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.
Prevent Dental Problems by Letting Your Dentist Know About Medications Medications and dental care go hand in hand, if you want to protect your oral health. The reason is: medications that you buy on your own and medications that a doctor prescribes for you often have...read more
Treating Tooth Infections Dentists often use antibiotics for tooth infections because they are an effective form of treatment. Infections can be painful and cause swelling in the area of the tooth and gums where the infection exists. You should always get treatment as...read more
New Breakthroughs on Antibacterial Fillings Material Creating antibacterial fillings was the goal of a new study done by researchers at Tel Aviv University. This is good news for dental patients. Amalgam Fillings Replaced by Resin Fillings Back in the day, all...read more
Helping a Loved One Take Care of Their Teeth Dental care caregivers face challenges that guidelines can help them solve. Many caregivers ensure that their loved ones receive the dental care they need. Unfortunately, some people, whether elderly or disabled, are not up...read more
The Latest, Most Comprehensive Study Reveals the Winner Using electric toothbrushes is more effective than manual brushing, according to the most recent study. The most comprehensive study done to date, which lasted 11 years, delivered the facts. Oral Health...read more
How to Have a Dental Care Worry Free Vacation Dental care during vacation may not be something many people think about. But no one wants to get stuck with dental pain and have it ruin a vacation. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends some guidelines for...read more
Genetic makeup and family medical history are a major consideration in many types of medical diagnoses and treatments. However, genetic makeup does not have much impact on dental health, according to a new study. A Science Daily article based on a study done at the...read more
Micro-robots cleaning teeth sounds like an idea straight out of a Sci-Fi novel or movie. However, it's actually a recent breakthrough, reported at the University of Pennsylvania. Anyone who has had teeth cleaned is familiar with the arduous procedure. A dental...read more
Gargling with salt water is a home remedy that has existed for generations, and the use of salt in medical treatment traces back to the Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Furthermore, a saltwater gargle is cheap and easy to make. How Does Gargling with Salt Water...read more
How Early Should Your Child Use Fluoride Toothpaste? Children’s dental care guidelines for toothpaste have changed during the past few years. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) used to recommend no use of fluoride toothpaste until the baby was two years old....read more
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