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Dentistry Blog

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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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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