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  • Gum Disease (Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease)

    Gum disease also known as periodontitis occurs when there is an infection of the gum tissue that holds your teeth in place due to poor brushing and flossing habits that allow bacteria and plaque to harden on the teeth, causing severe inflammation (gingivitis). If you think you might have gingivitis, or worse, periodontitis, then you should contact your Keller, TX dentist immediately by calling (817) 431-5514. Did you know more than 50% of people suffer from gum disease and don't even know [...]

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    Dental Deep Cleaning

    Dental Deep Cleaning Dental deep cleaning, also called root scaling and planing (SRP), is a procedure that has been around for a long time.  Our dental hygienists will use an ultrasonic instrument or manual scaling tools to remove the plaque (tartar) on the surface of the enamel under the gums that cause chronic irritation and bone loss.  This procedure is different from regular cleaning which only cleans along the gum line. Deep cleaning also targets the roots of your teeth to [...]

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    Crentist: Visit an Actual Dentist Here in Keller

    This is for those who love the hilarious TV show, The Office that aired from 2005 to 2013 here in the United States. In the episode, "The Coup", we can recall that Dwight tells Michael, his boss at the paper company "Dunder Mifflin", that he's going to the dentist one morning. However, rather than going to the dentist, Dwight attempts to steal his boss's position by going over his head to Jan Levinson. She then calls Michael, reprimanding him to get control of his employee's.When Dwight gets [...]

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    October is National Dental Hygiene Month

    Most of us can find areas to improve with our daily dental hygiene, and there's no better time to begin making those changes than today. We at Pickett Family Dental hope at the very least you're already brushing your teeth daily with a fluoride toothpaste. But proper dental care includes more than those two minutes a day. Yes, we said two minutes per teeth brushing, and many toothbrushes now come with built in timers to help you brush for the full time. So, to celebrate with new focus [...]

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    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 [...]

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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 [...]

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    Filling Fell Out What Should I Do?

    Wondering what you should do if your tooth filling falls out? First thing to keep in mind is to relax and stay calm. Fillings can fall out and it's not uncommon, although it can be quite surprising. If it happens while eating and you feel something hard that shouldn't be there, just be sure not to accidentally swallow it. Now that you're past the scary part, the next step is simple: Call the Dentist. We're open 5 days a week and we are happy to assist with emergency filling replacements and even[...]

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    Sensitive Teeth After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

    It's normal to have sensitive teeth after wisdom tooth extraction. In fact, your entire jaw is most likely going to feel sore and swollen from the surgery. Your gums will also be sore for a few days.While wisdom teeth don't always need to be removed so long as they are positioned properly in the mouth and are not causing pain, there are some common reasons people choose to have their wisdom extracted. Impacted teeth and crowding of teeth within the mouth is the most common cause for wisdom tooth[...]

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    Worn Down Teeth? Restore Your Smile

    Cindi enjoyed a beautiful smile when she was younger. But as she aged, her front teeth began to wear down. She became increasingly self-conscious as her teeth became smaller and smaller. So, she called Your All American Smile Center to restore her smile and her confidence.Our knowledgeable team helped her build up her smile with custom-made dental crowns and bridges. Now, Cindi says she smiles all the time — largely because of the results but also because of the excellent care she receives[...]

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    High-Tech Dental Implant Placement

    We’re living in a world that’s increasingly digital, and the world of dentistry is no exception. This is great news for patients wanting to replace missing teeth with dental implants because high-tech dentistry allows us to provide more comfortable and precise placement of the artificial tooth roots. At Pickett Family Dental, we use computer-assisted dentistry to more thoroughly plan your treatment. State-of-the-art technology allows us to take a highly detailed digital [...]

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