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Do I Need to Worry About My Root Canal Causing Cancer?

October 6, 2023

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patient undergoing oral cancer screening

When attempting to research oral health topics on the internet, you’re likely to stumble across all kinds of information. While much of it may be true, just as much (if not more) is false. One example is the notion that root canals cause cancer. How this myth got started dates back to the early 20th century, but you’re invited to keep reading to discover why you have nothing to worry about when preparing to undergo this safe, tooth-saving procedure.


Do I Need to Have My Denture Relined?

September 20, 2023

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Male patient with dentures

Dentures are not tooth replacements that last a lifetime. Instead, they have a “life span” and must be relined or replaced over time to maintain high-quality results. But how can you know if a problem exists that warrants this type of treatment? One way to know if your denture needs to be relined is to keep reading or speak to a member of your dental team to find out the signs to look for and what you can expect should you need your denture relined.


Dr. David McCarl Enters Retirement

August 10, 2023

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On August 1, 2023, Dr. David McCarl officially retired from McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice. As a trusted dentist for more than 34 years, he has delivered exceptional care and service to residents living in Millersville and its surrounding communities.


3 Reasons a Root Canal Can Be a Good Thing

June 9, 2023

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patient learning they need a root canal

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably heard plenty of mixed messages about root canals. Although this method of treatment often gets a bad rap, most dental professionals will tell you that it is actually one of the most beneficial forms of treatment you can receive. Before you start to believe what others might be saying, discover 3 reasons a root canal will prove worthwhile in the future.


To Our Patients

May 18, 2023

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To all our patients,

Many of you are learning that our family member and dental partner, Dr. David McCarl, has taken a medical leave of absence in order to deal with a treatable form of cancer.


3 Common Denture Myths Debunked

May 3, 2023

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Dental hygienist discussing oral health impact of vaping with dental patient

You’re tired of moving through life with an incomplete smile. You want to enjoy the simple tasks that come easy for everyone else – eating, chewing, speaking clearly, and even smiling. As you meet with your dentist to discuss your options, you know the benefits of dentures, as they’ve been around for centuries, but you’re also concerned about the common denture myths that exist. To give you greater peace of mind, a dentist is here to debunk three of the most prevalent ones so that you can feel more confident in your decision.


Congratulations to McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice For Being Awarded Best Dental Practice in Severna Park for 2023!

April 4, 2023

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The Severna Park Voice recently announced that the McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice in Millersville, MD, has been awarded the Best Dental Practice in Severna Park for 2023. Voted on by local residents as part of the publication’s “Best Of” contest, we invite you to spend a few minutes learning why so many thought our practice was deserving of this award.


Your Smile & Makeup: Which Colors Can Help Your Teeth Shine?

March 14, 2023

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Female patient after teeth whitening

You recently had your teeth whitened, and you’re enjoying the new look and confidence they provide. But you may be wondering which makeup will enhance your teeth to give them that stand-out appearance. With so many colors available, finding the right shades to accentuate your smile may not always be easy. Consider adding the following article to learn how to make your smile shine with the right color of makeup.


How Is My Smile Hurting My Love Life?

February 11, 2023

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happy McCarl patient

Are you preparing for Valentine’s Day? Maybe you have a special date planned or are preparing to meet someone new. No matter the situation, you hope for a successful evening. But what if you discover that your date is less than pleased with your appearance? Could it be that your smile is hurting your love life? To find out, hear from a dentist who can help you take control of your oral health and ensure a more radiant smile for the future.


5 Things You Should Never Put in Your Mouth

January 27, 2023

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dentist providing emergency dentistry

Avoiding a dental emergency may not always be easy or possible. Things happen and suddenly, you’re faced with the reality that you need to get to your local dentist’s office for help. While not all situations are preventable, there are things you can do to minimize the potential risk of a serious injury. In this article, a dentist will share 5 things you should never plan to put in your mouth if you want to avoid a serious dental emergency.

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