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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 November 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Sports Drinks & Energy Drinks: Proceed with Caution

Dr. Mack & Dr. Wachter at Family Dentistry of Bellevue wants to make sure our patients know all about healthy hydration. Most people already know that soda and juice aren’t great for teeth, but now the American Academy of Pediatrics is cautioning parents and caregivers that sports and energy drinks have similar negative effects. Sports… (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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Posted October 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Can My Child Skip Visits to the Dentist?

You may think of our team at Family Dentistry of Bellevue as part of your child’s defensive line keeping them safe from gum disease and tooth decay, but we’re also myth busters! You’ve probably heard one of the most common misconceptions we have to challenge: dentistry isn’t important until after children lose their baby teeth. … (Read More)

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Posted September 27, 2021 / Blog
Dr. David Mack

DDS vs. DMD: A Dental Degree Breakdown

If you are looking for a dentist in Bellevue, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50.  Either way, you’re probably wondering what the… (Read More)

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

HPV & Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know

We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in our community, and as dental care professionals, we feel it our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy… (Read More)

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Posted August 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Feeling Worn Down?

As people get older, the body naturally begins the process of breaking down—and unfortunately, that includes our teeth. Worn teeth are somewhat inevitable, but diligent oral hygiene and quality dental care from Dr. Mack & Dr. Wachter can help save as much of your natural teeth as possible. It is extremely common for adults to… (Read More)

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

Top 5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other elements can cause a sudden discomfort if you have sensitive teeth, also called dentin hypersensitivity. … (Read More)

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Posted July 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Mack & Dr…. (Read More)

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Posted July 16, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. David Mack

Why Do Kids Need Space Maintainers?

If your child loses a tooth too soon or needs a baby tooth extracted due to decay, Dr. Mack & Dr. Wachter may recommend space maintainers to support their dental health. Space maintainers are custom-made acrylic or metal dental appliances that can either be removable or cemented into the mouth. Their purpose is to keep… (Read More)

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