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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 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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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 September 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

How Dental Nightguards Can Help You

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms… (Read More)

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Posted September 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

Zirconia Crowns for Kids

Zirconia has been used in major medical procedures like hip replacement for many years due to its strength and biocompatibility. It took the dental industry until the early 2000s to catch up, beginning with adult dental procedures such as dental implants, root canals and dental crowns. In 2010, zirconia became available for use in pediatric… (Read More)

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