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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 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Brace Yourself: It’s Time for a New Menu

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, over four million people in the United States are undergoing orthodontic treatment at any given time, and about 25% of those people are adults. These statistics include different types of orthodontic treatments, such as clear aligner systems that have become increasingly popular in recent years.  Clear aligners can be… (Read More)

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Posted August 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Fluoride: Good or Bad?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities.  So which is true? Do the health… (Read More)

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Posted August 22, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Why Are My Child’s Teeth Bumpy?

What are mamelons teeth? If you’re a new parent, whether your babe’s teeth are just emerging or they’re starting to fall out, you might wonder, “What are those bumps on their front teeth?”  Mamelons teeth appear in the front of the mouth (the incisors) both on top and bottom and are characterized by bumpy ridges…. (Read More)

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Posted July 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. David Mack

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – Wear a Mouthguard

According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Family Dentistry of Bellevue would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their… (Read More)

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Posted July 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

Babies and kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smiles, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. Read on… (Read More)

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Posted June 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Family Dentistry of Bellevue twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, Family Dentistry of Bellevue would like to take this opportunity to let Bellevue residents in on some information you don’t… (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

Have you ever heard someone say, “I would rather have a root canal”? Most of us are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Family Dentistry of Bellevue would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good.  Root Canals Save… (Read More)

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Posted May 27, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Science Rules: Fun Crafts & Oral Health Experiments for Kids

At Family Dentistry of Bellevue, we know your little one’s smile fills you with joy and pride; smiles are a source of joy and pride for us, too! We cherish the opportunity to help build a foundation that will ensure your child has a healthy smile for life. But, we know before they become oral… (Read More)

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Posted May 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

The Way Your Teeth Meet: Overbite Edition

Do you know the status of your occlusion? That’s the technical term used to describe the way your maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth align. If you happen to have a bite that doesn’t connect quite right—or at all—it’s referred to as a malocclusion.  You might ask yourself, “Well, I can eat and speak without… (Read More)

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Posted April 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Why Are My Baby’s Teeth Stained?

As brand-new humans, it seems logical that babies and children would have gleaming white teeth to go along with their bright eyes and soft skin. Baby teeth—also called primary teeth—generally do appear whiter than adult permanent teeth because they are more calcified. However,  it is not uncommon for a child’s teeth to appear less than… (Read More)

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