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added on: February 26, 2024

As your trusted dental office in Cedar Rapid, we understand the importance of maintaining excellent oral health at home and with regular dental cleanings. After all, these professional cleanings help remove plaque and tartar and can be key to catching dental concerns early. However, many don’t know what goes on behind the scenes during these… Read More

added on: February 14, 2023
Dental Touch Associates in Cedar Rapids

Nearly everyone strives to have a white smile. In fact, according to research published in the National Library of Medicine, 80% of Americans between the ages 18 and 49 wish that they had whiter teeth. While there are plenty of different ways to whiten teeth, not all of them show results in the same amount… Read More

added on: October 26, 2015
Sugar cause yellow teeth - Cedar Rapids, IA - Dental Touch Associates

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? Of course – and much… Read More

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 way to whiten teeth, these… Read More

Posted In: Teeth Whitening

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 McLaughlin may be all it… Read More

Posted In: Teeth Whitening