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Dentistry Blog

Loose Tooth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

If you have a child with a loose tooth working on getting their adult teeth, no one worries. However, if you're an adult with a loose tooth, it's normal to be concerned as that is a sign of extensive dental problems that typically include other symptoms as well. If you develop a loose tooth as a teenager or adult, you may also have the following symptoms: bleeding gums gum recession inflamed gums swollen gums If you do have any of these symptoms, it means you are suffering from an underlying disease and that you should discuss the potential causes with your dentist. Visiting the dentist will offer a quick response in finding out if [...]

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How Does Being Pregnant Affect My Teeth?

Pregnancy can have quite the effect on your teeth and oral hygiene, causing everything from tooth decay and gum loss to increased risk for miscarriage. Your oral hygiene during pregnancy is extremely important and our team at Pickett Family Dental is here to help. We're here to offer assistance in ensuring that your dental hygiene and oral health are doing well and that you can rest assured that your smile is safe during this important stage of your life. We want to make sure that you get the answers to all of your questions about your oral health during your pregnancy, so please schedule an appointment with us to have any of your questions answered during your initial consultation. [...]

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Can I Wait to Fix My Cavity?

One of the most common questions people have when they feel they might have a cavity is "Can I Wait to Fix My Cavity?" Typically, people try to put off having a cavity taken care of because of busy schedules, worry about the cost of a filling, or dental anxiety. If any of these three reasons sound like you, we want you to know that we're here for your convenience and comfort. Scheduling Issues: For those that have trouble scheduling, we have an open schedule that's easy to pick a time that works for you and if you call, we'll try to work around your schedule. To schedule an appointment for your cavity, schedule [...]

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Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is coming up soon this month, which means for many children Halloween candy. With the lifestyle changes due to COVID and how many people are going to be participating in Halloween, you're most likely going to see much less candy in your kids hands, which is a good start overall for their health. However, it's still good to have a plan about what to do with all the candy they do receive on Halloween. Best Time to Eat Candy During the Day If you're trying to mitigate the most damage to your teeth, the best time to eat sugary foods is with meals or shortly after your last meal. Saliva production is at an all time high during [...]

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Gummy Smile: How the Dentist Can Make Your Teeth Look Even

A gummy smile usually comes from either an overgrowth of gum tissue or that some teeth are shorter making the other teeth show more gum tissue. Either way, many people feel uncomfortable with their gummy smile. Dr. Pickett, our cosmetic dentist in Keller, TX can augment your smile to reduce the gummy appearance when you smile and help boost that confidence. Take a look at what Dr. Pickett can do to fix your gummy smile and then visit with our very own cosmetic dentist in Keller, TX. Gum Lift – Show More of Your Teeth Gum disease is one of the top causes of gum overgrowth and inflammation, which can make teeth appear shorter [...]

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Same-Day Dental Crowns: Fast And Lasting Solutions

A dental crown can help your smile so much if you have a damaged tooth. Sometimes, a cracked or broken tooth can be saved by a dental crown instead of needing to be replaced. Anytime a natural tooth can remain in your smile, it’s a good thing. However, some dental crowns can’t be provided in one day, which means you could be fitted with a temporary crown. Temporary crowns may shield your tooth while your actual crown is being created, but they can also lead to unforeseen dental issues. But that’s not the case at Pickett Family Dental! We proudly offer same-day dental crowns to protect your smile as effectively and efficiently as possible. If [...]

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What Should My Oral Hygiene Regimen Be?

Managing your own oral health care plan requires more than simple teeth brushing on a nightly basis. To maintain a healthy mouth with teeth that shine and strong healthy gums takes effort. There's several steps you can take to improve your oral health through a regular oral hygiene regimen beyond just the following obvious answers: Brushing Flossing Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables Step 1: Take into account your own oral health needs. It's important to talk to your dentist about your specific health issues, personal and family medical history, and lifestyle to determine your best course of action to maintaining or regaining a healthy oral status. For example, pregnancy, [...]

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Bad Breath Causes

Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath can result from poor dental healthcare and maintenance or even be a sign of other health problems. For some, bad breath is caused by a dietary issue of a diet filled with unhealthy habits. The first thing that causes bad breath is if you don't brush and floss daily to clean your mouth and teeth of bacteria and plaque. So make sure you're doing the basics of brushing and flossing. Poor dental hygiene can also lead to gingivitis or gum disease which leaves an even worse odor in the mouth. Not a way to live if you're in contact with others. How Does What You Eat Affect Breath? [...]

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Best way to fix tooth gaps at the dentist

Dr. Tyson Pickett, one of the top rated dentists in the Keller / Southlake area offers both braces and dental bonding to sculpt individual teeth and fix tooth gaps. Braces are a long-term solution for fixing tooth gaps, but require a retainer alienating quite a few people that want a solution without the long, slow process or the continued maintenance. Bonding is also a great way to fill large gaps between teeth, correct chipped teeth, blend stains, and even lengthen teeth. Dental bonding is affordable, quick, and painless making it a great option to repair cosmetic flaws and injuries in teeth. Whether you're looking for braces, dental bonding, or even veneers and dental crowns, we can help. If you're [...]

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E-Max Veneers

E-Max Veneers are crafted from high strength porcelain and custom-made for our dental patients at Pickett Family Dental. In comparison to traditional veneers, eMax Veneers are crafted from lithium disilicate glass-ceramic. This material offers a lighter, thinner option to the traditional porcelains and feel much more comfortable while being much stronger as well. These veneers can last for 20 years because of their immense durability. The best part about E-Max Veneers is their translucent appearance. Other porcelain veneers are opaque and throw off a dull appearance compared to the natural teeth in the mouth. The semitransparent appearance of eMax Veneers and eMax Crowns made from this material blend better and allow you to go out and show your smile [...]

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