General dentist Dr. James G. Mace and his team of dental assistants and hygienists are committed to the dental health as well as the overall health of patients. For families in Washington, MO, as well as neighboring communities, this means biannual checkups at which we will clean your teeth and remove plaque, evaluate the health of your gum tissue, check for signs of tooth decay and take digital x-rays when necessary. However, as a general dentist, Dr. Mace’s services go beyond the routine to include special treatments, as well.
General Dentist for Children
For the youngsters in your family, Dr. Mace provides standard dental services plus treatments especially designed to help your little ones have healthy smiles throughout their growing-up years and on into adulthood. First, there are fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Proper brushing can be difficult for children, particularly at the back of their mouths where decay-causing bacteria can hide and grow in deeply grooved molars. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, the first line of defense against bacteria and the resulting acids that can cause cavities. Likewise, dental sealants form a physical barrier against these same cavity-causing culprits. Applied as a clear or white liquid, sealants harden to a solid to protect teeth.
Sleep Apnea Therapy from Washington’s General Dentist
If you or the person one pillow over snores loudly at night, then this may be a sign of a more serious condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is literally the cessation of breathing during sleep. The most common form is obstructive airway sleep apnea. If we determine that this is robbing you of quality sleep, then Dr. Mace can prescribe an oral appliance that repositions your tongue or lower jaw to help keep your airway open. It’s just another way that Dr. Mace looks after you, your dental health and your general health.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you or another member of your family need to visit a general dentist, then call the office of Dr. James G. Mace in Washington, MO. We also conveniently serve patients from Marthasville, Krakow, Union, Dutzow, New Haven, Augusta and the surrounding towns.