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added on: September 28, 2015

A new study conducted at Université Laval in Canada has found that an extract from lowland blueberry bushes may be as effective in the treatment of gum disease as antibiotics. The extract, accinium angustifolium Ait., was shown to have a countering effect on Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacterium that plays a… Read More…

Posted In: Gum Disease

added on: September 15, 2015

White fillings, also known as tooth colored fillings, are most often made of a composite resin or porcelain. Biocompatible and nontoxic, white fillings do not off-gas like metal alternatives and are actually much safer for both your teeth and your body. In fact, a recently released document shows that the… Read More…


added on: September 3, 2015

Tongue scraping sounds unpleasant – perhaps even painful – but it is actually a proven way to remove volatile sulfuric compounds (VSCs) from the tongue and help fight chronic bad breath. VSCs have been identified as a major source of bad breath and brushing alone only removes around 40% of… Read More…


added on: August 24, 2015

Adults in need of orthodontic treatment are typically adverse to traditional braces. Silver braces or those with youthful colors can look fine, even whimsical and fun in teenage mouths, but in adults the effect is often one less pleasing. If you are an adult in need of orthodontic treatment in… Read More…

Posted In: Invisalign

added on: August 19, 2015

It is advisable to replace your toothbrush or electronic toothbrush head at least every three months. You can, of course, replace your toothbrush more frequently if use has bent the bristles or you feel it’s losing its effectiveness, but four times a year is the typical recommendation. Over time, the… Read More…


added on: August 11, 2015

Porcelain restorations such a dental crowns and veneers are incredibly strong, enabling them to serve the same functions as your natural teeth. Like natural tooth enamel, porcelain can be damaged and scratched when not properly cared for. To help prevent damaging your crowns or porcelain veneers while at the same… Read More…


added on: July 29, 2015

If you are unhappy with any aspect of your smile, cosmetic dentistry may be the most effective solution. Marion cosmetic dentist Dr. Blaine McLaughlin is pleased to offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services to men and women living throughout Iowa. If you are ready to take steps to perfect… Read More…


added on: July 13, 2015

Invisible braces are not as noticeable as metal options, but they are not truly invisible either. Even options like Invisalign® which are significantly less obtrusive than other types of braces are not fully invisible. However, if you are an adult or older teen who needs orthodontic treatment, even “almost invisible”… Read More…

Posted In: Invisalign

added on: July 6, 2015

Cedar Rapids family dentist Dr. Blaine McLaughlin cares deeply about the oral health and beauty of every patient he sees. To help protect the strength and integrity of our patients’ smiles, Dr. McLaughlin is pleased to offer a full range of family dentistry services. For more information about these services… Read More…


added on: June 30, 2015

As with all methods of tooth replacement, dental implants can help your smile look more attractive by securing a custom-made crown in the space left by tooth loss. Like bridges and partial dentures, dental implants will keep adjacent teeth from shifting into the hole left by a missing tooth, thereby… Read More…

Posted In: Dental Implants

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