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Dr. Mack and Family Dentistry of Bellevue are committed to continuing and dental health education—there are always new things to learn. We share two articles each month in our blog related to dentistry and oral health, with topics ranging from actual dental procedures to technology to nutrition to the latest DIY dental trends. Feel free to read, share, and join the conversation.

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Posted July 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Is Your Lipstick Aging You?

Family Dentistry of Bellevue believes that natural beauty comes first. Our priority is for you to feel comfortable in your smile, and nothing should hold you back from laughing and grinning each day. Many different dental treatments can bring you this lifelong confidence. But we also know that the right makeup can enhance your natural… (Read More)

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Posted July 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Signs Your Child May Have a Dental Problem

Examining your child’s mouth isn’t easy! Their bone structure is still developing, and they might have difficulty opening wide—if they don’t, you’ll probably need a flashlight and a dental mirror for examination. Your Bellevue dentist, Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter is equipped with a comfortable dental chair for them to lean back in, an illuminating… (Read More)

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Posted June 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

Is it Ever Too Late for Dental Work?

Let’s be honest. If you are like most people, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away from Dr…. (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter in Bellevue is here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American… (Read More)

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Posted May 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

Applesauce to Zucchini: What Should I Eat After Dental Surgery?

If you need dental surgery, you may have a lot of questions and concerns. How much will it cost? How much will it hurt? Who is going to drive me home? And perhaps most importantly, what can I eat? Recovery can seem a lot more stressful if you don’t stock up on acceptable soft foods… (Read More)

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Posted May 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

Get Your Beauty Sleep Back with Sleep Apnea Treatment

Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be… (Read More)

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Posted April 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

Dental Implants: A Brief History of Tooth Replacement Innovation

Today’s dental implants boast a long-term success rate of near 97%. Because implants support surrounding teeth, encourage new tissue growth and continued bone formation, and give patients back full chewing ability and a complete smile, they have become the industry standard for tooth replacement. Today, your Bellevue dentists, Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter, would like… (Read More)

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Posted April 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Family Dentistry of Bellevue,… (Read More)

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Posted March 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Teens & Tobacco: Know the Risks

Today, Family Dentistry of Bellevue wants to give teens the bottom line about tobacco use: there is no such thing as a “safe” or “safer” tobacco product. Every tobacco product contains nicotine in varying amounts—and not only is nicotine addictive, but it can also harm the brain. (Many people don’t realize the brain continues developing… (Read More)

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Posted March 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

I Need Straight Teeth… Tomorrow!

If you’ve been considering straightening your smile but don’t want to go through the lengthy process of traditional braces, Six Month Smiles® may be a great solution. If a big life event such as a wedding, prom, or reunion is coming up and you need a quick fix to boost your confidence, consulting your Bellevue… (Read More)

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