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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 August 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Prevention vs. Treatment of Oral Health

The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more… (Read More)

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Posted July 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Questions to Ask at a Back-to-School Dental Visit

Some schools require a back-to-school dental visit, but even if yours doesn’t, right before school starts is a good time to schedule one of your child’s regular checkups. Family Dentistry of Bellevue can take care of any problems so your child won’t have to miss class after school starts, and if oral hygiene routines got… (Read More)

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Posted July 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether.  In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of… (Read More)

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Posted June 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function.  Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This… (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Family Dentistry of Bellevue, we don’t want any Bellevue residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures.  A toothache can indicate a… (Read More)

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Posted May 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re experiencing some specific pain in your gums and jaw, you may be wondering if you… (Read More)

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Posted May 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less?  As it turns out, when it comes to oral health… (Read More)

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Posted April 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

The Buzz on Electric Toothbrushes: Are They Really Worth the Investment?

Electric toothbrushes have been on the market for years now, and whether you’re a devout user or a critical skeptic, you may still be wondering: do they really work better, or have we all been duped? Family Dentistry of Bellevue is here to break down some of the myths and separate fact from fiction to… (Read More)

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Posted April 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Can You Treat a Toothache at Home?

When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard it from your great-aunt or saw it on Pinterest, at-home treatments are everywhere. Bellevue dentists, Dr. Mack & Dr. Wachter can explain more about how to care for a toothache and when to come in… (Read More)

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Posted March 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Move Over, Mono: Another Kissing Disease?

If you’ve heard about (or experienced) mononucleosis, often shortened to “mono” or “the kissing disease”, you might think it can’t be compared to gum disease in any way. However, there is one trait these infections have in common. According to pathologists, mono is caused primarily by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and it’s definitely something you’ll… (Read More)

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