(Updated) Why Does My Tooth Hurt After Drinking Hot or Cold Beverages?

October 16, 2019 in Dental Emergencies,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Hot or cold beverages can make your teeth sensitive.This is a question we are asked all the time, and our dentists know how painful and difficult it can be to struggle with temperature sensitivity. In the summer, there is nothing better than an ice cold beverage during an Orioles or Nationals game or after a sail on the Chesapeake Bay. In the winter, a hot drink can be soothing and warming for the whole body. Dental sensitivity that prevents you from enjoying your favorite beverages is frustrating, but you’re not alone. As many as 45 million people in the US struggle with dental sensitivity related to temperature, and the majority of these cases can be resolved with at-home care. However, some cases do need to be addressed by your dentist. If you’re one of the millions of people in the US struggling with tooth sensitivity and you’re ready to enjoy your favorite hot and cold beverages again, you should determine the underlying cause and work with your dentist to relieve tooth sensitivity with changes to your at-home oral hygiene routine or repair dental damage with in-office dentistry treatments.


3 Benefits of Summer Dental Appointments for Your Family

June 10, 2019 in Dental Hygiene,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Group of happy kids outdoorsWhen it comes to your oral health, prevention is key. Keeping your smile healthy is much easier and safer not to mention more comfortable and affordable than intervening after a problem occurs. The easiest step you can take to protect your oral health is to schedule preventive dentistry visits with your dentist twice a year. If you have a busy family, scheduling one of your twice a year visits over the summer can be a great option. Keep reading to learn a bit more about the benefits of summer dental appointments for kids and parents.

The Top 4 McCarl Dental Group Videos of 2018

February 12, 2019 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

At McCarl Dental Group, we do our utmost to offer our patients all of the information they need to achieve and maintain their healthiest and most beautiful smiles. Over the last year, we’ve had a lot of fun sharing tips for improved oral health and information about some of our most advanced dentistry procedures on our YouTube channel. We want to thank you all so much for watching and always supporting the McCarl Dental Group team in Millersville and Greenbelt. In this post, we’ve put together some information about each of our most watched videos of 2018, and we look forward to continuing to share more with you in 2019. Thanks for watching!


Welcome Dr. Duarte – Our Newest Dentist Partner

January 4, 2019 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Dr. Richard Duarte, DDS, a new Associate at McCarl Dental Group

At McCarl Dental Group, we are dedicated to offering the best possible dentistry services for every patient we see in our Millersville and Greenbelt dental office locations. That’s why we rely on a team of dentists who bring skill, experience and genuine caring to the team. This allows us to provide a variety of the most advanced dental care options. It’s with great pleasure that we announce the latest addition to our team of professionals, Dr. Richard Duarte. He joins our team of dentists who have been serving our communities for four generations since 1938. For the past several years, the McCarl Dental Group team have considered Dr. Duarte family, and we are very excited to make the arrangement official! Make sure to congratulate Dr. Duarte at your next visit!


Top 3 Benefits of Following the Six Month Rule

August 4, 2018 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Our dentists and team members in Millersville, Maryland always encourage patients to following the six month rule. It’s simple, visit our team every six months for dental exams and teeth cleanings. Then, take care of your smile at home with daily tooth brushing, flossing, and mouth rinse. This is the key to maintaining optimal oral health for every patient. Keep reading to find out more about the invaluable benefits of six month dental checkups and teeth cleaning with our Millersville dentist and team.


Protecting Your Smile with Dental Sealants

April 7, 2018 in Dentistry,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

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.

4 Tips for Keeping Your Smile Healthy

November 14, 2017 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

If you’re trying to improve your oral health or at-home hygiene routine, the best place to start is with a trip to your trusted general dentist. To get a head start, you can watch this informative video and read this blog for basic tips to improve your oral hygiene. In our educational video, Dr. Jay McCarl talks to a patient about effective strategies to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life. If you haven’t already, now is the time to talk to your dentist or dental hygienist about your at-home hygiene routine, and ask them for help maximizing the efficacy of your daily preventive dentistry routine.

Maintain Your Healthiest Smile with At-Home Care

July 12, 2017 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

You know that feeling when you leave the McCarl Dental Group office after your dental checkup and teeth cleaning appointment? You don’t want to eat or drink because you know you’ll ruin your perfectly clean, sparkly teeth. Many of our patients ask us how they can keep their teeth squeaky clean at home, and there’s really only one way – take the time to thoroughly clean every surface of every tooth. Learn more about how to improve your oral hygiene habits to achieve and maintain your healthiest smile by reading this post, watching this great video with Dr. Jay McCarl, or by giving our Greenbelt or Millersville, Maryland dental office a call to schedule a checkup.

Your Reader’s Choice Dentist for 8th Consecutive Year!

June 13, 2017 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

BLOG IMAGEThanks for voting McCarl Dental Group Best Dentists in the Annapolis Reader’s Choice contest! We strive to make patients feel welcome and at home during their time in our state-of-the-art dental office. We work hard to ensure patients’ visits are pain and stress free, and that they can always achieve their desired oral health and hygiene results. One of the many ways our patients have showed us that we’ve been successful is by voting McCarl Dental Group as the Capital Gazette Reader’s Choice best dentist annually since 2010. Thank you to all the patients who have voted for and supported us for the past eight years. If you’d like to find out more about our office or schedule an appointment with our award winning dentists and team, give us a call. We’re always here to help in our two conveniently located Greenbelt and Millersville Maryland dental offices.

What does it Mean to Be the Reader’s Choice Dentist?

For us, it means we’re doing our job, ensuring patients achieve their oral health goals in comfort and relaxation. For patients, it means we are dedicated to making dentistry services convenient, using the most innovative techniques and technologies, and providing complete care for every member of the family at times that fit even the busiest schedules. Our goal is to continue providing ever improving dental care to ensure our patients will continue to trust us with their oral health and hygiene care. Patient satisfaction is a top priority for us! Our office is honored to offer dental care for every generation of your family.

Preventive Care for Teeth Grinding & Bruxism in Greenbelt, MD

May 19, 2017 in General dentistry by mccarl_dental

If you’ve ever woken with a jaw that felt sore or tired, noticed severe wear to the surfaces of teeth, or had a bed partner or roommate tell you they heard your teeth grinding, clacking, or clenching at night, you may be experiencing bruxism. This habitual teeth grinding and clenching habit has many causes, but as Dr. Richard Duarte outlines in this McCarl Dental Group video, there is one surefire treatment from your dentist in Greenbelt, MD – custom crafted nightguards.

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