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Dr. Jay McCarl and Team Give Back to Ukraine

May 2, 2022

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Dr. Jay McCarl and team in Poland

If you’re like most people, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has stirred personal emotion. With every news report, you begin to wonder what you can do to assist in the effort to provide comfort and reassurance to the Ukrainian people. Dr. Jay McCarl and his team felt the same way, which is why from April 23-20, he and three team members traveled to Warsaw, Poland, to provide voluntary dental care to refugees. Read more of their story below.


Is It Necessary to Keep a Dental Appointment if a Toothache Fades?

April 8, 2022

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Dentist at McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice

A toothache can be a troublesome and inconvenient situation. They often occur at the most inopportune times, and they can be caused by an array of issues ranging from tooth decay to sinus congestion. Initially, you might assume making a dental appointment to have it checked is the right thing to do, but what if it fades away on its own? This article will focus on the reasons you should plan to keep your appointment and what potential problems can still exist.


Guided Dental Implant Surgery 101: Knowing the Basics

March 22, 2022

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guided dental implant surgery

When opting for dental implants in Millersville, MD, it’s important you find a skilled dentist who can ensure the success of your new teeth. At McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice, their team can readily accomplish this by using guided dental implant surgery, which allows for an easier and more comfortable process. Read on to discover how it works and why it is becoming increasingly popular among dentists who provide dental implant placement.


Why You Shouldn’t Let COVID-19 Keep You From Seeing Your Dentist

February 8, 2022

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Dentist at McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice

It’s natural to be concerned about the continued spread of COVID-19, but you will find that if you avoid the dentist’s office during this time, you may be faced with more serious, extensive, and costly dental issues. Dentists throughout the United States have implemented advanced safety protocols to keep you and your families safe. If you want to reduce your risk of spending more money and time fixing problems that arise during the pandemic, read on to learn why you should visit your dentist in Millersville now instead of waiting until later.


3 Ways to Keep Your Oral Health Intact While Undergoing Chemotherapy

January 14, 2022

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patient undergoing oral cancer screening

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is hard enough. Once you add in chemotherapy and the effects it can have on your physical, mental, and emotional health, you may feel as if you’re completely drained. While you may be focused on the toll it can take on your body, you might not realize it also increases your risk for many of the most common oral health problems. To help you remain better equipped to preserve your teeth and gums during this time, here are three tips to keep in mind as you fight this courageous battle.


3 Tips to Combat Winter Mouth Issues

December 14, 2021

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McCarl Dental Group at Shipley's Choice patient

As temperatures continue to drop, you may be looking for safe and effective solutions designed to curb winter mouth issues. Sensitivity, dry mouth, and even cracked lips can keep you feeling run down or self-conscious about your appearance but fortunately, there are ways to mitigate these problems and avoid more serious and costly treatment. To help you through this time of year, here are three tips you can use to combat the effects of colder temperatures on your smile.


6 Reasons You’re Suddenly Getting Cavities

November 12, 2021

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Dental hygienist at McCarl Dental Group at Shipley's Choice

If you are diligent with your morning and nighttime oral hygiene routine, you may be wondering why you’re suddenly developing cavities. This can be quite concerning if you’ve never been prone to them before, and you may find yourself wracking your brain to determine the underlying cause. To help you more closely identify the potential problem, a dentist in Millersville, MD shares six reasons you may suddenly begin to develop dental caries and why prevention is key.


How Can I Better Protect My Tooth Enamel?

September 16, 2021

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Dental hygienist and patient

Whether you know much about the anatomy of a tooth or not, you’ve likely heard your dentist refer to the outer layer of the structure as enamel. This strong substance is a barrier between your teeth and harmful particles that attempt to penetrate and cause cavities. Unfortunately, it is not indestructible, which makes it even more important that you take proper care of your teeth early on. Read on to learn why enamel wear matters, what can cause it, and what you can do to prevent it.


Which Medications Can Lead to Dental Decay?

August 8, 2021

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Dr. David McCarl with patient

With many researchers now stating there is a close connection between oral health and overall health, it should come as no surprise that dental decay can form as a result of problems that occur in your gut, heart, brain, and other areas. If you’re taking prescription or over-the-counter medications for treatment, these, too, can negatively impact the look and health of your smile. While you may be unable to change or eliminate your medicines, read on to discover what you can do to prevent worsening dental problems.


Congratulations to The McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice Who Was Recently Honored as a Winner of the Best Dentist of Anne Arundel County

July 10, 2021

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Graphic that details the Best of Anne Arundel Winner

The Capital Gazette recently named The McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice the best Dentist of Anne Arundel County in 2021. More than 12,000 residents cast their vote to recognize outstanding businesses for their commitment to the field and communities. This is the eighth time our dentists have been voted Best of Anne Arundel County winners. If you’d like to learn more about why we were voted one of the best practices for dental care, our team is here to explain.

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