Keeping Teen Smiles Healthy

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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If you are the parent of a teenager, you may already have some concerns about your child’s well-being. As young men and women progress toward complete independence, some make questionable choices when it comes to health. We encourage Arlington parents to be vigilant about twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings for their teens. Adolescent Oral Health […]

Sleep Apnea Treatment In Arlington

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What is sleep apnea? It’s a potentially health-threatening condition in which your breathing periodically stops while you sleep. Suspect you might have sleep apnea? Read through these common symptoms. They may help you determine if you need to go see your medical doctor. Signs of Sleep Apnea Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Insomnia Sleep Deprivation Excessive Snoring […]

Tell Your Dentist Which Prescription Meds You Are Taking

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It’s standard practice for healthcare providers to find out which medications their patients are taking. Our patients sometimes wonder why we ask them about prescription medications before their dental procedure.   Here’s why: Some drugs—prescription or over-the-counter—can impact oral health or dental treatment.   Bleeding Issues   Heparin/warfarin and other anticoagulants can result in abnormal […]

It Doesn’t Take Long To Beautify Your Smile

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Are you a busy Arlington resident who can’t find the time to improve your smile? Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help restore missing, cracked, or discolored teeth—sometimes in just one visit. And we offer extended weeknight and weekend hours to accommodate your schedule. Our Legacy of Excellence At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry […]

Why Is An Implant Better For Oral Health?

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What Is A Dental Implant? A complete dental implant restoration consists of three components: Post Abutment Crown A tooth implant is a permanent anchor (post) that is inserted into the jawbone at the site of an extracted tooth. In the months after implantation, it integrates with the jawbone. This is called osseointegration. The post becomes […]

Need An Implant? Let’s Do A Checkup And Talk About It.

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When is the last time you had a dental check-up? Most people need a dental check-up every six months. If you have a higher risk for oral diseases, we advise you to receive an examination every four months. At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are dental implant specialists but also provide general dental services. […]