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Dentistry Blog

Hard at Work During the Coronavirus Shutdown

Hi Pickett Family Dental patients! We want to let you know that we miss seeing your smiling faces and hope that you're stay healthy and safe practicing social distancing. We're looking forward to seeing your smiling faces as soon as we're able to reopen. We're hard at work during the coronavirus! There's a lot that goes into being the best dentist in Keller, TX. As you most likely read last year, our office was flooded and we rebuilt and repair the damage as well as completely upgraded our dental office equipment to make your visits more comfortable, your diagnosis' more accurate, and our dental cleanings and surgeries more accurate, smooth, and effective. So, while we [...]

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Maintain Good Dental Habits at Home

Whether you're usually at home or just now finding yourself at home due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to maintain healthy oral healthcare habits. We all know for some it's easy to fall into a rut where we don't keep our usual routine in the mornings because we know we aren't leaving the house. Yet, this is an even more important time for our mouths to be pampered and cared for as we have access to food and drink at all hours of the day. For those that want to make the best use of their time at home during April 2020, we say "Seize the toothbrush!" How To Improve Your Oral [...]

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World Oral Health Day

Celebrating World Oral Health Day on March 20th, 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic may seem a little off topic from the top trending topics of the day, but it's still incredibly important to maintain our oral health during these times. In fact, for those that are quarantined, how much more time during the day do you have free at home? By taking just a few extra minutes each day we can better care for our oral and overall health at the same time. Make a Pledge for World Oral Health Day 2020 This year, the goal of World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is to protect and promote the health of our dental patients. Oral diseases affect people of all [...]

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Pickett Family Dental is Prepared for COVID-19

To Our Patients and Their Families, At Pickett Family Dental our number one priority has always been the health and safety of our patients. Often in times of uncertainty, there can be a wealth of misinformation spread, especially in today’s digital age. As a leading healthcare authority in our community, we wanted to reach out to all of our patients regarding the COVID-19 virus, and to let you know the steps we are taking to alleviate any potential concerns. According to the latest reports from the CDC and other national healthcare providers, the current health risks are minimal for most age groups. We recommend all of our patients to wash their hands frequently, avoid close [...]

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I Have Missing Teeth. What Do I Do?

Multiple Missing Teeth If you have multiple missing teeth, it can feel quite daunting to face the dentist. At Pickett Family Dental we've seen plenty of patients that suffer from dental anxiety and some are even just uncomfortable with the way their teeth look after years without dental cleanings, exams, and regular dental care. With multiple missing teeth however, there are repercussions to not being seen by a trusted dentist. The bony structures within the face can undergo quite a few changes, causing slight disfigurements and sagging faces. If you have missing teeth and you want to feel like yourself again, then Dr. Tyson Pickett is the expert to trust in cosmetic dentistry in Keller, TX. [...]

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Fluoride Treatments in Keller TX

Fluoride treatment is an integral part of oral health as fluoride is one of the three key ingredients (fluoride, calcium, and phosphate) to strengthen and rebuild enamel through mineralization on the teeth. Plaque created by bacteria and sugars on sitting on the teeth breaks down the enamel on teeth to the point that the natural enamel building blocks cannot keep up with the damage. By provide fluoride treatments in Keller, TX, Pickett Family Dental can protect against plaque caused by bacteria and sugars and even rebuild the enamel that you have lost over time. Fluoride Treatment Questions from Our Keller, TX Dental Patients We get many questions about fluoride treatments from our patients at [...]

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Have a Sprained Tooth? Sprained Tooth Syndrome

Sprained Tooth Syndrome is caused by strong bilateral opposing vector forces from opposing sides of the ligaments that support the tooth to become stretched and inflamed to the point of creating chronic pain and discomfort for the patient. Strained tooth syndrome is different than simply biting too hard on a hard or tough food and hurting it momentarily. If the pain and discomfort subsides afterwards, then it isn't strained. However, if you notice a dull ache, pain, or soreness when chewing or in your gum pockets along with temperature sensitivity and occasional headaches there could be a sprained tooth. Obviously, it's easiest to check for cavities and other problems by taking x-rays, temperature tests, percuss, [...]

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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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What You Need to Know About the Basics of Teething

If you are a new parent, you are soon to discover one of the first hurdles you'll have to overcome in rearing your child - teething. Babies start off without any erupted teeth, however after around 6 months they should start to show their first primary (baby) tooth. This process can be stressful for both child and parents, but don't let that discourage you! At Pickett Family Dental, we often get questions from new parents about teething. This guide will help you understand the basics of teething and what to expect from your newborn baby. Be sure to check out the FAQ at the bottom! What is Teething? Teething is the natural phenomena by which a [...]

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How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth using sugar from foods and drinks to produce acids that dissolve and damage the teeth and create bacteria. Foods such as candy or sweetened beverages contain high levels of sugar and eating or drinking these can significantly contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. In fact, every bite or drink can affect your teeth for 20 minutes directly. Because bacteria thrive on sugar and sugary drinks are able to get into every crevice of your teeth, regular and even diet soft drink, energy drinks, and anything with a sugar count on the label have high levels of acidity that can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth erosion of the [...]

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