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Dental Friends with Benefits

July 13th, 2018

At Vista Ridge Family Dentistry, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Cedar Park dentists Dr. Kerr, Dr. Hedgecock, Dr. Patel and Dr. Edmonds know there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that […]

Top 5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

June 27th, 2018

If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other elements can cause a sudden discomfort if you have sensitive teeth, also called dentin hypersensitivity. […]

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

June 13th, 2018

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You […]

Brushing Your Teeth – Are You Doing it Wrong?

May 27th, 2018

Did you know that certain times of day might be better for brushing than others? While it’s always recommended to brush your teeth twice per day, and floss once per day, your timing is also important. If you love your pearly whites and want to keep them around as long as possible (because face it, […]

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 […]

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