Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Causes & Cures For Bad Breath

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Causes & Cures for Bad Breath

Everyone wants to be remembered, but being known for your bad breath isn’t likely what you had in mind. A lot of people are self-conscious when it comes to their breath, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. There are a lot of causes for bad breath, or halitosis, but there is also a range of cures that can take care of the problem. As the weather turns cold in Rio Rancho, don’t let your bad breath ruin a perfectly romantic snowball fight or kiss under the mistletoe! Here are some tips for combating bad breath, so you can…

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Give Yourself The Gift Of A Great Smile!

Give Yourself the Gift of a Great Smile!

Tis the season of love, generosity and, of course, gift-giving! While most people focus on their family and friends during the holiday season, it’s also important not to neglect taking care of yourself. The end of the year is an ideal time to treat yourself to a beautiful, radiant, and healthy smile…here’s why. Look Your Best in Holiday Pictures (and Feel More Confident Too) Holiday festivities are going to be in full swing soon, and that means there will be an abundance of photo opportunities. Feeling confident in your smile not only makes you more confident while you’re mingling, but…

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We Are Thankful For You, Rio Rancho!

We Are Thankful for You, Rio Rancho!

The winter holiday season is approaching, and it feels as though Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As everyone begins to devote their time and thoughts to friends and family, we want to take a moment to express just how thankful we are for the most important people at our dental office: you. Here are three reasons why we are grateful for you and all of our patients for making our Rio Rancho dental practice such a wonderful place to be. This Amazing Connected Community We truly appreciate the connection with our patients and the community. You’ve stayed with us…

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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: When Is The Right Time To Screen My Children For Their Orthodontic Needs?

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: When is the Right Time to Screen My Children for Their Orthodontic Needs?

When you think about orthodontic care for your child, you likely picture them potentially having braces or aligners as a preteen or teenager. However, there are actually several reasons why your kids should be evaluated by an orthodontic specialist much sooner, with many professionals recommending that exam take place no later than age 7. Here’s what you need to know. Identify Issues Early The biggest benefit of having your child evaluated by a local Rio Rancho orthodontist is to spot subtle problems that may be developing. Issues with emerging teeth and jaw growth can lead to serious, and sometimes complicated,…

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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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