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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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Smile Transforming Porcelain Veneers in Greenbelt, Maryland

May 9, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Porcelain Veneers by mccarl_dental

In this video, Dr. Clayton McCarl describes one of many cosmetic dental solutions, porcelain veneers, and helps patients understand when this treatment is appropriate to help achieve the desired smile appearance. If you’ve ever considered porcelain veneers or there’s something about your smile you dislike, our team will be happy to discuss a range cosmetic solutions and help you find the option that best achieves your desired results. Contact our caring cosmetic dentist serving Greenbelt, MD residents to schedule a consultation to explore porcelain veneers and your other cosmetic dentistry options.
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October 21, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry by mccarl_dental

 

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.
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Millersville Maryland Dentist Improves the Shape of Teeth with Porcelain Veneers

September 15, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry by mccarl_dental

Before - After Poreclain VeneersWe’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
  • Misshapenness
  • Crookedness, uneven spacing, or less than ideal positioning
  • Deep-set staining

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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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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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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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Millersville Cosmetic Dentist Discussed Healthy Attractive Smiles at The Look 2015

October 13, 2015 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Dentistry by mccarl_dental

The Look Blog PhotoIf 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.
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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.

Invisalign Millersville, MD Residents’ Reason to Smile

August 26, 2015 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics by mccarl_dental

Kate with Invisalign aligners 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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8601 Veterans Hwy, Suite 101, Millersville, MD 21108 USA
Dr. Clayton McCarl, Jr. Millersville, MD cosmetic, restorative, & preventive dentistry. infoshipleys@mccarldental.com
28 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 USA
Dr. Clayton McCarl, Jr. Greenbelt, MD cosmetic, restorative, & preventive dentistry. (301) 474-4144 infogreenbelt@mccarldental.com