June is Oral Health Month

Restorative dentistry in Bethesda MD Each June, we celebrate oral health month. At Bethesda Dental Implant Center, we are committed to helping our patients achieve better oral health. We offer a full range of oral dental care, periodontics, and dental implant services to improve the health and function of your natural smile. 

When you neglect your oral health, you are at a higher risk of experiencing tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Practicing preventive dental care can help you prevent complex dental issues before they begin. Take the necessary steps to keep your teeth and gums healthy can benefit your oral health and overall health in the long run.

If you would like to learn more about improving your oral health, visit Bethesda Dental Implant Center in Bethesda, MD or Washinton, DC. Dr. Adam Eskow and Dr. Roy Eskow are both highly trained periodontists who are dedicated to helping patients improve their smiles.

Health Oral Health Habits

  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
  • Visit a trained periodontist for a gum disease screening. At the Bethesda Dental Implant Center, Dr. Eskow offers advanced treatment for patients with various stages of gum disease. Our team strives to provide quality dental treatments and personalized solutions in a state-of-the-art dental facility. 
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. 
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing removes debris and plaque between the teeth.
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash.
  • Quit smoking and tobacco use.

Schedule An Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eskow, please call our office at 301.200.5222 or request an appointment online.

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Why are my gums bleeding?

Bleeding gums are caused by a build-up of plaque and bacteria on your teeth and gumline.  Poor oral hygiene results in an inadequate removal of plaque that leads to the swelling and bleeding of the gums. This bacterial infection of the gums is known as gingivitis or periodontal disease. 

Gum disease is a serious medical and dental health issue that should be treated as soon as possible. A progressive disease, gum disease can lead to an overall deterioration of the function and health of your smile. 

Studies show a correlation between gum disease and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart attacks and Alzheimer’s among other systemic conditions. 

At Bethesda Dental Implant Center our dental care team takes a proactive approach to treating patients with gum disease. Our dentists screen all patients for signs of gingivitis during each dental visit. Catching gum disease during the initial stages of gingivitis can prevent tooth loss, bone deterioration, and gum recession.
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How can I stop my gums from bleeding?

The best way to prevent gum disease is by practicing diligent at-home oral hygiene and visiting the dentist at least twice a year. Preventative dentistry and oral hygiene help keep oral bacteria in check and prevents the excessive build-up of plaque. 

The goal of periodontics is to clear the gums of excess plaque and to remove the deep periodontal pockets of bacteria. Once the gums are clean, the gum tissues can begin to heal and regenerate. Many patients with advanced gum disease may require additional restorative procedures to repair the damage caused by the years of living with gum disease.

Additional periodontal treatments may include:

Our Bethesda, MD dentists offer advanced periodontal treatment options for all phases of gum disease and help patients restore their naturally healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Eskow is a highly skilled dentist with advanced training in periodontics. We offer periodontal plastic surgery as well as more conservative options for restoring health to the gumline. Dr. Eskow also provides patients with full-service dental implants for replacing missing teeth and restoring natural smiles. 

Contact our Bethesda, MD periodontal office to learn more about how to keep your smile healthy and strong. 


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Celebrate National Dentist Day With Us

Happy National Dentist Day

From routine teeth cleanings to full smile restorations, our dentists Dr. Roy Eskow and Dr. Adam Eskow help all of us keep our smiles healthy, functional and beautiful. During the month of March, we celebrate National Dentist Day by thanking the dentists in our lives for keeping our smiles bright. 

Bethesda Dental Implant Center offers dental implants and full-service periodontal therapy. Our dentists work to keep your gums healthy, your teeth viable, and your smile bright. From routine dental health exams to full mouth reconstructions, Dr. Eskow and Dr. Eskow provide the advanced dental care you need for confident living.

Heart Shape with doctor

To show our appreciation for Drs. Eskow, we want to share the stories of some of our happy patients.

“I love Dr. Roy Eskow. Really. How many people can say that about their dentist? I went to Dr. Eskow between 2010-2013, initially to treat problems with bone loss in some of my teeth, and then regularly for cleanings with his hygienist. I have since moved to Seattle, and I have to say I still miss seeing Dr. Eskow and his staff. Every time I went to his office, I left with a smile on my face because going there was actually FUN! I have never had a dentist like that up to then or since. I’ve even considered scheduling dental appointments at his office to coincide with work trips to DC, but I don’t get back often enough. Maybe I need to move back to DC… :)”

Marta C.

“I had a wonderful experience with an implant placement at this dental practice. On the day before Thanksgiving, I had a dental implant placed by Dr. Adam Eskow to replace a missing tooth. I was extremely worried that my Thanksgiving dinner would be ruined, but I experienced no pain or swelling after the implant was placed, and I was able to eat normally. Dr. Eskow was very thorough in explaining every step of the process and constantly checked in to make sure I was comfortable during the procedure. Thank you Dr. Eskow and Jenny, his dental assistant, for making my experience as pleasant as getting an implant placed can be. I hope to never see you guys again, but if I do ever lose another tooth, I’ll be sure to come back!”

Amadeus L.

“Remarkably skilled and uses the latest technology to make a difficult event as pleasant as possible. Dr. Eskow has a good sense of humor and connects well with his patients. He keeps you posted on what he is doing and you can see full color pictures (if you wish) in real time as he treats you.”

Alan MS.


Schedule A Consultation

To learn more about how comprehensive dental health care can help improve your smile, contact our Bethesda, MD dentist office. Our dental care team offers cosmetic, restorative and in-house dental implants for maintaining and enhancing your most natural smile.  Whether you are missing teeth, need a routine dental cleaning, or are looking for a total reconstruction, call our office or request an appointment online.

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Are dental implants right for me?

Are dental implants right for me?

If you are missing a tooth, or have been told you need a tooth extracted, you may be searching for your options to replace your tooth.

Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement. Implants not only restore the aesthetics of your smile, they help support your jaw bone, your bite, and promote long-term health. 

Full-Service Implant Services Bethesda, MD

While not all patients will be eligible for dental implants, with recent advancements in dental technology implants are now a viable option for more patients than ever before. Bethesda Dental Implant Center offers several types of implants to suit the needs of our patients. Dr. Roy Eskow and Dr. Adam Eskow take a consultative approach to implant dentistry helping patients find a treatment option that is right for them.

We work with patients to answer their questions and analyze their oral health. We help patients choose the most appropriate option for replacing their missing teeth that will achieve their cosmetic goals, restore the integrity of their bite and that will fit within their budget. 

At Bethesda Dental Implant Center, our team of highly trained and experienced dentists can handle all phases of your implant treatment. For many patients with missing teeth, additional treatments may be required to fully restore their oral health. Treating underlying, pre-existing conditions can help prepare the gums and bone for an implant allowing for a more long-term and stable result.  Often times patients who have had missing teeth require treatment for gum disease, bone loss or gum recession- all common side effects of missing teeth. Dr. Eskow and Eskow offer gum surgery, contouring, cosmetic treatments and periodontal therapy. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Washington DC office and Bethesda, MD dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Bethesda Dental Implant Center. We will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.

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Why is my jaw popping?

Does your jaw pop or click when you open your mouth or chew?

Popping or clicking of the jaw joint is a common indication of a chronic pain disorder referred to as TMJ. TMJ occurs when injury or damage has occurred to the temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint. 

Dr. Roy Eskow and Dr. Adam Eskow are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders and myofascial pain syndrome. Using state of the art dental technology, Dr. Eskow and Eskow provide thorough scanning and analysis of the head, jaw, and mouth. We offer TMJ therapy and treatment options from the comfort of our Bethesda dentist office. 

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What could be causing my jaw to pop?

Patients who have suffered a jaw injury, or who grind or clench their teeth may experience popping or click in their jaw. Bruxism (teeth grinding) is a habit that offers occurs subconsciously or while a patient is sleeping. Repetitive grinding or clenching of the jaw can damage the joint and irritate the muscles causing the jaw to pop when opening or closing. 

How can I prevent my jaw from popping?

There is no standard solution for treating TMJ or jaw popping. A through bite analysis can help your Bethesda Dental Implant Center dentist build a treatment plan that will address any underlying functional issues. We offer several treatment options for addressing jaw popping and TMJ including:

  • Oral appliance therapy (such as a night guard)
  • Dental splints
  • Occlusal equilibration, making changes to the fit of the bite by reshaping and/or removing tooth structure

Schedule a Consultation

If you experience chronic facial pain, popping of your jaw, or discomfort when chewing or speaking, schedule a consultation with Dr. Roy Eskow or Dr. Adam Eskow. They will do a thorough evaluation of your bite function and overall dental health condition. They will then be able to offer the proper TMJ treatment in the Washington DC or Bethesda, MD area.

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Is All-On-Four Right For Me?

dental implant secured denture bethesda md implantAll-On-Four dental implants are a unique option for replacing a full arch of missing teeth in patients with compromised bone structure. Using as few as four dental implants, Dr. Roy and Adam Eskow are able to help restore the function, health, and aesthetics to a patients smile after losing their teeth. With advanced training in All-on-four technique, Drs. Eskow work coorportivley with a team to help patients fully restore their smiles.

All-On-Four is designed to help securely replace a full arch of missing teeth and requires extensive pretreatment planning for optimal success. Drs. Eskow works closely with a team of interdisciplinary doctors and uses state of the art dental technology and 3-D imaging to create a detailed plan for tooth removal and implant placement.

Are Teeth In a Day the Same as All On Four?

All-on-four is commonly referred to as teeth in a day. For some patients, it may be possible to remove necessary teeth, place the implants and secure a temporary restoration in just one day. Patients are able to leave with a healthier, more beautiful smile in just one visit to our Bethesda dentist office. Teeth in a day require careful planning and teamwork on the part of Drs. Eskow.

Is All-On-Four Right For Me?

At Bethesda Dental Implant Center we provide all patients with personalized, comprehensive oral health exams to determine what implant procedure will provide them with stable, lasting results. The type of dental implant treatment you receive will depend on your oral health, bone structure, how many and the location of missing teeth you have as well as your budget and personal preference.

Can A Denture Work As Well As All On Four?

The short answer is no. While a traditional denture is an effective, economical way to replace missing teeth, they do not offer the same long-term support as an implant secured denture. Dental implants fuse with the bone and help to promote bone regeneration and prevent facial sagging. Implant secured dentures or All on Four allows patients to enjoy a more comfortable, natural and stable bite with improved confidence.

If you or someone you know struggles with an ill-fitting denture, has lost all of their teeth or needs most of their teeth removed, contact our Bethesda, MD implant dentist office to learn more about how All On Four Dental implant secured dentures can help restore your smile.

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Generations of Excellence

Bethesda Dental Implant Center is home to two generations of dentists, Dr. Roy and Adam Eskow. Our dental practice focuses on implant dentistry and gum health through conservative and personalized dental care. Our practice is founded on family values and we continue to foster a welcoming, warm and inviting dentist office experience for all of our patients after 40 years of service.

Bethesda Dental Implant Center: A Family Tradition

Dr. Roy EskowDr. Roy Eskow founded the Bethesda Dental Implant Center in 1986. For over 30 years Dr. Roy Eskow has been helping patients restore the health and integrity to their smiles. Dr. Eskow’s gentle demeanor and experience help him to make sure patients feel comfortable and at ease when visiting the dentist.

Dr. Roy Eskow is one of the top periodontists in the Washington DC area who is committed to continually advancing his skill and staying up to date with advancements in dental technology. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland where he earned his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. Dr. Eskow went on to Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry where he received his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Periodontics.

Washington DC Periodontist Adam EskowToday, Dr. Adam Eskow works alongside his father Dr. Roy Eskow carrying on the tradition of high quality, modern dentistry. Dr. Adam Eskow is a board-certified periodontist and Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Eskow is a native of the area, as he grew up in Potomac, Maryland and attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He then completed a residency program in periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to receiving a certificate in periodontics, he earned a master of science degree by researching bone graft materials for implant placement. He is highly trained and qualified in all aspects of periodontics, implant dentistry, sedation dentistry, and oral medicine.

Bethesda Dental Implant Services

While Bethesda Implant Center offers general preventative dental services, our focus and passion lie in implant dentistry and periodontal therapy. We help patients restore their oral health through rebuilding the foundation of their smile. Healthy gums and teeth help patients enjoy a healthier body and mind as well as improve confidence and quality of life.

Our services include:

Schedule A Consultation

If you have concerns about the appearance or health of your teeth and gums, contact our Our dental care team is friendly and highly trained providing comprehensive dental care to the Washington, DC area. Our entire staff is dedicated to making sure your visit is truly exceptional. We will guide you through each appointment and explain your treatment options so that you can make the most informed decisions about your dental health. Our staff will assist with all of your financings, dental insurance and billing need to ensure that you make the most of your benefits.

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Identifying Sleep Apnea

Snoring may be more than just an annoyance to your partner. Did you know that loud snoring could be an indicator of sleep apnea?

If you frequently wake up feeling groggy or with a headache contact our Bethesda Dental Implant Center. Sleep apnea is a progressive condition that can cause detrimental consequences to your oral and systemic health. Dr. Roy Eskow and Dr. Adam Eskow offer treatment options for a better nights rest. Dr. Roy and Dr. Adam Eskow offer sleep apnea therapy for their Washington DC area dental patients. Treating sleep apnea early can allow for long-term relief from symptoms and avoid possible health risks. Drs. Eskow have postgraduate training in the field of sleep medicine and understand the health risks associated with treating snoring.

What is obstructive sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition which causes a patient to stop breathing momentarily during sleep and then resume breathing with a loud snore. During these apnea episodes, patients with OSA are at risk of developing irregular heart rhythms and reduced oxygen flow to vital organs, including the brain.

It is important to identify the signs of sleep apnea.

Patients may not realize or have any memory of what happens to them while they sleep. For this reason, sleep apnea commonly goes undiagnosed for a long time allowing subsequent health concerns to develop. Be sure to report any changes in the way you feel when waking in the morning to your dentist. Snoring can truly be a sign of a serious long-term health risk. Patients also typically wake to gasp for air multiple times a night. Headaches, chronic fatigue, and irritability are also indicators sleep apnea may be present.

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If you or someone you love experiences any of the following symptoms, be sure to schedule a sleep apnea consultation at our Bethesda, MD dentist office. Early diagnosis and intervention can help protect the health of the patient.

Symptoms of OSA:

  • Sleepiness or fatigue during the daytime
  • Dry mouth or a sore throat upon awakening
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, depression, or irritability
  • Night sweats
  • Restlessness during sleep
  • Snoring
  • Sudden awakenings with a sensation of gasping or choking
  • Difficulty getting up in the mornings

Schedule A Consultationn

Drs. Eskow of Bethesda Dental Implant Center often recommend oral appliance therapy for OSA patients: a customized oral device, called a snore guard, that is worn during sleep to help keep the airway open and prevent the sudden cessation of breathing and resulting snoring. Many patients prefer this type of therapy to using a mechanical device such as the CPAP- it is more convenient and comfortable in most cases and has a higher compliancy rate. In many cases, consistent use of an oral appliance combined with weight loss can manage OSA and improve a patient’s overall health.

Snoring can be detrimental to your daily life and also present health risks: if you or your partner snore it is important to schedule a consultation with Dr Roy or Adam Eskow in Bethesda. Get the treatment – and relief- you need for a good night’s sleep and a healthy life!

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Before & After Total Smile Makeovers

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry can totally change the appearance of a person’s smile. Advancements in dental technology and restoration materials have made dental treatments more natural looking as well as having increased patient comfort and fit.  

Dental implants, periodontal plastic surgery, and gum surgery can improve the health, and aesthetics of a patient’s smile. Bethesda Dental implant Center provides personalized and comprehensive smile makeovers helping patients regain the confidence they need to spread happiness with their beautiful smiles. Dr. Roy and Adam Eskow are highly trained and experienced cosmetic and restorative dentists dedicated to restoring oral health, bite stability, and improving smile aesthetics. 

Before & After Smile Makeovers

Here are some real patients of Dr. Eskow’s that are now enjoying beautiful, healthy smiles. These patients received different periodontal services that improved their oral health and enhanced their naturally beautiful smiles.

Dental Implants

This patient replaced her metal partial denture for natural, beautiful dental implants. Not only does her smile look beautiful, she also enjoys long term oral health benefits such as improved facial integrity and natural bone regeneration. 

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Gum Surgery

Gummy smiles can make a patient feel embarrassed of their unbalanced smile. This patient’s teeth used to look too small for her big, beautiful smile. She received a 90-minute gum corrective surgery that visually lengthened the crowns of her teeth for a more balanced smile she enjoys sharing as much as possible. 

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Periodontal Plastic Surgery

This patient’s teeth looked worn and too small for her mouth. She received periodontal plastic surgery to improve the appearance of her smile. 

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Schedule A Consultation

If you have concerns about the appearance or health of your teeth and gums, contact our Our dental care team is friendly and highly trained providing comprehensive dental care to the Washington, DC area. Our entire staff is dedicated to making sure your visit is truly exceptional. We will guide you through each appointment and explain your treatment options so that you can make the most informed decisions about your dental health. Our staff will assist with all of your financings, dental insurance and billing need to ensure that you make the most of your benefits.

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Taking Care: Periodontal Health

periodontal health bethesda mdThe condition and health of your gums can be indicative of both your oral and systemic health. Healthy gums support the function and structure of the bite and help to protect the teeth from damage or even loss. Bethesda, MD periodontists Drs. Roy and Adam Eskow encourage patients to take a proactive approach to taking care of their periodontal health.

Gum Disease and Other Gum Health Concerns

Your gum health is essential for enjoying your optimal oral health. There are several conditions that can affect the appearance, function, and health of your smile. Preventive dental care and early diagnosis can help patients maintain their health and allow for conservative periodontal treatments.

Gum Disease: Gum disease is a highly prevalent bacterial infection of the gums that affects many adult patients. A progressive condition, gum disease also known as periodontal disease, triggers the potential for a whole range of additional oral health conditions. Patients with periodontal disease are more likely to experience tooth loss, gum recession, and bone deterioration. Left untreated, gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of inflammation, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks and strokes.

Treating Gum Disease:
Drs. Eskow and Eskow offer comprehensive treatment for periodontal disease. Treatment will vary depending on the progression of the disease and related oral health concerns. We provide a thorough periodontal evaluation to determine the most conservative treatment plan that will provide optimal results. Treatment options could include antibiotics, scaling & root planing, gum surgery, or other periodontal therapy treatments.

Receding Gum Lines: Gum disease commonly leads to gum recession. As the gum line pulls away from the teeth, it leaves the smile susceptible to tooth decay, infection or bone loss. Receding gums can make the smile look unbalanced and aesthetically displeasing.

Treating Receding Gums: Dr. Eskow offers nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for repairing a receding gum line. Our Bethesda dentist office offers the new minimally invasive “Lunchtime Gumlift” for an effective and safe treatment for receding gums. the Lunchtime Gumlift eliminates the need for incisions and sutures. We also offer traditional gum grafting treatments.

Preventative Periodontal Treatment

A combination of good at home oral hygiene and bi-annual dental check ups and cleanings can help keep patients teeth clean and gums healthy. Preventative dental care is the best thing you can do to maintain the health and well being of the gums. For patients experiencing gum concerns, contact our Bethesda, MD dentist office or schedule a consultation online.

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