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.


Gums: What Can the Color or Condition Reveal?

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...

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Dental Care During Pregnancy for You and Your Baby

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...

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction and Soft Food Diets

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...

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Electric Toothbrushes: Technology and Improved Brushing Habits

Electric toothbrushes are suggestions many dentists make for improving their patients’ brushing habits. In fact, “brush and floss” is the mantra of dentists around the world, and for good reason. Cultivating good brushing and flossing habits at an early age will help...

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Oral Health and Diabetes: Is There a Link?

Researchers have found that oral health and diabetes are linked with each other. There is, in fact, a relationship between the two conditions. What Is Oral Health? Oral Health is the state of health your mouth is in. Is it free from disease? Are your teeth and gums in...

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Time to Get Braces for Kids?

Is it time to get braces for kids? This is a question that parents often ask dentists. They ask for their children and many also ask for themselves. What do dentists say about the time to get braces for kids? There is no “one size fits all” answer for this question....

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Top Dental Research Discoveries in 2017

Every year dental research opens the door to new discoveries and exciting treatments that are potentially revolutionary for dental health. Can you imagine getting anesthesia without needles? What about no more fillings or the end of periodontal disease? While these...

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What Are the Statistics on Adult Braces?

A recent study on adult braces shows that an increasing number of adults are getting braces. The desire for a healthy, attractive smile is on the rise. In 2012, The New York Times reported that the number of adult braces or other teeth-straightening treatment had gone...

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Children’s Dental Healthcare: Importance of Positive Attitudes

Making your children’s dental healthcare visits a positive experience has a lot to do with your own frame of mind. Just as fear can seem infectious, so can enthusiasm. Setting Examples for Children’s Dental Healthcare It’s a well-known fact that children tend to mimic...

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