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.


Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: How to Avoid It

How Does Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Occur? Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is a name for tooth decay that develops in infants and toddlers. It's vital that dental care begins even at the infant age level. Although permanent teeth will eventually replace a child’s baby teeth, how...

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Brushing Your Teeth: Tips To Help Kids Brush

Ideas to Encourage Tooth Brushing Brushing your teeth can be a challenge, and this is especially true for kids. Parents often feel at a loss about what to do to get their kids to brush their teeth. Ideas for Brushing Your Teeth from Dentists Who Are Parents The...

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Causes of Gum Pain and When to See a Dentist

Why Do Your Gums Hurt? Gum pain can be tough to deal with. However, a dentist can check out your mouth, determine what is causing the pain and treat it. Common Underlying Causes of Gum Pain Sometimes the source of pain is something simple. But other times it may be...

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Aching Gums? How Can You Get Rid of Gum Pain?

Home Remedies for Aching Gums Aching gums can ruin your weekend if you can't get to the dentist for help. However, there are home remedies that may help. What Home Remedies Help Relieve the Pain of Aching Gums? MedicalNewsToday recommends the following home remedies...

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Dental Checkups When Kids Go Back to School

Getting Back in the Routine of Good Dental Care Dental checkups may not be foremost on your mind with kids returning to school. Some kids have already gone back to school before September rolls around. For many children, school days are a good time to get back into a...

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Medications and Dental Care — Their Relationship

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...

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Antibiotics for Tooth Infections Are Often Effective Treatment

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...

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Antibacterial Fillings to Fight Cavities

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...

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Guidelines for Dental Care Caregivers

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...

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Electric Toothbrushes Versus Manual Brushing

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...

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