Dr. B. Robert Meer, DMD, FAGD
Dentist | General Practice131 Elden St #100 Herndon VA, 20170
Dr. Meer is a Dentist practicing at Elden Family Dental in Herndon, VA. Dr. Meer has been practicing since 2002 and has been at Elden Family Dental since 2009. Dr. Meer is very attentive and caring toward all patients, giving personalized conscientious care and conservative treatment. All treatment is done by Dr. Meer - no associates. He uses high tech equipment which enhances treatment and comfort. We offer convenient late hours and Saturdays by appointment. Online scheduling is available by going to eldenfamilydental.com and clicking "Schedule Now". We are in network with most major PPO and POS dental plans. We offer great deals including an In House Benefit Plan for those without insurance and offer a Teeth Whitening promotion.We look forward to meeting you.
Education and Training
Temple University School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Medicine 2002
University of Virginia Bachelor of Arts in Biology 1996
Dr. B. Robert Meer, DMD, FAGD's Expert Contributions
Not by itself. But over time if it fixes crowding or gaps between teeth it may help make it easier to clean between teeth. READ MORE
It all depends on whether there are any problems with the teeth holding the bridge. Please see a dentist for an evaluation if you haven't done so recently. READ MORE
Normally, you should allow a week after the root canal before putting a permanent filling on the tooth - to allow adequate time to rule out any flare up of the tooth requiring retreating of the root canal. The permanent filling should be in within a month of the root canal. If its a back tooth, it should also have a crown done after the root canal. READ MORE
Not necessarily. It depends on how much of the tooth is getting filled. If READ MORE
Yes, you should continue brushing. Please use a soft bristle brush with bristles that are not frayed - may be time to change if they are. You should also visit a dentist soon to address anything else that may be causing the bleeding - such as inflammation due calculus build up. Hope this helps. READ MORE
I like to use Crest Gum and Sensitive or Crest Gum Restore - there are several in the Crest line that help with gum bleeding. I've also found that rinsing twice a day with Listerine can help as a supplement to brushing. Nevertheless, your home care may not solve the problem by itself. You should see a dentist soon to determine if something else is contributing to the problem - such as tartar build up which needs to be cleaned off. READ MORE
It's generally recommended to start the crown treatment 1 week after the root canal - in case there's any problem that appears in that first week after the root canal, allowing the treating dentist to retreat more easily. You should get the build up / crown started no more than a month after the root canal - to avoid contamination of the root canal. READ MORE
No. You would most likely have to wear retainers to maintain the end result. READ MORE
The implant could cause jaw pain if there's an infection around it. Your dentist can take x-rays, check in your mouth and see what's going on. READ MORE
Yes you should be seen ASAP. I don't know if you're having a reaction to antibiotic or some other complication but please follow up with your dentist. READ MORE
It will be very hard for you to clean back there and you can't really be sure it's clean. You can close your mouth slightly to open up space next to your cheek. You can also try using a compact brush head to reach back there. Nevertheless getting the wisdom tooth removed looks like the most predictable solution from your description. If the gums back there are inflamed / swollen due to being very difficult to clean, it will affect the oral hygiene gums around the teeth in front of it as well. READ MORE
Yes, that is fine. READ MORE
Ibuprofen is generally good to help with swelling pain related to teeth and gums. You can also rinse with 1.5% peroxide - for example Colgate Peroxyl - to help with mouth sores. That said, you should see a dentist ASAP to address the cause. READ MORE
Of course you know that smoking is not good to do in general. A specific issue regarding braces is that the teeth staining will build up faster - since it is harder to keep your teeth clean with braces. Hope that makes sense. READ MORE
It depends on the amount and condition of the existing bone. Your implant surgeon would make a decision on that. READ MORE
Your dentist may be able to reline your dentures - depending on how loose / how much needs to be added. READ MORE
Your filling will not be affected by having a beer. Just drink responsibly and don't use your teeth to open the can. :) READ MORE
You should return to your dentist for some adjustments as needed. If your teeth are set in the correct positions you shouldn't have any problem saying things like "sixty-six" and "fifty-five ". It is normal to need a certain amount of adjustments in the first couple of weeks. READ MORE
Full dentures generally have more problems with staying in place than partial dentures which anchor to existing teeth. Over time the fit of full dentures can get worse as the bone level decreases. Implant-supported dentures are an option to avoid that problem. READ MORE
It really depends on your ability to maintain oral hygiene. Some people may need a cleaning every 3 months. Generally, adults should get their cleanings somewhere between 3 and 6 months depending on their circumstances to avoid excessive tartar build-up and gum disease. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Fellowship Award 2021 Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
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Get to know Dentist Dr. B. Robert Meer, who serves patients in Herndon, Virginia.
An attentive and caring dentist, Dr. Meer is the Owner & Operator of Elden Family Dental in Herndon, Virginia, which he opened in 2009.
Committed to serving patients in the region with the utmost integrity and compassion, he gives personalized conscientious care and conservative treatment. All treatment is done by Dr. Meer, and he uses high tech equipment which enhances treatment and comfort.
Patients have come to appreciate the personal touch applied to their entire experience, from answering the phone call to leaving with a great experience and continuing care in the years that follow.
In regard to his educational background, Dr. Meer earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry in 2002. This program provided an in-depth patient treatment experience which set the stage for his dental career.
Before opening Elden Family Dental, he practiced under a wide variety of circumstances. He began his dental career in 2002 with three years in active duty for the United States Army. Following separation from active duty in 2005, he worked in group dental practices and a public health clinic in Maryland.
In 2008, Dr. Meer began working as an associate in Virginia and eventually established his own practice. He was able to take lessons from all of his past assignments when designing Elden Family Dental to allow for a comfortable experience with a high standard of care.
In 2021, Dr. Meer received the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Fellowship Award. Earning Fellowship takes dedication to dental Continuing Education (CE) beyond graduation. Only about 6% of general dentists in the United States and Canada have achieved this feat, which requires over 500 credit hours of CE and passing an exam equal in difficulty to board certification.
Among his other affiliations, he is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Northern Virginia Dental Society.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, treat gum disease, repair decayed teeth, correct bite issues, perform surgeries and extractions, and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy.
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