How Long Will A Porcelain Crown Last? Arlington TX Dentistry

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Dental crowns are used in many restorative treatments. Sometimes called caps, they add strength to a tooth with a large filling, or one that’s been injured. Dental crowns can correct bite misalignments. They are usually necessary after a root canal, too. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final […]

Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

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Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to become a bit negligent about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In today’s post, our goal is for you to assess where you stand and think about whether you could step it up a notch. Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and benefit your […]

You Be The Judge

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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If you are researching cosmetic dental smile makeovers, you have probably heard claims that cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these superlatives simply exaggerations? We invite you to judge for yourself. Call 817-200-7323 to schedule a no pressure smile makeover consultation with Dr. Ratcliff of Stephen Ratcliff […]

Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Sadly, enamel erosion is extremely pervasive, though largely preventable. Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are some […]

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

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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. […]


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