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.


Good Dental Care Can Be Part of a Happy Thanksgiving

Eating healthy over Thanksgiving Good dental care and a happy Thanksgiving aren’t mutually exclusive. You’ll be glad to know there are healthy ways to go about enjoying your holiday feast. The Best Appetizer Raw vegetables, cheese and nuts are a healthy starter and...

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How Tooth Brushing Became Common Practice

Improved Oral Hygiene Has Improved Dental Health Tooth brushing was not common in the United States until after WWII. During the late 1800's and early 1900's only a small percentage of people brushed their teeth. A Low Percentage of Tooth Brushing Americans in the...

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The Texas Hutto Hippo Story

How Hutto became associated with hippo Hutto Hippo Family Dental took its name from Hutto, Texas and its unique hippo legend. Hutto is unique in that no other town or high school in the U.S. has a hippo as its mascot. How this came about is a tale that has endeared...

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Teeth Grinding Increases During the Pandemic

Dentists Are Treating More Patients for Teeth Grinding Teeth grinding has become more prevalent during the coronavirus pandemic. Why? Stress is the underlying reason. And the pandemic has increased the stress levels in many people’s lives. In a recent Cleveland Clinic...

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Keeping Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy During School at Home

Healthy Regimens for Teeth While at Home Keeping your kids’ teeth healthy during school at home can be challenging. Attending school has the advantage of square meals and no snacking between meals. Now many children are at home doing virtual classes instead going to...

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Bad Teeth Epidemic During the Pandemic?

Increase of Dental Problems During COVID-19 Bad teeth are common during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, according to some dentists. It's understandable because people are indulging in more sugary foods—deserts, candies and cocktails. They are also consuming...

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How Sealants Can Help Your Children

Sealants Help Fight Cavities Sealants are thin coatings that a dentist can paint over molars to prevent tooth decay. The coating protects the chewing surface of the tooth by blocking out bacteria and food. Bacteria working on food particles create acids that erode...

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Baby Teeth: Their Purpose and Protecting Them

Taking Care of Your Child’s Baby Teeth Baby teeth typically emerge around six months after birth. They are your child's first set of teeth and generally fall out when a child is around five or six years old. How Do Baby Teeth Prepare for Permanent Teeth? In most...

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Back-to-school Dental Checkups

Back-to-school dental checkups help you prevent problems before your kids get caught up in the whirlwind of the school year. Busy schedules sometimes lead to delays for dental visits.

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Shrinking Jaws Affect Dental Health

Tooth Crowding, Misalignment, Abnormal Bites and Impacted Wisdom Teeth Shrinking jaws are resulting in dental problems such as tooth crowding, misalignment, abnormal bites, and impacted wisdom teeth. Many people view braces for themselves or their children as an...

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