When was the last time you saw a dentist in Washington? The correct answer to that question is sometime in the last six months, because the American Dental Association recommends two checkups every year. However, if dental anxiety keeps you from having the oral health care you need, then there’s no better time than the start of the New Year to overcome your fears. There are many ways a dentist can help to eliminate your anxiety. Read on to learn more about dental phobia and how to put your fears behind you.
December 12, 2018
June 14, 2018
You don’t need to be told that what you put in your mouth plays a direct role in your health and well-being. You can eat fresh fruit and vegetables or candy and potato chips. You can smoke, or not. But did you also know that the condition of your teeth and gums could also impact the condition of your body? Read on to learn what the dentist in Washington has to say about the importance of caring for your smile.
September 21, 2017
Say ahhhhh in the mirror. More than likely your tongue is a pleasing shade of pink. Sometimes, however, your tongue may have a white coating. There might be white patches or your whole tongue can be white. Usually, a white tongue is harmless, but on rare occasions that strange looking tongue may indicate infection, or it can be an early warning sign of oral cancer. Read on to learn more about what can cause a white tongue and what a family dentist in Washington recommends.
August 25, 2017
When was the last time you saw your dentist in Washington? If you can’t remember, then maybe the problem isn’t that you’re too busy, but that you’re a bit fearful of the dentist. That’s okay. Researchers estimate that millions of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of fear or anxiety. Nevertheless, you really do need to see the dentist regularly in order to take care of your teeth and gums. Read on to learn more about dental fear and anxiety and what the dentist can do to help you relax.
August 10, 2017
According to a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, more than one in five Americans have untreated cavities. This is partially due to budget cuts for dental care among people on Medicaid. However, even people with dental insurance shy away from regular dental care for fear of out-of-pocket expenses. In truth, seeing your dentist in Washington for regular dental checkups can save you money by helping you avoid the consequences of untreated cavities and other dental health problems.
November 14, 2016
Most holidays center around celebratory eating in some way, but no holiday is more food-centric than American Thanksgiving. It’s an entire day devoted to celebrating the fact that early settlers were able to find and eat food by working with native people. When you’re sitting down to eat your third piece of pumpkin pie or a second helping of candied yams, you are probably not thinking about how these foods will impact your oral health, but you might want to. In this post, we’ll walk you through some popular Thanksgiving foods that may just help you to maintain the optimal level of oral health this holiday season. You should also make the time to keep up with your preventive dentistry with thorough at-home hygiene.
January 26, 2016
According to some estimates, 80% of US adults over 30 have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, and a staggering number of these cases go unreported until significant damage is done to oral health. By knowing the signs to look for and visiting the dentist regularly, patients are able to prevent this detrimental condition or catch it in the earliest stages. In Washington, Dr. James G. Mace and his dedicated dental team offer preventive and restorative periodontal therapies to keep smiles healthy.
October 3, 2015
As one of the most prevalent health issues in the US, some estimates indicate that periodontal (gum) disease affects 75% of adults. With staggering figures like those, it’s no surprise that dental practitioners are dedicated to helping patients prevent and treat gum disease. In addition to raising the risk for tooth loss, uncontrolled gum disease is also related to heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic and systemic illnesses. The good news is that gum disease is treatable by dental professionals. For many patients, the subtle signs of periodontal disease go unnoticed until the advanced stages making it more difficult to treat with less desirable outcomes. To avoid the detrimental whole body health effects associated with gum disease, Dr. James G. Mace employs dental hygienists, screens all of his patients annually for gum disease and works closely with a gum specialist (a periodontist) for cases that are more advanced.
September 16, 2015
Anyone who’s ever done it knows searching for a good dentist can be a chore — with so many options, it’s hard to choose. Often, we end up going from dentist to dentist in search of the perfect one, never really finding consistent care. That’s a big mistake, as consistency is key in excellent dental health. This fall, give up the search and come to Dr. James Mace, your Washington dentist, for the wonderful, compassionate care you want — and need.
June 26, 2015
Big fillings that need to be replaced don’t necessarily need a full crown for therapy to be completed. A more conservative option is inlays and onlays – they fit into a tooth similarly to a filling, yet they are milled restorations. Inlays fit between cusps (bumps on top of your tooth) while onlays fit over one or more cusps. All of this results in a patient retaining more natural tooth structure. At the dental office of Dr. James Mace in Washington, MO, we can offer you fantastic inlay and onlay service with the gentle care you deserve. Not every situation is right for an inlay or onlay, but Dr. Mace will assess your problem and determine the best solution for you.