Posts for category: Oral Health

By Eldersburg Dental
February 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Find out why visiting your dentist twice a year is crucial for healthy teeth and gums

Okay, be honest. When was the last time you visited the dentist? If it’s been more than six months, then it’s time to get those teeth cleaned. We know that you’re caring for your smile each and every day but it’s still important that you visit our Eldersburg, MD, family dentists Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo and Dr. Jun Park twice a year, especially if you are prone to cavities and other dental issues.

It doesn’t take long for plaque to form

While we know that you are certainly doing your best to keep your teeth clean on your own, professional dental cleanings from our Eldersburg, MD, family dentists can ensure that any plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) are removed from your teeth. If plaque is left on teeth this can lead to cavities and gum disease. By coming in twice a year for professional deep cleanings we can reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease by simply removing plaque and tartar buildup.

Spot dental problems early

While you may not notice the early warning signs of gum disease or decay, our dental team is trained to spot these problems early on when they are much easier to treat. In fact, if decay is caught early enough it may even be reversed through dietary changes and by recommending specialty dental products that can help re-mineralize your tooth enamel.

Know the risk

It’s important to recognize that certain factors play a major role as to whether or not you could be more at risk for cavities and gum disease. It’s important to take those factors into account. Some of these factors include,

  • Having certain chronic health problems such as diabetes
  • Dealing with dry mouth
  • Eating a high-sugar, high-starch diet
  • Not flossing every day
  • Not brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Not getting enough fluoride through drinking water and/or toothpaste
  • Wearing braces
  • Having dental work such as dentures that may require regular adjustments
  • Early cavities (which your dentist will need to continually monitor)

Are you looking for a family dentist here in Eldersburg, MD, who can provide you and your family with the routine teeth cleanings and exams they need to maintain healthy smiles? If so, the team at Eldersburg Dental Group is here for you. Give us a call today at (410) 795-8040 to schedule cleanings for the whole family.

By Eldersburg Dental
February 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

What would you do for a perfectly straight smile? If you find yourself wishing you could have gotten braces when you were a child you may think that it’s too late to deal with crooked, misaligned teeth. This is simply not true. Our Eldersburg, MD, family dentists Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo and Dr. Jun Park are making it possible for patients of all ages to get a straight smile with the help of a subtle, nearly invisible system known as Invisalign. Here’s what you should know about this popular orthodontic alternative.

Invisalign Treats Many Dental Issues

Yes, Invisalign has all the same capabilities as traditional braces for giving you a perfectly symmetrical and beautiful smile. The only difference is that this orthodontic system has replaced the traditional brackets and wires with a set of clear aligners that fit over your teeth like whitening trays. Our Eldersburg, MD, dentist has used Invisalign to treat,

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Crookedness
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowding

You’re Never too Old for Invisalign

Invisalign is great because it allows our older patients to still be able to get the smiles they want without having to worry about others noticing their braces. Invisalign offers a more discreet and intimate orthodontic treatment for our older teen and adult patients so they can still feel confident speaking up in class or leading a presentation at work. It’s never too late to get the smile you want, and our dental team can easily determine whether Invisalign is right for you during a simple in-office consultation.

Invisalign Fits into Your Lifestyle

We know that many people don’t want to deal with the stress of changing their everyday routine around to accommodate their orthodontic treatment. The good news is that you don’t have to with Invisalign. Since these invisible trays are removable this means that you can simply remove them and eat, drink, brush and floss like you normally would without having to worry about your braces.

Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign and whether it’s right for you? If so, our Eldersburg, MD, dentists would be happy to sit down with you to determine if you’re an ideal candidate. Call Eldersburg Dental Group at (410) 795-8040 today.

By Eldersburg Dental
January 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry.

You have that dream smile you've been wishing for, and whether you're only a few shades of white away from achieving, to a few imperfections, or are even dreaming of a complete smile makeover, cosmetic dentistry can help. Your Eldersburg, MD, professionals can help get you closer to your dream. Just contact Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo, Dr. Alexander Cho, and Dr. Jun Park of Eldersburg Dental Group to find out what they can do for you.

Bonding and Cosmetic Fillings

Teeth can become chipped or worn and it can be especially distracting if it's the front teeth that are damaged. You may not need a crown in order to correct it. Your dentist may be able to restore your tooth's appearance using a resin compound that is bonded to your tooth and then reshaped.

This same compound can also be used as an alternative to amalgam fillings as they can blend in with your tooth's natural color.


If you have teeth that are crowded or suffer from a problem with your bite, instead of braces your doctor may recommend invisible aligners from Invisalign. Beyond being less noticeable than traditional braces, they also do not have a long list of special cleaning methods or a limited diet. You take off the aligners to eat and to clean your teeth, so the impact on your daily life is minimal and you'll be glad about the results.


For a full smile makeover, you can't go wrong with porcelain veneers. They can address a number of concerns with your smile in one single treatment. Veneers are thin but very durable caps that are bonded to your teeth to give you a completely new smile you'll be proud to show off.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Eldersburg, MD

Sometimes all you need or want is a brighter whiter smile and your dentist's office is your best recourse. A professional teeth whitening procedure will always have better and faster, and safer, results than over-the-counter products. However, it is that you wish to improve your smile don't delay in making an appointment. Call Dr. Ocampo, Dr. Cho, and Dr. Park of Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, by dialing (410) 795-8040.

By Eldersburg Dental
December 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentures  

Say goodbye to tooth loss when you say hello to dentures.

Nowadays, replacing missing teeth in adults really isn’t that difficult, as there are many different options that cater to everyone’s unique needs and goals. If you are curious about dentures, our Eldersburg, MD, dentists Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo, Dr. Alexander Cho, and Dr. Jun Park provide patients with incredibly durable and lifelike dentures that can last for years.

Wondering if you are right for dentures? Here’s what you should know about these popular oral prosthetics,

What are dentures?

Dentures are a prosthetic appliance consisting of a set of false teeth that sit on top of an acrylic base made to resemble gum tissue. Dentures can be used to replace several missing teeth or to replace an entire row of teeth. The most common types of dentures that we offer to our Eldersburg, MD, patients include,

  • Complete dentures: if you are missing an entire row of teeth then complete dentures will be able to replace these teeth
  • Partial dentures: if you are missing several teeth but still have some healthy, natural teeth left, then partial dentures can fill these gaps in your smile with strong, durable teeth
  • Immediate dentures: these temporary dentures are placed immediately after a tooth extraction, so you never have to be without teeth while your gums heal from the extraction
  • Implant-supported dentures: dental implants can be placed within the jawbone to help stabilize your complete dentures to prevent them from moving or shifting around when chewing or talking.

Am I a good candidate for dentures?

If you are missing several or all of your teeth then you could very well be an ideal candidate for dentures. Dentures can help you regain your smile. Other things to keep in mind include,

  • Adjustment period: As with any new dental restoration, it will take time to get used to your dentures. The more often you wear them the easier it will be to get comfortable speaking and chewing with your new teeth.
  • Treatment process: If you are looking to get new teeth quickly without having to spend months coming back and forth into our office then dentures can offer you the fast results you want. While dentures are custom-made, it only takes a couple of weeks to craft your dentures and fit them.
  • Budget: We know that financial constraints can often keep people from getting the dental care they need and that’s the last thing we want. Dentures offer an incredibly cost-effective way to replace missing teeth so you can stay on budget but still get the restorative dentistry you need.

Are you currently missing one or more teeth? Are you interested in getting dentures from our Eldersburg, MD, dental team? If so, it’s time to call Eldersburg Dental Group at (410) 795-8040 to find out if you are a good candidate for dentures.

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.

Eldersburg Dental Group
1020 Liberty Rd. Suite 100
Eldersburg, MD 21784