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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 January 13, 2021 / Blog
Dr. David Mack

Can I Recycle My Toothbrush?

Take a look around your bathroom and you’re likely to see a lot of products in plastic packaging. Paper boxes and toilet paper rolls are easily recycled in your bin at home, but what about the tricky stuff like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes? Your Bellevue dentist Dr. Mack has the answers! Toothbrush Recycling That’s right,… (Read More)

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

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

We understand that seeing the dentist can be scary. About 50% of people report having some fear about getting dental work done, and sadly, 15% of people avoid dentistry completely because of fear or anxiety. Your oral health is important, and we don’t want anything to keep you from getting the treatment you need and… (Read More)

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Posted December 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

So, you’re missing a tooth—or a few!  An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing… (Read More)

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

Don’t Drink That! Choosing Teeth-Friendly Beverages for Kids

Studies conducted in 2016 found that 43% of children ages two and up had cavities—that’s a decrease from 2012 study results that found cavities in 50% of children in the same age group. While that drop gives us hope, it means tooth decay still affects 43 out of 100 children two and up.  We know… (Read More)

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Posted November 13, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

How are Dental Savings Plans Different from Insurance?

Understanding any type of medical or dental insurance can be a challenge, especially for uninsured folks trying to find a plan on their own. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, about 74 million Americans had no dental insurance coverage at the end of 2016. One possible solution is dental savings plans (also called… (Read More)

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Posted October 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just… (Read More)

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

A Deeper Dental Cleaning: Scaling & Root Planing

Teeth are typically the first thing that comes to mind for people when they hear the words dentist or dentistry, which makes sense—the root word dent actually means tooth! However, your teeth require healthy gums to hold them in place.  Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss? That’s why… (Read More)

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Posted September 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

How Dental Nightguards Can Help You

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms… (Read More)

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

Zirconia Crowns for Kids

Zirconia has been used in major medical procedures like hip replacement for many years due to its strength and biocompatibility. It took the dental industry until the early 2000s to catch up, beginning with adult dental procedures such as dental implants, root canals and dental crowns. In 2010, zirconia became available for use in pediatric… (Read More)

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Posted August 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Stop Tooth Pain & Sensitivity Now!

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to those who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, Family Dentistry of Bellevue would like to explain… (Read More)

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