Blog Archive

AGING AND DENTAL HEALTH: DON’T LET TIME ROB YOU OF THE HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL SMILE YOU DESERVE! Mar 3rd, 2020

More and more people are keeping their natural teeth healthy for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. At any age, a healthy mouth is a valuable asset when it comes to looking and feeling your best. Getting older means taking care of yourself to continue feeling great. Like your body, your...

NATIONAL GUM DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH: HOW YOU CAN KEEP YOUR GUMS VIBRANT AND HEALTHY! Feb 11th, 2020

In honor of February’s Gum Disease Awareness Month – a global public awareness campaign for preventing gum disease – our practice wants to help spread the word about this insidious disease. That’s because it can destroy your smile if it is left untreated. Fortunately, you can take action to help...

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: ADDRESS YOUR BAD BREATH AND BOOST YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE LEVELS! Jan 15th, 2020

If you find yourself with bad breath or have had someone remark on your breath, you might be experiencing halitosis. Bad breath may come and go depending on what food you are eating or if you have “morning breath,” common in those who tend to breathe through the mouth. Still,...

SAFEGUARD YOUR MOUTH THIS WINTER BY LIMITING CAVITY-CAUSING SUGAR, EATING HEALTHY AND WEARING AN ATH Dec 20th, 2019

Winter is here and if you are exposed to the harsher weather, you could find yourself experiencing more cold and canker sores, chapped lips and dry mouth from the colder, drier conditions of the season. The good news is, there are steps you can take to protect your mouth, teeth,...

CELEBRATE HEALTHY TEETH AND GUMS WITH HEALTHY FOODS AND DRINKS Nov 12th, 2019

Upcoming holidays are around the corner, and you’re probably already thinking of all the foodie goodness coming your way. November is Good Nutrition Month, so you might want to consider adding healthy options to your meals to maintain good oral and general health and wellbeing. The goal of our dental...

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE MONTH: BRUSHING, FLOSSING AND MORE! Oct 18th, 2019

Happy October, everyone! It’s one of the spookiest seasons of the year, and one of the scariest things we can think of is having problems with our teeth and gums. Since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, we want to promote a healthy mouth for everyone by acknowledging the importance...

IT’S NATIONAL GUM CARE MONTH! Sep 6th, 2019

September brings the month of National Gum Care, a time to raise awareness for healthy gums everywhere. No matter your age, you should always be striving for great oral care, and this doesn’t just mean your teeth. Your gums are just as important when it comes to maintaining a great...

HOW DO DENTAL CHECKUPS IMPACT YOUR ORAL HEALTH? Aug 16th, 2019

We learn at a young age that brushing and flossing are vital to keeping your smile healthy. We need to continue these daily habits in our ongoing quest to maintain healthy smiles for strong teeth and gums. Seeing your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups at least twice a...

A DENTAL CROWN CAN BEAUTIFULLY RESTORE YOUR TOOTH Jul 12th, 2019

If you have recently learned that you have a badly broken, damaged, or infected tooth, our dentist may recommend having a dental crown placed. A crown or tooth-shaped “cap” is a fixed prosthetic cemented onto a tooth to restore its appearance, form and function as well as strengthen the tooth....

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I FORGET TO FLOSS? Jun 18th, 2019

Our team strongly encourages everyone to floss daily, but do you ever wonder why? Well, flossing is vital for top-notch oral health and smiles. It can help you and your oral health in more ways than you might realize. This means that if you forget to floss, your smile can...

ENJOY MOTHER’S DAY WITH A HEALTHY SMILE May 6th, 2019

This is the month where we recognize our mothers for all their efforts and take the opportunity to thank them for all they have done, which may also include them teaching us how to brush and floss. As a mother, your oral health is important to both you and your...

SPRING INTO SUMMER WITH A CONFIDENT SMILE Apr 8th, 2019

Spring has sprung, and summer is almost here! The sun shouldn’t be the only thing shining bright this season. Your smile is a great feature to show off to friends, family, coworkers, social media, a date and everyone else! Need help to show off your smile confidently? Our team can...

THE SCOOP ON CAVITIES AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM Mar 6th, 2019

Although we are turning back the clock for daylight savings, you can’t turn back time on your teeth. Studies have shown that one in five Americans has untreated cavities, which is decay that has damaged a tooth’s hard, outer enamel layer and created small holes. Cavities can arise in people...

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH IS HERE! Feb 4th, 2019

February brings National Children’s Dental Health Month! This is brought to you by the American Dental Association to create child awareness of the benefits of good oral health. This year’s month-long campaign is, “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.” First Dental Visit Around their first birthday,...

START OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH A WHITER SMILE! Jan 10th, 2019

Have you been waiting for the right time to get teeth whitening treatment? There’s no better time than the New Year! In 2019, you are setting all kinds of new goals, and one goal you can shoot for is a whiter and brighter smile. Teeth whitening lightens teeth, helping remove...

GIFT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES WITH A HEALTHIER SMILE Dec 3rd, 2018

Your daily brushing and flossing routine is crucial to thwarting dreaded cavities and gum disease from invading your smile, but by itself, it’s still not enough to maintain top-notch oral health. There is a reason we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams! Seeing our dental team for routine dental checkups...

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FULL AND PARTIAL DENTURES Nov 1st, 2018

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and...

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH & DENTAL HYGIENE MONTH Oct 8th, 2018

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are...

DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT BASICS AS A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS Sep 12th, 2018

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to...

ENAMEL-FRIENDLY FOODS FOR YOUR TEETH Aug 9th, 2018

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body....

HOW ROUTINE DENTAL CHECKUPS HELP YOUR SMILE IN THE LONG RUN Aug 2nd, 2018

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which...

WELCOME TO OUR NEW BLOG! May 18th, 2018

Here at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our...