Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

Fort Worth Cosmetic Dentistry

Believe it or not plaque can rear its ugly head in any Arlington mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you try to be. If you have deep grooves, watch out. If you have a receding gum line, watch out. If you are a candy-loving Arlington resident with the proverbial sweet tooth, watch out.

The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it will start to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.) This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.

A fabulous smile with fabulous teeth isn’t always the reality for Fort Worth, Mansfield TX, Bentley Village, and Cook’s Meadow folks. Trying to improve your appearance and to present a clean, tidy, well-groomed face can be a challenge. We encourage everyone in the Fort Worth area to consider the extensive benefits of a smile makeover. Dental restoration can be pricey but the truth of just how much it will cost for veneers, braces, dental implants and even teeth whitening may surprise you. At our Arlington cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about dental implants, dentures, porcelain veneers, Invisalign clear braces, teeth whitening and any number of other dental services. We specialize in family dentistry and find that our Arlington dental patients come to us for restorative dentistry often.

Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
prides itself in serving the Arlington area since 1990. We find that our cosmetic dental patients will make it over to 909 W Mitchell St from Mansfield TX, Bentley Village, and Cook’s Meadow. Sometimes we might even see friends from Fort Worth make the short drive. Let us improve your smile. Call 817-274-7875 to schedule a consultation.

Hurry before that plaque hardens and turns to tartar!


Stephen Ratcliff
Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
909 W Mitchell St
Arlington, Texas zip code 76013