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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: October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

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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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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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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3 Simple Dental Care Tips To Improve Your Overall Health In The New Year

3 Simple Dental Care Tips to Improve Your Overall Health in the New Year

New Year, New You Every year, we create resolutions aimed at improving our health. It is important to include your dental health too! Taking proper care of your gums and teeth can have a significant impact on your overall health and life. Perhaps, you want to ensure that you don’t neglect any important aspect of taking care of your gums and teeth. At Rio Dental & Orthodontics in Rio Rancho, we want to help you improve your dental hygiene and health this year by sharing dental care tips that will enhance your overall health. Brush better Proper brushing helps your mouth…

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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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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Gum Disease

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Gum Disease

When people think of dental care, they often think of teeth. But healthy teeth are only part of the equation. The tissues and bone that surround your teeth, including your gums, are critically important to your overall dental health. You may be thinking, “There’s no way I could have gum disease. My mouth feels fine.” But gum disease often shows no obvious symptoms and doesn’t cause pain - so many people have it and don’t know it. Nearly half of adults age 30 or older have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. And, nearly 70 percent of adults age 65…

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New Year, New Smile!

New Year, New Smile!

Each January, millions of people resolve to change their lives for the better in the new year. Often, their goals involve losing weight, getting more exercise, or similar healthy habits. But there is one resolution that could truly improve your health and your life in many ways - no gym required. It’s a resolution for good dental health. Not only can a healthy mouth improve your physical well-being, but it can also give you more confidence to help you achieve other positive change in your life. Are you giving your mouth the respect it deserves? Great Smile, Pure Confidence It’s…

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