Dr. B. Robert Meer
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's Expert Contributions
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
Chlorhexidine is helpful for treating gum disease in conjunction with scaling and root planing or other in-office treatment. It can cause teeth to stain and affect the taste, so it's not advisable in all cases. READ MORE
Yes, depending on the condition of the extraction site and existing bone. READ MORE
Ibuprofen helps decrease inflammation associated with tooth and gum pain but the tooth should be treated by a dentist ASAP. READ MORE
It shouldn't really be painful if you get numb. You may have some pressure and discomfort around your gums for part of the procedure. READ MORE
Your body temperature doesn't sound like a concern, but you should get the abscess checked out by a dentist as soon as possible. READ MORE
Yes, a dental bridge involves cutting two teeth adjacent to the missing teeth. Implants are generally preferable given that they are much easier to clean and they don't require cutting other teeth. READ MORE
There's no problem using floss with fluoride. It's not usual and the benefit above floss without fluoride is questionable. You should be getting more fluoride from your toothpaste. READ MORE
There can be some mild aching of gums after a filling. Drilling and placing a band and wedge can irritate the gums for several days. If so you can rinse with warm salt water to decrease the inflammation. If any severe pain or swelling, you should go back and see your dentist to rule out other problems. READ MORE
The dentist could make your teeth wider, but that could cause other problems, making it difficult to clean under overhanging bonded restorations and possibly not the right esthetic appearance. READ MORE
It shouldn't really hurt. You may feel some pressure on tightening with the wrench. Any pain beyond that could be a sign of tissue interference blocking the seating of the crown. READ MORE
No. Listerine could help decrease gum inflammation/bleeding by killing the bacteria that cause it. It will not allow you to avoid gum bleeding by itself. You will need to maintain oral hygiene with brushing and flossing (or water flossing) and any built up tartar would need to be cleaned professionally by a dentist or hygienist. READ MORE
Normally that would be done by a periodontist- a gum specialist. READ MORE
A molar is a back tooth. Either way to replace a missing tooth you can get an implant or partial denture. I don't generally recommend a bridge because that would involve cutting down adjacent teeth and will be much harder to maintain and keep clean. READ MORE
A flipper generally refers specifically to a single tooth acrylic partial denture. READ MORE
Whitening strips will not affect the shade of bonded teeth. READ MORE
Only if it is small enough to be reversible with fluoride can you make it go away with brushing and flossing. If it's big enough for you to see it, you probably need to get it treated by the dentist. READ MORE
It's possible depending on the quality and circumstances of the filling and your home care. READ MORE
You should consult with an orthodontist. READ MORE
It is definitely not recommended. I don't know if anyone would accommodate that. 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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