CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY IN CEDAR RAPIDS
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. These early visits allow both doctors to check for proper development of the jaw and teeth, and to provide services that ensure baby teeth remain healthy and strong. They also allow us to provide parents with information on proper care of children’s teeth, helping you work with your child to ensure optimal home care.
Children’s dentistry services offered by Dental Touch Associates include:
- Mercury-free fillings
- Laser cavity removal
- Cleanings and examinations
- Sealants and fluoride treatments
- Oral hygiene education
- Lip/tongue ties
As your child ages and depending on his or her specific needs, Dr. McLaughlin and Dr. Mueller may also suggest tooth decay treatment, orthodontics, and other individual solutions. These solutions will always be discussed with you in great detail before any decisions will be made. We believe parents and children should work together to maintain dental hygiene and will provide age-appropriate education to empower all involved parties in maintaining peak dental health.
Why Children’s Dentistry Matters
Not only is children’s dentistry important for helping your child obtain and maintain a healthy smile, but it is essential for helping your child develop a healthy relationship with professional dental care. Dental phobia often begins early in life and, unless a child is shown how safe, comfortable, and rewarding dental care can be, he or she may avoid care as they grow older. We take great care to make you and your children feel comfortable and confident in every treatment we perform. We welcome an opportunity to meet with you to discuss your family’s needs, our services, and how we can help each member of your household reach their dental goals.
If you are looking for a children’s dentist in Cedar Rapids-Marion, Iowa, call family dentists Dr. Blaine McLaughlin and Dr. Meghan Mueller at 319-373-5082 to schedule a consultation today.
FANTASTIC! They helped my 2 month old with his tongue, lip, cheek ties, and immediately made a huge difference in all the areas he was struggling. He is even happier and far less fussy- he’s finally slept good for the first time in his short 11 weeks of life! Couldn’t be happier I was referred to them, and for their help with my little guy!
This is a great dental office. Everyone is very friendly and professional. They take the time to explain everything and don’t make me feel rushed when I have questions. Dr. Nelson and her team get an A+.
This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at the dentist or doctor. I haven’t been to the dentist in 7 years, largely due to a bad experience. Haley (hygienist) was super knowledgeable, friendly, and answered all of my questions. She even helped me develop a plan to get my dental health where it needs to be in the future. Blaine (dentist) was friendly and knowledgeable as well! I highly recommend this office. I never thought I would be happy walking out of a dentist office. Thank You Dental Touch!