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Soda Affects Your Teeth

Warning: Soda Affects Your Teeth Negatively

Your teeth are highly sensitive to consumption of soda, and it’s been long known that soda affects your teeth negatively. The acids and sugar content in sodas result in tooth decay. On top of this, the dark-colored soda variety also has the tendency to severely stain your teeth. Let’s look at what we know. Stained or Eroded? Dark-colored sodas contain certain compounds that are detrimental to your oral health. Enamel, the protective outer layer on your tooth absorbs these compounds, discoloring the teeth and making them brown and yellow. One of the ways soda affects your teeth are the severe…

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7 Ways to Tackle Gum Sensitivity

Do you have swollen, irritated or painful gums? Do your gums bleed or become sore when you brush or floss your teeth? If yes, unfortunately you are suffering from gum sensitivity. Gum sensitivity and soreness is one of the most common, yet ignored dental health problems. Pain from gum sensitivity can range from just few minutes to days and even months. Gum diseases, poor oral hygiene, unhealthy habits and stressful routine are all probable causes of this dental condition and while mild sensitivity is often ignored, severe gum sensitivity calls for serious treatment and lifestyle changes. You can deal with…

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Why Using Your Tax Refund for Dental Care is a Good Health AND Financial Move

If you received (or are receiving) a tax refund this year, it often feels like a surprise influx of cash. Many people are tempted to splurge, buying big ticket items they want but may not actually need. However, you can spend that money wisely by investing in necessary dental treatments. There are health and financial benefits to using your tax refund to visit your Rio Rancho dentist. Here’s what you need to know. The Importance of Good Dental Health Spending money on your oral health is always a smart move. Many conditions cause pain, and that can wear on you…

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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: 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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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

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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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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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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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Sports Mouth Guards

As the beginning of the school year draws near, many children are excited to participate in their favorite fall sports. That also means it’s time for parents to get their children fitted with sports mouth guards. But why does your child need a mouth guard? Because it can protect them from a variety of injuries one can sustain while participating in sports. Athletes are 60 times more likely to experience tooth damage when they don’t wear a mouth guard, with those involved in contact sports having a 10 percent chance of getting a tooth or jaw injury each season. Here’s…

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