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. (more…)
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Thanks 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.
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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. (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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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. (more…)
It’s very rare to see a dental office that boasts 10 employees with more than 20 years of experience with the same team of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, patient advocates and receptionists. At McCarl Dental Group, Spring 2016 marked three 20 year anniversaries for our team members Fran Lawrence, Christine Stovenour, and Rachel Heineman. Next time you visit, make sure to thank them for their years of dedication. Contact our dedicated dentist and team to schedule an appointment today. (more…)
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According to a recent survey of patients with dental insurance, phobia and anxiety take a back seat to funding care when it comes to keeping patients out of the dental chair. In fact, almost twice as many patients reported cancelling or avoiding dental visits due to inability to afford treatment compared to those who experience phobia. At McCarl Dental Group, your dedicated dentist and team in Millersville, MD are happy to work with each patient to create a custom treatment and financing plan that fits within their budget. Contact our team anytime with questions about financing, treatment costs, or dental insurance. (more…)
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Your 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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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Your 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. (more…)
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