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  • Five Reasons for Your Bad Breath
    Bad breath, or halitosis, is probably not a matter of life or death. But it can make you feel self-conscious and have a negative impact on your life. The majority Read more
  • Dental X-rays and Your Child
    We’re parents, so we worry. It comes with the job description! That’s why we make sure our children use toothbrushes with soft bristles and apply just the right amount of Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day
    On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who Read more
  • Are your teeth ready for the big day?
    Capturing the Moment At Total Dental Care we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the little Read more
  • Periodontal disease; I have what?!
    Our team from Total Dental Care understands the diagnosis of periodontal disease can be scary and confusing, but the good news in most cases is that it is treatable and Read more
  • Do adults need fluoride treatments?
    Many dentists and hygienists recommend fluoride treatments for their adult patients. You might ask yourself, “Do I really need a fluoride treatment? I thought those were just for my kids.” Read more
  • Choose Chocolate on Valentine's Day
    From a student handing out sweets for her classmates to an older married couple exchanging boxes of candy, Valentine’s Day is the time of year when people like to show Read more
  • February is Heart Month
    The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been Read more
  • How Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Overcome Dental Anxiety
    Sometimes people feel a tiny bit nervous when they sit in the dental chair. And sometimes it’s more than a tiny bit. If your anxiety over visiting the office leads Read more
  • Take Your Pick!
    Before electric toothbrushes, before dental floss, before fluoride rinses, in fact, before recorded history, people who cared about their dental health had one primary tool—the toothpick. Ancient bronze toothpicks, bejeweled Read more
  • How do OTC whitening treatments compare to in-office whitening?
    If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, teeth whitening may be an excellent choice for you. Many patients of the doctor suffer from darkened teeth due to Read more
  • The Link Between HPV and Oral Cancer
    Cancer has become a common word, and it seems like there is new research about it every day. We know antioxidants are important. We know some cancers are more treatable Read more
  • Make this the Year You Stop Smoking
    It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read more
  • Resolving to Eat Better in the New Year
    It’s a new year, and a resolution found on many lists is learning to be more mindful about healthy food choices. You might have set some of these goals yourself. Read more
  • Water: It’s Not Just for Brushing!
    We turn on the tap and it comes rushing out. We walk down the hall at work or school and stop at the fountain without even thinking about it. It’s Read more
  • Should Children Use Whitening Products?
    As adults, we often wish our teeth could be as white as they were when we were small children. Baby teeth have thinner and whiter enamel than adult teeth, and Read more

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