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 […]

Protect Those Nooks And Crannies

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The team at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington is dedicated to the prevention of cavities, which is the foundation for a healthy and beautiful smile. THE IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTION Preventative dentistry – brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings with a dental hygienist – are indispensable for keeping your smile bright and free […]

3 Critical Things You Didn’t Know About Kids’ Cavities

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It’s time to think differently about childhood tooth decay. Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, serving Arlington and Grand Prairie, has a team specializing in children’s oral health. Here are three important things to know about children’s dental health. Tooth Decay Is The Most Common Childhood Disease Over 4 million preschoolers have cavities. And,  tooth decay […]

Unexpected Stress? Don’t Forget Your Smile

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At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide full service dentistry in Arlington. Today, we’d like to discuss the effects stress can have on your smile. When you suddenly have to juggle extra balls, some are bound to get dropped. Perhaps you are going through a divorce or became the caregiver for an ailing parent. […]

What Is Oil Pulling?

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Today’s Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dental post looks at oil pulling; an alternative practice that has been generating a lot of buzz around Arlington. Oil pulling has been a part of Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth for up to twenty minutes […]

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

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6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

Most people visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often, and some go for years without a checkup. At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we strongly recommend against this. Don’t put your dental health at risk! Most dentists recommend a visit to the […]

Treatment For Sensitive Teeth

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For those people who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX is here for you. The team has been treating this common problem for many years and is very experienced – as our family dentistry patients in […]

Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam

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No matter how old you are, dental exams  are an important practice for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we have an excellent office and warm and friendly team of professionals to make your exams something you’ll look forward to. Knowledge is Power Dental patients often delay […]

Are You Flossing?

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This post from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX focuses on flossing. Most Arlington men and women know that flossing is an important part of oral health. But did you know why? Flossing offers a chance to remove bits and pieces that a toothbrush will  miss. Cleaning between your teeth may help […]