At Family Dentistry of Bellevue, general dentistry is the foundation of oral health for the whole family—checkups, cleaning, and prevention for strong, healthy teeth and gums. We’d be honored to be part of your life’s smile journey!
At Family Dentistry of Bellevue, we’re all about preventive dentistry, which means we emphasize consistent, healthy habits to stop problems before they start. Diligent oral hygiene is your best defense against tooth decay and gum disease, so daily brushing and flossing are very important. We advise keeping your regular hygiene appointments twice a year for complete checkups and professional cleanings to make sure everything looks—and feels—great in your mouth. Be sure to share any concerns you may have so we can give you the most complete care possible!
Gum disease is linked to more than 50 systemic health conditions and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults—but it is also preventable, treatable, and reversible. Bleeding gums when brushing is an indicator of gingivitis, gum disease’s earliest stage. If you have gingivitis, we’ll recommend you step up your oral hygiene routine and continue to keep your semiannual appointments with us. If your gum disease is more severe, we’ll explore other treatment options (such as scaling and root planing) that can help restore your gums to more favorable health.
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Approximately 2 million teeth are knocked out each year during contact sports play and practices—but according to the American Dental Association, over 200,000 oral injuries are prevented by wearing a mouthguard. Family Dentistry of Bellevue can order a custom-fit mouthguard to protect the teeth, tongue, jaw, and head of your family’s star player.
Nightguards are worn during sleep to alleviate the symptoms of bruxism (teeth grinding), a condition that affects about 10 to 15 percent of U.S. adults. Bruxism can lead to pain in the jaw and facial muscles, headaches, severe tooth wear, and other problems. If you’re having these symptoms, we can order a custom-fit nightguard to encourage more comfortable, restful sleep.
Bring in your little ones as soon as they turn two. Baby teeth are important! They don’t just save a spot for future adult teeth—they help kids learn to chew and speak.
One way to keep baby teeth free of decay is sealants, which have been shown to reduce cavity formation in molars by as much as 80%. Brushing and flossing are still essential, but sealants protect the pits and grooves that are hard to reach. First molars appear about age six, which is a good time to ask us if they are a good option for your child.
*Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter are general dentists performing pediatric dentistry services.
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If you have a dental emergency, call our office as soon as possible. While Family Dentistry of Bellevue is not on call after hours for emergencies, if you have an urgent dental need when the office is open, we will do our best to fit you in before the close of business that day as patient volume and other circumstances allow. This is a handy informational list of things to do in case of a dental emergency for the best chance of saving a broken or knocked-out tooth and prevention of unnecessary pain. If you suffer a true dental emergency outside office hours, please go to the nearest emergency room.