Implants Prevent Denture-Related Health Problems

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults over 65 have no remaining teeth. Many people with missing no teeth choose conventional dentures. But there is a better, state-of-the-art alternative at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington. Problems With Dentures Conventional dentures usually fit properly at first. But the […]

Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

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In this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we explore some specifics about brushing your teeth. One key to getting the most out of your toothpaste is getting plenty of foam when brushing. Working up a good foam is brought about by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then brushing at a 45 degree […]

Sealants Prevent Cavities For Kids

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Regular brushing and flossing are essential in preventing tooth decay. But another valuable tool are dental sealants, available at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington. Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars. Applying them is completely painless, and once they’re on they can prevent […]

Dental Questions? We Have Answers.

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At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic  Dentistry in Arlington, we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Providing the best possible dental care goes beyond cleanings and exams. We like patients who ask a lot of questions, because that tells us they are taking a strong interest in their dental health. Frequently Asked Questions One […]

What is the Recovery Time for a Dental Implant?

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Once one of our patients at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington decides to go ahead with a dental implant, one of the first things they want to know is: how long is the recovery time? Our answer? Recovery is difficult to predict, because every case is different. There are various factors that […]

Choosing A Toothbrush For Your Child

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Choosing a toothbrush for your child may not sound like a very critical issue, but it’s more important than you might think. With that in mind, Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington has some suggestions. The most important consideration is probably that your youngster likes the toothbrush. That makes it far more likely […]

Debunking Dental Myths

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In this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington we focus on three common myths about dental health. All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth. We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more […]