Damon Smiles, Invisalign, Ceramic, And Lingual Braces

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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If you are considering having your teeth straightened, this post is for you. Today’s article provides information about some of the newest types of braces. Two proprietary orthodontic systems advertised in the Grand Prairie area are Invisalign and Damon Smiles. Damon Smiles has created a new device used with the traditional method while Invisalign takes […]

For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

Categories: Dental Health
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Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or broken bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol. Drinking soda and energy drinks. These sugary, acidic beverages are unusually efficient at damaging enamel. Chewing ice or hard candy. Your enamel is quite hard. But so are ice and hard candy, and […]

It’s Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One

Categories: Dental Health
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In 1990, Dr. Stephen Ratcliff established Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington. Dr. Ratcliff is an extraordinary dental professional dedicated to preventative dentistry. The goal of preventative dentistry is to keep oral health so that no restorative dental work ever becomes required. In other words, preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and enamel wear. […]

Feel Like A Movie Star With A Smile Makeover

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Have you noticed endless pictures coming out of Hollywood featuring celebrities with perfect smiles, even photos of actors and actresses who didn’t have the best teeth early in their careers? Can ordinary Grand Prairie people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? Absolutely! In recent years there has been a significant increase in the accessibility of state-of-the-art cosmetic […]

5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so widespread in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage such […]

What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you characterize it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, decides on the course of treatment, and performs the procedure-while the patient is an inconsequential participant. It Starts With The Atmosphere At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we don’t do things […]

Bad Breath Q & A

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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I’m Stephen Ratcliff of Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Today’s post offers some answers to frequent questions about bad breath. Q. My wife says my breath is horrible, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? A. Bacteria can increase and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. […]

A Youthful Smile At Any Age

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Declining health, limited mobility, financial strains – clearly, aging is not for whimps. Though some challenges seniors face can’t be avoided, others can. Dental problems, for instance. Many dental problems common among retirees such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel, can be remedied. With modern cosmetic dentistry at Stephen Ratcliff Family […]

Sparkling Smiles With Safe Bleaching

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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One of the easiest ways to upgrade your smile cosmetically is through teeth whitening. Whitening teeth is a straightforward, non-invasive method to improve your overall appearance and bring confidence to your daily interactions with people. Before beginning the procedure of teeth whitening, Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry recommends each patient meet with their dentist […]


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