It's important that you meet with a skilled cosmetic dentist about these matters so that all of your unique concerns can be addressed in full.

Right now we'd like to turn our attention to the nature of tooth erosion. This is a misunderstood dental health issue, but it's one that should be taken very seriously given what it means for a person's overall dental wellness.

About Tooth Erosion

Also known as acid erosion and dental erosion, tooth erosion involves the deterioration of tooth structure caused by an acidic pH in the mouth. This leads weakened tooth structure and less structural stability of a person's bite.

Substances That Cause Tooth Erosion

There are many different substances that can cause the pH within the mouth to become acidic. These include the following:

  • Soft drinks
  • Citrus juice
  • Apples
  • Coffee
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Gastric fluid

With regard to the last substance, tooth erosion is often noticed in people who suffer from bulimia. This is usually a warning sign of the problem in addition to weight loss and fatigue.

How Tooth Erosion Differs from Tooth Decay

Many people believe that tooth erosion and tooth decay are the same thing. While both are serious restorative dentistry matters, they differ in terms of cause. While acidic pH causes tooth erosion, by contrast, tooth decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth creating plaque which eats away at tooth structure. It's possible for people to suffer from serious dental health issues related to both tooth decay and tooth erosion.

Treating Tooth Erosion

When it comes to treating tooth erosion, the old standbys for treating tooth decay apply. Dental restorations are necessary to rebuild tooth structure. By having dental fillings, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns placed, you can have your overall dental health and bite strength improved.

When tooth erosion is very serious, it may be necessary to extract a damaged tooth. This is only done as a last case scenario as it is always preferable to save a tooth when possible. The ideal restoration method for you will be discussed during the consultation process.

Prevention of Tooth Erosion

Prevention is always an ideal solution, and there are many things that you can do to prevent acid erosion from occurring. The basics of traditional dental hygiene apply:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day (ideally after every meal)
  • Floss your teeth every night (ideally after every meal)
  • Visit your dentist twice a year for regular exams

We also want to recommend that you drink water rather than other kinds of beverages such as soda or fruit juice. Water has a basic pH and helps remove food particles that could be acidic. This is a simple way of keeping your mouth moist, clean, and free from problematic particles.

Learn More About Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

If you would like more information about acid erosion and all of your options for advanced dental wellness, be sure to contact our Reston, VA dental care center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best dental health possible.

Top Dental Care Treatments for Teens

September 5, 2013

Top Dental Care Treatments for TeensDental care needs change from person to person based on their unique needs and their age. When you meet with a skilled cosmetic dentist who has experience meeting the health care needs of patients of all ages, you'll have nothing to worry about. He or she will be able to assess and address any dental health issue with the unique age-group needs in mind.

Right now, we'd like to focus on an interesting age group for patients: teens/young adults.

The Dental Care Needs of Teens

As a teenager matures into adulthood, this gives dental health professionals a great opportunity to promote wellness and fix any major issues that may affect wellness in adulthood. Many concerns in teenage dental care share similar issues as adult dental care, but major therapies are easier to perform in this age group since they are relatively young.

Basic Dental Care Treatment

The basics are always necessary no matter if you're a toddler or a senior. Just like other patients, teens need to have regular cleanings and regular checkups to ensure that their dental care needs are effectively addressed. Tooth decay, gum disease, and other basic issues can all be addressed easily.


A dentist will often partner with orthodontists in order to ensure that teenage patients get the straight, beautiful teeth that they need to have great smiles and experience total wellness. It's best to perform orthodontic treatments on children and teens since treatment is easier at these ages than it is when they are older.

Restorative Dentistry

Accidents and serious dental problems can befall people at all ages, which is why restorative dentistry remains essential as a teenage dental care need. Whether it's addressing major tooth decay or tooth damage or performing a full mouth reconstruction due to years of neglect, our team will be here.

Cosmetic Dental Care

Though it may not seem common, many teens do undergo cosmetic dental care procedures. These types of aesthetic treatments can help fix chips and cracks or even brighten teeth that have become discolored. Generally we try to blend sound aesthetics into all of our treatments to ensure that patients look great and feel great at the same time.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

As teenagers grow older, their wisdom teeth begin grow in. Sometimes this occurs after the teenage years, like in the early twenties. These extra sets of rear molars often grow in crooked, impacting other teeth and causing major discomfort.

In order to prevent serious tooth pain and other health issues, it's necessary to remove these wisdom teeth through a common oral surgery. Once the wisdom teeth are removed, patients will experience no more tooth pain and they will be able to go about their business as usual.

Learn More About Advanced Dental Care Treatment

If you would like to learn more about dental care treatments for teens as well as your many other options for achieving advanced dental health and wellness, be sure to contact our Reston, VA cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health results.

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