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Dentistry Blog

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 in our Keller, TX office. "I love coming to visit Dr. Pickett,” Cindi said. “One of the things I love about him so much, is when he comes [...]

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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 image of your jaw. “We see where the bone’s at and we ideally plan the implant placement before we even begin,” Dr. Pickett said. “We design this in a software program. We make a plastic guide that has machine metal guides in it so that, [...]

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More Comfortable Tooth Extractions

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 Family Dental in Keller, TX, we’re able to maximize patient comfort during tooth extractions with the help of dental sedation. We’re also able to help you fill in your smile gaps afterward with a dental bridge or dental implant. Watch this video to [...]

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How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Dental Health?

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 await the arrival of your little one. Then, consider Pickett Family Dental for your dental needs in the next nine months and beyond. Just as your doctor will [...]

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Dozing Off Behind The Wheel? Time To Test For Sleep Apnea

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 happen dozens of times a night and often result in excessive snoring or the sleeper jolting awake, gasping for air. Sleep apnea also results in a lack of quality sleep, which has been linked to an increased risk [...]

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Improve Your Smile And Your Life With Dental Implant Dentures

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 standard” in removable dentures. They’re extremely secure and reliable because they harness the security of dental implants to anchor the prosthetic. At Pickett Family Dental, we want to help you find [...]

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How To Keep Your Teeth Healthy While Losing Weight

With New Year's Resolutions being made throughout the world, many people make the effort to lose weight and get in shape without the thought to the health of their teeth. With these resolutions, people purchase gym memberships and completely change their diet with great enthusiasm for at least a short while. If you're one of those that are dedicated to this new life of fitness and health, our family at Pickett Family Dental is proud to support you and offer some advice in your new healthy lifestyle. We want to remind you that oral health is crucial to your overall health and fitness as well. Inside your mouth, you have the potential to provide a clean airway or possibly [...]

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Welcome To Pickett Family Dental’s Blog!

For nearly 40 years, our dental office has remained at the forefront of dental technology. With new ownership, Dr. Pickett now invites you to our new site and blog to easily receive the most current info! It’s through our blog that we will provide you with the latest news and innovations in dentistry to help you in our office and also at home. We’ll address many questions you may have about our services, such as: Same-day dental crowns, which repair and protect your teeth in just one visit Other restorative dentistry options, including tooth fillings, dental implants, and root canals Cosmetic dentistry solutions to brighten and enhance your smile’s appearance General dentistry such as [...]

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Preventing Gum Disease By Flossing [VIDEO]

Dr. Pickett at Pickett Family Dental provides honest dental care and advice on how to prevent gum disease and other oral diseases caused by improper self care. While brushing your teeth at least twice a day is a must, regular flossing can offer better protection against gum disease. Flossing is the most effective way to remove food that gets wedged between your teeth which rapidly leads to bacteria growth in your mouth. As bacteria grows in your mouth and then becomes infected, providing a rich, great taste and smell in your mouth... actually, it's a terrible smell and by far a terrible way to make a first impression with your dentist. If you forget to floss, your gums [...]

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Enjoy A Healthier Future With Dental Implants

Sometimes, dental care isn’t just a means to making your smile look great. Good dentistry can actually completely change your life. A single missing tooth can affect the way you feel, both mentally and physically. Missing teeth can dramatically impact your diet and head-to-toe health. You need a smile full of functioning teeth to truly be at your best – both in the present and in the future. Dr. Pickett provides dental implants at Pickett Family Dental for these very reasons, and as an alternative to dentures. Dentures may provide you with an attractive smile, but they can also lead to unnecessary dental anxiety. Dentures can slip out of place, which is almost as [...]

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What To Do If Your Little One Lost A Tooth [Video]

If your child has naturally lost a baby tooth, Pickett Family Dental is here to provide expert advice while your son’s or daughter’s smile heals. We’re also here to help if a tooth has been knocked out because of an accident, in which case you should call us at 817-431-5514 right away so we can help. Our dental office has provided family dentistry for over 40 years and continues to provide comfortable treatment for you and those who matter most. Watch this video from the American Dental Association on losing baby teeth, and then contact our Keller, TX office today by calling the number above to make an appointment. You can also ask questions or schedule your visit [...]

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Sedation Dentistry: Relaxing At The Dentist

For too many people, visiting the dentist is a nightmare come true. The sights, the sounds, the smells … they can all contribute to severe levels of dental anxiety. You are certainly not alone if you fear the dentist. An estimated 9 to 15 percent of Americans avoid dental care due to anxiety and fear. That’s approximately 30 to 40 million people! This is largely due to fear of pain while being in a dentist’s chair. The other common issue is that patients who have been afraid to visit the dentist have developed certain “embarrassing” issues, such as staining or bad breath. There’s also the factor of common courtesy. Some dentists and their staff [...]

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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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Protect Your Family’s Smiles With Custom Mouthguards [VIDEO]

Pickett Family Dental’s mouthguards are beneficial for a variety of reasons, including protecting your smile during activities and even preventing damage done by grinding your teeth at night. We’ve got a brief but insightful video for you to check out today regarding our custom mouthguards. Dr. Pickett creates your custom mouthguard right in our Keller, TX dentist office for your convenience. Call 817-431-5514 or use our online form to make an appointment today or contact us with any questions!

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Gentle Laser Dentistry Treatments To Improve All Smiles

When a smile requires more involved treatment, oral surgery is typically a last resort for many dentists. It’s intimidating for most patients, and it often requires time-consuming at-home maintenance during the healing process. Dr. Pickett always provides the most beneficial services for your oral health, but he also seeks new ways to help you feel your best after any procedure. That’s why he uses his expertise in laser dentistry treatment at Your All American Smile Center to care for your smile as quickly and comfortably as possible. Please check out the info below then call 817-431-5514 to schedule a consultation at our Keller, TX dentist office. Dr. Pickett will determine if quick and convenient laser treatment [...]

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