When it comes to protecting smiles from tooth decay, we encourage all of our dental patients to do their best to brush thoroughly, floss carefully, and of course, keep up with regular preventive dental checkups. When it comes to our kids’ smiles, it can be more of a struggle to keep them healthy. Dental professionals and parents work hard to teach children to remove plaque buildup and clean their smiles thoroughly every day, but even the most diligent parents may not always have time to double check their children’s teeth every time they brush. What can you do to improve your child’s oral health (or your own) quickly and comfortably? Ask your dental hygienist or dentist about dental sealants. (more…)
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Help Us Keep Greenbelt Green! Recycle toothbrushes and oral care packages!
Please recycle toothbrushes along with their packaging and empty toothpaste tubes. You may take used toothbrushes, plastic packaging, toothpaste tubes and their caps and empty dental floss containers to the City of Greenbelt, Public Works Department. Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush every 3 months? According to the American Dental Association, after 3-4 months, toothbrushes become worn out and frayed and may lose their effectiveness. Their dental research shows that new toothbrushes remove more plaque than old ones.
Recycle toothbrushes. empty toothpaste tubes and floss containers.
How to Recycle Toothbrushes and Other Oral Care Products
At McCarl Dental Group we have participated in the Greenbelt recycling program since it started and are excited to embrace this new recycling program for oral care products. We encourage our dental patients to recycle empty toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons and toothbrush outer packaging and dental floss containers. There are new inside bins at the City of Greenbelt, Public Works Department, who participates with TerraCycle, a recycling company that specializes in recycling hard-to-recycle waste.
We encourage all of our dental patients and Greenbelt residents to recycle all of the oral hygiene supplies listed above. Please note: Electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts are not recyclable through this program.
Our City of Greenbelt is a certified Sustainable Maryland Community and does a great job helping residents minimize their environmental impact through recycling. The community has been in partnership with the Green Team since 2014 and has been surveyed by Green ACES (Advisory Committee on the Environment and Sustainability) for decades.
Please help us actively promote and model environmental sustainability and contribute to a green lifestyle.
With best wishes for a greener Greenbelt and a Happy New Year,
The Dentists and Staff at McCarl Dental Group
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McCarl Dental Group is dedicated to offering the highest quality dental care for everyone we treat. While our patients’ smiles are typically enough to let us know we’ve done a great job, it’s still nice to hear from our communities that they think we’re “the best.” McCarl Dental Group recently received three 2017 “Best Of” awards from What’s Up? West County and What’s Up? Annapolis. Thank you to all of our patients to who voted, and we hope to always exceed your high expectations by providing the very “best” dental care. (more…)
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McCarl Dental Group siempre desea que los pacientes tengan la mejor experiencia posible. ¿Cómo lo hacemos? Un gran parte de nuestro éxito y su felicidad es la buena comunicación. Eso incluye ser capable de compartir la información sobre su salud dental, las opciones de tratamiento, las reglas financieras, y más. Y sabemos muy bien que a veces, es más fácil hablar en su propio idioma. Además de ser un dentista muy calificado, el Dr. Duarte también habla español. Es usted un paciente cerca de Greenbelt, MD que busca un dentista? Usted necesita un dentista que puede entender y hablar el español? Sigue leyendo sobre el Dr. Duarte, el dentista bilingüe en Greenbelt.
Sobre la Educación del Dr. Duarte
El Dr. Duarte recibió su carrera de cirugía dental de la University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Fue aquí que se ganó el premio del American Academy of Oral Medicine, el del Dean’s Community Service, y el premio de Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition. El Dr. Duarte también fue incluido en el Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society y el Ferdinand J.S. Gorgas Odontological Honor Society. Después de la graduación, el Duarte completó una educación avanzada en odontología general de residencia.
Durante su educación doctoral, el Dr. Duarte fue reconocido por su compromiso en ofrecer odontología preventiva y el tratamiento dental a cada paciente, en idiomas diferentes. Eso incluye desarrollar sus habilidades en el inglés y el español. (more…)
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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!
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Dr. Richard Duarte, DDS is a new associate at McCarl Dental Group
We are delighted to introduce Dr. Richard Duarte, a new associate dentist at the Greenbelt, Maryland office of McCarl Dental Group. We selected Dr. Duarte after an extensive search during which we vetted more than 30 highly qualified candidates. Dr. Duarte stood out as an excellent person and dentist. He will provide outstanding care to our dental patients.
Dr. Duarte grew up in Columbia, MD and attended The University of Maryland at College Park where he received a Bachelor of Science in General Biology in 2010 with a minor in Spanish. He attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2015. Dr. Duarte is finishing an Advanced Education Residency in General Dentistry at Chase Brexton Health Care Center in Baltimore through the New York University Lutheran Health System. The residency provides superior experience in the different aspects of general dentistry and is an invaluable asset in learning to provide the best possible patient care. Dr. Duarte has traveled to Central America twice on dental mission trips to provide care to those in need in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Panama.
Dr. Duarte has earned numerous awards, including: The American Academy of Oral Medicine Award
For demonstrating the highest standards of care in diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients. Dean’s Community Service Award For serving 80+ hours of community service while in dental school.
The Ferdinand J. S. Gorgas Odontological Honor SocietyAn honorary student dental organization for recognition of a superior grade point average and class rank.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition Award Recognition of commitment to creating an inclusive environment and bringing dental attention and education to a local community in need.
The Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society An honorary student dental organization for scholarship and interest in the field of prosthetic dentistry.
He is engaged to marry Claire Balkam in July 2016. They reside in Baltimore and are enjoying city life with their soft coated wheaten terrier, Ryleigh. They enjoy cheering on the O’s as well as the Terps! We know you will enjoy meeting him soon!
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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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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. (more…)
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Smokeless tobacco goes by many names: chew, snuff, dip, and snus. It has many forms: dry, moist, ground, powdered, shredded, leaf, and plug; but a smokeless tobacco by any other name is still tobacco. These products have a long history in the US of being marketed as enhancing athletic performance, helping people quit smoking, and as a non-addictive form of tobacco. The hard truth is that all of this is false. At McCarl Dental Group, we want our patients to know the true story behind the effects of smokeless tobacco on health: Ray’s story. Watch the video within this post to hear Ray’s oral cancer survival story.
Ray is a McCarl Dental Group patient who spent a year of his life undergoing combined chemotherapy and radiation to remove a small tumor from the back of his tongue. Ray was a long time user of smokeless tobacco, and his oncologist (cancer specialist) attributes the blame for his cancer to the period in his life when he used smokeless tobacco. Some studies indicate that oral cancer caused by smokeless tobacco can have an incubation of up to ten years. However, that doesn’t mean that quitting is pointless. The damaging effects of the toxins in the body are cumulative. So, the longer patients use, the more damage is done to their oral and whole body health. (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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