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Dr. Max Olen Kerr, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Max Kerr is a Dentist practicing in Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Kerr specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Max Kerr, DDS
  • Cedar Park, TX
  • Accepting new patients

How long do veneers last on front teeth?

Hard to say. It depends on how hard you treat them, if you grind your teeth, what your hygiene is like, etc. In a perfect world, they can last a couple of decades.

What is better Emax or porcelain veneers?

Emax is a type of porcelain veneer. There are a few different types of porcelain that can be used for veneers. The key is to find a dentist that has a good relationship with his READ MORE
Emax is a type of porcelain veneer. There are a few different types of porcelain that can be used for veneers. The key is to find a dentist that has a good relationship with his dental lab technician and that they both communicate with you about how they can achieve your desired outcome.

What pain medications can I take after a root canal?

Tylenol and Ibuprofen together work well.

Gums receding after veneers

It may just be stain that can be cleaned out, but it should be checked by a dentist

Can you use toothpaste with braces?

Yes, it is preferable

What can't I eat with lingual braces?

Lingual Braces Food Restrictions List * Foods to chew like bagels, licorice * Crisp foods like popcorn, ice, chips * Foods that are sticky like caramels, or gum * Hard to chew READ MORE
Lingual Braces Food Restrictions List * Foods to chew like bagels, licorice * Crisp foods like popcorn, ice, chips * Foods that are sticky like caramels, or gum * Hard to chew foods like nuts and hard candies * Or foods that need biting into like corn cob, carrots, apples

How do you use a Waterpik for implants?

Use as directed. There is no risk to using a waterpik on implants.

Are metal braces safe?

Very safe and effective.

Can a water flosser loosen a crown?

It shouldn't. If it does loosen the crown, the cement is likely poor or there is decay under the crown.

How to clean lingual braces?

Its pretty dang hard. Electric toothbrush, water pick, & floss.

Is a ceramic crown strong?

Yes, very strong

Do you remove enamel before putting the veneers?

Usually, yes, it is necessary to prepare the tooth for veneers. This involves removing enamel.

Ruptured, Infected, Horiztonally impacted wisdom tooth

No, you need to go get the tooth removed from an oral surgeon. Repeated infections managed with multiple rounds of antibiotics (especially Clinda) is horrible for your long term READ MORE
No, you need to go get the tooth removed from an oral surgeon. Repeated infections managed with multiple rounds of antibiotics (especially Clinda) is horrible for your long term heath.

What is the downside of implant-fixed dentures?

Cost mostly. There are always risks to surgery, but it is the best treatment for replacement of multiple teeth.

Is jaw swelling okay 2 days after implant surgery?

If it hasnt gone down in a week or so, I would be concerned.

What is the treatment for periodontitis?

Scaling and root planing also known as deep cleaning

Can a root canal cause tooth damage?

If youre getting a root canal, its very likely that your tooth is already pretty damaged. A root canal is a procedure that can save a severely damaged tooth. If you dont get a READ MORE
If youre getting a root canal, its very likely that your tooth is already pretty damaged. A root canal is a procedure that can save a severely damaged tooth. If you dont get a root canal, you will likely lose your tooth. 20% of root canals will fail sometime in their lifetime. You can always elect to pull the tooth and get an implant or do nothing to replace the tooth.