222019Nov
Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

TKDDS will be closed the following days during the Holidays in November, December, and into the New Year. Thursday November 28th Friday November 29th Tuesday December 24th Wednesday December 25th Thursday December 26th Friday December 27th Monday December 30th Wednesday January 1st In case of a medical emergency, please call 911. If you experience a dental emergency while we are away, please call Now Care Dental at 612-200-2320 or The Dental Emergency Room at 612-800-8008. We will respond to emails and voice messages on the next scheduled business day. TKDDS wishes you a wonderful Holiday Season!

Read More
182019Oct
MLK Kids Day!

MLK Kids Day!

Monday, January 20th we are opening our clinic to support the oral health of our TKDDS kids! If you would like your child to be seen this day for a dental cleaning and check-up, please call (952)956-6700 *We anticipate this day will fill up quickly* We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces!

Read More
222019Aug
Dangers of amalgams make headlines!

Dangers of amalgams make headlines!

The controversy regarding health risks with dental mercury amalgam fillings is in the headlines once again! A recently published article in Dr. Bicuspid, a renowned dental website, discussed the dangers of mercury exposure during the removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings. Click below to see the article: https://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=324834 This article highlights a study published in the Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology (July 17, 2019) which found mercury exposure during amalgam filling removal to be up to seven times higher than safety limits set by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as well as the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (AOHS). Dr Kaur and Dr Laabs understand the health risks associated with dental mercury amalgam fillings and do not place any mercury amalgam fillings. Our doctors have specialized training in safe amalgam mercury filling removal and follow very strict protocols. At TKDDS, our doctors are SMART CERTIFIED…

Read More
252019Jun
Lasers for oral health benefits

Lasers for oral health benefits

Lasers are invaluable tools at TKDDS. The proper use of laser treatment during your dental cleanings and dental procedures promotes precision dental medicine as laser treatment is less invasive, more localized, and leads to faster healing time with less discomfort.  Ask us how YOU might benefit from a laser treatment at your next cleaning appointment, we look forward to seeing you soon! For more information please see our website: https://www.tarakaurdds.com/holisitic-periodontal-therapy/lasers-for-oral-health/

Read More
92019May
Introducing Jazzy Smiles!

Introducing Jazzy Smiles!

We are excited to announce our TKDDS Jazzy Smiles Toothpaste Kits! Making a high quality, natural toothpaste at home can be simple and fun. A Jazzy Smiles toothpaste kit contains everything you need to keep your smile healthy and bright. The kit reduces environmental packaging waste and can be a fun creative project for the kids. The recipe we have created contains many wonderful properties which help support the teeth, gums, and overall immune system. Jazzy Smiles All-Natural Toothpaste has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being an astringent, providing immune support, and helping to re-mineralize the teeth. For a list of the ingredients, please click here: https://www.tarakaurdds.com/homemade-toothpaste-recipe/ All profits from Jazzy Smiles purchases will be donated to: PATHWAYS- A HEALING CENTER Pathways’ mission is to provide free holistic healing services and resources for people with life-threatening and/or chronic illness. The services provided by Pathways are available…

Read More
282019Mar
What’s all the fuss about Probiotics?

What’s all the fuss about Probiotics?

Our bodies rely on a healthy balance of bacteria to function optimally.  The health of the whole body depends upon a balanced microbiome (beneficial bacteria).  Our weight, mood, digestion, skin, gum tissues, joints, brain, immune system, heart health, and more are affected by the health of the microbiome. There are many modern-day effects that are causing disruption in maintaining a healthy microbiome.  Sugary foods, processed foods, antibiotics, medications, environmental toxins, and stress all have negative consequences on our microbiome which may affect not only our gut health, but also our oral health. At TKDDS we offer a full line of Oral Probiotics for Adults and Children.  Oral probiotic strains differ from gut probiotics in that they colonize the mouth more easily and are meant to reside on the gum tissue, tongue, tonsils, ear, nose, and throat. At TKDDS, we offer Hyperbiotics Oral Probiotic products.  Hyperbiotics chewable tablets and toothpaste are…

Read More
72019Feb
3D Imaging and CBCT and Cone Beams – OH MY!

3D Imaging and CBCT and Cone Beams – OH MY!

There has been A LOT of interest lately in dental 3D imaging (technically known as Cone-Beam Computerized Tomography or CBCT)- especially regarding its use in evaluating root canal teeth and areas in the bone where teeth have been removed.  Below are some answers to the most commonly asked questions from our TKDDS community of patients.  We hope it is helpful and we WELCOME you into this important conversation! What is a Cone Beam (CBCT)? Cone-beam computed tomography systems (CBCT) are a variation of a CT Scan.  The data collected by the scan is used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of specific regions of the patient’s teeth, ligaments, nerve canals, sinuses, upper and lower jaw bone. What are the benefits? CBCT offers a three-dimensional image vs. a two-dimensional image, like the digital x-rays taken in our office.  The CBCT allows for more visual detail and can be utilized in determining…

Read More
42019Feb
Something To Smile About!

Something To Smile About!

The TKDDS Holistic Hygiene Team is in a class all by itself. We are not your average “one size fits all” office for regular Hygiene visits and here is why!  Individualized Patient Care – We take patient care and health to another level by valuing exactly where you are on your personal health journey and serving as advocates for your well-being. We provide customized homecare programs aligned with your specific values and needs. Personalized Patient Care – The TKDDS Team cares about YOU! We take time to develop trust and relationship. We listen and help you make decisions regarding your health and wellness that are in alignment with YOUR values. YOU are important to us and think of each of our patients individually as family and collectively as a community. Holistic Knowledge – Together our team has decades of experience in holistic knowledge and wellness care.  We serve our amazing community of patients by…

Read More
292019Jan
TKDDS will be closed this Wednesday

TKDDS will be closed this Wednesday

We want to be sure that our patients and staff are safe and due to the upcoming weather we will be closed this Wednesday, January 30th.   In case of a medical emergency, please call 911. If you experience a dental emergency while we are away, please call Now Care Dental at 612-200-2320 or The Dental Emergency Room at 612-800-8008. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, January 31st. Be safe and warm!

Read More
162019Jan
Propolis – Bee’s are amazing!

Propolis – Bee’s are amazing!

Thinking Spring as it starts to get colder.  I am excited to start seeing these lovely guys out and about! Did you know that honey isn’t the only thing that bees make? They also produce a compound called Propolis that comes from the sap on needle-leaved trees or evergreens. When the sap is combined with their own discharges and beeswax, it creates a sticky, greenish-brown product that is used as a coating to build their hives. This is Propolis. Ancient civilizations have used Propolis for treating abscesses, fighting infections, helping the healing processes, and Egyptians even used to it embalm mummies. The composition of Propolis varies depending on the location of the bees and what types of trees and flowers they have access to, making it hard for researchers to come to general conclusions of the health benefits. But researchers have identified more than 300 compounds in Propolis, with the…

Read More