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

Can Children Have Gum Disease?

The smallest smiles in your family are as vulnerable to oral health issues as you are—likely even more so! Your oral hygiene regimen may already be thorough enough to keep your teeth free from cavities and your gums safe from gingivitis, but young ones typically need help brushing and flossing for years before their skills… (Read More)

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

Don’t Have a Stroke – Your Dentist Can Help

You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes… (Read More)

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

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one.  Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read… (Read More)

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Posted November 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
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 October 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Could the HPV Vaccine Decrease My Child’s Risk of Oral Cancer?

At Family Dentistry of Bellevue, our bad news is usually limited to the diagnosis of a dental infection we can treat without much difficulty. We’d like to keep it that way, which is why we may broach more sensitive subjects at times—specifically around the ages of 11 and 12, when doctors might recommend a Human… (Read More)

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