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 […]
Signs Of Oral Cancer: What Not To Ignore
This message from Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistery in Arlington focuses on a very serious issue: oral cancer. Oral cancer claims tens of thousands of lives each year, which is why we offer oral cancer screenings at each checkup. Early detection can make all the difference! At home, you can pay attention for any […]
Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Arlington Tobacco Chewers
Cigarette sales have decreased in the past decade, and at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we won’t kid you: we’re happy about that. But some people have switched to smokeless products, on the assumption that smokeless tobacco is harmless. This is absolutely not true. No matter its form, tobacco is deadly. We […]
Health Habits To Keep You Smiling
In this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we focus on behaviors that influence dental health. Of course, regular brushing and flossing are two important habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to keep a healthy smile. Diet Do’s Do eat a nutritious diet with […]
What Is General Dentistry?
If you explored our website before landing on this blog, you have may noticed the term “general dentistry” on the menu, along with other services. “General dentistry” may sound bland, but it isn’t. At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, it’s your assurance that we can diagnose and treat your most essential issues, […]
New Parents – Educate Yourselves About Children’s Dental Health
Today’s post is for new parents or couples planning for children sometime in the future. An Epidemic of Tooth Decay in Young Children The statistics on early childhood tooth decay are sobering. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42% of U.S. children between 2 and 11 years old have in their […]
Sleep Apnea Treatment In Arlington
What is sleep apnea? It’s a potentially health-threatening condition in which your breathing periodically stops while you sleep. Suspect you might have sleep apnea? Read through these common symptoms. They may help you determine if you need to go see your medical doctor. Signs of Sleep Apnea Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Insomnia Sleep Deprivation Excessive Snoring […]
Do I Floss My New Tooth Implant?
Do I need to change my flossing technique for a tooth implant? Before you got an implant, hopefully, you were brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. If you wore dentures, you should have been cleaning them with a denture paste and brushing the soft tissues in your mouth. A permanent dental implant […]
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 […]
Is The Humble Toothbrush Obsolete?
Are manual toothbrushes obsolete? Would you believe people have been asking that question for more than fifty years? At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we assure you that the answer is no. When it comes to maintaining your dental health, an old school manual toothbrush is one of your best friends. “Wait […]