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4 New Year’s Resolutions Designed With Your Smile in Mind

December 18, 2021 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
McCarl Dental Group patient

If you are one of the many individuals who enjoy making New Year’s resolutions, you probably already have a growing list. From shedding a few pounds and putting more money into savings to finding the right job and opting to spend more time devoted to self-care, the potential changes that can occur in a single year are endless. But have you considered what you can do to improve the health of your smile? Here are four resolutions you should strive to achieve in 2022 that will positively impact your teeth and gums.


3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Even If You’re Not in Pain

November 12, 2021 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
McCarl Dental Group hygienist with patient

Pain is not the only symptom you can expect to experience when dealing with an oral health problem. However, if you’re like most people, you might assume if you’re not uncomfortable, there is no need to visit your dentist in Greenbelt. Unfortunately, adopting this philosophy will only heighten your risk for serious dental problems if you’re not careful. Here are three reasons you should commit to seeing your dentist regularly even if you’re not in pain.


How to Avoid Cavities With Veneers

September 9, 2021 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
Veneers by Dr. Clayton McCarl

You want that showstopping, Hollywood look, so you go to a cosmetic dentist to have veneers put into place. Effectively covering your imperfections, you’re delighted with the results, assuming you can now freely go about your life, enjoying your new and improved smile. While this is true to an extent, maintaining your veneers is key to minimizing your risk for cavities. If the notion that regular oral health problems can still occur with veneers is surprising to you, read on to find out how they can form and what you can do to lower your risk.


How McCarl Dental Group’s New CBCT Scanner is Helping with Dental Implant Treatment

August 14, 2021 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
a CBCT scanner being used on patient

Dental technology is always evolving. With new equipment and devices being designed to improve patient comfort and satisfaction, it’s no surprise that dentists throughout the country are looking to outfit their offices with the latest and greatest. At McCarl Dental Group, we are pleased to provide a unique device known as a CBCT scanner. Used to create a more accurate and precise treatment plan for patients needing dental implants in Greenbelt, learn more about this advanced piece of technology and its many benefits.


Can Flossing Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline?

July 3, 2021 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
a dental hygienist at McCarl Dental Group in Greenbelt, MD

There is mounting evidence showing that the mouth and body are closely interwoven. When a problem occurs in one area, there is a good chance that an issue will develop in the other. One example of this is how gum disease and tooth loss can lead to an increased risk of cognitive decline. If you are an individual who is concerned that your oral hygiene habits may be causing you to be more vulnerable to common neurological diseases like dementia or Alzheimer’s, a dentist in Greenbelt, MD, explains how flossing may be the answer to decreasing your risk and improving your oral and overall health.


How One Patient Achieved Greater Functionality With Implant Dentures by McCarl Dental Group

June 7, 2021 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
a patient of McCarl Dental Group who received implant dentures in Greenbelt, MD

Individuals living with tooth loss understand the challenges that come with eating, speaking, and smiling. Not only does your body not receive the nutrients it needs because of the inability to consume healthy foods, but speech can be slurred, and bone deterioration can lead to changes in the facial shape, resulting in an aging appearance. One patient at McCarl Dental Group, however, decided it was time to make a change and eventually achieved greater functionality with the help of implant dentures. Read her story to learn how these revolutionary prosthetics can help you embrace a better quality of life.


How Advanced Technology is Allowing for More Effective Dental Implant Treatment

May 14, 2021 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
Dr. Paresh Patel and Dr. Jay McCarl at a full arch implant seminar in Louisville, KY

The dental implant process has come a long way. At the McCarl Dental Group, our team of experts is committed to advanced dental education. We are actively incorporating new modern technologies and techniques that will produce higher quality results, making eating and smiling more effective and beautiful than ever!


How Seasonal Allergies Can Take a Toll on Your Oral Health

April 11, 2021 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
a middle-aged woman standing outside among many flowers

Now that it is springtime, seasonal allergies are quickly becoming a troublesome occurrence for many people. Although itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose are the most common symptoms, the truth is that there are far more effects of seasonal allergies that occur within the mouth and throat, negatively impacting an individual’s teeth and gums. In this article, we will discuss the connection between allergies and oral health and what a person can do to avoid serious dental problems while battling pollen, pet dander, and other allergens.


Why has Gum Disease Been Linked to Severe Cases of COVID-19?

March 30, 2021 in Dentistry by mccarl_dental

Since the first cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), medical professionals have warned patients with systemic health concerns that they may be at greater risk to contract severe or life threatening cases of COVID-19. Recent research indicates that periodontal (gum) disease is one of the high risk conditions related to increased COVID-19 risks. In this blog, we’ll talk through some of the oral health concerns that seem to be connected with an increase in COVID-19 cases and the severity of this condition.


Can Porcelain Veneers Give You Straight Teeth?

February 11, 2021 in Dentistry by mccarl_dental
Before - After No Prep Veneers

Porcelain veneers have a wide range of uses from concealing dental discoloration to decreasing sensitivity after gum tissue recession, porcelain veneers don’t only deliver smiles that look great, they also promote improved oral health. Before we answer the question about whether or not porcelain veneers can give you straight teeth, it’s important to understand just what they are. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of tooth-colored material that are fitted over the front facing parts of teeth to create a flawless smile with minimal impact to healthy tooth structures. Once in place, porcelain veneers improve the appearance of numerous cosmetic smile flaws, including correcting minor orthodontic concerns.


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