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.
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. At Hutto Hippo Family Dental, we join in the focus of promoting children's dental health. We’re writing a three-part series of blogs that can help you with your child’s dental care. By providing dental care for your...read more
In anticipation of your child’s first dental checkup, there’s a lot you can do. Getting ready for the first checkup should begin long before you ever make a dental appointment. It’s ideal to teach your child about brushing as soon as the first tooth comes in. Creative...read more
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment and braces, it may be because you want to have a beautiful smile and braces are a cosmetic remedy. Many people are self-conscious about their smiles if their teeth are crooked, if there are gaps between their teeth or if...read more
Nitrous oxide use in dentistry has been a good solution for patients who fear dentists or dental work. Dental fear even has names such as dental phobia or dentophobia. So, if you’re afraid of receiving dental care, you’re not alone, but the good news is there are ways...read more
Teeth whitening can go to the extreme. While wanting whiter teeth and getting rid of stains from coffee, wine or smoking is understandable, and not a bad thing, some people appear to be obsessed with keeping their teeth white, to the point of overusing teeth whitening...read more
A dental bridge lives up to its name because it bridges the gap between missing teeth so you can chew and speak more normally again. It also helps keep other teeth from shifting position and helps you maintain a proper bite. What is a dental bridge? When a dentist...read more
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