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Dentistry Blog

How long does teeth whitening last?

One of the most common questions we get when it comes to teeth whitening at our Keller, TX dentist office is, "How long does teeth whitening last?" While some people try whitening their teeth at home using over-the-counter product, or visit the dentist looking for cheap teeth whitening methods, at Pickett Family Dental we have a better way. We believe teeth whitening should be permanent, safe, and as painless as possible. That's why we offer KoR Teeth Whitening for a permanent tooth whitening solution. It's quick, it's effective, and you won't be worried about having uneven whitening patterns on your teeth or the pain and sensitivity with most whitening methods. Permanent Teeth Whitening in [...]

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What causes morning breath?

Causes of Bad Breath Bad breath, also known as halitosis is a common and chronic problems for a large percentage of Americans. It's even more common in those that do not brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly. About 1 in 3 Americans suffer from chronic bad breath. So, what causes bad breath, and how can you solve it and start waking up to fresh minty breath at 6am every morning? Well, do we have the perfect, all-in-one solution for you?! Not exactly. However, there is a checklist of things that you can do to find the cause and possible solution to your bad breath. What to do if you have morning breath If [...]

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I knocked out a tooth, can it be saved?

Having your tooth knocked out can be quite painful, and sometimes so fast that it's merely sore. Depending upon your situation, you may feel varying levels of pain. However, the question always comes up, "Can I save my tooth if it has been knocked out?" If you find yourself with a tooth that has been knocked out, don't panic. Your dentist can most likely put your avulsed tooth back. However, there are steps that need to be taken quickly in order to save your tooth after your tooth has fallen out of your mouth. We've put together an easy-to-follow guide to saving a knocked out tooth. What to do if a tooth has been knocked [...]

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Loose Tooth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

If you have a child with a loose tooth working on getting their adult teeth, no one worries. However, if you're an adult with a loose tooth, it's normal to be concerned as that is a sign of extensive dental problems that typically include other symptoms as well. If you develop a loose tooth as a teenager or adult, you may also have the following symptoms: bleeding gums gum recession inflamed gums swollen gums If you do have any of these symptoms, it means you are suffering from an underlying disease and that you should discuss the potential causes with your dentist. Visiting the dentist will offer a quick response in finding out if it's [...]

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How Does Being Pregnant Affect My Teeth?

Pregnancy can have quite the effect on your teeth and oral hygiene, causing everything from tooth decay and gum loss to increased risk for miscarriage. Your oral hygiene during pregnancy is extremely important and our team at Pickett Family Dental is here to help. We're here to offer assistance in ensuring that your dental hygiene and oral health are doing well and that you can rest assured that your smile is safe during this important stage of your life. We want to make sure that you get the answers to all of your questions about your oral health during your pregnancy, so please schedule an appointment with us to have any of your questions answered during your initial consultation. [...]

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Can I Wait to Fix My Cavity?

One of the most common questions people have when they feel they might have a cavity is "Can I Wait to Fix My Cavity?" Typically, people try to put off having a cavity taken care of because of busy schedules, worry about the cost of a filling, or dental anxiety. If any of these three reasons sound like you, we want you to know that we're here for your convenience and comfort. Scheduling Issues: For those that have trouble scheduling, we have an open schedule that's easy to pick a time that works for you and if you call, we'll try to work around your schedule. To schedule an appointment for your cavity, schedule [...]

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Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is coming up soon this month, which means for many children Halloween candy. With the lifestyle changes due to COVID and how many people are going to be participating in Halloween, you're most likely going to see much less candy in your kids hands, which is a good start overall for their health. However, it's still good to have a plan about what to do with all the candy they do receive on Halloween. Best Time to Eat Candy During the Day If you're trying to mitigate the most damage to your teeth, the best time to eat sugary foods is with meals or shortly after your last meal. Saliva production is at an all time high during [...]

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Gummy Smile: How the Dentist Can Make Your Teeth Look Even

A gummy smile usually comes from either an overgrowth of gum tissue or that some teeth are shorter making the other teeth show more gum tissue. Either way, many people feel uncomfortable with their gummy smile. Dr. Pickett, our cosmetic dentist in Keller, TX can augment your smile to reduce the gummy appearance when you smile and help boost that confidence. Take a look at what Dr. Pickett can do to fix your gummy smile and then visit with our very own cosmetic dentist in Keller, TX. Gum Lift – Show More of Your Teeth Gum disease is one of the top causes of gum overgrowth and inflammation, which can make teeth appear shorter [...]

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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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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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