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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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Flossing, Yes, It Is Important

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Flossing, Yes, it is Important

Most people wouldn’t say that flossing is at the top of their list of favorite things to do. For that reason, a lot of people choose not to floss, while others only floss occasionally. However, flossing daily is important to your oral health, and it only takes a few minutes a day to get it right. If you are wondering why flossing is so important, your Rio Rancho dentist explains what you need to know. Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease While brushing your teeth can clean the majority of your tooth surfaces, it isn’t very effective at getting in between…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: What Are Dental Implants?

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: What are Dental Implants?

Having missing teeth can make you very self-conscious, particularly when you speak or smile. But, dentures or partials might not be the best solution, and not everyone has the necessary surrounding tooth structure for a bridge. If you need to replace a damaged tooth or are missing teeth, dental implants can be an ideal solution. They provide a permanent base for replacement teeth, creating a long-term solution that is custom designed to meet your needs. If you are wondering whether dental implants are right for you, here’s what you need to know. What are Dental Implants? A dental implant is…

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It’s Wedding Season In Rio Rancho! How To Get A Picture-Perfect Smile For A Trip Down The Aisle

It’s Wedding Season in Rio Rancho! How to Get a Picture-Perfect Smile for a Trip Down the Aisle

As the days get longer and the temperatures get warmer, it’s a sign that wedding season is now upon us. Whether you are planning a trip down the aisle yourself or are going to attend the wedding of someone you are close to, it’s wise to get your smile ready. After all, weddings are usually well-documented events, particularly now that professional photographers, videographers, photobooths, and potentially hundreds of smartphones will be on site. If you want to make sure you have a picture-perfect smile for your own or a loved one’s trip down the aisle, here’s what you need to…

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April 7-14 Is National Dental Hygienist Week

April 7-14 is National Dental Hygienist Week

  Did you know that April 7-14 is National Dental Hygienist Week? It’s true! In celebration of National Dental Hygienist Week, here is an overview of what these professionals do and what you can expect during your next appointment with your dental hygienist at Rio Dental & Orthodontics. The Role of Dental Hygienists Dental hygienists are an integral part of any dental team, performing valuable work both for the internal team and most importantly patients! Typically, you’ll spend a lot of time with a dental hygienist during your appointment, as these are the professionals that often perform initial screenings, take…

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Put Your Tax Return Where Your Mouth Is!

Put Your Tax Return Where Your Mouth Is!

It’s that time of year again! It’s tax time. While handling your taxes isn’t necessarily the most fun thing you can think of doing, it certainly has to be done. For those receiving a refund, the financial incentive to get your taxes handled can help make the activity less arduous. If you’re worried about managing your tax filing, there’s no need to fret. There are a lot of online resources out there that can help make it feel less intimidating, like these: 2018 Tax Deadlines – eFile.com TurboTax Blog – Full of Great Tips! During the 2017 filing year, the…

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Planning Your Spring Staycation In Rio Rancho

Planning Your Spring Staycation in Rio Rancho

Spring is an excellent time to plan a staycation. Children often receive some time off from school and the worst of the winter weather has typically passed! Spring weather makes it an inviting time to spend time outside and planning activities with some transportation are more doable and comfortable. A staycation can be an ideal way to have a lot of fun while still staying close to home, and Rio Rancho has a lot to offer its residents. If you are planning your spring staycation in Rio Rancho, here are a few activities to explore. Local and State Park Trails…

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