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 [...]
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 [...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
A decaying tooth had begun taking a toll on David’s overall health and his confidence. So, David trusted Dr. Pickett and his team to perform a tooth extraction. Now, David is able to chew without pain and smile without hesitation!
“I’m feeling much better about my smile,” David said. “I’m feeling more confident. I smile more. I just feel better.”Sometimes, removing a badly infected tooth is necessary to improve your dental health. At Pickett [...]
Pregnancy can be as turbulent a time as it is exciting. If you’ve recently learned you’re a mom-to-be, you’re probably reading up on what to expect over the course of the next nine months. Your body will be changing in ways you probably didn’t expect. Your vision may blur, your sensitivity to smells (good and bad) may increase. So you may be wondering: In what ways does pregnancy affect your dental health?Read on for some of the changes you may see in your smile as you [...]
If you’ve ever dozed off at the wheel, it can be a terrifying experience. But what causes people to fall asleep while driving? It could be the monotony of highway driving or long travel times, but there’s something else that could be to blame: obstructive sleep apnea.
It’s estimated that millions of Americans are living with undiagnosed and unmanaged obstructive sleep apnea, a condition marked by repeated blockages of the airway during sleep.These “episodes” can [...]
Dentures have come a long way in the past couple centuries, since the first dentures were fashioned from human or animal teeth. Heck, dentures have come a long way since George Washington sported his set of false teeth, which were made of ivory, gold, and lead — not wood, as is popularly believed.
Today, even the stereotype of dentures as awkward sets of artificial teeth is outdated. Thanks to advances in restorative dentistry, the dental implant denture has become sort of the “gold [...]