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Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

November 13th, 2017

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a […]

The Benefits of Composite Fillings

October 27th, 2017

Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that we can offer Cedar Park patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. At Vista Ridge Family Dentistry, we would like to educate you […]

Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, and Implants: The Facts

October 13th, 2017

There are a lot of different ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Kerr, Dr. Hedgecock, and Dr. Patel know that folks in […]

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

September 27th, 2017

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of […]

Ice Cravings – A Sign of Something Worse?

September 13th, 2017

We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. […]

If You’re Avoiding the Dentist

August 27th, 2017

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist. Has it been so long since your last dental appointment that you’re not even sure […]

How Baby Teeth Help Mouths Grow Up Right

August 13th, 2017

Every Cedar Park parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led believe they don’t have an impact on […]

The Story of Caries Prevention

July 27th, 2017

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Cedar Park teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Kerr, […]

How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist

July 13th, 2017

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Cedar Park smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Kerr, Dr. Hedgecock & Dr. Patel and the expert hygienists at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry. […]

Hill Country News: Voted Best of the Best Dentist!

July 10th, 2017

Thank you for voting for us! We’d like to thank all of the patients we’ve had the pleasure of meeting and treating for voting Vista Ridge Family Dentistry as Hill Country News Best of the Best in the dentist category. Dr. Max Kerr, Dr. Brandon Hedgecock, and Dr. Supriya Patel are grateful for your support! […]

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