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 […]

Dental Sealants – Another Tool For Cavity Prevention

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Dental patients in the Arlington, Mansfield, and Grand Prairie areas know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable. Dental sealants are a […]

No Dental Insurance? Prioritize Spending For Dental Care

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Millions of Americans don’t have dental insurance, and many Texas employer plans have limited benefits. Some Arlington people who fail to get adequate dental care say “It’s too pricey.” If you are really living below poverty level, this excuse may be valid – but if you have an average income, you can probably shift your […]

Healthy Lifestyles For Healthy Lifesmiles

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Dental health and a unforgettable smile depend on much more than simply brushing regularly. In today’s Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry post, we present a quick refresher course on critical lifestyle practices that affect oral health. You are probably familiar with most of these recommendations, but it is helpful to get a reminder once […]

Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

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Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around Grand Prairie. Today’s post is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Since this is a dental blog, I am sure you expect us to raise all sorts of alarms warning of the dangers of piercings. You are right. Unfortunately, […]

Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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Beautiful smiles require healthy teeth, healthy gums, and healthy bone. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and other problems. However, it is ordinarily the other way around. The bone loss occurs as a result of a lost tooth because the blood supply and stimulus necessary for maintaining […]

How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth? It could mean all those things and many more. For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an […]

Have You Thanked Your Dental Assistant Lately?

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Your Fort Worth, Mansfield TX, or Cook’s Meadow dental practice would be a very different place if it weren’t for the competent dental assistants who work there. Today in the Arlington dental blog we would like to highlight the importance of these hard workers who are often taken for granted.

If Only I Had Taken Care Of My Teeth…

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We hope you don’t ever say, “If only I had taken care of my teeth!” If you have neglected your teeth, we invite you to let us help you get back on track to oral health. At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are committed to helping patients establish and maintain dental health. We help all of our patients feel relaxed and comfortable in a friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere.