The Hutto Hippo Family Dental Blog


Our Hutto Hippo Family Dental blog provides information on cutting edge technology and traditional forms of dental care. We understand that the more you know about a dental problem or the types of procedures available the greater the likelihood that you will be able to work with us to make the decisions that are right for you. Our hope is that reading about some of these dental service topics will also ease any anxiety you may have about an upcoming dental visit or procedure.


Pacifiers Versus Thumb Sucking for Children

Are Pacifiers Better than Thumb Sucking? Pacifiers win the debate, if you’re wondering which is better for babies to suck, pacifiers or thumbs. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD),pacifiers win because breaking pacifier use is  easier than...

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Thumb Sucking: What Every Parent Should Know

When Do You Draw the Line on Thumb Sucking? Most parents are aware that thumb sucking should have a limit and there is a time when it should end. When you see a child who is five or six sucking a thumb, it just doesn't seem right. Yet when a baby sucks a thumb, it...

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Gum Lift: What Is It and Why Get One Done?

What Reasons Do Dentists Have for a Gum Lift or Gum Contouring? A gum lift is something many people have not heard of. Body lifts are common for faces, abdomens, breasts, buttocks and thighs. We live in a world where cosmetic surgery has become increasingly more...

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Dry Mouth: How It Affects Dental Health

Is Constant Dry Mouth Bad for Your Teeth? Dry mouth, when it is constant, can have a bad effect on your dental health. This is a problem today because many medications have this side effect. Also, certain diseases can make your mouth feel dry, such as diabetes, AIDS,...

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Hydrogen Peroxide: Is It Safe to Gargle with It?

How Can Gargling with Hydrogen Peroxide Be Good for You? Hydrogen peroxide is safe for gargling if you use the right type and do it the right way. Also, it is a common an antiseptic. People use it to clean minor cuts and as a disinfectant for surfaces. Its oxidizing...

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Mouthwashes: What You Should Know About Them?

Why Alcohol-Free Mouthwashes Are Better Mouthwashes are something dentists encourage patients to use. Of course, they aren't a substitute for brushing and flossing. But, they can help kill bacteria and protect you against cavities and gum disease. Types of Mouthwashes...

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Proxy Brush: What Is It and How to Use It?

Does a Proxy Brush Work Better than Dental Floss? A proxy brush is a type of interdental cleaner. You can use it to clean the spaces between your teeth. Other interdental cleaners include string floss, dental tape, dental picks and water flossers. A proxy brush has...

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Toothbrush Care: What You Should Know

Best Practices for Using a Toothbrush Toothbrush care might be something you haven't given much thought to. But just as with anything else, a bit of knowledge can go a long ways. What You Should Know about Toothbrush Care Dentists agree that the best regimen is to use...

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New Year’s Dental Resolutions: Five Basic Resolutions

Make Some Good Dental Decisions for the New Year Making New Year's dental resolutions can be a way to take stock of the previous year and ring in the New Year with future goals in mind. Basic dental care hasn't changed a lot, but we can always get better at taking...

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Healthy Holiday Treats (Fun and Clever Sugar Free Treats)

Healthy holiday treats can replace the sugar highs and lows that zap your energy. Stay away from the tooth Grinch over Christmas. Fill your stockings with healthy goodies and instead be cavity free for the holidays. Festive Healthy Holiday Treats We found some...

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