112020May
We are so happy!

We are so happy!

We are so excited to be opening our doors again! TKDDS will be reopening our doors on 5/19.  We have been busy behind the scenes getting prepared as there are many new regulations and rules. Please note that the new clinic hours will be Tuesday – Friday from 9-5. Anyone with a scheduled appointment before we open will be receiving a call to reschedule. Please be patient with our response times as we are experiencing an overwhelming demand. Can not wait to see everyone!

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132020Apr
The Latest News for You

The Latest News for You

Hello TKDDS Family, we hope you are all staying HEALTHY and WELL during these crazy times! Due to Governor Walz extending the Peacetime Emergency, we will be re-opening our dental clinic sometime after May 4th, 2020. If you have an appointment scheduled between now and then, please know we will reach out to you personally to get this appointment rescheduled. Should you encounter a dental emergency while our clinic is closed, please contact one of the Emergency Dental Clinics listed below:  Oral Surgery Care, Dr. Brent Florine; 651-688-8592, www.oralsurgerycare.com Dakota Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; 651-315-8826, www.dakotavalley-oms.com Emergency Dental Care USA; 651-778-9911, www.emergencydental.com  

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252020Mar
Important TKDDS Office Update

Important TKDDS Office Update

Due to the mandate ordered by Governor Walz, TKDDS is closing our doors until the Peacetime Emergency has been lifted. It is our hope we will re-open on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020. If this date should change, we will keep you updated via facebook, email, and our website www.tarakaurdds.com IF YOU EXPERIENCE A DENTAL EMERGENCY WHILE OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED: Leave a voice message on our office line (952)956-6700 and we will follow up Seek out one of the following emergency dental clinics for emergency care Oral Surgery Care, Dr. Brent Florine (651)688-8592 www.oralsurgerycare.com Dakota Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (651)315-8826 www.dakotavalley-oms.com Emergency Dental Care USA (651)778-9911 www.emergencydental.com We look forward to seeing your beautiful smile soon! -Team TKDDS A message from Dr. Kaur: Greetings and love I send to you. These times we currently find ourselves swirling around in are truly extraordinary. And while I find it difficult to put words…

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242020Jan
Welcome Dr. Karl Petersen!

Welcome Dr. Karl Petersen!

A new year and a new decade brings in exciting growth at TKDDS! I am thrilled to announce Dr. Karl Petersen, DDS has joined our dental practice. Dr. Petersen and I have collaborated for several years through speaking engagements and integrative mutual patient care. I have referred many of you to him for surgical procedures in the past, so he is likely a familiar face already! I appreciate Dr. Petersen’s passion for innovative whole body wellness dentistry and welcome him to the TKDDS team with open arms. Dr. Petersen will be providing care in our office on Tuesdays, beginning January 28th, 2020. It is my sense you will love and appreciate him as much as we do! Karl Petersen, DDS, is a kind and gentle provider who is passionate about rejuvenating smiles and addressing oral-systemic connections through minimally invasive and integrative care approaches. To stay at the forefront of his profession,…

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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!

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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!

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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…

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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/

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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