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Veneers – Not Just for the Silver Screen

November 13th, 2018

There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile – veneers! Dr. Kerr, Dr. Patel, Dr. Hedgecock, and […]

Breastfeeding & Dental Work

October 27th, 2018

If you’re a new mom or about to be one, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to the needs of this beautiful new little person in your life – but maintaining good oral hygiene is still important for keeping you and your baby in tiptop shape. If something happens and you need […]

The Science of Tooth Decay

October 13th, 2018

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in Cedar Park has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk […]

Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

September 27th, 2018

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes! For some of us, it’s nostalgic […]

The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

September 13th, 2018

We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of […]

Updating Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

August 27th, 2018

Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your Cedar Park dentists Dr. Kerr, Dr. Hedgecock, and Dr. Patel depend on your […]

Caring for Your Dentures

August 13th, 2018

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Kerr, Dr. Patel, Dr. Hedgecock, and Dr. Edmonds remind us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture […]

Fluoride: Good or Bad?

July 27th, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities. So which is true? Do the health […]

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. […]

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