Damon Smiles, Invisalign, Ceramic, And Lingual Braces

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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 […]

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 […]

Why Sports Drinks Put Teeth At Risk

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Many health-conscious individuals area exercise regularly, and many turn to sports drinks for hydration. While it’s true that they help keep electrolyte levels in the body (and pose fewer health risks than energy drinks), their acidity can erode tooth enamel. And when tooth enamel erodes, those pearly whites are more susceptible to staining, discoloration, and […]

Test Your Cosmetic Dentistry IQ

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Are you up on the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by your dentist? Take our quiz and find out! 1. This popular treatment uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This composite is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted, and then hardened and polished. A. Veneers B. Flossing C. Defanging D. Bonding The […]