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added on: April 14, 2015

Xylitol is a plant-derived sugar substitute that can be found in many “natural” children’s toothpastes. Some studies have also found this ingredient to help prevent decay, making it an attractive substitute for fluoride in toothpastes for very young children. The safety of xylitol has been well-established and its presence in… Read More…


added on: March 30, 2015

Cedar Rapids family dentist Dr. Blaine McLaughlin suggests your little one’s first children’s dentistry visit occur by his or her first birthday. You may bring your child in for a visit earlier if you have concerns or several teeth have already erupted, but year one is fairly standard for a… Read More…


added on: March 19, 2015

TMD is one of the most common causes of migraine style headaches. Sadly, it is also one of the most commonly overlooked. This can result in overuse of headache medications while still failing to address the underlying cause of the condition. Unless TMJ is properly diagnosed, it is possible that… Read More…

Posted In: TMD

added on: March 10, 2015

There are a dizzying number of tooth whitening options at nearly every grocery store in Iowa. Toothpastes, mouthwashes, whitening strips, 30-day kits, the list goes on and on. And while none of these are necessary bad, none of them are particularly remarkable either. In fact, despite being a seemingly cost-effective… Read More…

Posted In: Teeth Whitening

added on: February 24, 2015

Because every smile is unique, every smile makeover must be tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient. This means that, while some treatments are typically included in a smile makeover, the best way to learn which ones are right for you is through a one-on-one consultation with Cedar… Read More…


added on: February 17, 2015

Cedar Rapids dentist Dr. Blaine McLaughlin offers metal-free fillings and dental restorations that can be used to replace older amalgam fillings – helping preserve tooth structure while producing optimal aesthetics. To learn more, please call 319-373-5082 and schedule your initial consultation today. The Problem with Metal Amalgam fillings are unsightly,… Read More…


added on: February 6, 2015

A newly published study has found that chewing sugar-free gum for 10 minutes following a meal can remove as many as 100 million harmful bacteria from the mouth. This is fairly exciting news for people who love to chew gum and may even help reduce the need for flossing multiple… Read More…


added on: January 12, 2015

If you have been putting off aesthetic or functional dental restorations, now may be the best time to start seriously considering your options. Cedar Rapids dentist Dr. Blaine McLaughlin offers a full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry solutions that can be used alone or in conjunction to completely… Read More…


added on: December 3, 2014

If you have children, you know how difficult it can be to instill in them optimal dental habits. That’s why the American Dental Association has enlisted the help of Hermey the Elf from the beloved Christmas TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to help educate children while remaining playful and… Read More…


added on: November 10, 2014

As the Holidays draw near, both social and familial interactions will, inevitably, increase. Unfortunately, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, these interactions can feel awkward and uncomfortable. Thankfully, when discoloration and staining impact your smile, a simple tooth whitening treatment from Cedar Rapids dentist Dr. Blaine… Read More…

Posted In: Teeth Whitening

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