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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, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Mack & Dr…. (Read More)

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Posted July 16, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

Why Do Kids Need Space Maintainers?

If your child loses a tooth too soon or needs a baby tooth extracted due to decay, Dr. Mack & Dr. Wachter may recommend space maintainers to support their dental health. Space maintainers are custom-made acrylic or metal dental appliances that can either be removable or cemented into the mouth. Their purpose is to keep… (Read More)

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Posted June 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Could Brushing & Flossing Prevent a Heart Attack?

A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection… (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

Does My Child Need Early Orthodontic Treatment?

One of the wonderful things about orthodontic treatment is that it can improve both your oral health and smile confidence at just about any age! This might lead you to believe there’s no need for children or adolescents to have to go through what might seem like a complicated intervention, but there are reasons you… (Read More)

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Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental News
Dr. David Mack

“Buy-Up” Dental Insurance: A Little Extra Protection

When it comes to dental insurance, it seems like there can be as many (or more) questions as there are answers. Even when you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, navigating its use can still be very confusing. Many people don’t give their dental insurance a second thought – until the day comes when… (Read More)

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Posted May 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

How NOT to Pull a Loose Tooth

We’ve all seen variations of DIY methods when it comes to pulling loose baby teeth: the string and door slam method is by far one of the most popular (although we’re not sure why). But our team at Family Dentistry of Bellevue is here to advise against this and similarly aggressive techniques so your kiddo… (Read More)

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Posted April 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Kids, Candy & Dental Health

Holidays like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter bring extra candy and homemade goodies along with them. Sadly, the bacteria in your child’s mouth are always ready to start producing the acid that contributes to cavities—but candy still can be enjoyed in moderation! Bellevue dentist, Dr. Mack has the skinny on some common types of holiday candy:… (Read More)

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Posted April 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

The Good, The Bad & The Crossbite

If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have a crossbite. Dr. Mack, Bellevue dentist explains more about this condition, its effects, and what you can do to treat it below. A Good Bite In a perfect world, your teeth would all be straight, and your upper jaw would… (Read More)

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Posted March 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Xylitol: Is it Safe for Kids?

What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a naturally-occurring substance found in the birch tree and in many fruits and vegetables. Its chemical structure resembles a cross between sugar and alcohol—but it is neither. Xylitol is used as an FDA-approved artificial sweetener that can also assist in the prevention of tooth decay, so Dr. Mack would like… (Read More)

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Posted March 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

What a Great Smile! Dental Bonding for Kids

Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic and restorative dental procedure that can be performed on patients of all ages. It can repair damage, fill gaps, and improve the look and structure of teeth. Family Dentistry of Bellevue wants all our patients to enjoy healthy, confident smiles, and if your child faces problems with chipped, misshapen… (Read More)

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