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How to Recognize and Prevent Gingivitis, Plus Gum Cancer Signs

December 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhutto @ 8:14 pm
closeup of gums

Imagine that you are hiking one day, and you have an unfortunate animal encounter. You go around a large rock and barely manage to avoid stepping on a skunk, but you still get sprayed as you’re retreating! Yuck.

From the hiking trail to your oral health…gum disease, even if it’s mild – nobody wants that. Gingivitis is to be taken seriously and treated promptly, but obviously, gum cancer is on an entirely different level of concern.

If your gums are inflamed, it makes sense to wonder what caused it and to figure out exactly what you are dealing with. The best answer is to make an appointment with your dentist so they can diagnose if you have gingivitis in Baytown, but in the meantime keep reading to learn about how you can recognize each affliction and what you should do regarding the prevention of gum disease.

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Is It Safe to Fly After I Have a Tooth Removed?

November 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhutto @ 8:22 pm
woman at airport

You’ve had that cross-country flight to see your folks scheduled for several months now, but it caught you by surprise when you to get that tooth pulled yesterday. Now, you’re wondering if you can head out on the flight as planned.

You aren’t in any pain after the extraction, but is it okay for you to proceed with your plans? Keep reading to learn about potential problems with flying after tooth extraction and what can you do to ensure that your mouth heals properly.

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Can Tooth Extractions Help Cure Gum Disease?

November 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhutto @ 10:52 pm
patient with gum disease in Baytown getting a tooth extraction

Nearly half of American adults ages 30 and older have been diagnosed with gum disease. As symptoms progress, you may begin to consider getting a tooth extraction in hopes of that solving the issue. Extractions may be necessary if the infection progresses far enough, but there are a few things you should consider before then. Read on to learn when gum disease in Windsor may lead to a tooth extraction and why it’s important to seek treatment early on.

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How Slipping Dentures Can Be Life-Threatening

September 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhutto @ 9:02 pm
dentist holding dentures in Baytown

According to the U.S. Census data and Simmons National Consumer Survey, nearly 41 million Americans wore dentures in 2020. Though they are a popular way of replacing missing teeth, slipping dentures may actually put you at a higher risk of developing oral cancer. Learn more about the importance of adjusting or replacing slipping dentures to reduce your chances of developing a life-threatening disease. 

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Here’s How a Tooth Extraction Could Possibly Benefit You

July 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhutto @ 3:25 pm
man learns about the benefits of tooth extraction

It’s a known fact that dentists do their best to prevent tooth loss. Thus, an extraction is never their first choice. However, there are situations when it’s in your best interest to have a tooth pulled. As you continue reading, learn about the benefits of tooth extraction and why it may be the best solution for optimal oral health.

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What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Fillings?

June 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhutto @ 10:45 pm
Dental filling

When teeth become damaged by decay, injuries, or accidents, this no longer means that you will need to go the rest of your life without them. With modern dental techniques and technology, there are numerous ways to restore teeth and protect them so that they last many years to come into the future. Two of the most common options out there are dental crowns and fillings, but they are still very different from each other. Continue reading to learn the difference so you can find out which one is best for you.

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4 Reasons to Soak Your Dentures at Night

May 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhutto @ 2:19 pm
Dentures being soaked in a specialized solution

When you’re first getting used to dentures, you might be tempted to leave them in your mouth 24 hours a day. While that’s fine for the first day, it will be better for your dentures and your mouth if you soak them in a special solution at night while you sleep. Wearing false teeth for too long can eventually lead to problems, but soaking them on a nightly basis offers a number of benefits. Read below to discover 4 advantages to soaking dentures at night.

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What to Do When You Knock Out a Tooth

April 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhutto @ 1:56 am
Man with a knocked-out tooth

Knocking out a tooth can be stressful and even feel like a nightmare. When you are in a lot of pain, it can be difficult to know what next steps you should take. The good news is that you won’t need to go for the rest of your life with one less tooth. With proper action, your tooth may be able to be replanted and last for many more years into the future. Here are the steps that you should take if you find yourself with a knocked-out tooth.

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The Most Common Dental Emergencies & What to Do Next!

December 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhutto @ 8:07 pm
Woman holding a coffee mug who is experiencing a dental emergency

Dental emergencies are impossible to avoid entirely as they occur when you least expect it. However, you can prepare by familiarizing yourself with some of the most common dental emergencies, so you know exactly what to do if and when one happens. But what are some of the most frequent dental injuries? Read on to find out!

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The Hidden Dangers of Mail Order Aligners!

December 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhutto @ 8:02 pm
Woman smiling while holding Invisalign

If you’ve been wanting straighter teeth, you’re in luck! Thanks to modern dentistry, it’s easier than ever to achieve the smile of your dreams. Mail order aligners like Smile Direct Club have certainly become one of the most popular options for orthodontics. However, they come with a handful of dangers that you probably aren’t aware of. Read on to learn more about the surprising risks of mail order aligners and why Invisalign is always the better treatment!

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