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.
Dental myths can create unnecessary fear, and it can be a relief to find out the truth. In any field, myths and false information can circulate. We hope to ease your mind by debunking some common dental myths. Here are some common myths about dental health, posted by...read more
Fluoridation over the years has come under examination, being debated by various health experts as to whether it is good or bad for your health. Today many areas of the United States have fluoridated water. A recent study published in Science Daily and done by the...read more
Have you ever noticed white spots on teeth, your own or on other people's teeth? The good news is that white spots are usually not serious medical concerns but it helps to understand the causes and what treatments are available. What Causes White Spots on Teeth?...read more
Black teeth can result from tooth decay, staining, tartar buildup, certain medications, or foods and drinks that leave black pigment. What makes your teeth look white? White tooth color comes from the quantity of calcium found in tooth enamel, which is the outer layer...read more
Treatment for dental pain does not have to involve the use of opioids, which is good news. According to the National Institutes of Health, every day, approximately 115 or more Americans die from opioid overdose, and currently public awareness of the U.S. opioid...read more
Smiling and laughing — what about the benefits? Can you put a value on beautiful smiles? While May was National Smile Month, it’s never too late to talk about smiling. The month of May isn’t the only month when you should enjoy laughing and smiling. One of the best...read more
Gums that are healthy have a certain appearance. Any deviation from this can indicate a problem that needs to be addressed. Red Gums If you brush your teeth and floss every day but your gums are red and sensitive, it may be a sign of Type II diabetes. Type II diabetes...read more
Dental care during pregnancy is important because your body is going through hormonal changes while at the same time, your baby’s first set of teeth begin to develop. Embryo tooth development begins when you’re six weeks pregnant. At three to four months, your baby’s...read more
Dental decay is a problem that dentists work diligently to help people fight so they can enjoy good oral health. Management by statistics is a common approach used in many facets of society today and oral health is no exception. According to Cision PR Newswire, Oral...read more
After you go through wisdom tooth extraction, your dentist typically recommends a liquid and soft food diet so you don’t experience pain and can give your gums a chance to heal. It’s not uncommon to experience some swelling and discomfort afterwards. Soft Food Tips...read more
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