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

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

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

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

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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Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Tax Returns & Your Dental Health

Ask Your Rio Rancho Dentist: Tax Returns & Your Dental Health

It is tax season! Completing your taxes is not necessarily a fun task. Those eligible for a tax return have an extra monetary incentive to get their taxes completed on time. Tuesday, April 18th is quickly approaching. And don’t stress, there are many online resources now to make filing your taxes easier than ever! Here are a few we found: 2017 Tax Deadlines – eFile.com Turbo Tax Blog – lots of great tips! If you are eligible for a tax refund, thinking through the possibilities of what to spend that extra boost of cash on can be exciting! Do you…

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Conquering Gum Disease – 4 Easy Steps To A Healthy Mouth

Conquering Gum Disease – 4 Easy Steps to a Healthy Mouth

If you have gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis or periodontal disease, you are not alone. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of Americans 30 years-old or older have gum disease. If you are over 65, your risk for gum disease is even higher, over 70%. At the same time, symptoms of gum disease should not be ignored. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to your overall health. Gum Disease Is More Serious Than You Think Most people relate gum disease with tooth loss, but, as serious as that is, it isn’t the only…

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Mouth Guards And Sports

Mouth Guards and Sports

Ask any dentist, and they’ll say mouth guards are essential when playing sports. Why? Of all the oral injuries they see every year, 13 to 39% are sports-related. Furthermore, the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety finds that athletes who fail to wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to experience a dental injury. Sports can lead to collisions with other players, the ground, and flying objects like balls and bats. Wearing a mouth guard prevents many possible injuries to the face and mouth – chipped or broken teeth and jaw bones, root damage, and cuts to soft tissues.…

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