You may be wondering why sometimes your gums are red and swollen, or your breath is bad. Maybe you’re just interested in improving your dental health and want to be more aware for your next appointment. Learn about the four stages of gum disease you may be overlooking when thinking of your comprehensive dental needs. […]
Gum Health Affects Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes
At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we are concerned not only with the condition of your mouth, but also with how it affects your complete physical health and general well-being. Today’s post looks at the connection between diabetes and oral health and may be of interest to Arlington residents with diabetes […]
Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?
Regular check-ups and cleanings at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX are essential for good dental health. But some people tend to have gums that bleed after a thorough cleaning, causing them concern. Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a couple days after your dental cleaning, […]
How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health
Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we see patients every day who complain about pain and discomfort. Swelling of the gums occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, […]
How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adult Americans, yet many people are surprisingly under-informed about it. In this blog post from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we share some basic facts about gum disease. In its earliest and most treatable stage, gum disease is called gingivitis. The more […]
Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!
Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss, but it’s a treatable condition at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington. Keeping your gums healthy is essential for your overall health, but if you need yet another reason to keep them in good shape we’ve got a doozy. Scientists have found a connection […]
The Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Guide To Preventing Gum Disease
Here is a statistic that should make everyone sit up and take notice: nearly half of all Americans over the age of thirty have some form of gum disease. That works out to about sixty-five million people! Gum disease treatment is available at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington. Gum disease is usually […]
9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. But it is a preventable disease, and also treatable, at Stephen Ratcliffe Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington. Here are some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Brush your teeth for two to three minutes, at least twice a […]
Should You Get Your Child a Water Flosser?
Today, we’re discussing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. A water irrigation tool oscillates a stream of water through a small, targeted tube to shoot out fragments of food and plaque from around and between teeth. To use it, you place the tube into your mouth, turn it […]
Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea
The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was created in the early 1960s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The tool is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people use the term generically. Since its creation, several other companies have entered the market with similar […]