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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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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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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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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Gum Disease

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Gum Disease

When people think of dental care, they often think of teeth. But healthy teeth are only part of the equation. The tissues and bone that surround your teeth, including your gums, are critically important to your overall dental health. You may be thinking, “There’s no way I could have gum disease. My mouth feels fine.” But gum disease often shows no obvious symptoms and doesn’t cause pain - so many people have it and don’t know it. Nearly half of adults age 30 or older have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. And, nearly 70 percent of adults age 65…

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Your Heart Loves Your Dentist

Your Heart Loves Your Dentist

You know you should take care of your teeth to prevent problems like cavities and bad breath. Perhaps you brush your teeth quickly each morning as part of your routine, but don’t think much about it. You may assume that as long as your teeth don’t hurt, you don’t need to worry too much about your dental health. But your dental health affects your overall health. In fact, for some people, it may even be the difference between life and death. That’s because recent studies have shown that poor dental health may increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and…

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New Year, New Smile!

New Year, New Smile!

Each January, millions of people resolve to change their lives for the better in the new year. Often, their goals involve losing weight, getting more exercise, or similar healthy habits. But there is one resolution that could truly improve your health and your life in many ways - no gym required. It’s a resolution for good dental health. Not only can a healthy mouth improve your physical well-being, but it can also give you more confidence to help you achieve other positive change in your life. Are you giving your mouth the respect it deserves? Great Smile, Pure Confidence It’s…

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