Ancient humans used crude tools to clean their teeth, ate a coarse diet, and ended up fully or partially without teeth within a few decades of life. Through the ages, people have gotten better at caring for their smiles, and today, the rate of tooth loss has significantly decreased. However, the consumption of diets higher in sugary and acidic foods have caused a noted increase in cavities. In order to properly care for your teeth and keep your smile cavity free, you’ll need to know more about how cavities form. (more…)
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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When you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, oral health is likely the furthest thing from your mind. However, this systemic disease does significantly impact both your oral and whole body health. Treatments for cancer like chemotherapy and radiation can also increase risk for oral health complications. Caring for your teeth and gums in our dental office and at home can ensure your smile remains whole and healthy, but it will also help prevent an oral infection from delaying your cancer treatment. Keep reading to learn more about the impact cancer and its treatments can have on your oral health. (more…)
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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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In this fun and informative video, Dr. Clayton McCarl explains the ins and outs of the smile makeover process at McCarl Dental Group. If you’re a patient interested in a smile makeover from our skilled dentists and team, you probably already know that we take the time to do things right. When it comes to smile makeovers that means we answer your questions, lay out all the options, and provide only high quality materials and treatments. If you’re interested in transforming the look, feel, or function of your smile, schedule a smile makeover consultation at our Greenbelt or Millersville, Maryland dental office to get started today. (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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In this video, Dr. Clayton McCarl describes one of many cosmetic dental solutions, porcelain veneers, and helps patients understand when this treatment is appropriate to help achieve the desired smile appearance. If you’ve ever considered porcelain veneers or there’s something about your smile you dislike, our team will be happy to discuss a range cosmetic solutions and help you find the option that best achieves your desired results. Contact our caring cosmetic dentist serving Greenbelt, MD residents to schedule a consultation to explore porcelain veneers and your other cosmetic dentistry options. (more…)
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Has a dentist recommended that you have a dental crown placed? Crowns are some of the most frequently used restorations in the dental field, and they allow us to repair, strengthen, protect, and even replace teeth. However, may patients aren’t 100% sure what a crown is or how it’s placed. Watch our video to hear from one of our Greenbelt dentists, Dr. Richard Duarte, explain the ins and outs of dental crown restorations, and keep reading to find out more. (more…)
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If you or a loved one has ever experienced a dental emergency, you know how stressful, painful, and frightening it can be. Many dental offices are only available to help their patients during preplanned, scheduled appointments, but at McCarl Dental Group, we’re here whenever our patients need us most. As Dr. Clayton McCarl outlines in this video, we provide cell phone numbers for our patients, and are available to talk whenever patients need us most. Whether you’re experiencing complications from an advanced dentistry procedure or you chipped your tooth the night before a special event, our team will be happy to help. Contact us right away, and we’ll do our utmost to provide same day dental treatments. (more…)
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