New Year, New You, New Habits: Dental Care Tips to Enhance Your Routine

The new year signals a time for new goals, resolutions, and habits. Many people focus on health this time of year, aiming to exercise more, consume fewer calories, or even add more fruits and vegetables to their plates. But, if you aren’t resolving to focus on oral health too, you could be missing an important part of the health picture. With that in mind, here are some dental care tips from your Rio Rancho dentist to enhance your routine in 2019. Refresh Your Technique Most people don’t pay much attention to their brushing technique. However, using the wrong amount of…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Christmas Stocking Filler Ideas

While Christmas stocking traditions can vary from one household to the next, sometimes it can feel like a challenge to fill one up. Luckily, there are a lot of stocking stuffer ideas that can be ideal for the occasion, and many of them won’t break the bank either. If you are looking for stocking filler ideas, here are a few to get you started. Candy and Snacks Food is often a big part of the holiday season. However, you can choose healthier options if you want to protect your family’s teeth and overall wellbeing. For example, consider sugar-free gum with…

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Radiant Smile

With the holiday season in full swing, many people are in the gift-giving mood. While this usually focuses on friends and family members, why not treat yourself to the gift of a radiant smile this holiday season. Taking time to care for yourself, including your teeth and gums, is as important as showering your loved ones with presents. And now is the ideal time to treat yourself to a glowing and healthy smile. Here’s why. Feel More Confident in Holiday Pictures During the holidays, many people want to capture key moments by taking a picture. But, if you aren’t confident…

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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

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?

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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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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