Why Visit The Dentist?

Why Visit The Dentist?

At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we want to see each one of our patients for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. Most of the time we try to get you to schedule your next appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one. There are some very good […]

Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

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Is an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush for cleaning your teeth? At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington we won’t recommend one over the other. But we’re taking a close look at the electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes have been commercially available in the United States since the 1960s. But they first […]

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, many patients come in with a toothache. In some cases, the toothache is a secondary symptom of a sinus condition. Let’s discuss the relationship. Your maxillary sinuses are very close upstairs neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the […]

The ADA: Promoting Dental Health Since 1859

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This post from Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington is about the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA emblem on toothpaste and floss—but what else do you know about this dental organization? The ADA’s self-proclaimed purpose is to improve the level of public oral health by supporting the dental industry […]

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 […]