Are You Flossing?

Categories: Dental Health
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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 […]

Making Life Sweet?

Most of us consume far too much sugar. That isn’t exactly a news flash, but at Stephen Ratcliffe Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we want to remind you what sugar can do to your teeth. We get cavities when acids in the mouth attack the enamel and dentin of the teeth. The acid is […]

Dental Health in Arlington: Oral Care for ICU Patients Lowers Risk

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Today’s post focuses on an article that appeared recently on ScienceDaily.com. The article describes a study of Brazilian ICU patients that compared infection rates of those who received enhanced oral care instead of routine oral care. The patients who received more intense dental care were 56 percent less likely to develop a respiratory infection during […]