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Chipped Teeth: Which Foods to Avoid

August 17, 2022

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Patient examining chipped tooth

If spending your weekend visiting the emergency dentist’s office because of a serious injury is not how you envision devoting your time, it’s important that you consider what you can do to minimize your risk of accidentally damaging your pearly whites. There are several foods that can chip teeth, and if you don’t pay attention, you can be left with an incomplete tooth that requires restorative or cosmetic care. This article will discuss the dangers of a chipped tooth and which foods you should avoid to prevent damaging your smile.


3 Tips for Handling a Lodged Object Between Your Teeth

August 4, 2022

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Having an object stuck between your teeth can be frustrating and extremely bothersome. Knowing how to handle the situation, however, requires recognizing which tools are safe to use and effective at removing the lodged object. Even if you’re preparing to visit your dentist for assistance, there are three things you can do at home to better manage any discomfort and avoid additional harm.


How to Handle a Loose Dental Implant

July 20, 2022

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patient after loose tooth treatment

Dental implant placement has a high success rate of around 95%. This makes it one of the most popular and worthwhile forms of tooth replacement. Because they are known for their stability and longevity, millions of Americans are currently enjoying life with a newer, permanent smile. But there is a slight chance that a problem can occur, resulting in a loose dental implant or failure altogether. Should this happen to you, discover what might be the cause as well as what you can expect from your dentist when it comes to saving your smile.


How Therapy Dogs Help to Ease Anxiety

June 5, 2022

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patient holding therapy dog

Different things put different people at ease.  For some, it is calm music, meditation, or a comforting hand to hold. For many, it is the sight and feel of a loving four-legged friend.


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.

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