Oral Health

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What You Didn’t Know Your Dentist Knows

I bet you didn’t know… You probably didn’t know that poor oral health and bad home brushing habits can lead to full body disease and illness.  Dentist know more about your overall health than you might guess. When your dentist sits down and individually checks each of your teeth for cavities, simultaneously double checking the depth of tissue pockets at the gum line they are...

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Family that appreciates the value of regular, professional dental care

Importance of Family Dentistry

While genetics play a large role in dental health, the family unit often plays a more significant role by establishing the habits that lead to good dental health.  The family is where people most effectively learn proper nutritional habits.  The family is instrumental in establishing proper oral hygiene habits at home.  Additionally, the family plays a key role in establishing a healthy relationship with dental...

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Sugar is not the only villain hurting teeth.

5 Things Wrecking Your Teeth

5 Things you probably don’t know are wreaking havoc on your teeth   1.) It’s Not Just Sugar When it comes to cavities there’s another villain you might not know about. Foods with a low–pH are just as capable of weakening tooth enamel. Fruit juice, diet soda, sour candies work against teeth by softening the enamel. Over time this allows the strong, protective outer layer...

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Revolutionizing Sleep Apnea Treatments

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder. People who suffer from sleep apnea repeatedly stop and then restart breathing periodically during their sleep. By definition, suffers stop and start breathing a minimum of five times per hour throughout the night. How Do You Know If You Have Sleep Apnea? You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly, and you...

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Dr. Butch Hutchison offers Six Month Smiles along with various other cosmetic options for patients in Fort Worth

Six Months to Straight Teeth

Stop Waiting It seems like there is never as much time as we hope there is to get out and enjoy the many wonderful things right in front of us.  What are you waiting for? If you are one of the millions of adults who are unhappy, embarrassed or self conscious of your smile, you’re letting time slip by. Stop Hiding Do you find yourself...

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Tooth pain can arrive with sudden ferocity and without warning.

Toothache Remedies to Tide You Over and Take the Edge Off

Toothaches:  Who Needs Them?   Have you ever had a toothache and wondered how on Earth such a tiny body part can cause such wildly debilitating pain?  Each of your teeth is individually connected to a major network of nerves that runs throughout your face and connects directly to the brainstem.  It would seem that Mother Nature intends for some compromises to our dental health...

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Dr. Hutchison advises patients in Fort Worth on treatment recommendations, good oral health practices, and proper dental nutrition

Tips on Dental Nutrition to Keep Your Teeth in Tip-Top Shape

What You Eat Affects Your Teeth Oral health is not only an indicator of overall health; oral health directly and dramatically impacts one’s overall wellness in many ways.  Rarely is this fact more apparent than when discussing the effects of nutrition on oral development and dental well-being. Most of us know that the things we eat affect our body’s health and development.  It’s important to...

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You and your dentist working together can go a long way toward preventing unpleasant dental surprises.

4 Ways to Avoid Dental Catastrophes

The term ‘dental catastrophe’ means different things to different people, but regardless of what particular issues we place into that category, the bottom line is that they are generally uncomfortable, inconvenient, and expensive.  As with most of life’s problems, the best solution is to prevent them from occurring in the first place.   Proper Dental Hygiene   Most of us learned in elementary school that...

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Having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis is fundamental to good oral health

The Importance of Regular Cleanings

Cleanings are needed to remove plaque and tartar that accumulates, often in spite of regular brushing and flossing.  Generally speaking, professional dental cleanings fall into one of two categories, either routine cleanings or deep cleanings.  While both procedures are preventative in nature, deep cleanings usually are done only in response to specific need.  They tend to be a little bit more invasive, as they entail...

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There are many things to consider when choosing a dental care provider.

Choosing the Right Dentist for You

Shopping for a new dentist may not be the most riveting activity in the world, but people realize that it behooves them to do at least a little bit of homework.  Your choices of health practitioners can have a big impact not only on your overall wellness, but also your level of comfort as care is being rendered.  Your dentist is one practitioner that gets...

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