Mallory A. Stechishin, DDS

About Mallory A. Stechishin, DDS

Dr. Stechishin provides high-quality, personalized care to each and every patient who comes to our office! She always makes sure patients feel relaxed and comfortable, and that they are properly informed and educated about their treatment options. Born in Michigan, Dr. Stechishin was raised and finished high school in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She then completed her Bachelor of Science Undergraduate education at the University of Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada, and went on to attend Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia. She then practiced for one year before moving to California in 1987. Dr. Stechishin was an associate for 2 years in San Jose before opening the first practice of her own. She faithfully served the Silicon Valley community from 1990-2013 and specialized in providing Cosmetic, General, and Family Dentistry. Then, in 2013, she opened an office in Carmel, CA, which she still runs to this day! In 2008 she started another private practice in Indian Wells, CA, with an emphasis placed on Geriatric Dentistry, Cosmetic Veneers, and Teeth Whitening. In mid-2019, she sold her Indian Wells location and began practicing in our wonderful Ft. Bragg community! Dr. Stechishin has lived in Los Gatos, California since 1987 with her husband Stefan Kowalow, and having no children has allowed them to travel to various regions of the great state of California, enriching their lives and clinical experience. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Stechishin loves horses and horse racing (she owns thoroughbreds and is a California-licenced thoroughbred owner). In her free time, she also enjoys swimming, scuba diving, tennis, golf, art, music, and especially international travel!

Health History Update

Why Is Health History So Important?
When you visit the dentist, whether it’s your first visit or you’re a returning patient, it’s essential to provide a full account of your health history. Why are we so insistent? There are some excellent reasons for this policy. We are here to help your teeth and oral health,

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Missing Teeth? Know Your Options

Modern Dentistry Can Replace Missing Teeth
When you have one or more missing teeth, you may experience difficulty eating, chewing, or even speaking properly. And (if you’re missing one of the front teeth), it can detract from your appearance as well, affecting your confidence and self-esteem! Instead, choose one of the options made available by

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Dental Abscess Treatment

A Dental Abscess Means Severe Infection
And A Serious Periodontal Problem
A dental abscess is an infection, typically affecting the root of a tooth and the surrounding gums. What may start as a tooth fracture or an infection of the tooth interior (root) can quickly progress into a more severe problem. Furthermore, when periodontal disease is

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Smile Makeover in Fort Bragg, CA

What Is A Smile Makeover?
Improve Self-Confidence & Look Your Best!
A smile makeover can mean different things to different people, but they always have one thing in common, to cosmetically improve the appearance of your teeth! We can help you achieve the exact results you’re looking for with either dramatic changes or a conservative approach.


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Dental Emergency in Fort Bragg, CA

Are You Experiencing A Dental Emergency?
Know That We’re Here To Help!
When you are experiencing a dental emergency, the most important thing to remember is to remain calm. Panicking won’t help solve the problem, and in fact, can often make things worse.

When patients contact us about dental emergencies, they typically fall into two categories: sudden

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What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Vital Periodontal Treatment
Scaling and root planing improves the health of teeth and gums.
When teeth become inundated with plaque or tartar, they may need to undergo scaling or root planing to remove the harmful substance. Without doing so, tartar along the gumline is a known contributor to developing periodontal disease. This condition consists of red,

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Sensitivity: Causes and Treatment for Teeth

When teeth hurt, you know something is not right. It may be a minor cavity or infection, but one of the common varieties of dental pain is tooth sensitivity. And anyone who experiences it knows it isn’t fun.

Sensitivity may occur when drinking or eating hot or cold liquids or foods, or whenever pressure is

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Dental X-Rays: Learn What They Do

X-Rays Are Critical Dental Technology
Getting dental X-Rays is a vital part of both your appointment and your dental care in general. You may not need them every six months, but we may require a new series if you haven’t had any taken recently, to prepare for treatment, or when any significant changes in your

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Dental Calculus

We’re Not Talking About Math!
Dental Calculus Is Damaging To Teeth.
Dental calculus is simply another name for tartar—a solid, harmful substance that builds up on teeth. Without removing this hardened plaque, teeth become more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. Additionally, calculus along the gum line will contribute to periodontal disease, which in turn causes

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How Do Cavities Start?

You do your best to brush and floss. You make sure that you get your dental checkups. But then, you get the dreaded news; you have cavities. How can this happen?!?

Well, the first thing to remember is don’t panic, and don’t beat yourself up over a minor setback. These things can happen, even to

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