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Dentistry Blog

How do you know if you have tooth infection?

4 signs that tell you have tooth infection Have you been noticing your gums are swollen and filled with pus? This may be a tooth infection or a tooth abscess. Tooth infection is when bacterias form inside the tooth or gum. This could be because the infection has spread, and there’s more pressure on the gums and bones. Your teeth are packed with nerves. Once the infection reaches inside your teeth, it can cause an excruciating pain. Most often the reason for tooth infection is either due to a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, or gum disease. Infections, or abscesses, are not something you should try to manage alone. They can spread to other areas of your body, causing a [...]

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Dry Mouth Treatment

Dry mouth or Xerostomia is a condition where your mouth produces a deficient volume of saliva. This effect on the salivary gland can be a perfect opportunity for bacteria to grow. You may be experiencing the following symptoms of Xerostomia: Do you feel dehydrated most of the time? Do you always have a dry and sticky feeling in your mouth? Have you been having an altered sense of taste? Do you have bad breath? Are you experiencing sore throat? Most adults have or will suffer from dry mouth during their lifetime. While it may seem not to be a sign of anything serious, it should not be taken lightly and must be prevented through [...]

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Dental Bridges: Replace Missing Teeth

What are Dental Bridges? Dental Bridges are the use of a false tooth called pontics that are made of either gold, alloy, porcelain, or a combination of these material anchored to two or more crowns on the side of it. Dental bridges are typically supported by natural teeth, but can be supported by dental implants in some cases. Dental bridges provide a cheaper and less invasive way to fill in the space caused from missing teeth. If you live in the Keller TX / Southlake TX area and are looking to see if Dental Bridges could be a good solution for your missing tooth, then call to schedule an appointment at Pickett Family Dental in Keller TX. [...]

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Lip Tie Laser Surgery

Lip Tie Surgery Specialist in Keller Have you noticed that your child's lip is attached to the gums above their top row of teeth? Or perhaps you've had that same issue your whole life and are thinking about having it removed. Either way, we're going to help answer the most common lip tie questions we hear and offer some insight into the side effects of leaving a lip tie alone vs. having a lip tie removed. To make a long story short, it's best to have a lip tie removed, and even better if you can get it done earlier rather than later. There's an age range where most dentists don't even offer lip tie surgeries. This means you [...]

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Your Child’s Smile Needs Protection

We place our kids in sports and activities where there is always the possibility to be injured. Risk is a part of lives, but our children can be protected in many ways. For the same reason we have our kids use pads, athletic mouthguards, and have safety features built into their lives,we should make a priority of protecting our child's mouth. For example, if your child plays baseball, softball, football, or soccer, there's always the chance of being hit and chipping, breaking, or losing a tooth. To prevent these types of injuries we have some recommendations to protect your child's smile. Did you know that more than 3 million teeth are lost each year [...]

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How Do Dentures Compare to Dental Implants

More than one third of all Americans will experience tooth loss, with nearly 40 million losing all of their original teeth due to poor oral health, disease, and other systemic issues. As tooth loss becomes more and more widespread with the added sugars and unhealthy foods in our diets, dental technology has been progressing rapidly to be able to address the problem of missing teeth. The two main solutions are dentures and dental implants. But, the question many people want to know is which is better, dentures or dental implants? How do dental implants and dentures compare? Is one better than the other or is it situational? Dentures VS. Dental Implants [...]

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What Are the Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants?

All-on-4 dental implants were developed to help those who suffer from severe oral health issues such as tooth loss, bone deterioration, and periodontal disease. These three conditions can negatively impact the structure of your jaw, placement of your teeth, and leave you open for more serious conditions over time, along with being of great detriment to a person’s self-esteem and confidence.With All-on-4 dental implants you can save yourself from the stress, time, and money that is cost from dealing with missing teeth or bone deterioration. We’ve put together a list of the many benefits of All-on-4 dental implants to help you decide if that’s an option you would like to look at with Dr. Pickett in Keller, TX. Keep reading [...]

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Pickett Family Dental is Open!

We're back in the dental chair again! You're welcome back in our dental chairs again! Okay, we can't sing and that's why this announcement is written rather than sung to an Aerosmith song. But, the great news is we're back, we're open, and we're able to see patients under strict guidelines to protect your safety. If you're ready to get back to life and the healthy part of seeing people like we are, then please come on in. We're doing our very best to keep you safe through the entire process. COVID-19 Changes for Patients Great news! We are now officially back open. It’s far from business as usual, but we can now see [...]

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What Should My Oral Hygiene Regimen Be?

Managing your own oral health care plan requires more than simple teeth brushing on a nightly basis. To maintain a healthy mouth with teeth that shine and strong healthy gums takes effort. There's several steps you can take to improve your oral health through a regular oral hygiene regimen beyond just the following obvious answers: Brushing Flossing Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables Step 1: Take into account your own oral health needs. It's important to talk to your dentist about your specific health issues, personal and family medical history, and lifestyle to determine your best course of action to maintaining or regaining a healthy oral status. For example, pregnancy, [...]

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How Can I Improve My Smile

Some of the best ways to improve your smile are through teeth whitening, dental crowns, veneers, implants, and regular tooth brushing/flossing, while keeping up with regular dental appointments. Having a straight white-toothed smile that you can show comfortably is priceless. If you want a smile that you enjoy seeing in the mirror and gives you confidence to smile on the camera then here's a list of things you can do to improve your smile at the dentist or at home. Whitening When it comes to getting a whiter and brighter smile, there are a variety of teeth-whitening products you can try. Your main options are in-office or at-home bleaching. Before starting any whitening treatment, [...]

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