This message from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington is for anyone finding it difficult to improve their dental health. We urge you to keep working at it and assure you that we’re here to help!
Keep Trying To Floss
Many people are good about brushing their teeth, but sometimes skip flossing. This is a bad idea. Flossing is the only way to clean food debris and plaque from between teeth.
Failure to floss can lead to cavities, and even gum disease. Our recommendation? Brush twice a day, and floss before going to bed at night.
Keep Trying to Quit Tobacco
Smoking is as bad for your teeth and gums as it is for other parts of your body. If you’ve tried to quit but just can’t, you’re far from alone.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, former smokers now outnumber active smokers. Everyone who has kicked the habit was once right where you are. Keep trying!
Keep Getting Checkups
Regular cleanings and checkups are a critical part of maintaining good dental health. Along with brushing and flossing, they are your first line of defense against tooth decay. On average, we recommend a checkup every six months. Some patients can spread them out a little more, and others may need more frequent visits.
Remember, the link between your dental health and overall health is well-established. Patients from Mansfield and Grand Prairie come to Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington for dental implants, complete family dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup today!
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