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Dentistry Blog

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 progressing out of hand is [...]

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Custom Nightguards Made In Office

We're always striving to incorporate the best technology for our patient's care. We can now make night guards in office with a faster turnaround and a better fit with our new 3D printer. Get flexible, durable 3D print occlusal guards that fit perfectly. No more goopy/gaggy impressions required! If you're looking for custom nightguards made quickly that you can most likely take home the same day you order them, then Pickett Family Dental is the right Keller Dentist office to help get you the protective mouthguards you need to maintain the integrity of your restorative and orthodontic work, sleep better and reduce teeth grinding, etc. How 3D Printing of Occlusal Nightguards Works Step 1: [...]

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Top 6 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

If you've thought about replacing your missing or damaged teeth with dental implants that gain completely new and permanent support, there's never been a better time before now. Dental implant surgery has become easier and more advanced faster than most areas of dental surgery, allowing you to gain full functionality and beauty in your smile in a single visit to your Keller, TX Dentist Dr. Tyson Pickett. Here are 6 reasons why you should schedule a consultation for dental implants in order to find out if you're a qualified candidate: Dental Implants Are Like New Naturally Looking Teeth Natural teeth are rooted firmly and anchored in our jawbone and have a specific tone of [...]

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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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Lip Tie Removal in Babies and Toddlers

Lip Tie Laser Surgery: Get It Fixed, Fast. If you've recently had a baby, you may have noticed while breastfeeding that your baby has a lip tie. This is especially noticeable if your little one isn't latching well and it hurts! If you're noticing any difficulties, flip that upper lip up and check for a lip tie that looks like a thick divider that connects the upper lip to the gums. If this is the case, then your baby has a lip tie and needs lip tie laser surgery (a.k.a. frenectomy) immediately. What is a Frenectomy? A frenectomy is a quick procedure that we offer at Pickett Family Dental that can involve lip tie removal [...]

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Why your teeth hurt in cold weather

As the temperatures drop, are your teeth feeling the chill? Cold air and blasts of icy wind can sting your face and zap your teeth. Find out what’s behind this painful phenomenon and what you can do to protect your mouth. What causes cold sensitivity? Contraction and expansion Did you know that your front teeth can change as much as 120 degrees in temperature? Exposure to cold air — and hot foods — can be rough on teeth. Just like other materials, your teeth expand and contract as they change in temperature. As the inside and outside of your teeth adjust, little cracks can emerge. These cracks usually don’t affect tooth structure, but they can be uncomfortable. And if you [...]

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Caring for Your Teeth when You Have an Autoimmune Disease

Have you noticed a difference in your teeth and gums? If you've been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, your body can be going through a variety of changes that fluctuate, including your oral health. Depending upon your diagnosis, your teeth and oral health may be impacted by your autoimmune disease as well as have an impact upon the autoimmune disease itself. Two fairly common autoimmune diseases that come to mind that affect your oral health are Lupus and Sjören's Syndrome. Lupus causing oral health problems Lupus can cause mouth sores, oral ulcers, and lesions. All of these can be similar and are relatable to lupus. The best thing you can do is see your [...]

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Oral Health and Your Immune System

Did you know that good oral health works hand-in-hand with a healthy immune system? Good oral health affects your ability to fight infections, germs and diseases like COVID-19 and the flu. By supporting your immune system with a healthy diet, exercise, proper vitamins and minerals, as well as your daily oral healthcare, you can be better prepared to fight off the things that people worry about most these days. Because your mouth is the primary barrier and entry point for bacteria and germs (depending on how healthy it is), it's supposed to be able to help protect your respiratory system and blood stream. By maintaining proper oral healthcare habits such as eating primarily fruits [...]

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What To Do When You Need Emergency Dental Care

What Is a Dental Emergency? A dental emergency is any dental problem that requires immediate dental care by a dentist, usually to save a tooth or care for discomfort and pain caused by a dental injury such as a chipped or broken tooth. Other dental emergencies include gum infections and abscesses that can be life-threatening or signs of more serious dental problems. If you're experiencing a dental emergency in Keller TX, we want you to call our Keller TX Dentist office at (817) 431-5514 to schedule a visit with Dr. Tyson Pickett at Pickett Family Dental. Step-By-Step What To Do In A Dental Emergency At Pickett Family Dental, we know that dental emergencies can [...]

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Dental Implants: Questions & Answers

Dental Implants are long-lasting, man-made replacements for the root of a tooth. If a patient has broken a tooth, or has a missing tooth due to an injury or tooth decay, a dental implant is typically the best replacement method for a single tooth or even several teeth. At Pickett Family Dental, we provide new patients with dental implants for a variety of reasons, but many patients come to us with questions about getting dental implants. We've put together the top questions we get about dental implants and the most accurate answers we can provide via text on our website. If you have questions about your broken or missing teeth and whether dental implants are the right answer for [...]

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