Fluoride Treatments: Not Just For Kids

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You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” Fluoride toothpaste is good for teeth, and at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we encourage its use. Fluoride is an essential mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes […]

Smile Like You Mean It!

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Have you ever noticed how some people never show a genuine smile? In family pictures, they stay tight-lipped. Even if they’re laughing at the funniest joke ever, they cover their mouths. At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we can improve any smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry. There are many […]

How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

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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, […]

5 Ways To Restore A Tooth

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There is more than one way to fix a tooth. If you are the fortunate owner of perfectly healthy teeth, you may never need any of these procedures. However, if you are like most, you will need to restore a tooth eventually. Today’s post looks at five cosmetic dentistry options from Stephen Ratcliff Family and […]

4 Mansfield Smile Boosters

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Cosmetic dentistry is a term that refers to using proven dental techniques to enhance the appearance of your smile. We have improved countless smiles with it at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX. In this post, we’ll highlight four ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile. Teeth whitening is quick and […]

How Tooth Grinding Can Damage Your Smile

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Teeth grinding is a common behavior among people of all ages. Known formally as bruxism, it is when someone involuntarily clenches or grinds their teeth. It can have serious consequences, but is treatable at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX. Teeth grinding can occur during the day or night and can affect […]

More Ways To Fight Decay

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We tend to associate cavities with children, but the truth is that you can get a cavity in one of your teeth at any age. You can minimize the risk, and even prevent cavities, with daily brushing and regular checkups at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX. Most people have at least […]

5 Tips For Treating Mouth Sores

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When people get mouth sores, one of the things they can do while waiting for it to heal is evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. Here are some tips from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX that can help minimize the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed […]

5 Ways To Prevent A Cracked Tooth

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Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and costly to repair. In this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we offer an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong. 5 Preventative Measures Avoid chewing on hard things. Patients should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, […]