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added on: January 19, 2016
Dental Touch Associates uses dental implants to replace missing teeth.

Crafting perfect dental implants is a combination of both science and art. Dental implants have been used for tooth replacement since the 1970s. But today’s implant has evolved from a one-size fits all model to a highly customized fit for each patient, each tooth and each situation. What Is a Dental… Read More…


added on: January 12, 2016
You Deserve a Perfect Smile| Cosmetic Dentistry | Dental Touch Blog

If there are things about your smile that make you uncomfortable or unhappy, it’s time to call Cedar Rapids cosmetic dentist Dr. Blaine McLaughlin and schedule a smile makeover consultation. Dr. McLaughlin is experienced in cosmetic dentistry services and is dedicated to providing each of his patients with the strong,… Read More…


added on: December 28, 2015
Gum Disease Linked to Breast Cancer | Dental Touch Blog

A new study, conducted in conjunction with the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, has found that postmenopausal women with gum disease are at a higher risk for breast cancer. The study included more than 73,700 women, none of whom had breast cancer at the outset. By its conclusion however, women… Read More…

Posted In: Gum Disease

added on: December 18, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? How about committing to your oral health by calling (855) 620-0260 and scheduling your next cleaning and examination with Cedar Rapids dentist Dr. Blaine McLaughlin? Scheduling a dental appointment is often something that slips through the cracks. Call us now to schedule your next… Read More…


added on: December 9, 2015
TMJ Pay with Flex Plan | Dental Touch Associates

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you struggle with the painful and limiting symptoms of TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint, commonly referred to as your jaw bone), it can be frustrating to find that treatments are not always covered by insurance. However, if you have an FSA or HSA, you can use that payment option to cover… Read More…

Posted In: TMD

added on: November 23, 2015
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Orthodontic options like braces can make Thanksgiving very frustrating. Affixed to teeth and held in place by bonding materials, many foods can break brackets or cause them to come loose and fall off. This means people with braces often have to avoid traditional Thanksgiving treats like nuts, fruits, vegetables, and… Read More…


added on: November 5, 2015
Migraine Headache Treatment | Dental Touch

In 2014, the FDA approved a drug-free device to help people who cannot tolerate medications address their migraine pain. This device, very similar to the TENS unit long used by neuromuscular dentists in treating TMD, emits electrical pulses to relax muscles and relieve pain. It also further illustrates the efficacy… Read More…

Posted In: TMD

added on: October 26, 2015
Sugar cause yellow teeth | Dental Touch

Does sugar stain teeth? No. Can it lead to tooth discoloration? Yes. Because the bacteria that eat sugar in the mouth also erode tooth enamel, sugar left on teeth can ultimately result in exposed dentin and a yellowing of the smile. Is there anything that can be done about this?… Read More…


added on: October 19, 2015

Hard candy is not as common as it once was, but you may find more of it around your house the day after Halloween. Unfortunately, this particular type of candy comes with a number of oral health risks and, unless proper care is taken, may see you needing to visit… Read More…


added on: October 6, 2015
Tooth bonding - Dental Touch Associates - Cedar Rapids

Dental bonding is a restorative solution with applications in both general and cosmetic dentistry. While there are a number of reasons to consider dental bonding for the perfection of your smile, five of the top include: Dental bonding is a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers Dental bonding is safe,… Read More…


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