3 Reasons We Love Our Rio Rancho Dental Patients!

3 Reasons We Love Our Rio Rancho Dental Patients!

As the winter holiday season draws nearer, Thanksgiving is practically just around the corner. It’s a special time where everyone considers what they are thankful for, including their families, friends, and communities. With that in mind, we want to pause for a moment and let you know how thankful we are for patients like YOU! Here are three reasons we love all of the patients that help make our Rio Rancho dental practice such an amazing place to work. You’re the Reason We Smile One of our core reasons for doing the work we do is to keep our Rio Rancho…

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3 Great Ways To Utilize Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before The End Of The Year

3 Great Ways to Utilize Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before the End of the Year

Did you know that nearly everyone’s dental benefits reset every year? It’s true. If your dental plan cycles on the calendar year, as most do, then you miss out on any benefits you didn’t use before December 31st. That means now is the ideal time to maximize your 2018 dental insurance benefits. If you aren’t sure how to begin, here are three great ways to get started. Make Sure Your Oral Health is In Check The typical dental insurance plan at least partially covers a wide range of services and treatments. By visiting your Rio Rancho dentist, you can find…

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

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

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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Invisalign: Making Self-Care A Priority

Invisalign: Making Self-Care a Priority

Today, people are juggling more activities than ever. Work and family often take priority, and many people choose to put self-care on the backburner. But, you don’t have to neglect your smile just because of a busy schedule. Invisalign makes it easy to achieve the radiant smile of your dreams without interrupting your life. Invisalign Made to Move Stories Invisalign shows just how easy it is to fit self-care into your life in the company’s Made to Move Stories video series. In video four, Jenn, a busy business owner and mom, knows how challenging it can be to achieve work/life…

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Make Oral Health Easy With Convenient Family Dentistry In Rio Rancho

Make Oral Health Easy with Convenient Family Dentistry in Rio Rancho

Let’s face facts; heading to the dentist isn’t always convenient, especially for families. Separate appointments, specialty treatment needs, conflicting schedules, and so much more can make managing the oral health of the entire family a challenge. At Rio Dental & Orthodontics, we understand that our patients have full, busy lives. That’s why we offer convenient family dentistry for adults, teens, and children at our Rio Rancho dental office, ensuring you can have all of your needs covered under one roof. What is Convenient Family Dentistry? We believe that oral healthcare shouldn’t be complicated. And that is why our Rio Rancho dental team…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: 3 Ways Mouthguards Protect You When You Play Sports

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: 3 Ways Mouthguards Protect You When You Play Sports

If you participate in a contact sport, like football, basketball, or soccer, having a mouthguard is a must. Even those who take part in sports where contact with a ball is possible, as well as skateboarders, BMX bikers, and those who rollerblade can benefit from the from a protective mouthpiece, limiting the chance of serious injury or tooth damage. Mouthguards are made of strong, flexible materials that are designed to protect your teeth, gums, and jaw in case of an impact. If you’re wondering how a mouthguard can protect you while playing sports, here are three of the primary ways.…

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Choosing The Rio Rancho Dental Team That Is Right For You

Choosing the Rio Rancho Dental Team That is Right for You

For many people, going to the dentist isn’t the most enjoyable experience. This could be because they didn’t receive the ideal care before or are generally nervous about how their appointment will go. When selecting a Rio Rancho dental team for your care, the people behind your appointment matter, as they are the individuals who will directly affect the quality of your experience. And the right professionals can not only make you more comfortable but also ensure that you receive the proper form of treatment based on your unique needs. If you’re trying to choose the Rio Rancho dental team…

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Invisalign And Student-Athletes: A Perfect Match

Invisalign and Student-Athletes: A Perfect Match

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has captured the attention of the planet. Fans from around the globe have watched with baited breath, wondering if their favorite team was going to make it to the top. Teen athletes have also been engrossed by World Cup fever, particularly those who play soccer. For many, the idea of becoming professional players and landing college scholarships with their skills leads them to push themselves physically. Invisalign Forwards: A Soccer Documentary Series Invisalign created a docuseries highlighting the accomplishments and challenges of two teen soccer players from around the country as they pursue their passions…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: How To Choose The Best Toothbrush

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: How to Choose the Best Toothbrush

To say there are a lot of toothbrushes on the market today is an understatement. When people go to buy toothbrushes, they often encounter rows upon rows of options. And figuring out which is right for you can be a challenge. Getting a high-quality toothbrush is crucial for your oral health, so understanding how to choose the best toothbrush for you makes selecting the right option easier. If you’re wondering how to get started, here’s what you need to know. Electric or Manual In general, toothbrushes are available in two primary categories: electric and manual. An electric toothbrush typically requires…

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