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.
Guidelines for Scheduling Dental Visits Dental visits are essential for good dental care. Most people want to take good care of their teeth, but sometimes lack of knowledge or ignoring good dental guidelines prevents them from doing so. Regular checkups The frequency...read more
How Does Special Needs Children Dental Care Differ? Special needs children dental care requires parents to consider important factors that relate to their child’s health. The more educated parents are regarding these factors, the better care they can provide for their...read more
Can Overuse of Antibiotics Be Bad for Teeth and Gums? For some time the medical field has known that overuse of antibiotics is not a healthy practice. Certain strains of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. The resistance causes the antibiotics to no longer be...read more
Stem Cells from Baby Teeth Being Used to Re-grow Teeth Stem cell research is an exciting field in today's world. There is also exciting news about how it may relate to dental treatment for damaged teeth in children. Clinical Trial Involving Stem Cell Research at the...read more
What do gaps between teeth mean for your dental health? Gaps between teeth can cause dental concern because food may get trapped between your teeth. When this happens, it can lead to plaque buildup, and you become more prone to tooth decay or gum disease. When...read more
Tooth erosion is caused by acidity. Some foods and drinks are more acidic than others and acidity can affect the enamel on your teeth by wearing them down, which can lead to tooth sensitivity, discoloration and loss of teeth. Some of the worst beverages for your teeth...read more
There are many different kinds of toothpaste on the market today and with all the available choices, you may be looking for reasons to choose one type over another. Medical News Today suggests considering the following factors when choosing toothpaste: Fluoride...read more
Dentists most likely do know when a patient lies about flossing. Based on a survey that asked adult patients if they had lied about flossing, about 27% admitted to lying. What would some of them rather do than floss their teeth? Over a third of the patients would...read more
Teething toddlers can be a handful and knowing what to do as a parent can be a relief for both your toddler and you. The two-year molars generally break through the gum when a child is between the ages of 22 and 33 months old. The lower set comes in first and the...read more
For gum graft surgery, there are before and after steps to prepare for surgery and recover from it. Once you hear that you're getting a gum graft, it’s time to start making arrangements. It’s good to prepare ahead and this is true for any surgery. Gum Graft...read more
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