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5 Bad Dental Habits to Leave Behind

Congratulations, you practice generally good dental care by brushing your teeth and flossing at least once a day. You deserve a round of applause. However, is that enough? The chances are that you may be indulging in one or more harmful dental habits, which can undermine your good intentions by compromising your oral health. If […]

Drills, needles, and pain, oh my! How do I cope with dental anxiety?

Sometimes, the mere thought of a dentist can trigger severe anxiety and phobia in some. Consequently, causing people to delay or even avoid dental care altogether. Unfortunately, this behavior can lead to dental problems, a worsening fear, and more expensive dental treatments down the road. Some find dental appointments incredibly unpleasant. However, the good news […]

Teeth Whitening in Rio Rancho - The Path to a Vibrant Smile

If your teeth are dull, you don’t have to hide your smile. Turn to Rio Rancho Smiles in Rio Rancho, NM, and set up an appointment for a teeth whitening treatment. How to Prepare for a Teeth Whitening Appointment You should schedule a routine dental checkup before the whitening appointment. This will help us recommend […]

What To Know About Dental Crowns

If you’re like 61% of the world’s population, going to the dentist makes you pretty nervous, especially if you’re getting new dental hardware like a dental crown. While getting a dental crown sounds invasive and scary, it’s actually quite routine and uncomplicated. Let’s examine the what, why, how and where of getting dental crowns. What Is a […]

How Dental Bonding Gives You a Dazzling Smile (even bonding a front tooth!)

If you’ve ever had a cracked tooth or needed to fill cavities, then it’s highly likely that you’ve had a dentist use bonding materials to restore your existing tooth. However, teeth bonding isn’t just a restorative dentistry solution, it’s also a cosmetic dentistry solution. At Rio Rancho Smiles, our dedicated dentists use only the highest-quality […]

Should You Get Invisalign? 4 Things to Consider

Did you know that smiling can boost your mood and improve your immune system? It’s important to have a smile that you feel confident about. But if you have gaps or other cosmetic issues with your teeth, you may avoid smiling altogether. If you’ve been looking for a dentist in Albuquerque who offers Invisalign, know what to […]

Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety

Do you have an intense fear of the dentist? If so, you’re not alone. Up to 20% of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. Typically, a painful or traumatic dental experience is to blame for a debilitating fear of the dentist. For this reason, patients with nervousness associated with the dentist’s chair may avoid going to […]

How do you know if you need a root canal? and Other FAQs

Over time, dental decay and other damage can soften and break through the tooth’s sturdy, superior layers (enamel and dentin). Deep inside the center of every tooth is an area called the pulp chamber, which houses dental pulp (often called the root of the tooth). The pulp contains inner dental nerves, connective tissue, and blood […]

Shocking Abscessed Tooth Symptoms That You Never Knew About (& what to do about it!)

Many of us take our oral health very seriously, but even so, dental emergencies can arise at any time. And dental abscesses are no exception. Here, we’ll address symptoms of an abscessed tooth, what a tooth abscess is, and how immediate treatment (like a root canal or tooth extraction) could save your dental health. At […]


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