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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, 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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Posted August 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Do You Smooch Your Pooch?

We’ve all heard the expression that a dog is a (hu)man’s best friend, and dog lovers wouldn’t disagree. There’s also a common misconception that “a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s mouth”. As it turns out, that’s not true at all, and there are many reasons you should never let your dog kiss you… (Read More)

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Posted July 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Signs Your Child May Have a Dental Problem

Examining your child’s mouth isn’t easy! Their bone structure is still developing, and they might have difficulty opening wide—if they don’t, you’ll probably need a flashlight and a dental mirror for examination. Your Bellevue dentist, Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter is equipped with a comfortable dental chair for them to lean back in, an illuminating… (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter in Bellevue is here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American… (Read More)

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Posted March 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Teens & Tobacco: Know the Risks

Today, Family Dentistry of Bellevue wants to give teens the bottom line about tobacco use: there is no such thing as a “safe” or “safer” tobacco product. Every tobacco product contains nicotine in varying amounts—and not only is nicotine addictive, but it can also harm the brain. (Many people don’t realize the brain continues developing… (Read More)

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Posted February 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Is it Time to Toss that Toothbrush?

When you find a toothbrush that’s just right for you, it can be easy to get attached. After all, you use your toothbrush morning and night (ideally) to prevent plaque and bacteria from hardening and becoming tartar—that’s what we like to call quality time! When your toothbrush does so much good, you want to return… (Read More)

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Posted January 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Why Haven’t My Child’s Permanent Teeth Come In?

If your child’s permanent adult teeth haven’t emerged in a timely manner, you may wonder if there is a reason to worry. Family Dentistry of Bellevue would like to share a few possible reasons permanent adult teeth can be delayed. Is There Enough Space for the New Teeth to Grow? The most common reason for… (Read More)

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Posted January 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Updating Your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your Bellevue dentists depend on your input for optimal dental health. When it comes… (Read More)

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Posted December 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Ice Cravings – A Sign of Something Worse?

We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of…. (Read More)

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Posted November 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw your Bellevue dentists and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes! For some of us, it’s… (Read More)

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