moving in to the Arlington area; taking care of your teeth eventually involves a visit to the dentist. We are Dr. Stephen Ratcliff – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry located at 909 W Mitchell St, in Arlington, Texas, and our specialty is restorative dentistry.
You can reach Stephen Ratcliff DDS by calling 817-274-7875.
Going to the dentist for the first time in Arlington, or if you have not been for while, can be an unsettling experience for both kids and adults. The very idea of a ‘dentist’ seems to hold negative connotation for many people. If you are an adult who is moving to the Arlington area, or your child is preparing to visit the dentist for the first time, here are a few tips that may help ease you into regular dental checkups and put you on the path toward increased oral health and wellness.
Choose an Arlington dentist who is appropriate for your needs. When you meet your new dentist for the first time, make an effort to ask questions about the care you will receive. Ask questions that are relevant to your situation including questions about experience, age range of patients, and recommended procedures for any conditions you may have. Get to know your Arlington dentist so you feel comfortable with the care you will receive.
Introduce yourself to your Arlington dentist and get to know the office staff. Visiting the dentist will seem less of a chore when you feel you have trusted friends who are there to help.
Be prepared to provide your dentist with information. Whether you are experiencing specific pain at that moment, or anticipating a problem, be sure to discuss everything with your dentist. Many patients become intimidated in the office environment and avoid expressing pain or discussing issues. As your dentist, I need to know everything you are experiencing and will be better prepared to help as you ask questions and express your concerns.
I understand that everyone is unique; what works for one person may not work for another. You know what works best for you, and the best way to have a good experience with a Arlington dentist is to communicate. Let me know what you are experiencing so that I can make adjustments and help you feel more comfortable and secure.
At Dr. Stephen Ratcliff – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry our leading edge treatment in a warm and friendly atmosphere staff will work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. We know it can be frightening to visit the dentist for the first time, or after a long while. We’ll do what we can to make you feel comfortable, secure, and among caring friends.
If you are in Arlington, Texas and are ready to visit the dentist again, give us a call at 817-274-7875, or stop by to meet us; we’re excited to meet you.
-We’re your lifelong dental health partner