Dental Touch Associates in Cedar Rapids

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Everyone wants a perfect smile. Fortunately with modern dental technology, we can make that happen. At Dental Touch Associates, we specialize in family dentistry. We’ll help you with your smile but we’ll also keep your dental health in top form.

One of your first priorities in getting dental care is making sure your mouth is healthy.

Common dental health problems include:

  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Cracked teeth
  • Infected teeth
  • Lost teeth

These can all be corrected using modern dental procedures.

Cavities can be corrected with attractive, functional tooth-colored or white fillings. Gum disease can be handled by a periodontist, or it can be corrected with periodontal treatment by a general dentist, depending on the severity of the condition. Cracked teeth can be restored using a dental crown, and infected teeth can be restored using root treatment and then sealed with a dental crown.

There are many options for replacing lost teeth, including dental implants, dental bridges, and removable dentures.

TMJ, which relates to jaw issues, can be corrected with neuromuscular dentistry.

Common complaints people have about the appearance of their smiles include:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Missing teeth

Fortunately, these can all be corrected as well. Discolored teeth can be corrected using teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are also a treatment option for chipped teeth and gapped teeth. So can dental bonding which is more economical.  If you want to correct crooked teeth at the same time as gapped teeth, Invisalign teeth aligners might be a good option.

Which Treatment Is Right for You?

If you’d like to learn more about your dental options, Cedar Rapids Family Dentists Dr. Blaine McLaughlin and Dr. Meghan Mueller can help. They can evaluate your smile and make recommendations. For a general dental evaluation at our Cedar Rapids office, please contact Dental Touch Associates today.

> Dental Cleanings

> Laser Cavity Removal

> Children’s Dentistry

> Gum Disease Treatment

> Athletic Mouthguards

> Braces

Twice-a-year cleanings and examinations are essential for optimal oral hygiene. These regular visits allow Dr. Blaine McLaughlin and Dr. Meghan Mueller to thoroughly clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar even from those hard-to-reach surfaces.

One of the biggest reasons people are afraid of going to the dentist relates to pain. Laser dentistry is one of the biggest advances in the dental field when it comes to easing pain. At Dental Touch Associates, we use a water-based laser system that makes your trip to the dentist virtually pain-free.

Professional dental care is important at every stage of life. That’s why children’s dentistry is an important part of Dental Touch Associates. Dr. McLaughlin and Dr. Mueller recommend bringing in children for their first visit as soon as teeth start to break through.

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues in the world. In fact, the CDC suggests that nearly 50% of adults ages 30 and over have some form of the disease. The number rises above 70% for people over the age of 65. This is concerning given the related health issues that can result – such as heart disease, kidney failure, and chronic respiratory problems.

One of the latest tools to prevent injury to athletes is a customized mouth guard called Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™. Athletes in all fields want to perform at their best. And now, newer technology can help.

Braces can create beautiful, broad smiles for people of all ages. Dr. McLaughlin has been highly trained in neuromuscular orthodontics and functional philosophies of orthodontics. That means he plans for more than just a pretty smile when the braces come off.

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