Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Tax Returns & Your Dental Health

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Tax Returns & Your Dental Health

It is tax season! Completing your taxes is not necessarily a fun task. Those eligible for a tax return have an extra monetary incentive to get their taxes completed on time. Tuesday, April 18th is quickly approaching. And don’t stress, there are many online resources now to make filing your taxes easier than ever! Here are a few we found: 2017 Tax Deadlines – eFile.com Turbo Tax Blog – lots of great tips! If you are eligible for a tax refund, thinking through the possibilities of what to spend that extra boost of cash on can be exciting! Do you…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Did George Washington Wear Wooden Teeth?

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Did George Washington Wear Wooden Teeth?

Oftentimes, we remember the facial expressions and smiles from famous portraits like that of George Washington. However, we rarely know the true story behind them. George Washington’s adult life was plagued by tooth loss and tooth decay. Did you know that George Washington’s first tooth was pulled when he was 24 years old? At his inauguration in 1789, he had only one tooth left. It was revealed that the former president was self-conscious and reluctant to make public speeches due to his troublesome teeth. George Washington’s dental problems were mostly due to factors that were common during his era, such…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Children’s Dental Health Month

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Children’s Dental Health Month

Tooth decay and bad oral health are almost entirely preventable! That being said, did you know: Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children today Kids with poor dental health are almost three times more likely to miss school due to dental pain than their fellow students with good oral health School absences that are caused by toothaches are associated with poorer performance in school With these statistics in mind, it is a huge priority in the dental industry to educate and emphasize the importance of proper dental health for our children, starting at an early…

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Insurance Benefits Have Renewed – Are You Making Your Dental Health A Priority This Year?

Insurance Benefits Have Renewed – Are You Making Your Dental Health a Priority This Year?

A new year marks a new, fresh beginning for many people. This is the time to make resolutions that may include getting your mouth and smile to a healthy and beautiful state! Dental Insurance benefits from your employer can be a huge help in making sure you receive the best care for your mouth and smile. Plus many dental insurance plans that are on a calendar year cycle have renewed benefits as of January 1st. At Rio Dental & Orthodontics in Rio Rancho, we know that understanding your dental insurance benefits can be confusing. Working with insurance companies is our…

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3 Simple Dental Care Tips To Improve Your Overall Health In The New Year

3 Simple Dental Care Tips to Improve Your Overall Health in the New Year

New Year, New You Every year, we create resolutions aimed at improving our health. It is important to include your dental health too! Taking proper care of your gums and teeth can have a significant impact on your overall health and life. Perhaps, you want to ensure that you don’t neglect any important aspect of taking care of your gums and teeth. At Rio Dental & Orthodontics in Rio Rancho, we want to help you improve your dental hygiene and health this year by sharing dental care tips that will enhance your overall health. Brush better Proper brushing helps your mouth…

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5 Tips To Get Your Kids Comfortable With Dental Visits

5 Tips to Get Your Kids Comfortable with Dental Visits

Routine dental appointments are critical to the maintenance of our health, especially for kids. It’s important that parents instill this habit in their children at an early age. A trip to your dentist at Rio Dental & Orthodontics Rio Rancho may seem like a trivial task for adults who know what to expect, but can be intimidating – and even scary – for young kids. According to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, the leading cause of childhood illness results from tooth decay. Approximately 16 million kids in the United States have tooth decay that has been left untreated. Tooth decay…

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Conquering Gum Disease – 4 Easy Steps To A Healthy Mouth

Conquering Gum Disease – 4 Easy Steps to a Healthy Mouth

If you have gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis or periodontal disease, you are not alone. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of Americans 30 years-old or older have gum disease. If you are over 65, your risk for gum disease is even higher, over 70%. At the same time, symptoms of gum disease should not be ignored. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to your overall health. Gum Disease Is More Serious Than You Think Most people relate gum disease with tooth loss, but, as serious as that is, it isn’t the only…

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Mouth Guards And Sports

Mouth Guards and Sports

Ask any dentist, and they’ll say mouth guards are essential when playing sports. Why? Of all the oral injuries they see every year, 13 to 39% are sports-related. Furthermore, the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety finds that athletes who fail to wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to experience a dental injury. Sports can lead to collisions with other players, the ground, and flying objects like balls and bats. Wearing a mouth guard prevents many possible injuries to the face and mouth – chipped or broken teeth and jaw bones, root damage, and cuts to soft tissues.…

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8 Benefits Of Invisalign

8 Benefits of Invisalign

While there are many options to straighten your teeth Invisalign is the only clear option that is free of brackets and wires. Invisalign allows you to work, eat, and participate in social situations worry free! All while giving you a perfect smile. Invisalign has many benefits for the wearer, such as comfort and flexibility, below we will look at 8 of the many benefits Invisalign has to offer. Invisible Appearance Invisalign trays are invisible! They are completely clear so they don’t detract from your face or smile. This is an especially great option for adults, teens, and young adults who…

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Your Smile After Graduation

Your Smile After Graduation

Having the best smile on campus Of all of life’s transitions, perhaps one of the most monumental is when a young person graduates high school and enters the “real” world for the first time. Adjusting to life as an adult can be exciting, but it’s important to keep your well-being, including your dental health, a priority. If you’re starting college, your teeth are an important part of your life and even your future career. Here’s how to keep your smile in the best shape possible. College students and dental visits Between studying, sports, activities, friends, and more, you probably have…

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