In this recent YouTube video, Dr. Dianna Lee describes the process and benefits of the Invisalign orthodontics system to one of our patients and answers all of her questions. Invisalign offers orthodontic correction without the metal brackets and wires and years of treatment time necessary for traditional braces. Contact McCarl Dental Group to schedule an Invisalign consultation today. One of our doctors will walk you through the process, examine your smile, and get you started right away. (more…)
We’ve heard more than one patient say, “I just want to hit the reset button on my smile.” If you’re looking for a solution to reshape, enhance, or perfect your smile, you are not alone. While we don’t have any buttons in our office that instantly transform flawed smiles, we do have the next best thing – porcelain veneers. Veneers are sheaths of high-quality, dental-grade porcelain that are bonded to the front facing surfaces of teeth to effectively correct and conceal any number of smile flaws including:
Chips, cracks, and wear
Crookedness, uneven spacing, or less than ideal positioning
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. (more…)
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Countless 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. (more…)
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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. (more…)
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If you’ve ever had a spa day, you have some idea what the atmosphere was like at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on September 25th for The Look 2015. Anne Arundel County women attended from Annapolis, Severna Park, Crownsville, Gambrills and Severn, Maryland for a night of health and beauty seminars, fashion and fun. This year’s festivities included free champagne and hors d’oeuvres, eye brow waxing, manicures, and more. Dr. Jay McCarl, Dr. Clayton McCarl and Dr. Diana Lee attended the event offering women the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary smile analysis and consultation.” We had a great time helping people understand the smile transformation opportunities available from our Greenbelt and Millersville Maryland cosmetic dentists. We invite our community to contact us for a smile analysis with a smile makeover consultation. (more…)
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Many patients hear that teeth whitening can be painful for those with sensitive teeth. This may be the case for some patients, but advances in dentistry have made teeth whitening more comfortable than ever. At McCarl Dental Group, our dentists offer professional at-home whitening to help patients achieve the brilliant smile they want without the discomfort they fear. Our Millersville and Greenbelt, MD offices welcomes patients from surrounding areas to contact us to schedule a whitening consultation today.
Teeth Whitening Greenbelt Trusts
Every smile is unique and McCarl Dental Group never takes a one size fits all approach to dentistry. When it comes to helping our patients brighten their smiles, we offer a range of at-home treatments to fit your budget and whitening need. We use Zoom! teeth whitening products, and this versatile whitening line allows our patients the ability to find an option that fits their needs including the ability to customize the strength of whitening gel to avoid sensitivity. Best of all, because McCarl Dental Group is committed to helping Millersville residents have the smiles they deserve, we offer whitening to our patients at our cost.
At-Home Whitening in Millersville
Zoom!, the leader in teeth whitening, offers a full range of at-home whiteners for the comfort and convenience Greenbelt, MD area residents desire. Zoom!’s line of at-home products offer a variety of peroxide levels, durations of wear, and result times. We prepare a customized application tray to make your home whitening more comfortable and effective than generic, over the counter whitening gels and strips. Patients whiten their teeth to remove coffee, tea, and wine stains, yellowing, and to lighten teeth that have darkened with age. Some reasons patients prefer at-home teeth whitening:
Patients are in the driver’s seat – choose the strength, time of wear, and can stop at any time
Convenience of not having to schedule whitening appointments
Ability to touch up their results before special events or photo opportunities
Zoom! at-home products include
DayWhite Maximum White – 14% hydrogen peroxide, worn 15 minutes 2 times a day, and shows results in 2 weeks. Great results for minimal wear time.
NiteWhite Maximum White – 16% carbamide peroxide, worn overnight or 2-4 hours/day, and shows results in 2 weeks. Great results for those who prefer whitening while sleeping.
NiteWhite Quick 3-day – 22% carbamide peroxide worn overnight or 2-4 hours/day, and shows dramatic results quickly. Great for patients with less sensitive teeth who want fast results.
DayWhite Gentle – 6% hydrogen peroxide, worn 30 minutes/day, shows results in 2 weeks. Great for patients with very sensitive teeth.
DayWhite Touchups – 9.5% hydrogen peroxide, worn 5-10 minutes/day as needed, helps to maintain results of in-office or at-home whitening. Great for all whitening patients who want to extend their results.
Call the Cosmetic Dentist Greenbelt, MD Prefers
For Greenbelt, MD residents with sensitive teeth, a brilliant smile doesn’t have to be out of reach, with the wide variety of Zoom! Whitening products offered by McCarl Dental Group. There are some cases where patients’ teeth will be too sensitive even for the gentlest whitening products. Sometimes dark, staining that goes beneath the enamel layer of the teeth cannot be removed through whitening. When this happens, we offer thin veneers that require no dental preparation, and regular veneers to cover deep set stains. As an added bonus, veneers can also reduce tooth sensitivity. Call our Greenbelt or Millersville offices to find out more or schedule your whitening consultation today.
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For 30 years, researchers at the University of California Berkeley invested countless hours and dollars to study smiles. They discovered that patients who are genetically predisposed to laugh and smile more were happier and had more successful marriages. A 2010 study by Wayne State University researchers used MLB baseball cards from the 1950s, and concluded that a player’s smile was a predictor of his lifespan. Our first smile appears before we’re ever born. As the latest 3-D ultrasounds show even more clearly, our first grins happen in utero and seem to be an indication of healthy development. The research is pretty clear: smiling is an essential part of human development, but what if you choose not to smile because you don’t like the way your teeth look? It stands to reason you’ll miss out on a lifetime of positive emotions, and healthy confidence levels. Don’t let crooked teeth keep the smile from your face. Call McCarl Dental Group, the practice that Millersville, MD patients rely on, to find out more about how smile correction with Invisalign gives you a reason to smile
Adult Orthodontics in Greenbelt, MD
There are varying beliefs regarding what caused the recent upsurge in adults seeking orthodontic treatment, but record numbers of US patients over the age of 30 want orthodontic treatment to correct their crooked teeth. Thanks to the ever-improving field of orthodontics, there has never been a better time to get the picture-perfect smile you desire. At McCarl Dental Group, we help Greenbelt, MD adults and teens straighten their teeth with clear braces systems from Invisalign. We can also help patients who prefer traditional orthodontia “propel” their treatment forward using Propel® acceleration to reduce the time it takes to correct misaligned bite and the amount of discomfort associated with bite correction.
Invisibly Straighter Teeth with Invisalign from McCarl Dental Group
For many adults and teens, smile correction with Invisalign offers all the benefits of dental correction without the hassles of cleaning around brackets and wires, giving up favorite foods, or having several years of photos bearing metallic smiles. If you’ve been avoiding smile correction because you worry about your professional image, Invisalign may just be the best orthodontic option for you.
How it works
Not all dental irregularities can be corrected using Invisalign, so the first step is to schedule a smile consultation. Our McCarl Dental Group dentists thoroughly examine your bite. If you and our dentists agree that Invisalign is a good option to perfect your smile, our team takes detailed, digital scans and dental impressions for use in creating a series of clear, plastic alignment trays. These trays are made just slightly different than the current state of your teeth. As you wear the trays, your teeth gradually shift to fit the aligners.
Your series alignment trays are crafted at a dental lab. Once you receive the trays, you’ll visit our office to place your first set. At this appointment, we examine the fit of the aligners and ensure that you are comfortable and understand the process. You’ll need to wear each set for at least 20 hours a day, but can feel free to remove the aligners during meals and while cleaning your teeth. That means no need to give up your favorite foods, or to spend countless hours cleaning around brackets and wires. The McCarl Dental Group team establishes a schedule for you to switch into new alignment trays. This is typically done about every two weeks. You will continue to wear each set of aligners until your teeth reach their optimal alignment. Unlike traditional braces, you will not need to visit us one or more times each month. Instead, you’ll visit about half as often, and even fewer times if your teeth appear to be progressing smoothly. The entire Invisalign smile correction process typically takes between 10 and 18 months, and can be additionally accelerated using Propel®.
Call the Cosmetic Dentist Millersville, MD Turns To
Straighter teeth are easier to keep healthy, make it possible to chew thoroughly and speak clearly, and create a smile that looks as good as it feels. For a smile you’ll love to share, Invisalign clear braces can transform your teeth into the healthy, gorgeous smile of your dreams. Call McCarl Dental Group in Millersville or Greenbelt, MD to schedule your Invisalign consultation today.
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This book features smile makeovers designed and created by McCarl dentists at our dental offices serving patients from Millersville, Greenbelt, College Park, Lanham, Seabrook, Bowie, New Carrollton, Laurel, Severna Park, Annapolis, Crofton and Crownsville Maryland.
Several of these patients had complex dental cases with combinations of treatments including Invisalign orthodontics, dental implants and gum recontouring along with porcelain veneers and crowns. Other McCarl Dental patients were able to achieve their goals for their smile in two or three visits.
We are delighted that so many McCarl dental patients are willing to share their beautiful smiles. We also thank Heather Crowder for her fabulous photography and Jay Dixon for transporting our patients into landscapes that reflect their interests and hobbies.
Are You Happy With Your Smile?
We all know that a beautiful and healthy smile makes us more attractive. Did you know that smiling can also help you feel better? According to Dr. Mark Stibich, smiling helps reduce your stress level, boosts your immune system, releases endorphins, our body’s natural pain killers and lowers blood pressure. Smiling helps improve our mood and keeps us from looking tired, overwhelmed, and worn down.
A smiling person brings happiness with them and helps others feel better. Dr. Robin Smith says a smile is so powerful and contagious your life may change for the better once you start smiling.
At McCarl Dental Group, we specialize in healthy beautiful smiles for a lifetime. A beautiful and healthy smile expresses warmth, confidence and success. However, many people feel extremely self-conscious about their smile. If you do not smile because you are embarrassed by your teeth, there are many options available to give you an attractive and confident smile.
Lorie after Porcelain Veneers by McCarl Dental Group
Lorie did not like to smile for the camera
Our dental patient Lorie chose porcelain veneers to improve her smile. She said, “My teeth were crowded and a little discolored and considered myself unphotogenic. A relaxed confident smile is important as a public speaker and financial consultant. After reviewing options with Dr. McCarl and serious consideration, I chose porcelain veneers to give me a smile consistent with my professional image. I am very happy with my veneers and my new smile and will never again shy away from a camera!”
Porcelain veneers improve your teeth’s appearance by making them look straighter, and also whiter; creating a natural-looking and beautiful smile in just two visits. Veneers are more than cosmetic, they can improve the health, form and function of the mouth. Crooked teeth can be difficult to clean and are more prone to tooth decay and gum disease.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for a variety of conditions including:
• crooked teeth
• worn or chipped teeth
• stained or discolored teeth
• teeth that are too small or too large
Veneers are more durable and effective than bonding, and are a more conservative procedure than crowns.
Thin veneers (also called no-preparation veneers), are also a great option for a natural-looking, beautiful smile. Thin, no prep veneers are ideal for teeth that are worn down, small or unevenly shaped and teeth that have spaces between them. These veneers can also be an excellent solution for replacing old cosmetic bonding.
A dentist experienced in placing thin veneers can create a beautiful smile with NO drilling, No needles and No Novacain!
Laszlo after Thin No Preparation Veneers by McCarl Dental Group
Laszlo had worn down, chipped teeth that had darkened over the years
Like most people, Laszlo’s teeth had darkened with age. His bite was such that normal wear and chipping on his front teeth were accelerated. He was told by several other dentists that that same bite prevented him from restoring his teeth with veneers. Although it presented a challenge, we were able to lighten and lengthen his teeth with thin, minimal preparation veneers. We lightly smoothed the surfaces of his teeth and took impressions. There was no need for Novacain or temporary crowns. A few weeks later his thin veneers were placed. Before, his smile barely showed the tips of dark, chipped and worn front teeth. Now he beams with a big, bright, youthful smile.
Laszlo said, “I am a recent recipient of a beautiful set of thin veneers done by Dr. McCarl, fulfilling a long dream of mine to have a full smile showing a nice set of teeth. Dr. McCarl’s artistry and vision to know the process to create that look is amazing! Having a difficult under bite I had been told by other doctors that it would be impossible and yet, Dr. McCarl assured me that this WAS possible and with very positive results. His wonderful disposition and total understanding of the process gave me a look and smile that I thought was only a dream. Well, he made this dream come true and I can’t believe after all these years I am comfortable in pictures and feel confident enough to smile. I feel very fortunate to have found this practice and have Dr. McCarl as my dentist. Smiling is now a pleasure!”
Call 410-987-8800 or 301-474-4144 to contact the dentists at the Millersville Maryland and Greenbelt Maryland dental offices of the McCarl Dental Group www.McCarlDental about ways to keep your smile looking and feeling great. Everyone deserves a HEALTHY and BEAUTIFUL SMILE!
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