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How Beneficial is Fluoride Treatment?

July 11, 2023 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
Little girl practicing tooth brushing in the dental office

Tooth enamel is known to be exceptionally hard. In fact, it holds the title of being the hardest substance in the body. With this knowledge, you might think that there is nothing that can penetrate or damage it. So why is a dental hygienist always asking if you want fluoride treatment during your six-month checkup? Unfortunately, as durable as tooth enamel can be, it can still develop cavities and even succumb to breaks, cracks, and small fractures. Read on to learn more about this preventive treatment and how it can benefit your smile in the long run.


What is An Easy Way to Remove Clear Aligners?

June 22, 2023 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group

As part of the Invisalign process, wearing clear aligners means knowing how to take them out and put them back in. You don’t want to damage your trays, so it’s important that you have the tools and tips necessary to do it right. In this article, a local dentist will share how to remove clear aligners so that you can ensure the health of your smile and the longevity of your trays.


Bonding or Veneers: Which One Will Meet Your Needs?

May 11, 2023 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
Before - After Poreclain Veneers

Whether it is a small chip or a large crack, identifying which type of cosmetic treatment you need isn’t always easy. While you might be considering bonding or veneers, it usually requires meeting with your dentist for a scheduled consultation to understand the pros, cons, and other elements before moving forward in confidence with your decision. But even before meeting with a qualified professional, it can help to have a bit more insight into what each of these services has to offer, so read on to learn more about veneers and bonding and how they can take your smile to the next level.


How Can I Extend the Lifespan of My Veneers?

April 7, 2023 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
Female dental patient with veneers

Your new smile is beaming thanks to your customized dental veneers. Designed to conceal the various flaws you’ve been walking around with for years, you now feel more confident than ever before, fully embracing your new appearance. But how long can you expect your results to last? Are there things you can do to extend the lifespan of your veneers? Read the following article to find out.


What You Need to Include in a Dental Emergency Kit

March 7, 2023 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
man with a beautiful smile thanks to dental impalnts

Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. They can happen anywhere, anytime, and when they do, it’s important that you have the right tools to take care of your situation. While it is always important to call your dentist’s office for immediate assistance, you’ll need to keep a few useful products on hand to minimize further damage or injury. If you are unsure how to create a dental emergency kit, a dentist is here to share which items will most benefit you when faced with an oral healthcare crisis.


Can You Be Too Old to Receive Cosmetic Dentistry?

February 3, 2023 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
McCarl dental patient

Are you looking for a way to hide the imperfections in your teeth? Do you struggle with the fact that life has left you with stains and discoloration that you cannot conceal? If you’re looking to regain a more youthful appearance, you may be considering services like veneers, teeth whitening, or direct bonding, but you may also wonder, “Am I too old for cosmetic dentistry?” To find out and better prepare for the future, a dentist is here to explain.


Ways to Combat Oral Health Issues During the Winter

January 23, 2023 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
Woman smiling after dental work

Winter is a time for snow, making snowmen, and drinking hot cocoa. It’s a great time to cozy up on the couch under a big blanket and watch your favorite movie or tv show. But it’s also a time for chapped lips, tooth sensitivity, and dry mouth. Before you rush to buy any over-the-counter products, consider what you should be mindful of and how you can combat these winter mouth issues without hindering your oral health.


How Long Can I Expect a Fixed or Permanent Dental Bridge to Last?

December 21, 2022 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
Woman with dental bridge

Dental bridges are one of the most popular tooth replacement options available. For decades, dentists have turned to these restorations to deliver renewed smiles for those suffering from tooth loss. If you are contemplating which type of treatment you prefer to breathe new life into your appearance, you may be curious to know how long they last. The good news is that a dentist is here to explain the dental bridge lifespan and what you can do to ensure it lasts even longer.


Will My Veneers Stain If I Drink Coffee?

November 8, 2022 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
Woman with veneers

Now that you have customized veneers, you may wonder if you can resume drinking your morning cup of coffee. Many individuals find it nearly impossible to function without their daily brew, but can this popular beverage be harmful to your new smile? Will your artificial teeth succumb to stains and discoloration over time? A local dentist shares the truth and what you can do to extend the longevity and aesthetics of your veneers.


Top 10 Causes of Tooth Enamel Erosion

September 19, 2022 in Dentistry by McCarl Dental Group
Teeth grinding damage needs nightguards from mccarl dental

Tooth enamel erosion and wear weaken the overall structure of your smile, exposing you to an increased risk for tooth decay (cavities), dental chips and cracks, and infection in or around the tooth. In this blog, we will discuss the 10 most common causes of tooth enamel erosion and how we can help protect and repair damaged smiles.


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