We Love Patient Referrals!

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At Stephen Ratcliffe Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, many of our new patients come to us on the recommendation of a current patient. This is, of course, very flattering. It’s important to any dental practice to get new patients, but when they come to us because a current patient is pleased with our care, […]

7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Anyone with chronic bad breath understands the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. As unpleasant as it is, rest assured we can help at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington. There are several possible causes for bad breath, some that you may overlook: Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on […]

Why Your Child Needs Pediatric Dental Cleanings

In this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we examine children’s dental cleanings. Does your child need a professional dental cleaning if you practice dental hygiene at home? The short answer is yes. Let’s consider it. Both processes are critical. They reinforce each other. They work in tandem to protect […]

The Five Stages of a Cavity

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You may have heard that once tooth enamel is eroded, it’s gone forever. This is partially true, but in in this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington we explain how in the earliest stage of enamel erosion, a cavity can be reversed. Let’s describe the five stages of a cavity. Stage […]

A Root Canal Doesn’t Just Save a Tooth

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When a patient comes into Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington with long-time toothache, they are often desperate. “Just pull it!” They don’t want to suffer the pain any longer. They have written off the tooth and have recognized the reality that they will lose it. Extraction isn’t the only option When a tooth […]

Your Child’s Dental Check-up Schedule

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How often should your child receive a dental check-up at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington? You’ve probably heard that most people need a dental check-up every six months. This is a good schedule for children as well. In some cases, however, a person should see a dentist more frequently. Know The Risk […]

Health Habits To Keep You Smiling

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In this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we focus on behaviors that influence dental health. Of course, regular brushing and flossing are two important habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to keep a healthy smile. Diet Do’s Do eat a nutritious diet with […]

Watch Out For Hidden Sugar

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Every health-conscious parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities. Plenty of us adults also nibble on too many sweets. Sugar is in a lot of processed food, and at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we want you to be aware of hidden sugar and its risks to your […]