Eldorado Dental

Dr. Haley Ritchie

           

Haley Ritchey, DDS

1 Caliente Road, Suite E
Santa Fe, NM 87508

(505) 466-0999

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  • May Special! >

    May Special is here and we will be doing free Oral Cancer Screeings, yes FREE, call or stop by to make your appointment that will only take 5-10min. Take advantage of this one time special and let your family and friends know!   

     

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  • Eldorado Dental partners with Eldorado/285 Recycles >

    Dr. Haley Ritchey from Eldorado Dental Santa Fe has joined Eldorado/285 Recycles to initiate a recycling program. Eldorado Dental takes pride in being a green dental office where recycling old and used dental and bathroom items is a priority.

    The program is based on Eldorado Dental accepting and collecting used toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes, floss containers, deodorants and anything else that is used in a bathroom or for dental purposes. Instead of throwing them away, these items will be recycled and re-used to encourage a greener and cleaner environment.

    Eldorado Dental will also be giving 2 cents for every product collected to Santa Fe Schools for a bright future for kids! This is more of a reason to bring all used oral hygiene products to Eldorado Dental located across Agora in Eldorado and make Santa Fe greener than ever!

    Call us at 466­0999 or visit us on the web at eldoradodental.com for more information.

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  • Energy drinks and the havoc they wreak on Enamel; an analysis from Santa Fe’s dentistry experts >

    The number of people who consume energy drinks is steadily increasing every day, which is very good news for the companies that make these products since they spend ridiculous amounts of money on their advertising/marketing campaigns. 

    However, as far as the dental health of the people embracing energy drinks is concerned, the damage caused by these drinks is absolutely shocking. People simply do not pay a lot of attention to what they are drinking and let's face it, some of the energy drinks available in the market taste really good too. Eldorado dental care experts from Santa Fe, NM will show you what happens when you consume the same energy drinks. 

    A lot of that is due to the sugar content that is present in these drinks and every good dentist including the dentist care in Santa Fe, will tell you that the amount of sugar content in most of them is way too high. Sugar however, is not the only thing to blame as the level of acidity in sports and energy drinks is also a big problem.

    Citric acid is very commonly used in energy drinks both as a flavor enhancer, and as a preservative but numerous researchers have proven over the years that the damage citric acid causes to tooth enamel is not only 'irreversible', it also puts the teeth at an increased risk for cavities and decay. According to a study published by the Academy of General Dentistry, the fluoride levels and the pH levels of around a dozen of the leading brands of sports and/or energy drinks are all heavily linked to tooth decay.

    In some cases it took as little as five days for the drinks that were analyzed to start damaging teeth. A significant percentage of our young population is completely hooked to these drinks.

    Many teenagers consume several of them every day in order to simply boost energy levels or to improve their performance as far as sports are concerned. Many of them also believe that these drinks are better for them health wise as compared to other fizzy drinks and sodas.

    What most parents will be very disturbed to know is the fact that when it comes to tooth decay, energy drinks are indisputably the worst offenders as they are essentially bathing their teeth with acid, which in turn causes erosion.

    Have you been having a lot of energy drinks lately and feel you need to get your teeth checked to ensure that these drinks have not taken their toll on your smile, then get in touch with Eldorado Dental and let us help you smile again. 

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  • A Guide to Athletic Mouthguards from the Dental Experts of Santa Fe; Eldorado Dental >

    Athletic mouthguards are mostly used in contact sports to prevent and/or reduce injury to the teeth, lips and gums. Other names for mouthguards include mouth protectors, mouth pieces, gum guards and night guards. Studies show that more than five million teeth are knocked out in sporting activities every year and that athletes are up to sixty times more likely to end up damaging their teeth if they are not wearing a mouthguard. Sports people who wear braces should definitely use mouthguards as a hit to the face could cause some really serious damage, not to mention the fact that it could be very painful and also expensive to repair.

     

    There are three kinds of athletic mouthguards available.

    1. First come the Stock mouthguards which are ready-made and ready to use. They are readily available at most sporting goods stores and can also be ordered online but if they are not fitted properly they can cause complications in breathing and talking. Stock mouthguards are the least expensive mouthguards available but they are also the least protective ones as well which is why most dental care experts do not recommend them for athletes.

    2. Boil and Bite mouthguards are the most popular kind of mouthguards available. These mouthguards are made from thermoplastic material and are generally preferred over the regular ones. A 'boil and bite' mouthguard is immersed in boiling hot water for a few minutes and once it softens, it is placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth.

    3. The third and perhaps the most satisfactory of all types of mouth guards are Custom-made mouthguards. Since these are individually designed and are made according to the specifications provided by a professional dentist, custom-made mouthguards provide the maximum amount of comfort and protection. There are two further types of custom-made mouthguards, namely the Pressure Laminated mouthguard and the Vacuum mouthguard, both made as per dental specifications for patients who need them.

     

    For more information on a hassle-free and painless dental experience or general inquiries, contact Eldorado Dental today! At Eldorado Dental you will find the most distinguished team of dental care experts in Santa Fe who take pride in assisting patients with all their dental problems. 

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  • 2nd Place in the Reporter Poll! >

    We are honored to be voted the #2 best dental office in Santa Fe by the readers of the Reporter for the third year in a row!   Thank you to everyone for their vote!  We have joined the Dental Cooperative which means exciting things for our patients such as better dental insurance reimbursements and better deals for our patients without dental insurance!  Call us today to find out more.  Get the kids in before the back to school rush for cleanings, exams and $65 CUSTOM SPORTS MOUTHGUARDS!!!!

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