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Don’t Stop Flossing Your Teeth!

August 17, 2016 in Dental Hygiene,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Woman Flossing her teeth

Many of our patients have read the most recent ground breaking report from the Associated Press (AP) stating that flossing has been removed from the Surgeon General’s five year Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 report. While we understand how this could be misleading, it’s important to note that dietary regulations are the goal of this report NOT oral hygiene guidelines. If you have questions about why we recommend daily flossing, keep reading, or ask one of our team members during your next six month checkup at McCarl Dental Group.
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Welcome Rosemary Lee Dental Hygienist!

June 13, 2016 in Dental Hygiene,Dentistry by mccarl_dental
Dr. Jay McCarl, Greenbelt Dentist and Rosemarie Lee, Dental Hygienist

Dr. Jay McCarl, Greenbelt Dentist and Rosemarie Lee, Dental Hygienist

We are delighted to introduce our new dental hygienist Rosemary Lee! Rosemary began working as a dental assistant at the McCarl Dental Group in Greenbelt, MD when she was sixteen.  Rosemary always enjoyed helping people and discovered a passion for dentistry.  Rosemary attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.  In the spring of 2016 Rosemary earned an additional Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Howard Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program.

Rosemary was the recipient of the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler award that recognizes excellence in patient care and is given to the most outstanding dental hygiene student. The dentists at McCarl Dental Group are impressed with Rosemary’s natural talent, dedication and attention to detail.

In her spare time Rosemary enjoys working and spending time with her family, traveling and cheering on the Terps!

Explore the Anatomy of Teeth

May 24, 2016 in Dental Hygiene,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Close up of a toothYour smile is so much more than the pearly whites that immediately catch your eye. Your mouth is its own ecosystem constantly undergoing changes in temperature, bacteria growth, and beginning the digestion of nutrients to ensure whole body health. Teeth are possibly the most important parts of the mouth, and they make it possible for patients to speak clearly, digest a variety of nutrients, and smile with confidence. At McCarl Dental Group, we love teeth and enjoy helping patients get to know their unique, beautiful smiles. If you’re interested in finding out more about dental anatomy, keep reading or contact our dedicated dentists and team today.
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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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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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Why are There White Spots on my Teeth?

November 9, 2015 in Dental Hygiene,Dentistry,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

There are many possible causes for white spots on teeth, but the most common is a condition known as hypomineralization, hypocalcification, or hypoplasia. Whatever word you hear a dentist use to describe the condition, it refers to the loss of minerals from tooth enamel, and it is quite common. If you have a few of these white spots or they are in highly visible locations on front teeth, contact McCarl Dental Group. Our skilled dental team provides a variety of treatment options to perfect your smile. Watch our informative video, and continue reading to find out more.
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Dental Cleaning by Greenbelt Dental Hygienists

September 17, 2015 in Dental Hygiene,Dentistry by mccarl_dental

Patient recieves a thorough teeth cleaning for your Greenbelt dental hygienists at McCarl Dental GroupDental cleaning Greenbelt residents prefer isn’t just about having a beautiful smile it’s about optimal oral health, and you can’t get the same results from at-home care alone. Talk to our dentists or hygienists during your next visit about the powerful positive effects of consistent dental checkups and teeth cleanings. Our Millersville, MD dental team is determined to help patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Both our Greenbelt and Millersville, Maryland Dental Hygienists receive 5 star reviews! Call to schedule your six month checkup and hygiene appointment today. If you have periodontal disease, you may need to have your teeth cleaned professionally more frequently than every six months. Your dental hygienist and dentist will help you with a schedule that works best for you.
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Maryland Dentists Recommend Hydro Floss

January 26, 2014 in Dental Hygiene,Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group

How Often Do You Floss Your Teeth?
Some dental patients tell us that they don’t use dental floss unless there is something stuck between their teeth. Are you a reluctant flosser?

We think this will change after you try the new Hydro Floss. It is comfortable, affordable, easy and convenient!

How often should you floss your teeth?
The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least daily. The dentists and hygienists recommend flossing with traditional dental floss as well as cleaning between teeth with oral irrigation or water flossing. At McCarl Dental Group, we especially like the Hydro Floss, a magnetized water oral irrigator.

Why should you floss your teeth?
Flossing helps remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach.  Plaque that is not removed by brushing and flossing can harden into calculus or tartar within just 26 hours. If tartar and dental calculus are not removed, it can progress into a serious form of gum disease.

Daily brushing and flossing as well as routine cleaning by a dental hygienist remove plaque, tartar and calculus. All are part of the basic dental care necessary to help prevent and treat gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Dentists and hygienists are always trying to motivate dental patients to floss their teeth. Flossing can be challenging for patients with limited dexterity. Some dental patients find flossing difficult and some patients are just too lazy to floss. Water flossing is even easier than traditional dental flossing. Oral irrigation is also ideal for patients with hard to reach areas around bridges, crowns, implants or braces.

We can’t say it too many times: the dentists and dental hygienists at McCarl Dental Group recommend flossing with both traditional dental floss and oral irrigation.

Hydro Floss is an oral irrigation device that delivers a steady stream of water that flushes out food particles, bacteria and plaque from under the gums and between teeth, the areas a toothbrush can’t reach. Hydro Floss is easy to use and cleans hard to reach areas before using traditional dental floss.

Our patients are having great success with the Hydro Floss. It is easy. Turn a switch and let a gentle stream of water clean between your teeth and around your gums. The convenience of water flossers increases patient compliance in maintaining oral hygiene. The result is healthier gums and teeth, and cleaner oral appliances such as braces, bridges and dental implants.

For patients with sensitive teeth, Hydro Floss allows you to adjust the pressure of the water stream through manual controls. You may also fill the water reservoir with warm water (slightly warmer than your body temperature) to maximize comfort.

The dentists and staff at McCarl Dental Group encourage and promote oral health for each of our patients. Part of that responsibility includes teaching about products that can help improve oral health.

The Hydro Floss is $129.95 on their website and is not currently carried in stores. If our patients use our office discount code of #942111 they can purchase the Hydro Floss for $98.00 with no shipping fees. This can be done online or by phone 1-800-635-3594.

If our patient orders a Hydro Floss by phone while in our office the price is only $78.40, again with no shipping fees. Their office is open Central Standard Time on Mon-Thurs 8:30-5:00pm and Fri. 8:30-12:30pm. If these times do not correspond with the time of the patients dental appointment, we recommend just stopping by another day, whenever it’s convenient for the patient. Patients interested in purchasing a Hydro Floss are always welcomed to stop by to order one, no appointment is necessary.

If you’re looking for a dentist, please visit one of our offices near you. McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice, our Millersville dental office is conveniently located near Severna Park, Crownsville, Gambrills, Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, and Severn. Call 410-987-8800 for an appointment in our Millersville dental office.

Our Greenbelt Dental Office is close to College Park, New Carrollton, Lanham, Seabrook, Bowie, Laurel, Glen Dale, University ParkHyattsville, and Maryland. Call 301-474-4144 for an appointment in our Greenbelt dental office.

You may also schedule dental appointments online at www.McCarlDental.com.

 

Maryland Dentists Recommend Hydro Floss

February 7, 2013 in Dental Hygiene,Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group

How Often Do You Floss Your Teeth?
Some dental patients tell us that they don’t use dental floss unless there is something stuck between their teeth. Are you a reluctant flosser?

We think this will change after you try the new Hydro Floss. It is comfortable, affordable, easy and convenient!

How often should you floss your teeth?
The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least daily. The dentists and hygienists recommend flossing with traditional dental floss as well as cleaning between teeth with oral irrigation or water flossing. At McCarl Dental Group, we especially like the Hydro Floss, a magnetized water oral irrigator.

Why should you floss your teeth?
Flossing helps remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach.  Plaque that is not removed by brushing and flossing can harden into calculus or tartar within just 26 hours. If tartar and dental calculus are not removed, it can progress into a serious form of gum disease.

Daily brushing and flossing as well as routine cleaning by a dental hygienist remove plaque, tartar and calculus. All are part of the basic dental care necessary to help prevent and treat gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Dentists and hygienists are always trying to motivate dental patients to floss their teeth. Flossing can be challenging for patients with limited dexterity. Some dental patients find flossing difficult and some patients are just too lazy to floss. Water flossing is even easier than traditional dental flossing. Oral irrigation is also ideal for patients with hard to reach areas around bridges, crowns, implants or braces.

We can’t say it too many times: the dentists and dental hygienists at McCarl Dental Group recommend flossing with both traditional dental floss and oral irrigation.

Hydro Floss is an oral irrigation device that delivers a steady stream of water that flushes out food particles, bacteria and plaque from under the gums and between teeth, the areas a toothbrush can’t reach. Hydro Floss is easy to use and cleans hard to reach areas before using traditional dental floss.

Our patients are having great success with the Hydro Floss. It is easy. Turn a switch and let a gentle stream of water clean between your teeth and around your gums. The convenience of water flossers increases patient compliance in maintaining oral hygiene. The result is healthier gums and teeth, and cleaner oral appliances such as braces, bridges and dental implants.

For patients with sensitive teeth, Hydro Floss allows you to adjust the pressure of the water stream through manual controls. You may also fill the water reservoir with warm water (slightly warmer than your body temperature) to maximize comfort.

The dentists and staff at McCarl Dental Group encourage and promote oral health for each of our patients. Part of that responsibility includes teaching about products that can help improve oral health.

If you’re looking for a dentist, please visit one of our offices near you. McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice, our Millersville dental office is conveniently located near Severna Park, Crownsville, Gambrills, Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie and Severn, Maryland. To find a dentist in Millersville, call 410-987-8800.

Our Greenbelt Dental Office is close to College Park, New Carrollton, Lanham, Seabrook, Bowie, Laurel, Glen Dale, University Park and Hyattsville, Maryland. Call 301-474-4144 for an appointment in our Greenbelt dental office.

You may also schedule dental appointments online at www.McCarlDental.com.

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Dr. Clayton McCarl, Jr. Greenbelt, MD cosmetic, restorative, & preventive dentistry. (301) 474-4144 infogreenbelt@mccarldental.com