When patients come to Smiles by Myles, we don’t want to just provide them with hands-on clinical services, but helpful dental education as well so they can have all the information they need to take great care of their teeth between appointments. Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most popular questions we receive every day. If you have anything else you’d like to ask us, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call our Reston, VA dental office at (703) 925-0800.


How often should I go to the dentist?

This answer can vary from person to person depending on their needs, but for most, Dr. Myles would recommend attending at least two checkups and cleaning appointments each year. These preventive services give Dr. Myles the chance to take care of minor issues as early as possible, and professional cleanings help remove plaque from those areas in your mouth your toothbrush and floss can’t reach at home.

Can I bring my child to Smiles by Myles?

Yes! As a father of three himself, Dr. Myles completely understands how important convenience is for family dental care. If you have any growing smiles at home, they and you are always welcome to our practice. Our team has experience with patients of all ages and can provide the age-appropriate services children need to maintain happy and healthy smiles through every stage of development.

What should I do if one of my teeth hurts?

For minor toothaches, start by flossing and rinsing around the tooth to remove anything that might be stuck between the teeth. If the pain doesn’t go away, or if it’s very severe, go ahead and give our office a call. We’ll let you know what to do to reduce your discomfort and schedule an appointment so we can fix your problem right away.

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

Yes! We’re able to successfully treat anxious patients every day thanks to our warm and friendly team as well as sedation dentistry. This collection of techniques is specifically designed to calm any dental nerves a patient might have and drastically reduce physical discomfort. Click here to learn more about our sedation options.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes. At Smiles by Myles, we accept almost all dental insurance plans and work to maximize our patients’ benefits at every appointment. If you have any questions about your coverage or how we can use your particular plan to help you save at your next visit, contact us today.

Is there a way to save on my dental care even if I don’t have insurance?

Yes! With our In-House Dental Plan, you only need to pay one flat fee to gain access to completely covered preventive services as well as get discounts on all other dental treatments. It’s easy to sign up, and there is literally no limit to how much you can save. Learn more about our in-house dental savings plan here.


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