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While we continuously put up important content on dentistry, technological advancements, and even tips for at home dental care some things tend to get missed. Here’s some key points not to miss!

Latest Articles from Pickett Family Dental

How Often You Should Replace Your Toothbrush

When it comes to maintaining optimal oral health, the tools you use daily play a crucial role. One such tool, often overlooked, is your toothbrush. At Pickett Family Dental, we believe in empowering our patients with not just professional care but also the knowledge to maintain their dental health at home. A key piece of this puzzle is knowing when to replace your toothbrush. The Lifespan of Your Toothbrush As a general rule, we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three to four months and ore often if you've been sick or are dealing with other oral health issues. However, this can vary depending on individual usage. If the bristles of your toothbrush are frayed, splayed, or losing [...]

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Make Sure You Floss

When it comes to taking care of your dental health, there are few practices as universally recommended yet frequently overlooked as flossing. At Pickett Family Dental, we're on a mission to change that. Flossing isn't just a supplementary dental chore; it's a critical component of your oral hygiene routine. Let's explore why regular flossing, coupled with routine dental exams and cleanings, is essential for maintaining your oral health. The Unseen Benefits of Flossing Every time you skip flossing, you're leaving behind food particles and plaque in the hard-to-reach spaces between your teeth. These are areas your toothbrush can't effectively clean. Flossing does more than just dislodge food; it plays a crucial role in preventing plaque buildup, reducing [...]

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Why You Should Get a Tooth-Colored Filling

If you didn't already know, tooth-colored fillings have rapidly replaced the old metal amalgam fillings as a popular choice for patients in the United States. Gone are the days when silver amalgam was the only option. Now, the spotlight is on fillings that not only restore your teeth but also maintain the natural beauty of your smile. Let’s delve into why considering a tooth-colored filling is a decision you’ll be glad you made. The Aesthetic Advantage First and foremost, tooth-colored fillings are just that – they match the color of your teeth. This seamless blend is a game-changer, especially for fillings in visible areas. Your smile is one of your most striking features; it makes sense to choose a [...]

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What You Should Know About All-on-4 Dental Implants

Imagine being able to replace an entire arch of missing teeth with just four strategically placed dental implants. That's the heart of the All-on-4 technique. It's an innovative alternative to traditional dentures, suitable for both the upper and lower jaws. The beauty of this method lies in its simplicity and effectiveness. By placing two implants at the front and two at the back of your jaw, angled for maximum support, All-on-4 offers a stable and secure foundation for your new smile. One of the standout features of All-on-4 is the possibility of immediate loading. This means that on the same day as your surgery, you can walk out of the dentist's office with a full set of temporary teeth [...]

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When Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Porcelain Dental Crowns Make Amazing, Natural Teeth That Last Dealing with a damaged tooth can be a distressing experience. At Pickett Family Dental, we understand how crucial it is to address such issues promptly and effectively. One common solution for a variety of dental problems is the dental crown. Porcelain dental crowns make for an amazing option because they look natural, are biocompatible, last for years, and are quite durable. For many patients dental crowns are a great choice for a simple procedure to protect a damaged tooth. While porcelain crowns are highly aesthetic and functional, they may not be the best choice for every situation, especially for teeth that endure heavy biting forces like molars. Dr. Tyson Pickett, DDS FAGD [...]

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The Benefits Of Regular Preventative Dental Care

At Pickett Family Dental, we firmly believe in the mantra, "Prevention is better than cure." Regular dental cleanings and exams are not just routine procedures; they are integral investments in your overall oral health. Preventive dental care is the unsung hero in maintaining not just oral health but overall well-being. That's why we are dedicated to educating and treating our patients with a focus on prevention because we understand that a healthy smile is foundational to a healthy life. Let’s dive into the numerous benefits of this proactive approach to dental care. The Pillars of Preventive Care Visiting us every six months or more frequently if necessary, is key to maintaining optimal oral health. Dr. Pickett, DDS, FAGD is [...]

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Merry Christmas From Your Keller TX Dentist

As the festive lights twinkle and the year 2023 draws to a close, all of us here at Pickett Family Dental want to extend a warm, heartfelt Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. During this season of joy and giving, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and all the wonderful moments we’ve shared with our incredible patients. This year, more than ever, we are filled with gratitude. Your trust, support, and smiles have truly been the greatest gifts we could ask for. Each story shared, every laugh in our dental chairs, and the trust you place in us to care for your dental health - these are the moments that make our work [...]

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Composite Resin Fillings

Ever paused to consider what's keeping your smile bright and healthy? It's not just about the toothbrush and floss; it's also about what happens in the dentist's chair - particularly when it comes to fillings. Gone are the days of metal amalgam fillings being the go-to. Welcome to the era of composite resin fillings - a game changer in dental care. And here at Pickett Family Dental, we're all about bringing this innovative choice to you. Why Composite Resin Fillings? Let's Break It Down First off, let’s talk aesthetics. Composite fillings are made to match the color of your teeth. That means no more metallic glint every time you laugh or speak. They blend in so seamlessly, it's like [...]

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Transforming Smiles with Full Mouth Veneers and Crowns

At Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX, our mission is to help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles that boost their self-confidence and improve their quality of life. In this blog, we share a heartwarming success story of how Dr. Pickett and our team transformed a patient's smile with full mouth veneers and crowns, addressing their thin, stained, and dark teeth. The Patient's Journey to a Beautiful Smile Our patient, whom we'll call Sarah, came to us with concerns about her teeth's appearance. She was unhappy with her thin, stained, and dark teeth, which had affected her self-esteem for years. Sarah found it difficult to smile confidently and often hid her teeth in social situations. Driven by a desire [...]

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Veneers vs. Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options

A beautiful smile can dramatically enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. Fortunately, modern cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of treatments that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. At Pickett Family Dental, we understand that it can be challenging to determine which cosmetic dentistry option is best suited for your unique needs. One of the top questions we get about improving smiles cosmetically is whether veneers is the best option. In order to answer that, we need to first compare veneers to other popular cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as bonding, crowns, and teeth whitening, to help you make an informed decision about the best treatment for your smile. Comparing Veneers vs. Other Options [...]

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