Dry Mouth Can Cause Dental Problems

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A reduction of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a common problem, especially among older individuals. Dry mouth is not only uncomfortable, it can cause tooth damage. Saliva is required to keep the mouth lubricated, wash the food from teeth, and neutralize the acids that can cause plaque. Extensive cavities can develop in […]

A Whiter Smile is Possible With Tooth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is a popular dental procedure in the Arlington area. After all, who doesn’t want a whiter smile? If you are considering tooth whitening, here are some things to keep in mind. Tooth Whitening: Key Findings Whitening treatments can be effective on both extrinsic and intrinsic staining Only natural teeth can be whitened; in […]

Are Your Teeth yellow?

Are Your Teeth blue?

…probably not. But tooth color is probably something you have been concerned about. One of our primary concerns at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is ensuring that our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. But beyond just the health aspect, I also strive to help our patients achieve beautiful smiles that they can be proud […]

Can I Get a Metal-Free Tooth Implant?

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Many Arlington dental patients are turning to metal-free dentistry. Instead of amalgam fillings, they decide on composite and porcelain restorations. Non-metal fillings and crowns can be matched perfectly to your natural tooth color. Some people are sensitive to the metals used in traditional fillings. Non-metal materials can prevent potential tooth sensitivity. Controversy Over Whether Dental Amalgam is […]

Why You Should Have Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Why You Should Have Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Having a bright, healthy smile can be a major confidence booster. Professional teeth cleaning at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the most effective ways to achieve a healthy smile. Not only does it help to remove surface stains and discoloration, but it also helps to promote overall oral health. Professional teeth […]

Yes! You Can Replace Old Fillings

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Superficial cuts in the skin subside without a trace, infections are wiped out with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues subside. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry […]