Pediatric Dentistry

Categories: Family Dentistry
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If you have children in the Arlington area, there is no better time to consider pediatric dentistry than right now. The best time to start your Arlington children on a pediatric dentistry program is when their teeth first appear. This may seem a bit early, however it is a great time to become acquainted with […]

Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

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You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and get it done. But are you doing it right? Actually, many people are making tooth brushing mistakes. You may need to tweak your routine to better support your oral health and preserve your smile from cavities and gum […]

Super Smiles For Life

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Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and appealing smile, start early. Really early. Dr. Stephen Ratcliff recommends that you bring your child in for their first dental visit soon after their first birthday. An early check […]

Helping Teeth Survive Adolescence

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If you are the parent of a daughter or son, you may already have some concerns about your child’s well-being. As young men and women progress toward complete independence, some make questionable choices when it comes to health. You may know Arlington teens that skip meals and others that eat ramen noodles for lunch and […]

Dental Sealant Q & A

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Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly difficult to remove. Most Grand Prairie pediatric dentists and family dentists offer sealants to their patients.

Eruption Charts: Not As Scary As They Sound

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First, an eruption chart is simply a listing of the different types of teeth in the mouth and when, on average, they come out, or ‘erupt’, from the gums. A primary teeth eruption chart will also tell you when to expect the different teeth to be lost.