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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 December 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

Mouthguards – Do They Really Work?

Sore jaw? Restless nights? Play sports? If any of these apply to you, you might be surprised to hear that you could use a mouthguard!  Functions of Mouthguards Mouthguards are solid pieces of plastic that keep your teeth and jaw in a specific resting position. The basic function of a mouthguard is protection. Mouthguards help… (Read More)

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

Silver Diamine Fluoride: An Affordable Filling Alternative

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an antibiotic topical liquid solution brushed onto teeth to halt the progression of tooth decay. Research has shown the effectiveness of SDF in cavity prevention and arrest, and it has been used safely and successfully worldwide with patients of all age groups. Family Dentistry of Bellevue uses silver diamine fluoride… (Read More)

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Posted November 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

Lasers: A “Groovy” Tool for Dentists

At Family Dentistry of Bellevue, we take pride in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest and greatest in dental treatments and technologies. That’s why we think dental “lasers” are truly smashing. And if you’re worried about paying one million dollars, rest assured laser treatments are more accessible and affordable than… (Read More)

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

Mouthwash: More Harm Than Good?

At Family Dentistry of Bellevue, we know a lot of people feel they’re adding a layer of tooth decay and gum disease prevention to their oral hygiene routines when they swish with mouthwash—which may be true, but it depends on the mouthwash. If you floss and brush properly, mouthwash isn’t always necessary, and certain types… (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 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 January 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

Caring for Your Dentures

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Mack & Dr. Wachter reminds us that proper denture care requires more than just that.  In fact, denture maintenance is an important part of… (Read More)

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Posted December 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

Filling in the Gaps: Restoring Your Smile & Quality of Life

Life is full of unexpected surprises, and while we’d love for all of them to be smile-inducing, that’s not entirely realistic—and there may be many reasons you hide your smile. If you’re hiding your smile because of one or more missing teeth, we want you to know you’re not alone. In fact, 120 million people… (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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