Arlington’s Noteworthy Dental Experience

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Here at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we see patients for anything from fillings to family dentistry to cleaning requests. Having your teeth cleaned can be just as critical as addressing cavities and taking care of cosmetic dentistry needs. Dr. Ratcliff treats every patient like a celebrity to be esteemed for just being themselves […]

Relax. Your Teeth Will Thank You.

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Most Arlington adults have been warned about the physical effects of stress. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of un-managed stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with overeating, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, or compulsive spending. (Even though many […]

Preventing Facial Injuries

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Facial injuries occur all too often in the Fort Worth area. Mansfield Little Leaguers get hit by inside pitches, Grand Prairie construction workers suffer falls and other accidents at the worksite, and Texas motorists sustain injuries in collisions every single day. Accidents at home can also result in serious injury to the face. Serious facial […]

Gritting Your Teeth: Stress And Your Smile

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Doctors have been telling us for years that stress can increase the risk of everything from high blood pressure to depression. But how often do we think about how stress influences our smile? Here are some dental problems linked to stress. Canker and Cold Sores Cold sores are a symptom of the herpes simplex virus. […]

The Gift Of Oral Health

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Many dental patients in the Arlington, Mansfield, and Grand Prairie areas may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These […]

What Does Your Saliva Reveal?

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Arlington dentists know that a mouth examination can reveal troubles in other parts of the patient’s body. Because many diseases manifest in soft tissues of the mouth or cause pain in the jaw, dentists often refer patients to their medical doctor for further diagnosis when they encounter issues such as inflammation, chronic bad breath, bleeding […]

Is Your Smile Holding You Back?

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Have you ever taken an unexpected trip to the grocery store looking completely disheveled in a rush to acquire an emergency item – say cough medicine or a must-have poster board for your child’s school assignment? On such an occasion you will inevitably bump into someone you know. How do you feel in your ill-fitting […]

6 Things You Should Know Before Having Oral Surgery

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When it comes to preparing for oral surgery,  the prized patients of Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are given 6 essential instructions to get them through from start to finish. First, Choose Wisely Understanding the pros and cons of a procedure helps you attain the prime outcome. This important knowledge about your dental experience […]

Dental Breakthroughs On The Horizon

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At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we use the latest validated dental technology to provide our patients with quality general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. In addition, we keep tabs on the latest dental research that is moving the industry forward. Here are some of the intriguing dental technologies currently being evaluated and tested: Fill and […]

What Can Veneers Do For Grand Prairie Smiles?

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Hello, and welcome to our Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?” Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or […]


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