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Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

November 22, 2018 in Cosmetic Dentistry by mccarl_dental

Straight teeth are something we all want because they look great, but did you know that a properly aligned smile is also good for your oral health? It’s true. If you’ve been putting off correcting your smile because you didn’t want to deal with the inconvenience of traditional bracket and wire orthodontics, it may be time to consider Invisalign clear braces. You can get straighter, healthier teeth with less hassle and feel completely confident sharing your smile in any situation – even as you straighten your teeth. Keep reading to learn more about why it’s so important to achieve a straight smile and how Invisalign may be a great option for your oral healthcare needs.
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Celebrity Smile Makeovers

February 7, 2018 in Cosmetic Dentistry by mccarl_dental

This academy award season, you’re going to see a lot of flawless smiles on your television screen, and many people assume their favorite celebs are just born with beautiful smiles. The odds are you’re looking at the beautiful end result of skilled dental care. If you want to get your smile red carpet ready, cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for celebrities. Your Millersville and Greenbelt dentists and dentistry team at McCarl Dental Group offer a wide range of treatments to deliver flawless smiles to rival your favorite celeb.
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Are Tooth Whitening Gums or Toothpastes Effective?

November 21, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry by mccarl_dental

Woman chewing teeth whitening gumToday’s culture seems to be obsessed with getting whiter teeth. Take a walk down the oral hygiene aisle at your local pharmacy. You’ll see whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels. Watching television, you are likely to see at least one commercial for an oral hygiene product. The latest teeth whitening product to join the trend is tooth whitening gum. All of these products promise patients they’ll achieve dramatically brighter smiles, but unless patients have only minimal surface-level staining, they will not likely see any changes in the shade of their teeth. Instead, professional teeth whitening may be a safer, more predictable solution.
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The Facts on Flawless Smile Makeovers

July 12, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry by mccarl_dental

In this fun and informative video, Dr. Clayton McCarl explains the ins and outs of the smile makeover process at McCarl Dental Group. If you’re a patient interested in a smile makeover from our skilled dentists and team, you probably already know that we take the time to do things right. When it comes to smile makeovers that means we answer your questions, lay out all the options, and provide only high quality materials and treatments. If you’re interested in transforming the look, feel, or function of your smile, schedule a smile makeover consultation at our Greenbelt or Millersville, Maryland dental office to get started today.
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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

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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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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Are Your Teeth Sensitive After Whitening? Try At-Home Whitening in Millersville, Maryland

August 28, 2015 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Dentistry,Teeth Whitening by mccarl_dental

fantastic results with at-home teeth whitening in millersvilleMany 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.

Smiles by McCarl

November 19, 2013 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group

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.