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Why Are My Teeth Gray?

March 14, 2024

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A woman before having a smile makeover

When waking up in the morning, do you try to avoid looking in the mirror because of your gray teeth? Do you sidestep conversations at work so that others won’t see your smile? Do you keep your lips tightly closed when smiling for a picture? Living with discolored teeth can take its toll on your self-esteem, leaving you to feel as if there is nothing that can be done to fix the problem. However, your pearly whites can once again be beautiful with the help of a trusted cosmetic dentist. Keep reading to learn why gray teeth develop and what you can expect when seeking effective treatment.


What Makes a Smile Beautiful: How a Cosmetic Dentist Can Help

February 9, 2024

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Bride with a beautiful smile

When looking in the mirror, do you consider your smile to be “beautiful?” If you’re like most people, you’ll probably say “no” simply because you may be your own worst critic. While researchers have compiled what are considered to be traits of a beautiful smile, you may be wondering what you can do to boost your appearance and self-confidence. Keep reading to find out how a cosmetic dentist can deliver exceptional results that will make your smile beautiful.


If I’m Young, Can I Still Receive Dentures?

January 25, 2024

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Male patient with dentures

When watching various TV shows or movies, you may notice that when it comes to a person wearing dentures, it always tends to be someone significantly older or a “senior.” This common misconception is causing many young people to believe that they are ineligible for this type of treatment. Discover why age is just a number when it comes to dentures.


The Secret to Avoiding a Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction

December 13, 2023

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patient learning how to avoid a dry socket

The removal of a tooth requires much attention and patience during recovery. The process might seem as if it takes forever, but you don’t want to attempt to hurry the healing of your extraction site. But what can you do to avoid a dry socket? Hearing about the pains this potential problem can cause, it’s essential that you do everything possible to minimize the risk. Read on to find out how to know if you have one, what you can do to treat it, and most importantly, how you can avoid one from the start.


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.

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