Posts By: PK Dentistry

Can Gum Help Keep Your Mouth Healthy?

Did you know that just by chewing a little piece of the right kind of gum you can: Prevent tooth decay Starve bacteria Prevent oral inflammation Reduce your risk for gum disease It may sound too good to be true, but one important ingredient can make all the difference: Xylitol. Xylitol is not just another… Read more »

6 Different Ways to Use Dental Floss

Everyone has some dental floss. We are especially sure of that considering we give you a roll at every visit to our dental practice in Potomac Falls! And if you are anything like us, you probably have a few extra rolls lying around the house. Why not tuck one in your purse? Store one in… Read more »

Is Mouthwash an OK Substitute for Brushing?

At our dental office in Potomac Falls, we’re occasionally asked if it’s okay to replace brushing with mouthwash, or supplement it with a rinse. Most of the time, mouthwash is used to relieve a bit of bad breath embarrassment. And while quick swish of mouthwash can give you a tingly, minty fresh mouth, could it… Read more »

How To Eat Vegetarian Without Putting Your Teeth In Jeopardy

Let’s begin with some definitions: Vegetarians who only eat fish are called pescetarians–people who avoid all meat-based proteins except for fish are at the lowest risk for oral health issues because most pescetarians also eat cheese and eggs, and vitamin D is most often found in fish. Lacto-ovo vegetarians consume animal products like cheese, eggs,… Read more »

How White is Too White?

Super-white smiles used to be a thing reserved for TV stars and the big screen. But advancements in dentistry have made this cosmetic dentistry procedure accessible to the general public. Now nearly everyone is on the journey to get a dazzlingly white smile. At my dental office in Potomac Falls, we’re all for getting a… Read more »

The Insurance Files, Part 2: DHMO Sounds Like a Disease. DPPO Sounds Like 90s Hiphop. What?

It’s easy to find out whether you’re covered under a DPPO (Dental Preferred Provider Organization) or a DHMO (Dental Health Maintenance Organization). Your insurance card will say so, because this is key information for your providers. Many health insurance companies, like Metlife, Aetna, Cigna, United Concordia, and Delta Dental offer coverage that is both DPPO… Read more »