General & Family Dentist

2216 IVY RD. STE 205

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22903-4966

(434) 977-4101

My Blog

  • Snack Attack
    Should a quick bite between meals make us feel guilty? Or worse, make our teeth suffer a greater risk of cavities? Let’s avoid both those possibilities! We have several tooth-healthy 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
  • Things You Probably Didn’t Know About New Year's Eve
    It’s no secret that New Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. the doctor and our team love it too. It’s a fresh start, Read more
  • Oh no, not the dentist!
    If you or your children suffer from dental anxiety, you aren’t alone. According to the Cleveland Clinic, between nine and 15 percent of Americans admit to feeling sufficiently afraid of Read more
  • Can I use mouthwash instead of flossing?
    While mouthwash goes a long way in improving your oral care, it is not a substitute for flossing. Mouthwashes and flossing provide different benefits that you should understand. Mouthwash Benefits Mouthwash comes Read more
  • ‘Tis the Season—for Healthy Dental Choices!
    It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but if you’re dashing through the snow to an emergency dental appointment, you’re not feeling very jolly. And post-holiday, no Read more
  • Root Canal FAQs
    Most people hear the word root canal and panic. With today’s state of the art equipment and improved local anesthetic devices, and some knowledge, a root canal does not have Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At Dr. Michael Tisdelle DDS, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Charlottesville, Virginia Read more
  • A Variety of Dentures to Meet Your Needs
    With advancements in prosthetic dentistry, patients are now able to wear dentures that are comfortable, natural looking, and long lasting. There are different options to choose from that will meet Read more
  • Toothache: A dentist or the emergency room?
    Emergency care dentists are equipped to handle any tooth emergency. Seeing us first takes less time than having to sit in a hospital emergency room, only to be told to Read more
  • Cold Comfort
    The sounds of the season are filling the air—falling leaves rustling along the sidewalk, football cheers, holiday greetings—and the coughs and sneezes of your fellow sufferers. Yes, it’s cold and Read more
  • The Intriguing History of Halloween
    Halloween is fast approaching, and the doctor wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is Read more
  • Follow These Tips for a More Dental-Friendly Halloween
    "Trick or treat!" Chances are, you'll hear that cry from costumed children at your door this October 31st. Fortunately, you're unlikely to be in any danger of mischief should Read more
  • Root Canal Procedure
    Five words no one welcomes: “You need a root canal.” But if you are delaying treatment because you are worried about pain and an uncomfortable day in the dentist’s chair, Read more
  • Your Decayed Tooth Might Need a Different Kind of Root Canal Treatment
    Advanced decay doesn't necessarily mean it's curtains for an infected tooth. Millions of teeth in that condition have been saved by a tried and true procedure called root canal Read more
  • Make Tooth Brushing Fun
    The best brushing routine for parent and child is two minutes of gentle brushing in the morning and two in the evening. But if the longest four minutes of your Read more


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