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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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Young Girl using water pick, water floss in Salinas, Ca.

What is a Water Pick/ Water Floss?

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Who Can Benefit From Using A Water Pick? Water picks can be used along with your regular oral care regimen of flossing and brushing. They are sometimes referred to as oral irrigators. Water picks are especially helpful for people who suffer from periodontal disease. They are also great for people who are receiving orthodontic treatment. […]

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Women's stained fluorosis teeth caused by too much fluoride.

What is Fluorosis?

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Fluorosis, once called “Colorado Brown Stain,” was first studied in the early 1900s in Colorado Springs. The new dentist in town was shocked by the dark brown stains and pockmarks on the teeth of the native townspeople. Research revealed that the stains were caused by excessively high levels of fluoride in the local water supply. […]

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