It’s that time of the year again. Dental cleaning time!

If it’s been more than six months since your last teeth cleaning, then it’s time to get a professional cleaning. Our Eldersburg, MD, dentists Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo, Dr. Alexander Cho, and Dr. Jun Park provide comprehensive dental care to families living in and around Eldersburg, MD, offering everything from teeth cleanings and whitening to braces and implants.

What are the benefits of teeth cleaning?

Need several reasons why you shouldn’t skip out on your routine dental appointments? Here are some of the benefits of turning to our Eldersburg, MD, dentists for regular teeth cleanings and checkups:

  • Freshens breath
  • Removes surface stains for a whiter smile
  • Removes plaque and tartar buildup
  • Prevents dental problems such as cavities and gum disease
  • Catches problems early when they are easier to treat
  • Educates patients on how to properly care for their smiles
  • Provides other preventive treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatment, or mouthguards
  • Improves your overall health
  • Can prevent tooth loss
  • Can save you time and money (and unnecessary dental procedures)
  • Can catch oral cancer early

When should I come in for routine cleanings?

Every individual can benefit from visiting their dentist at least twice a year (every six months) for cleanings and exams. Children should start visiting the dentist by the time they turn one year old and, from there on out, should come in as regularly as adults do for checkups. If you or your child is at an increased risk for cavities, gum disease, or other issues, then you may benefit from coming in every 3-4 months. Talk to your dentist about how often you should come in for dental cleanings.

Could I benefit from teeth whitening?

If you’re coming in for regular dental cleanings, then you may be surprised to discover that your teeth always look vibrant and fresh. That’s because our dental hygienists have the tools and techniques to remove those surface stains; however, these cleanings can only remove superficial stains, they can’t change the color of your teeth. If you are looking for a whiter smile, then talk to our dental team about professional teeth whitening.

If you need to schedule professional teeth cleaning or you want to discuss teeth whitening or other cosmetic treatments with our Eldersburg, MD, dental team then call Eldersburg Dental Group at (410) 795-8040 to schedule with Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo, Dr. Alexander Cho, and Dr. Jun Park.

By Eldersburg Dental
June 22, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

The allure of a beautiful smile has captivated people with Hollywood's movies. Whether it's Brad Pitt or Ann Hathaway, those million-dollar smiles are what we want. Family dentists, Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo and Dr. Jun Park, provide their Eldersburg, MD, patients with several procedures to give them the smile they want, but one of the best treatment options is probably the dental implant.

What's a dental implant?

A dental implant is a synthetic oral appliance that mimics a natural tooth to replace teeth. Your family dentist inserts the dental implant's post into the jawbone and allows it to fuse with the rest of your bone for several months. During this frame of time you're given a temporary crown and visit your dentist regularly to ensure all is going according to plan. After the implant has bonded, the dentist will insert a screw in the post and fasten a crown (the only visible part of the whole dental implant).

Why should I restore my teeth with a dental implant?

A dental implant is advantageous in so many ways and can help make life easier.

  • Dental implants restore a person's teeth cosmetically and structurally because it replaces missing teeth and reinforces the jawbone.
  • Implants are used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth, if need be.
  • They can last a lifetime and have a 95% success rate, which is hight compared to other procedures.
  • They are used in other procedures, or aid other oral appliances, like bridges.
  • Dental implants restore functions like speech and are comfortable in that they don't slip out while eating or speaking.

Do you need a consultation?

Getting a dental implant is a smart investment. If you would like to learn more or would like to schedule an appointment with your family dentist, Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo and Dr. Jun Park, don't hesitate to call (410) 795-8040 today.

By Eldersburg Dental
May 22, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Veneers  

Veneers can assist with obtaining the smile you’ve always wanted. To have veneers installed, visit your board-certified dentists, Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo and Dr. Jun Park in Eldersburg, MD.


Many of the over-the-counter products available to consumers contain lower concentrations of the active ingredient peroxide, which means less opportunity for error during application.

Due to the lower concentration, some stains can not be treated with an at-home brightening kit. A higher concentration can be too harsh on teeth and gums. In these cases, veneers are a great cosmetic dentistry option for patients attempting to whiten their smile.

Veneers are thin pieces of material that are placed on top of the tooth to correct cosmetic flaws. They are helpful for covering deeper stains on the teeth that can not be removed.

Installing your veneers

Your Eldersburg dentist will place the veneers over your teeth, instantly improving your smile. If you have dental decay and other concerns, you will have to work with your dentist to solve these first before getting veneers installed.

Healthy teeth and gums have the best chance with the successful installation of veneers. Veneers can last for up to 15 years if maintained properly.

How do I know veneers are right for me?

Veneers may be the right cosmetic dentistry option for you if you have the following:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Crooked teeth

If you think that getting porcelain veneers in Eldersburg, MD may be the best option for you, contact us. We can explore solutions to your teeth whitening concerns with you. To learn more, call 410-795-8040 today to schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment with Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo or Dr. Jun Park.

By Eldersburg Dental
March 26, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentist  

There are many benefits to turning to a family dentist for oral care.

If your family is currently looking for a dentist then you’re probably researching doctors in the area. Perhaps you even found our Eldersburg, MD, family dentists Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo, Dr. Alexander Cho and Dr. Jun Park and you’re wondering, “what is a family dentist and what can they do for me?"

Well, family dentistry refers to oral care that addresses a patient at any stage during their lifetime, regardless of age. This means that family dentists such as our dental team here in Eldersburg, MD, have the proper training to be able to treat patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. We know exactly how to address any and all issues you may face to provide you with the right treatment. So, as you might imagine, turning to a family dentist has some major perks. Some of these perks include,

Long-standing rapport and trust

When it comes to getting medical care you always want to be able to trust your physician, and the best way to do that is by establishing rapport. This means finding a family dentist in the Eldersburg, MD, area that you and your family feel comfortable, happy and at ease with.

Establishing rapport means that you fully trust your dentist and the serves they offer to reduce any anxiety and concern you might have. This is particularly important for patients that have dental phobias or bad experiences in the past. Patients who are particularly stressed out about dental procedures can also talk to us about sedation dentistry to help calm those nerves.

Full-service care

Every member of your family can also turn to a family dentist for care, and the best part is that you can never outgrow a family dentist. It can be challenging to switch dentists especially one that your child has gotten used to all their lives. By turning to a family dentist, you never have to see another dentist again and your entire family will also get the proper care they need right here in our office.

Save time and money

We also know just how valuable your time is. Now that you aren’t rushing the kids to one dentist while taking yourself to another you’ve definitely save yourself some time (and stress). Plus, when you have a dentist that you trust you’re also more likely to keep up with your routine checkups.

These cleanings and checkups ensure that your entire family maintains healthy smiles and that if there is a problem it’s found and treated early. Getting these quick, painless checkups twice a year could save you in dental treatment in the future.

If you are living in the Eldersburg, MD, area and looking for a family dentist who can tend to your family’s dental needs then turn to Eldersburg Dental Group for cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and more. Call us at (410) 795-8040 to schedule appointments for the whole family.

By Eldersburg Dental
February 21, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

If you have damaged teeth, it might be possible to restore them with dental crowns. Teeth that are too worn down or weak to perform regular biting and chewing functions without extreme sensitivity or discomfort can be made strong again. Dental crowns provide a strong, new exterior for damaged teeth. Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo, Dr. Alexander Cho, or Dr. Jun Park, the family dentists at Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, can restore your damaged teeth with dental crowns.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are hollow covers or caps that fit over damaged teeth to strengthen those teeth and protect them against sustaining further damage. Once a dental crown is placed over a tooth, that tooth will be completely encapsulated so only the crown will be visible. Since dental crowns are made to look just like natural teeth, they blend right in with the rest of your smile. One of the experienced family dentists at our office in Eldersburg, MD, can have custom dental crowns created for you.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer several benefits. A primary benefit is the restoration of damaged teeth that have not been able to function properly because they are too worn down or weak to bite and chew food. Other notable benefits include:

  • Making damaged teeth stronger
  • Protecting against additional damage
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions
  • Completely natural-looking
  • Customized for a perfect fit
  • Concealing cosmetic issues

In addition to strengthening, protecting, and restoring damaged teeth, a significant benefit or advantage of dental crowns is that they are custom made. The size, shape, and color of each crown is customized for the specific tooth it is restoring. Customization allows for the best possible fit and most natural look.

Another exciting benefit of dental crowns is that they can enhance your smile by concealing cosmetic issues. For instance, the appearance of teeth that are cracked, chipped, stained, or discolored can be dramatically improved when a custom dental crown is placed over each one. One of our knowledgeable family dentists can discuss the many ways dental crowns can benefit your teeth.

Let us help you restore your damaged teeth by fitting you for custom dental crowns. Once those damaged teeth are restored, you will be able to resume normal biting and chewing functions. To learn more about how dental crowns can benefit you, speak with one of the skilled family dentists at our office in Eldersburg, MD. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ocampo, Dr. Cho, or Dr. Park, call Eldersburg Dental Group at (410) 795-8040.

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Eldersburg, MD 21784