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Gingivitis – Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

May 13th, 2018

Gingivitis – very simply – is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene […]

Dental Implants & New Teeth the Same Day? Inconceivable!

April 27th, 2018

Many people face tooth loss and are unsure of their options. Tooth loss is difficult socially as well as physically. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the bone that supported the tooth – it simply stops growing since it’s no longer needed. After that bone disappears, your jawbone will continue to shrink away […]

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

April 13th, 2018

Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smile, oral health is important for every kid at every stage.  Read on for tips […]

TMJ – The Root of Your Pain

March 27th, 2018

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar-you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be […]

Gum Disease – More Than Just Gums

March 13th, 2018

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true: your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Drs. Kerr, Hedgecock, Patel, and Edmonds at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry should […]

History of the Toothbrush

February 27th, 2018

If you had to give up your toothbrush or your car, which would it be? According to a recent survey, 42 percent of adults and 34 percent of teens would rather turn in their keys, computer, cell phone, or microwave than get rid of their toothbrush. It seems that many Cedar Park residents love toothbrushes […]

Smile: It’s Good for You!

February 13th, 2018

Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or – if you’re […]

Sleep Apnea in Children

January 27th, 2018

You may think being exhausted simply comes with the territory of being a parent (and it does), but there may also be a serious medical condition causing your child to wake up often throughout the night – sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is most commonly found in adults, but in rare cases can also affect children. […]

Is It Ever Too Late for Dental Work?

January 13th, 2018

Let’s be honest. If you are like most people in Cedar Park, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent […]

4 Facts about Dental Implants

December 27th, 2017

Many Cedar Park residents will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Dr. Kerr, Dr. Hedgecock, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Edmonds would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy […]

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