Welcome to our Practice

Welcome to Progressive Health Dental! For over forty years, Dr. Michael Ratto has been providing exceptional dental care to patients in Turlock, CA and the surrounding communities.

Through his focus on how dental health affects whole health, you’ll find that Dr. Ratto offers a unique approach to care that will help you improve and maintain your overall health and well-being. You’ll notice that the entire team is passionate about the oral-systemic link, and they’ve had many hours of advanced training in order to help patients better understand their health.

Preventative Care

Prevention is the priority at Progressive Health Dental, and while Dr. Ratto focuses on excellent oral hygiene care, he also takes the time to educate patients about how nutrition, pH balance, stress management, and even skeletal alignment can play a part in our well-being. You will find that this unique approach helps you to enhance your home care habits as well as improve your general health.

While our goal is to help you prevent gum disease from happening in the first place, with advanced technology, such as laser therapy, which works in tandem with our highly skilled hygienists, our team is well equipped to treat any periodontal issues.

Sleep Apnea and TMJ

One of the most dangerous health issues affecting many Americans today is sleep apnea. Treating this issue is of great importance since it can cause and contribute to other serious health concerns. The problem is that many people don’t know they have sleep apnea until it’s too late. If you suffer from chronic fatigue or headaches, especially in the morning, this can be an indicator of sleep apnea. Loud and chronic snoring is also a telltale sign of sleep apnea, so if your bed partner complains about your snoring, take heed!

TMJ is a painful joint disorder that affects your jaw joints. TMJ often causes headaches, as well as jaw, neck, and shoulder pain. This disorder is often overlooked or misdiagnosed because the symptoms can be attributed to other conditions.

Dr. Ratto has extensive training in sleep apnea and will be completing his residency later this year. Helping patients manage sleep apnea with treatment that is often more successful than the invasive continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, device is his goal. Dr. Ratto works to determine the root cause of your TMJ in order to recommend the most effective therapies. Working in conjunction with other specialists such as chiropractic and myofacial specialists, Dr. Ratto is able to achieve results for his patients that other practitioners can’t.

Restorative Care

If you have a tooth in need of repair or you’d like to change the appearance of your smile, you can rely on Dr. Ratto’s years of knowledge and training to deliver a restoration you will be proud of! We use the highest quality laboratory procedures for our lifelike crowns and chameleon composite resin for fillings, so your smile will look natural and no one will ever know that you’ve had dental work done.

At Progressive Health Dental, we offer dental and whole health care that you aren’t going to find at any other practice. Our patients are our top priority, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our dental family! Contact our office today to learn more about how we’re different and can make a positive difference in your life.

Recommendation for Dr. Ratto and Staff - March 2017

"I can hardly say enough good things about my long time dentist, Michael P. Ratto, DDS, and his excellent staff. Over the more than 25 years of my association ..."

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