Frequently Asked Questions – McLean, VA Learn More About Oral Health and Our Practice!

During their visit, patients have many questions about maintaining long-term oral health and what they can be doing to stay healthy for life. That’s why we’ve included a short list of the most commonly asked questions our office receives to help patients stay informed. You’ll also find relevant information that’s worth knowing prior to your next visit.

How Often Should I Visit My Dentist?

As a general rule of thumb, all patients should be visiting the dentist once every six months for a cleaning and checkup. If you have noticeable levels of tooth decay or gum disease, our office may recommend more frequent visits to ensure your mouth is in good condition as well as confirm that your current treatment plan is working. For example, periodontal therapy generally takes multiple visits to complete.

Do You See Kids Too?

Absolutely! Not only do we see children and families, but Dr. Neda Etessam is our pediatric dental specialist. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and able to provide a wide variety of treatments specifically catered to children. Those who are interested in learning more about the services we provide can check our pediatric services page here.

Can You Replace My Missing Tooth?

Yes! We offer multiple solutions to replace missing teeth and rebuild your smile. Our office can place a bridge to fill the gap for multiple missing teeth or use dental implants in tandem with our custom-made restorations to ensure long-term function and aesthetics.

Do You Do Regular Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry?

Those who want to improve their oral health as well as the appearance of their smile can do so under one roof. Our preventive treatments like checkups, cleanings and X-rays work to catch dental disease and clean teeth plagued with hardened forms of plaque. Our cosmetic treatments, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, direct bonding and tooth-colored fillings can all improve your smile’s appearance.

Can You Straighten Teeth?

With the help of revolutionary treatments like Invisalign®, we can easily fix numerous issues with your smile, including crooked, rotated or misaligned teeth. We can solve mild bite problems, including overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites.

Do You Accept My Insurance?

Our practice is in-network with many major dental insurance providers, including Metlife, Aetna, Cigna, Delta and United Concordia. If you have any questions regarding your benefits, our office is more than happy to go through your insurance plan and file claims on your behalf. It’s always best to call our office ahead of time to ask about your benefits. We do everything we can to make your treatments as affordable as possible, so don’t let cost prevent you from getting a treatment that you need.