Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Herndon, VA

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If there’s one thing we want to make sure more than anything, it’s that our patients feel comfortable about their treatments and knowledgeable enough to make an informed decision on their care. You’ll find some of the most common questions we’ve received over the years below.

Why do I need oral cancer screenings if I don’t smoke?

Smoking and tobacco use increase patients’ risk for oral cancer, but as much as 30% of those diagnosed with oral cancer each year do not participate in any of the high-risk behaviors associated with the disease.

Can I call you during a dental emergency?

We are happy to see patients during dental emergencies. We offer same-day appointments whenever possible, and walk patients through first-aid and pain management over the phone.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease occurs when plaque and tartar buildup at the gum line irritates and damages soft tissue, leading to a number of oral health concerns including shifting teeth, tooth loss, and more.

Should I consider Invisalign orthodontics?

Invisalign is a great orthodontic option for adults and teens who want to straighten their smiles more quickly, comfortably, and cosmetically than is possible with traditional bracket and wire braces.

When should I consider dental implant-supported tooth replacement?

Dental implants are an effective tooth replacement option for patients missing any number of teeth from a single tooth to a full arch. Dental implants mimic the lost root structures of teeth providing the most comfortable, natural tooth replacement solution.

Do you take my insurance?

We are happy to process and file claims for any dental insurance provider, and we are in-network with many major PPO plans.