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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, 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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Posted July 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Questions to Ask at a Back-to-School Dental Visit

Some schools require a back-to-school dental visit, but even if yours doesn’t, right before school starts is a good time to schedule one of your child’s regular checkups. Family Dentistry of Bellevue can take care of any problems so your child won’t have to miss class after school starts, and if oral hygiene routines got… (Read More)

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Posted July 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether.  In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of… (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Family Dentistry of Bellevue, we don’t want any Bellevue residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures.  A toothache can indicate a… (Read More)

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

Can You Treat a Toothache at Home?

When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard it from your great-aunt or saw it on Pinterest, at-home treatments are everywhere. Bellevue dentists, Dr. Mack & Dr. Wachter can explain more about how to care for a toothache and when to come in… (Read More)

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Posted March 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Brushing with Braces: Cleaning Every Nook & Cranny

If braces are in your future, or you have just had them placed, you may be wondering just how the heck to 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 bite and achieve a… (Read More)

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Posted February 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

Keep Lipstick Off Your Teeth with These Handy Tips

You work with Dr. Mack & Dr. Wachter to achieve your most beautiful smile, but if you also add makeup to enhance your appearance, you may have had the problem of drifting lipstick. At one time or another, we’ve all talked to someone with lipstick on their teeth and faced that awkward question: “How do… (Read More)

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Posted January 13, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. David Mack

How to Choose the Right Pediatric Dentist for Your Child

Being the parent of a little one (or a couple or a few) means making a lot of decisions each day—what to dress them in, what to feed them, what books to read, toys to purchase, schools in your district. There are also a lot of questions you’ll ask, such as: “How do I care… (Read More)

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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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