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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: What Are Some Must-Haves for Cleaning Braces and Aligners?

Every October is National Orthodontic Health Month, a time to learn more about the benefits of orthodontics, particularly when it comes to oral health. When the majority of our Rio Rancho patients think of orthodontic treatments, like braces or aligners, they focus on the aesthetic value of having straighter teeth. While corrected crooked teeth can certainly make you more confident in your smile, orthodontic treatments also do more than that. Braces or aligners can correct bite issues by fixing misalignments of the teeth and jaw. This makes it easier for you to chew, bite, and even speak. Plus, crooked teeth…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October is Dental Hygiene Month, a special time where we stop to recognize all of the work that dental hygienists do to support the oral health of patients and to raise awareness regarding the importance of oral hygiene. Each year, education and awareness focuses on a specific aspect of oral health and, for 2018, we are concentrating on the four routines that help people maintain healthy smiles: brushing, flossing, rinsing, and chewing. In celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month, here are some tips to help you master the four routines. Brushing While most people know they need to brush at…

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