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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. […]

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 […]

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