Halloween Safety Tips For Your Rio Rancho Family

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Rio Rancho Family

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids (and often adults!) to get dressed up in fun costumes and head out to Trick-or-Treat. While you enjoy the festivities, it’s also important to focus on safety. Being a part of the Rio Rancho community, we just want to make sure that families and kids stay safe this Halloween. With that in mind, here are a few tips courtesy of the CDC. Trick-or-Treat in Groups No child should head out on the hunt for candy alone on Halloween. In most parts of the country, trick-or-treating begins after dark, and small children…

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October Is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month: 5 Health Benefits Of Orthodontics

October is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month: 5 Health Benefits of Orthodontics

October is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month! According to the American Academy of Orthodontics, “Straight teeth not only look good, they also give you a good bite…so it’s easier to bite, chew, and speak.” That means receiving proper care from an AAO orthodontist won’t just make you more confident about your smile, it can improve your health too. In honor of this month, and to help you see how proper care can improve your wellbeing, here are five health benefits of orthodontics. Head, Neck, and Shoulder Pain Relief Did you know that imbalances in your mouth can have a negative impact…

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Use It Or Lose It! Maximizing Your Dental Benefits Before The End Of The Year

Use It or Lose It! Maximizing Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? It’s true. If your dental insurance plan, like most is on a calendar year, you will lose out on all unused benefits after December 31st. That means this is a great time of year to take advantage of everything your dental insurance provides, especially if you have outstanding treatments. Here are just a few of the services you want to use before you lose the opportunity. Routine Checkups Many dental insurance plans provide coverage for two checkups a year at six-month intervals. So, if you haven’t had a cleaning in the…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Dental Emergencies – What You Need To Know About This Leading Cause Of Missed School Days For Children

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Dental Emergencies – What You Need to Know About This Leading Cause of Missed School Days for Children

Did you know toothaches that result in serious dental emergencies are the leading cause of missed school days for kids? In fact, 1 in 7 children aged 6 to 12 suffered from toothache pain within the last 6 months. Some of those toothaches resulted in diagnosing a significant issue that required immediate treatment at an emergency room or emergency dentist. Even if the pain doesn’t signal an emergency, it can cause other issues as well. Here’s what you need to know. The Ramifications of Dental Pain Children miss over 51 million hours of school time every year because of dental…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Sports Mouth Guards

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Sports Mouth Guards

As the beginning of the school year draws near, many children are excited to participate in their favorite fall sports. That also means it’s time for parents to get their children fitted with sports mouth guards. But why does your child need a mouth guard? Because it can protect them from a variety of injuries one can sustain while participating in sports. Athletes are 60 times more likely to experience tooth damage when they don’t wear a mouth guard, with those involved in contact sports having a 10 percent chance of getting a tooth or jaw injury each season. Here’s…

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American Orthodontics: Made In America!

American Orthodontics: Made in America!

At Rio Dental & Orthodontics, we understand that to help you achieve your best smile it takes not only exemplary clinical skill but also quality supplies and materials! That is why we are proud that all of our orthodontics supplies are from one of the leading vendors in the country: American Orthodontics. Not only do they develop and produce some of the highest quality products available in the industry, but products are also made in America! Over 95 percent of American Orthodontics products made in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Award-Winning Orthodontic Products American Orthodontics uses state of the art technology in all…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Achieve Your Whitest Summer Smile!

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Achieve Your Whitest Summer Smile!

As many families prepare to enjoy their summer vacations, the season of the selfie is upon us. And, since you likely want to share those photos with friends and family, you certainly want to make sure you look your best. One way to ensure your smile is radiant in the photographs is to achieve your whitest summer smile before you head out the door. And your local Rio Rancho dentist can help you do just that. Here are some of the most effective teeth whitening options available today. In-Office Teeth Whitening If you want to achieve your whitest smile quickly,…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Cosmetic Dentist: Smile Makeovers Aren’t Just For The Stars

Ask Your Rio Rancho Cosmetic Dentist: Smile Makeovers Aren’t Just for the Stars

Celebrities are often known for their flawless smiles. You don’t have to be a star to have a smile like one! In fact, smile makeovers and cosmetic dentistry services are available to anyone who is interested in improving aspects of their smile. Rio Dental and Orthodontics in Rio Rancho offers a variety of procedures that can fix broken, missing or damaged teeth along with discoloration and even crooked teeth! To show you what is possible, here is an overview of some celebrity smile makeovers including the procedures and services that were likely used to achieve their impressive smiles. Katherine Heigl…

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Happy Father’s Day To All Of The Dads Out There!

Happy Father’s Day to All of the Dads Out There!

Now is the time of year where we recognized all of the wonderful dads out there by wishing them a Happy Father’s Day. In recognition of this special time, we wanted to do our part to help those in our lives recognize the great dads in their lives. Here are 10 gifts that are sure to please the great dads in your life. 1. Noise-Canceling Headphones Sometimes the best gift you can give is the gift of silence, or the ability to block everything else out and enjoy some music. For the dad that could use some peace, noise-canceling headphones…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Cosmetic Dentist: The Benefits Of Dental Implants

Ask Your Rio Rancho Cosmetic Dentist: The Benefits of Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be overwhelmed by the number of restoration options available. While there are many services offered by your Rio Rancho dentist, dental implants are often considered a popular and effective long-term solution to damaged or missing teeth. Although there are several benefits to dental implants, here are just a few! Secure & Permanent Dental implants are an artificial version of real tooth roots that are secured into the jawbone just like your natural teeth. They provide a permanent, secure base for replacement teeth. With other solutions to missing teeth (such as dentures…

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