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  • Ways to Prevent Oral Cancer
    According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, this form of cancer kills roughly one person an hour, every 24 hours. This means that nearly 10,000 people will die this year from Read more
  • In the Pink
    Our gums cover and protect the sensitive roots of our teeth and the bone around them. While we often think of gum tissue as a rosy shade of pink, that’s Read more
  • The Start of Valentine’s Day
    Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been said to originate with a Catholic priest named Valentine several thousand year ago. Valentine defied the emperor at the time Read more
  • Something To Chew On
    Chewing gum can be a sticky problem. We’re not talking about etiquette, or nutrition, or how to get rid of the darned stuff when you don’t have a trash container Read more
  • Care for Your Dentures
    Just like natural teeth, the doctor will tell you that dentures have a tendency to get coated with plaque, which is a sticky, transparent film that attracts food and bacteria. Read more
  • Common Wisdom Teeth Problems
    Have you ever wondered why people have wisdom teeth? These are a third set of molars that come in behind the rest of all your other teeth, usually during early Read more
  • Dental X-Ray Safety
    It's easy to be skeptical about X-rays whether we speak of a full-body X-ray or a dental X-ray. Radiation is radiation. It's vital to know all the facts before judging Read more
  • Teeth Grinding
    If you are waking up with jaw pain, tension headaches, or facial pain, you may be suffering from a condition known as bruxism. This means you could be grinding or Read more
  • Going Green for the New Year
    Does your list of New Year’s resolutions for the coming months include reducing your ecological footprint? If so, let’s ring in the year with some basic—and some innovative—dental ideas to Read more
  • A Brighter Smile for the New Year
    The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start for you and your smile. At Total Dental Care, a brighter smile is quick and easy! Given Read more
  • Sealants: What are they and how do they help?
    Molars are made up of canyons, caves, pits, and seemingly endless caverns that are a breeding ground for decay. The protective solution is a sealant. When done correctly, a sealant Read more
  • Is periodontal disease contagious?
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and over suffer from some form of gum disease. Caused by plaque buildup, gum disease is Read more
  • The Best Brush of the Day
    Imagine that you’re only going to brush your teeth once tomorrow. Don’t worry, we know you would never skimp on your dental hygiene like that, but let’s just pretend for Read more
  • How do I clean my baby’s teeth?
    Creating good dental hygiene habits early in your child’s life is essential to the health of his or her teeth, even when your infant doesn’t have any. By starting now, Read more
  • Thanksgiving Trivia
    At Total Dental Care we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, the doctor wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a bit smarter Read more
  • Germs living on my toothbrush? Say it ain’t so!
    You may have heard talk about the germs that can reside on your toothbrush and thought, “really?” It’s true—there are several kinds of bacteria that can lurk on the bristles of Read more

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