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First Things First: Dental Hygiene

While we continuously put up important content on dentistry, technological advancements, and even tips for at home dental care some things tend to get missed. Here’s some key points not to miss!

Latest Articles from Pickett Family Dental

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Your Keller Family Dentist

At Pickett Family Dental, we have patients come in to see us for everything from teeth cleanings to complete full-mouth restorations. Whether you're a current patient or you just found our dental practice in Keller, TX we're here to provide that absolute best possible care with the relaxing and comfortable atmosphere where you can know you're in good hands. Dr. Pickett and his team at Pickett Family Dental are always working to improve and better their practice in both the dental care aspect and the personal experience that is provided to every patient that walks through the door. Because there are so many reasons to come in, we try to ensure that our patients have a better understanding of [...]

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What is a Dental Emergency

If you're suffering with a dental problem, your Keller Dentist should be your first call. But what if you find yourself with a dental problem outside of normal dental office hours such as on a holiday, weekend, or at night? If you have a severe dental problem that can't wait until normal office hours, you need an emergency dentist or you might possibly need to go to the emergency room. While you're in a rush to make a decision, here's something things to consider: How to Know if it’s a Dental Emergency What Isn’t a Dental Emergency Common Dental Emergencies How to Avoid Potential Emergencies Recognizing dental emergencies is something all adults should prepare for [...]

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5 Tips for Proper Oral Hygiene at Home

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for the health of your teeth and gums. Proper oral hygiene practices at home can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, as well as keep your breath fresh and your smile bright. In this article, we will provide five tips for practicing proper oral hygiene at home to help you maintain optimal oral health. Brush your teeth twice a day Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene. It is recommended to brush your teeth in the morning and before bed. When brushing, use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Be sure to brush for at least two minutes each [...]

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Effects That Sugar Has On Your Teeth

If you’re being honest you probably have a sweet tooth, especially as it gets closer to the holiday season and you think about all the treats that will be waiting for you as you gather with friends and family. Enjoying sweets every now and then isn't anything to worry about as long as you clean your teeth well afterward. Having a sweet tooth isn’t something to be ashamed of, but you should be aware of the effect sugar has on your dental health and take a proactive role in keeping your teeth healthy. Tooth Decay And Gum Disease Taking a peek in the mirror to see how your teeth look only gives you a brief idea [...]

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Common Questions About Dental Hygiene

When it comes to dental hygiene, you know you should be faithfully brushing your teeth before you start your day and before bed at night, but instead you may give a quick 30 second scrub around your mouth and assume you’re hitting all the areas you should. You tell yourself mouthwash is for mornings when you don’t even have time to brush, and you’d prefer to forget about flossing altogether! Rather than get in a tizzy about the dos and don’ts of dental hygiene, here are four questions to ask your hygienist the next time you visit your dentist: What kind of toothbrush and toothpaste is best for me? How often do I really need to floss? [...]

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Implant Overdentures

What are Implant Overdentures? Patients who are missing multiple or all their teeth typically worry about their replacement teeth slipping, loosening, and falling out while eating or talking on a day-to-day basis. While there are adhesives and creams available to help secure the dentures, implant overdentures can provide a more permanent solution. Implant overdentures at Pickett Family Dental can help stabilize and secure teeth, allowing the patient to feel more comfortable as they go throughout their day-to-day life. How Do Implant Supported Dentures Work?While dental implants and dentures both offer options for replacing missing teeth, the process can be combined to maximize the patient's comfort and functionality. At Pickett Family Dental, we specialize in being able to [...]

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How Do Dentures Compare to Dental Implants

More than one third of all Americans will experience tooth loss, with nearly 40 million losing all of their original teeth due to poor oral health, disease, and other systemic issues. As tooth loss becomes more and more widespread with the added sugars and unhealthy foods in our diets, dental technology has been progressing rapidly to be able to address the problem of missing teeth. The two main solutions are dentures and dental implants. But, the question many people want to know is which is better, dentures or dental implants? How do dental implants and dentures compare? Is one better than the other or is it situational? Dentures VS. Dental Implants [...]

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Dental Pain and What To Do About It

Achy gums, a sore mouth and headaches make for a miserable combination. Experiencing dental pain and toothaches can be so frustrating, not just because of the pain itself, but also because it can be hard to believe that something as small as a tooth can cause such a high degree of pain. Pain can be caused by an infection, a tooth extraction, injury or even just tooth decay. If you haven’t had a tooth pulled lately, it’s worthwhile to visit a dentist to check out what’s causing so much pain in your mouth. Toothaches can come in sharp jolts of pain or dull aches. Either way, when they rear their heads they are more than unpleasant! What [...]

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Why is My Tooth Gray?

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and have had the surprise of noticing that one of your teeth is suddenly gray, you were probably shocked and wondered what could cause such a thing. Graying of teeth can happen over time or more suddenly, and at first you might question if your teeth are actually turning color or if you’re just imagining that they are. Unfortunately, it is not terribly uncommon to experience discoloration of a tooth. There are a few reasons for this: Trauma causing discoloration to a single tooth or a few teeth in the same area Issues with tooth development Staining either internally or externally Discoloration due to aging and enamel thinning There are cases where [...]

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Enjoy A Healthier Future With Dental Implants

Sometimes, dental care isn’t just a means to making your smile look great. Good dentistry can actually completely change your life. A single missing tooth can affect the way you feel, both mentally and physically. Missing teeth can dramatically impact your diet and head-to-toe health. You need a smile full of functioning teeth to truly be at your best – both in the present and in the future. Dr. Pickett provides dental implants at Pickett Family Dental for these very reasons, and as an alternative to dentures. Dentures may provide you with an attractive smile, but they can also lead to unnecessary dental anxiety. Dentures can slip out of place, which is almost as embarrassing [...]

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