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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 […]

Diabetes and Oral Health: What Your Dentist Sees

December 13th, 2017

It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including your mouth.  Almost 26 million children and adults in the U.S. suffer from diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Cedar Park dentists, Dr. Kerr, Dr. Hedgecock, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Edmonds […]

Choosing the Right Dentist

November 27th, 2017

It’s no secret that Cedar Park residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s not easy to find everything you want in a dentist. We understand that choosing a dentist is no small feat, so we’ve put together this guide to picking a dentist for individuals and families. […]

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 […]

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