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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 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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Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Counting Sheep: Sedation Dentistry for Kids

Is Sedation Safe for Kids? Sedation dentistry for clients of all ages has steadily gained popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness reducing anxiety during dental treatments.  Pediatric dentists—who train for two or three additional years to learn safe sedation techniques—may suggest sedation for children who have difficulty staying still, elevated stress levels, strong… (Read More)

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Posted February 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

History of the Toothbrush

If you had to give up your toothbrush or your car, which would it be? According to a recent survey, 42 percent of adults and 34 percent of teens would rather turn in their keys, computer, cell phone, or microwave than get rid of their toothbrushes. It seems that many people love toothbrushes the way… (Read More)

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

Brushing Your Teeth – Are You Doing It Wrong?

Did you know that certain times of day might be better for brushing than others? While it’s always recommended to brush your teeth twice per day, and floss once per day, your timing is also important.  If you love your pearly whites and want to keep them around as long as possible (because face it,… (Read More)

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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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