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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.


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.


Meet Millersville Dermatologist, Dr. Lesley Sutherland

December 9, 2022

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Ashley and Dr. Lesley Sutherland

Patients who are in the market for optimal oral healthcare, as well as state-of-the-art skincare, can appreciate the temporary arrangement McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice has made. We invite you to welcome Dr. Lesley Sutherland, a local dermatologist in the area, who will be sharing our Millersville dental office while she and fellow doctor, Dr. Stephanie Clements, wait for their new office to be completed.


Will My Teeth Become Sensitive Because of Veneers?

November 15, 2022

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Woman smiling with veneers

Whether you are still contemplating the idea of getting veneers or you’ve already made your decision to transform your smile with these customized restorations, it’s important that you fully understand what you can expect. Many patients wonder after receiving veneers if their teeth will be sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages. Because this is a common question and concern, a local dentist is here to share the facts so that you are better prepared for life after veneers.


Will Recessed Gums Grow Back?

September 6, 2022

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Patient after gum disease treatment

Gum tissue recession, a common side effect of periodontal disease, can be detrimental to your oral health, leave you at greater risk for whole-body health concerns linked to gum disease, and negatively impact your appearance. After treating conditions that lead to soft tissue recession, most people have just one question, “Will recessed gums grow back?” In this blog, our team provides both a brief and more thorough explanation while also discussing how this issue is addressed in our Millersville dental office.


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.

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