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.
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
Some FAQs About Retainers Retainers are devices that dentists and orthodontists often for straightening teeth. What is the difference between braces and a retainer? A retainer is a removable structure that dentists use to help keep teeth straight. They usually use...read more
One of the Most Effective Preventions for Tooth Decay Water fluoridation has long been a way of preventing and reducing cavities. It has an impressive track record. Grand Rapids Michigan was the first city on the planet to fluoridate drinking water. That was back in...read more
Things You Can Do to Reduce Staining Stained teeth are something no one wants, whether it results from wine, tobacco, tea, coffee or other beverages. Just because red wine or a cup of coffee stains teeth doesn't mean you have to give them up as part of your New Year's...read more
Permanent Molars Date Back to the Womb Adult molars begin development while the fetus is in the womb. It molar carries a record of vital information throughout the individual's life. Dentin in the tooth is the layer underneath the enamel. According to Science Daily,...read more
Gum Cell Discovery About Cells that Control Bacteria in the Mouth A new gum cell discovery could lead to better dental care. The body’s immune system is its protection against disease. And, understanding how it works may be vital for maintaining oral health. Science...read more
Studies Show Greater Risks in Patients with Unhealthy Gums Advanced gum disease and high blood pressure are related. That may or may not come as a surprise to you. But it’s a fact that medical professionals have known about the link between oral health and overall...read more
Athletes Have Better Dental Hygiene than Most People Dental problems arise among top athletes despite the fact they have better oral hygiene habits than the majority of the population. They brush their teeth and floss more frequently than the general population. Facts...read more
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