Having a Crowning Smile

Do you have a tooth that has experienced severe damage, trauma or decay? Does one of your teeth have an embarrassing blemish? If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative, a dental crown may provide the solution. Crowns have the ability to restore a tooth’s natural appearance and function. A crown can also have the added benefit of... read more »

The Why’s of Brushing and Flossing

Have you ever wondered why you are told to brush and floss every day? Here some basic functions of oral hygiene, and why they help your mouth health. Brush and Floss: We have heard the advice of our dentist since we were children—brush twice a day, floss once a day—but some individuals still struggle. Let’s review: brush your teeth twice... read more »

Don’t Get Cavities

Nobody wants to find out they have a cavity. If you know how cavities form, you can better prevent them in your mouth. The primary culprit of cavity formation is acidic erosion of the enamel. Acids come from two main sources: food and drink, and bacteria. There are many kinds of bacteria that live in your mouth. They coalesce into... read more »

Dental Implants: How Do They Work?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that can safely and comfortably replace a broken, decayed, or missing tooth. These implants look and feel like a normal tooth, even though they are made of different materials like titanium and porcelain, which are mouth-friendly and durable. But, how exactly do they work, and are they really the best option? The first... read more »

Sedation Dentistry for You

Do you experience dental anxiety when you go to the dentist or even when you think of going to the dentist? Here at Potomac Dental Care, we want to provide the best dental care while also making you feel at ease. Sedation dentistry is part of our recommendation to help you feel relaxed. Read on for more details! Oral sedation... read more »

Preventing Root Canal Therapy

Root canal infections are primarily caused by deep tooth decay. Fortunately, although this means that patients typically cause their own pearly whites to decay, this also means that you can have a hand in averting the need for a root canal procedure. Here are a few things that you can do at home to thwart your need for root canal... read more »

Do All Countries Believe in the Tooth Fairy?

When you lost a baby tooth as a child, you likely placed it under your pillow and awoke in the morning to find a few pieces of money in its stead. At least that’s likely what took place if you lived in the US. Were you aware that other regions also have one-of-a-kind traditions concerning what to do with baby... read more »

When Are the Times Tooth Extraction is Likely Needed?

It’s best to keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. However, there are times when one or more teeth need to be extracted to save your oral health and smile. Our dentist, Dr. Everett Eklund, would be happy to help you know more by telling you all about the times when tooth extraction is a feasible option, which are when:... read more »

Here is Your Smile Checklist for the Holidays

Are you interested in having a healthy and beautiful smile for the holidays? If so, our dentist, Dr. Everett Eklund, would like to help you! Our dental team understands how a top-notch and attractive smile can greatly benefit you in many ways, especially by preventing dental pain and boosting your self-esteem. So, to help you have a pristine holiday smile... read more »

Getting Used to Your Dentures

Many people are under the impression that dentures are for senior citizens. The truth is that adults of all ages may be missing one or more teeth, or they may have some teeth that need to be replaced. You may be surprised to learn that many younger adults have successfully boosted their smile with full or partial dentures. No matter... read more »