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Dentistry Blog

Best Dentures Dentist in Keller

Finding the best dentist to place dentures for missing or removed teeth in Keller, TX can make all the difference in the comfort and effectiveness for your soon-to-be-replaced teeth. If you're currently looking for a dentist in Keller, TX that specializes in Dental Implants, Dentures, and other tooth replacement options, then Dr. Tyson Pickett at Pickett Family Dental off of Keller Parkway has shown exceptional skill in providing healthy, long-lasting teeth replacement through high quality dentures that are custom designed to fit your mouth and your budget. Affordable Dentures Near You Whether they be full or partial dentures should always be placed by a trusted dentist with a proven track record, the best possible [...]

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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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Why Is Fluoride Important When Brushing Your Teeth?

For more than 70 years studies have shown that fluoride is important in preventing tooth decay and cavities, especially in children ages 2 to 17. Recently, according to Dental Products Report, researchers associated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry set out to examine the results with children in ages 2-8 and 6-17 with noticeable results of 12 to 30% fewer cavities and tooth decay in those who consistently drank water containing fluoride. NBCI also shared a report of experts questioning the use of fluoride-free toothpaste by the Associated Press showing that without fluoride, there is no added protection to avoiding tooth decay. These studies together, support and show [...]

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For Parents: Kids Are Using Too Much Toothpaste

In 2019 the CDC released a morbidity and mortality weekly report to let parents know that your kids might be using too much toothpaste, and it can be dangerous for their enamel and oral health. While fluoride toothpaste is important to prevent tooth decay, many children also get fluoride in the water they drink. Because of this, the CDC says that until the age of six, children shouldn't use more than a pea size of toothpaste on their toothbrush. For kids younger than three years, less than the size of a grain of rice is plenty. CDC Report states children using WAY more than a pea size of toothpasteAccording to the CDC, teeth brushing is beneficial [...]

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Immediate Tooth Pain Relief for Emergency Dental Care

To begin, we would like to provide a friendly reminder that Pickett Family Dental is available for emergency dentistry between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, even during lunch. What is Emergency Dental Care? Emergency dental care is the treatment of a dental emergency such as a broken tooth, sharp, sudden pain, or other serious oral problem that requires immediate care. If you're suffering from a dental emergency, we've put together some helpful information that you might find useful: What is a Dental Emergency? What are Common Dental Emergencies? Should you go to the ER for a Dental Emergency? What You Can Do For Immediate [...]

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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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The 5 Most Common Dental Emergencies

When In Doubt, Call Your Dentist Dental emergencies can be excruciatingly painful – but responding appropriately and quickly can save you lots of pain and trouble. If the emergency is acute, then it should be simple enough for your dentist, Dr. Pickett to know what to do and whether you should come in immediately, the next day, or the emergency room. While life happens to everyone, here are some precautions you can try to follow: Always wear a mouthguard if you play sports Make sure you see your dentist for checkups Have your dentist’s emergency number handy Don’t eat certain types of food that are tough on your teeth Brush everyday and floss regularly [...]

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Should you go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?

If you have a dental emergency and you're trying to figure out whether you should go to the dentist or to the ER for a dental emergency, then we need to look at each case individually. For example, if your only injury is to your tooth, gums, or jaw from being hit by a baseball or simply from damage or decay then you should come to our dental office in Keller, TX.However, if the damage to your mouth also includes other life-threatening emergencies or physical injuries you should go to the hospital first. If you want to ensure that you get the best dental care, contact your Keller TX Dentist - Pickett Family Dental - so that you [...]

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Summer Dental Cleaning

Summer is right around the corner and before you take off on your vacations, enjoy the relaxing time with the children, and enjoy the outdoors, get your regular dental cleanings taken care of so that you're not working to schedule around the days of fun, heat, pools, beaches, and cold drinks. Get your summer to-do's started now so that you have more time to enjoy without the worries that may arise. Why is it important to visit the dentist before you begin your summer activities? At each dental cleaning we always check to see that your entire oral health is doing well and that there aren't any orange or red [...]

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How Tooth Decay Progresses

By spreading knowledge of how tooth decay progresses, more people are able to see the signs and symptoms of tooth decay before they become a serious problem. In fact, more of our patients have shown better preventative care habits such as brushing their teeth and flossing regularly. In fact, these habits when combined with regular dental checkups, dental cleanings, and better eating habits can greatly impact the brightness, health, and confidence of your smile. In today's dental article we want to review how tooth decay happens and what signs you should look for on a daily basis to ensure that your teeth and gums don't deteriorate. The best way to prevent tooth decay from [...]

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