At TLC Dentistry, we treat our clients like family. We offer the most up-to-date dental care in a friendly, courteous manner, and strive to provide a peaceful and relaxing environment. Founding the practice in 1962, Dr. Philip J. Lips and his team have been serving the city of Salinas and the Monterey Peninsula for 50 years and counting. Our team wants to earn the trust and respect of all our clients. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family. We are committed to listening to your questions and concerns so that we can meet your expectations and give you the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve.

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The Toothpaste Guide

Posted on: September 5, 2014

It’s interesting to see how many people will walk through the dental care isle at the store and simply pick up the toothpaste that has the coolest packaging or the best flavors. While there is certainly nothing wrong with doing so, consumers are missing out on an opportunity to select a product that can actually […]

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Impacted Wisdom Teeth | Salinas, CA

Posted on: August 26, 2014

If you have recently been told that you need to be treated for impacted wisdom teeth, you may be wondering what this term means and what the treatment entails. The fact is that wisdom teeth are also referred to as third molars. Molars are the larger, flat teeth that are found toward the back of […]

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