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.
Flossing: Microbiome Research Sheds Light Flossing works. Patients and dentists both know this is true. However, recent research provides some insight into why it works. Breakthrough Research through Crowd-sourcing To understand the research, you need to know what a...read more
Bacteria in Your Mouth Have Allies and Enemies Bacteria causing cavities and gum disease do not act alone. Cartoons that show armies of bacteria attacking teeth may not be as ridiculous as they seem. Recent research shows that it’s not just the presence of bacteria...read more
Gum Disease Bacteria Lower Immunity Covid-19, immunity and gum disease as well as health in general have become factors of concern. Some people exposed to coronavirus, do not get sick. Others only experience minor symptoms. Yet in other people, Covid-19 causes severe...read more
Guidelines for Re-Opening Dental Offices Texas dentists opened offices in May, but they followed specific guidelines. The Governor of Texas issued a notice that Texas dentists who chose to treat patients could open fully on May 1, 2020. However, they had to follow...read more
Factors that Can Help You Choose the Right Dentist Choosing a dentist involves weighing a variety of considerations. Furthermore, people's priorities typically vary. The right dentist depends on what matters most to them. Choosing a Dentist Who Is Right for You That...read more
Dealing with Dental Visit Anxiety If you’re anxious about seeing the dentist, you’re not alone. It’s a common fact that people get nervous about dental visits. However, there are ways to deal with this problem and a good dental team can help put you at ease. Avoiding...read more
What You Should Know About Brushing Your Teeth and Toothbrushes Toothbrushes might not seem like a major concern to you, but here are some interesting facts. Knowing something about toothbrushes could help you improve your dental care. Mouthhealthy.org (a site from...read more
Dentists Can Help You with Jaw Problems Jaw problems may involve pain in or near your jaw joint. When your jaw gets stuck or a clicking or popping occurs, it can also create discomfort. The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) explains that these...read more
Sugar-sweetened, Acidic Drinks Study The soft drink connection with dental problems is not a new discovery. However, a recent study published in Clinical Oral Investigations provides additional interesting facts. The study clearly shows that soft drinks are the common...read more
February Is the Designated Month for U.S. Children's Dental Care National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) focuses on children and their dental care. It's an opportunity for dental professionals, healthcare providers, caregivers and teachers to coordinate. They...read more
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