skip to Main Content

National Smile Month: How to Achieve and Maintain a Radiant Smile

More than 30 years ago, the British Dental Health Foundation started National Smile Month. While we may not be in the UK, that doesn’t mean now isn’t a great time to consider how you can best take care of your smile. If you want to know what you can do to achieve and maintain a radiant smile, here are some tips. Brush and Floss Brushing and flossing are the foundation of good oral health. Plus, they help remove plaque and stains, ensuring your smile is as bright as possible. Make the time to brush at least twice a day (morning…

Read More
Ask Your Rancho Dentist: How To Reduce Your Oral Cancer Risk Rio

Ask Your Rancho Dentist: How to Reduce Your Oral Cancer Risk Rio

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. In recognition of the event, we want to share some helpful tips about how you can reduce your risk of developing a potentially devastating and deadly cancer. Quit Tobacco Smoking and chewing tobacco increase your risk of oral cancer dramatically. In fact, tobacco use accounts for about 60 percent of oral cancers, showing just how risky it can be to your oral health. By quitting, you can decrease your chances of developing the disease, as well as lower your risk for other conditions, including heart disease and lung cancer. It’s also important to note…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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…

Read More
Back To Top