Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Should I Get Metal Or Clear Braces?

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Should I Get Metal or Clear Braces?

When you decide to get braces, you are taking an important step when it comes to caring for your teeth. Braces not only correct alignment and bite issues, but they can also result in a beautiful smile, giving you additional confidence to match your improved oral health. When you are considering orthodontic treatment, you generally have two options when it comes to braces: metal or clear. Both options are viable, providing a range of benefits that should be considered. If you’re trying to figure out whether clear or metal braces are right for you, here’s what you need to know.…

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Show Yourself Some LOVE this Valentine’s Day!

Around Valentine’s Day, we often get caught up thinking about the important people in our life. Maybe you’re focused on your significant other or are on the hunt for the perfect cards for your children to share at school. Heck, maybe you’re just looking forward to ordering some takeout and enjoying some uninterrupted Netflix! No matter what has captured your attention this Valentine’s Day, don’t leave yourself out of the festivities! Now is a great time to splurge and pamper yourself with some self-love. Here is a list of a few worthy items for taking care of yourself this Valentine’s…

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7 Books to Help Your Child Look Forward to Visiting Your Rio Rancho Dentist

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, making it an excellent time of year to make sure your child is up-to-date on their dental treatments. But many parents struggle when it comes to making their child comfortable with the dentist and we want to help make that easier. A book is an easy and fun way to help a child prepare for their visit with your Rio Rancho dentist, giving them an idea of what to expect and an opportunity to feel excited about the experience. Here are seven of our favorite books for children about visiting the dentist: “Just Going…

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The Holidays In Pleasanton! Holiday Cookie Recipes To Try This Year

The Holidays in Rio Rancho! Holiday Cookie Recipes to Try This Year

The holiday season is upon us in Rio Rancho! As we enter the season of giving, many of us are spending more time with friends and family. And nothing feels more classic as we get together as a great holiday cookie. So, why not spend an upcoming winter day trying out one of these exceptional options from this Holiday Cookie Recipes list, courtesy of BuzzFeed? They are fun, festive, and delicious treats that can also serve as a great gift for neighbors and coworkers, or simply a way to fill your own cookie jar with some holiday spirit. Our dentist…

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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Causes & Cures for Bad Breath

Everyone wants to be remembered, but being known for your bad breath isn’t likely what you had in mind. A lot of people are self-conscious when it comes to their breath, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. There are a lot of causes for bad breath, or halitosis, but there is also a range of cures that can take care of the problem. As the weather turns cold in Rio Rancho, don’t let your bad breath ruin a perfectly romantic snowball fight or kiss under the mistletoe! Here are some tips for combating bad breath, so you can…

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Great Smile!

Tis the season of love, generosity and, of course, gift-giving! While most people focus on their family and friends during the holiday season, it’s also important not to neglect taking care of yourself. The end of the year is an ideal time to treat yourself to a beautiful, radiant, and healthy smile…here’s why. Look Your Best in Holiday Pictures (and Feel More Confident Too) Holiday festivities are going to be in full swing soon, and that means there will be an abundance of photo opportunities. Feeling confident in your smile not only makes you more confident while you’re mingling, but…

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We Are Thankful for You, Rio Rancho!

The winter holiday season is approaching, and it feels as though Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As everyone begins to devote their time and thoughts to friends and family, we want to take a moment to express just how thankful we are for the most important people at our dental office: you. Here are three reasons why we are grateful for you and all of our patients for making our Rio Rancho dental practice such a wonderful place to be. This Amazing Connected Community We truly appreciate the connection with our patients and the community. You’ve stayed with us…

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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Rio Rancho Family

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids (and often adults!) to get dressed up in fun costumes and head out to Trick-or-Treat. While you enjoy the festivities, it’s also important to focus on safety. Being a part of the Rio Rancho community, we just want to make sure that families and kids stay safe this Halloween. With that in mind, here are a few tips courtesy of the CDC. Trick-or-Treat in Groups No child should head out on the hunt for candy alone on Halloween. In most parts of the country, trick-or-treating begins after dark, and small children…

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October is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month: 5 Health Benefits of Orthodontics

October is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month! According to the American Academy of Orthodontics, “Straight teeth not only look good, they also give you a good bite…so it’s easier to bite, chew, and speak.” That means receiving proper care from an AAO orthodontist won’t just make you more confident about your smile, it can improve your health too. In honor of this month, and to help you see how proper care can improve your wellbeing, here are five health benefits of orthodontics. Head, Neck, and Shoulder Pain Relief Did you know that imbalances in your mouth can have a negative impact…

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Use It or Lose It! Maximizing Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? It’s true. If your dental insurance plan, like most is on a calendar year, you will lose out on all unused benefits after December 31st. That means this is a great time of year to take advantage of everything your dental insurance provides, especially if you have outstanding treatments. Here are just a few of the services you want to use before you lose the opportunity. Routine Checkups Many dental insurance plans provide coverage for two checkups a year at six-month intervals. So, if you haven’t had a cleaning in the…

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