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.


Hydrogen Peroxide: Is It Safe to Gargle with It?

How Can Gargling with Hydrogen Peroxide Be Good for You? Hydrogen peroxide is safe for gargling if you use the right type and do it the right way. Also, it is a common an antiseptic. People use it to clean minor cuts and as a disinfectant for surfaces. Its oxidizing...

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Mouthwashes: What You Should Know About Them?

Why Alcohol-Free Mouthwashes Are Better Mouthwashes are something dentists encourage patients to use. Of course, they aren't a substitute for brushing and flossing. But, they can help kill bacteria and protect you against cavities and gum disease. Types of Mouthwashes...

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Proxy Brush: What Is It and How to Use It?

Does a Proxy Brush Work Better than Dental Floss? A proxy brush is a type of interdental cleaner. You can use it to clean the spaces between your teeth. Other interdental cleaners include string floss, dental tape, dental picks and water flossers. A proxy brush has...

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Toothbrush Care: What You Should Know

Best Practices for Using a Toothbrush Toothbrush care might be something you haven't given much thought to. But just as with anything else, a bit of knowledge can go a long ways. What You Should Know about Toothbrush Care Dentists agree that the best regimen is to use...

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New Year’s Dental Resolutions: Five Basic Resolutions

Make Some Good Dental Decisions for the New Year Making New Year's dental resolutions can be a way to take stock of the previous year and ring in the New Year with future goals in mind. Basic dental care hasn't changed a lot, but we can always get better at taking...

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Healthy Holiday Treats (Fun and Clever Sugar Free Treats)

Healthy holiday treats can replace the sugar highs and lows that zap your energy. Stay away from the tooth Grinch over Christmas. Fill your stockings with healthy goodies and instead be cavity free for the holidays. Festive Healthy Holiday Treats We found some...

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Dentures: How to Use and Take Care of Your Dentures

What You Need to Know About Proper Use and Care of Dentures Dentures require proper use and care like most things. And knowing what to do can help you make them last longer. Important Facts About Denture Use According to the ADA, dentures should easily fit your mouth....

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Broken Denture: What to Do If Your Denture Breaks

Do You Have Problems with a Broken Denture? A broken denture is not something anyone wants to deal with, but unfortunately sometimes dentures break. In certain instances, understanding what causes them to break may help you prevent breakage. However, regular wear and...

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Have a Dental Friendly Thanksgiving!

About dental friendly foods A dental friendly Thanksgiving is a win-win for everyone. This sumptuous meal is often the most anticipated meal of the year and is most definitely part of the Thanksgiving tradition. And…we clearly don’t want to deprive you or ourselves of...

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Dental Visits and Care: Scheduling Regular Visits

Guidelines for Scheduling Dental Visits Dental visits are essential for good dental care. Most people want to take good care of their teeth, but sometimes lack of knowledge or ignoring good dental guidelines prevents them from doing so. Regular checkups The frequency...

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