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

Sugar: Teeth’s Worst Nightmare

People in the United States eat more sugar than any other country in the world. (Fortunately, we also have some of the best dentists in the world.) You hear it all the time: “sugar rots your teeth.” But is it true? What exactly does sugar do to your teeth and why is it so bad?… (Read More)

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Posted January 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

Brushing with Braces: Cleaning Every Nook & Cranny

If braces are in your child or teen’s future, or they have just had them placed, you may be wondering just how the heck they’re going work around them when flossing and brushing. We’d love to calm your mind by reminding you those wires and brackets are temporary visitors, hanging out to help correct the… (Read More)

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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 December 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Can Dry Socket Be Deadly?

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Bellevue dentists, Dr. Mack & Dr. Wachter, on what… (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 October 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. David Mack

What Are Maxillary Teeth?

The upper teeth formed along the maxillary jawbone are called “maxillary teeth” and include the top incisors, molars, premolars, and canines. Family Dentistry of Bellevue shares more information about maxillary teeth below. Understanding the role of the upper teeth and caring for them properly is important in the fight against bacteria and infection in gum… (Read More)

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Posted October 13, 2022 / Blog
Dr. David Mack

Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

There are many kinds of doctors—Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or Doctor of Medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty is oral… (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 September 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Breastfeeding & Dental Work

If you’re a new mom or about to be one, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to the needs of this beautiful new little person in your life – but maintaining good oral hygiene is still important for keeping you and your baby in tiptop shape.  If something happens and you need… (Read More)

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