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!

After COVID-19…

Welcome Back!
We’re here for your health and safety.
We hope you have been well through these past couple of months. We cannot wait to see you again as the shelter in place restrictions continue to loosen. The COVID-19 crisis has affected nearly every member of our community. And, when our dental office was closed (except

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Pierced Problems

A Pierced Tongue, Lip, or Cheek
A pierced body part may be essential to your style, but if it involves the mouth, it may not be the best choice in regards to your oral health. If you do have a piercing or are thinking about getting one, make sure you consider the potential effects and

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Saliva Protects Your Teeth

Dental Benefits of Saliva
A healthy flow keeps you good to go!
Saliva provides many benefits to teeth, which usually go unnoticed in a healthy mouth. However, the discomfort of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia) is impossible to ignore! If you experience this condition, contact our office today at (707) 964-5616.

Saliva helps lubricate the teeth to keep

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Gum Problems?

Gum Disease Treated Here!
Find assistance in your fight with periodontal disease.
For those that have it, gum disease is usually a continuing problem. Individuals may experience periods of healing, only to have flare-ups with increased inflammation, irritation, and bleeding gums. During your fight with gum disease, don’t be scared or embarrassed to reach out for

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Elderly Care For Teeth

Excellent Oral Hygiene is Important For the Elderly
So take the time to support and encourage older friends and family members.
With elderly patients, it’s more critical than ever to maintain good oral health, since they may already be dealing with damaged or decaying teeth. So, if you have an aging parent, relative, or friend, it’s

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Food for Healthy Teeth

Food and Drinks that Are Good For Teeth
Nutrition from food is an essential part of oral health!
As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat.” The nutrition we obtain from food and drink significantly contributes to our health, and that includes your teeth as well.

Some food can increase the risk for cavities and

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Scared of the Dentist?

We understand, and we can help!
The worst part about being scared of the dentist is that it may prevent you from getting the care you need. As well as being in pain or experiencing embarrassment due to missing or damaged teeth, avoiding the dentist can result in further damage and more costly repairs down

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At-Home Teeth Whitening Trays

Easy and Convenient, Get Yours Today!
At-home Teeth Whitening in San Francisco, CA
At-home teeth whitening is a safe and straightforward way to improve the appearance of your smile dramatically. You’re probably familiar with over-the-counter products such as whitening strips, toothpaste, or rinses. While these products may lighten your teeth over time, better results are available

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Dental Bridge for Missing Teeth

Dental Bridge Treatment in Fort Bragg, California
Beautiful restorations for damaged, decayed, or missing teeth.
A dental bridge is a replacement for one or more missing or severely decayed teeth. Sometimes also called a fixed partial, a bridge is an affordable option that also provides excellent strength and durability. Typically, a bridge consists of replacement teeth

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Cosmetic Bonding & Smile Makeovers

Cosmetic Bonding in Fort Bragg, California
Fix minor imperfections or completely transform your smile!
When teeth show signs of aging, cosmetic bonding can provide dramatic results! Like many other types of cosmetic dentistry, bonding can be used as subtly or extensively as you desire. We can use the composite tooth-colored material to fix minor imperfections, or

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