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The Reasons for Tooth Numbering from Your Dentist in Millersville

April 30, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

woman with a beautiful smile thanks to her millersville dentist and tooth numbering

Visiting the dentist can often be stressful or disorienting for patients, but possibly the most disorienting part of every visit is all the numbers dentists, hygienists, and assistants say to each other throughout dental checkups. This short hand is used by dentists to refer to each of the teeth quickly. At McCarl Dental Group, we use the Universal numbering system which is the American Dental Association supported method.
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Dental Implant Continuing Education with Dr. Dennis Tarnow

April 26, 2016 in Dental Implants by mccarl_dental

man with a beautiful smile thanks to dental impalntsAt McCarl Dental Group, we’ve been offering advanced tooth replacement services with dental implant supported prosthetics for decades. As part of our dedication to continuing education, we continually attend lectures, seminars, and trainings in advanced procedures. Recently, Dr. Dianna Lee, Dr. Jay McCarl, and Dr. Clayton McCarl attended a lecture from the preeminent dental implant expert, Dr. Dennis Tarnow. We’re proud to share some of the insights from Dr. Tarnow’s Triple Crown Study Club lecture with our patients, and look forward to continuing training to and integration of Dr. Tarnow’s dental implant research findings.
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4 Generations of the McCarl Dental Group Family in Millersville, Maryland

March 30, 2016 in Dental Hygiene,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Dr. Ashley McCarl rejoins the Millersville practiceYour Millersville, Maryland dentists and team at McCarl Dental Group are proud to work with our family for families in the communities we serve. In 1937, Dr. James W. McCarl opened the doors of his dental practice at the corner of Ridge and Gardenway in Greenbelt. Today, we have two office locations, and are proud to announce that with the return of Ashley McCarl Harrison to our dental hygiene team. It is wonderful to have a fourth generation of the McCarl family working in our dental office again. Ashley graduated from dental hygiene school in 2013, and she worked with our team right away. In 2014 Ashley moved to New Jersey where she worked in both an adult and pediatric practice. We couldn’t be more proud to welcome Ashley back to our team. She’ll be working with our Millersville office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Her work with our patients and dedication to lifelong learning, both for herself and for those she cares for, is an outstanding attribute to the oral hygiene services to our patients. Ashley received a Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University in Health and Human Services where she focused on health care in the community.  In addition, Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class, magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She was also inducted into the prestigious Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society and the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
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McCarl Dental Group Offers the Top 3 Cosmetic Dentistry Services

March 23, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry by mccarl_dental

Woman with a beautiful smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry services in greenbelt, mdCountless studies in recent years have shown that your smile is important. From the University of California at Berkley study that revealed those people who smiled more were generally happier, lived longer, and had better marriages to the employment survey that uncovered employer discrimination based on dental damage, decay, or tooth loss, the verdict is in – the way your smile looks matters. Based on these facts, it’s no surprise that cosmetic dentistry services have gained popularity in recent years. Your experienced dentists and team at McCarl Dental Group are proud to offer the three most popular smile transforming cosmetic services: teeth whitening, Invisalign, and porcelain veneers.
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5 Tips for Quitting Smokeless Tobacco from Your Dentist in Millersville, Maryland

March 3, 2016 in Oral Cancer Screening by mccarl_dental

Kick your smokeless tobacco habit with help from your dentist in MillersvilleWhen it comes to quitting a bad habit, the most important thing to do is get started! Tobacco use is a difficult habit to break. It is important for your oral and overall health to kick the habit. Keep reading or contact your dentist in Millersville if you are concerned about the consequences of smokeless tobacco use. Let the McCarl Dental Group team help teach you habits for optimal oral health.
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McCarl Dental Group at BWMC Heartbeat for Health 2016

February 20, 2016 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

McCarl Dental Group Dentists at Heartbeat for healthOn Saturday, February 20th, Drs. Jay and Clayton McCarl and dental hygienist, Ashley McCarl Harrison had the opportunity to show our support for community health in Severna Park Maryland as part of the 2016 Heartbeat for Health event. This expo gave community members the opportunity to learn about their current oral health and opportunities to improve dental health. We take every opportunity to give back to our community, and Heartbeat for Health is one more way we help patients get their healthiest smiles.
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How Can I Tell if I Have a Cavity?

January 25, 2016 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Patient with a cavityDental caries, also known as cavities, are caused by breakdown of the tooth enamel which leads to tooth decay. Although cavities are often preventable, they are the most common chronic disease among children and adolescents 6 to 19 years old. Cavities are very prevalent among adults too. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, ninety two percent of adults age 20 to 64 have had dental caries in their permanent teeth.

The dentists at McCarl Dental Group strive to help patients have excellent oral health and keep healthy teeth and gums throughout their lives. We do this with a combination of excellent dental care, education, and encouragement to motivate our patients to take the best possible care of their teeth and gums. Contact our team in Millersville, Maryland at McCarl Dental Group to schedule a $55 New Patient Professional Teeth Cleaning and dental exam, including whatever x-rays are necessary.
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Teeth Whitening Recommendations for Coffee, Tea, & Red Wine Drinkers

January 18, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Dentistry by mccarl_dental

If you’re one of our many patients who loves drinking coffee, tea, or red wine, you may think that dental stains are inevitable, but at McCarl Dental Group, we have good news for your pearly whites. Regular cleaning with a dental hygienist along with application of professional teeth whitening gel can remove staining and restore your smile to brilliant white. Grab a glass of your favorite staining beverage and read on to find out more about teeth whitening with our knowledgeable Greenbelt dentists and their team.
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Tooth Brushing 101 from the McCarl Dental Group

December 21, 2015 in Dental Hygiene,General dentistry by mccarl_dental


Most adults have been brushing their teeth since they were toddlers, and many of them haven’t changed their brushing technique since then. A daily tooth brushing and flossing routine is the only way to ensure optimal oral health between dental checkups at McCarl Dental Group in Millersville, MD. Watch this informative video starring one of our knowledgeable dental hygienists, Sally Moore, who shares tips for effective tooth brushing, or keep reading to find out more.
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All Your Flossing Questions Answered by Your Dentist in Greenbelt – McCarl Dental Group

December 2, 2015 in Dental Hygiene,General dentistry by mccarl_dental


Most patients are used to hearing questions about their flossing habits from the dentist. “How often do you floss?” “Do you floss between every tooth?” “Do you experience discomfort or bleeding during flossing?” Almost universally, our Greenbelt dental patients dread these questions. In a recent video, Dr. Jay McCarl takes the time to answer some of the most common flossing questions patients ask him. Watch this informative video from McCarl Dental Group, or keep reading to find out more.
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