October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems, catching problems in their early... read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have living cells it can’t grow... read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account your family history. We will... read more »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and along the gum line at least once daily, while consistently... read more »

Could BOTOX® Help Your TMJ?

Have you been diagnosed with a TMJ, or a temporomandibular joint, disorder? Do you wake up with discomfort in your jaw that could be intense at times? If you are seeking relief from such discomfort, we are happy to announce that we may be able to help. We are thrilled to be able to offer BOTOX® to help improve is... read more »

Could You Get an Implant With a Tooth Extraction?

Were you told that one of your teeth needs to be extracted? Are you worried about what that could do to your smile? Many people can be self-conscious of their smile if they are left with a gap in their teeth. Depending on your dental health, there are a few different technologies we can utilize to help make it possible... read more »

Dental Bridges: Bringing Your Confidence Back

Does your smile have one or more of your teeth missing? Do you wish that your smile was whole again? If you said yes to either of these questions, you might want to consider a dental bridge restoration. If a dental bridge is properly maintained, the prosthetic can potentially last a lifetime. It can be important to your dental health... read more »

Relaxing at the Dentist

Do you experience anxiety, or even outright fear, when it comes time to visit the dentist? At Potomac Dental Centre, we know that not everyone particularly enjoys visiting the dentist. When you visit us, Dr. Eklund wants you to be as comfortable as possible. To help with this, we can offer three different types of sedation depending on what is... read more »