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Dentistry Blog

Composite Fillings in Keller, TX

At your Keller, TX dentist, Dr. Pickett removes decayed portions of teeth due to cavities and then must fill those holes with dental fillings. While filling material can vary, the most common filling options are the composite filling or amalgam filling. Of the most common fillings we use today at Pickett Family Dental is the composite dental fillings that have a much more natural appearance. A composite filling is notably called a tooth colored filling, since the material used in the filling once placed can be matched to the same shade and color of your tooth. If the cavity isn't severe, we typically recommend this type of filling. However, if more of the tooth has to be removed during [...]

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What Causes Chalky Teeth and What You Can Do About It

At Pickett Family Dental we see patients that come in for their appointment complaining of chalky teeth, grainy teeth, or rough teeth. If you have noticed these signs, you may have a serious health condition called hypomineralization. Hypomineralisation is the technical term for chalky teeth. Typically, hypomineralization occurs when the tooth enamel on the molars is lacking the proper minerals and starts to feel chalky. Some signs of hypomineralization are obvious, while others are more difficult to detect. In fact, they might not even be noticeable until there’s a bigger dental issue. 1-in-6 children currently have hypomineralization and most parents are unaware. Symptoms of Hypomineralization Thin tooth enamel can lead to a wide range [...]

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Filling Fell Out What Should I Do?

At Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX we receive phone calls from worried patients when a tooth filling fell out. We always recommend that patients go directly to the dental office. Are you wondering what you should do if your tooth filling falls out? First thing to keep in mind is to relax and stay calm. Fillings can fall out and it's not uncommon, although it can be quite surprising. If it happens while eating and you feel something hard that shouldn't be there, just be sure not to accidentally swallow it whether it is a resin composite, gold filling, silver filling, or composite filling. Now that you're past the scary part, the next step is simple: Call the [...]

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Sensitive Teeth After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

It's normal to have sensitive teeth after wisdom tooth extraction. In fact, your entire jaw is most likely going to feel sore and swollen from the surgery. Your gums will also be sore for a few days. Reasons for wisdom tooth extraction While wisdom teeth don't always need to be removed so long as they are positioned properly in the mouth and are not causing pain, there are some common reasons people choose to have their wisdom teeth extracted. Impacted teeth and crowding of teeth within the mouth is the most common cause for wisdom tooth extraction. This can be associated with or without pain, depending upon the pressure on the molars and other teeth as the wisdom teeth [...]

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Chipped or Broken Tooth Treatment & Repair

You're in the middle of crunching down on a hard candy, popcorn, some nuts, or olive and the next thing you realize something hurts as the crunch sounds a bit differently. You just chipped or broken your tooth and the chipped tooth is in your mouth. Even if you've done a good job at taking care of your teeth, the hard enamel protecting them can still be chipped and broken from one unlucky bite from foods our mouth weren't ever made to eat to begin with. That's why we even have a list of dental superfoods that you can and should eat regularly for the best oral health. In all reality, there are many ways to break or chip [...]

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Best Dentures Dentist in Keller

Finding the best dentist to place dentures for missing or removed teeth in Keller, TX can make all the difference in the comfort and effectiveness for your soon-to-be-replaced teeth. If you're currently looking for a dentist in Keller, TX that specializes in Dental Implants, Dentures, and other tooth replacement options, then Dr. Tyson Pickett at Pickett Family Dental off of Keller Parkway has shown exceptional skill in providing healthy, long-lasting teeth replacement through high quality dentures that are custom designed to fit your mouth and your budget. Affordable Dentures Near You Whether they be full or partial dentures should always be placed by a trusted dentist with a proven track record, the best possible [...]

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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 embarrassing [...]

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Why Is Fluoride Important When Brushing Your Teeth?

For more than 70 years studies have shown that fluoride is important in preventing tooth decay and cavities, especially in children ages 2 to 17. Recently, according to Dental Products Report, researchers associated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry set out to examine the results with children in ages 2-8 and 6-17 with noticeable results of 12 to 30% fewer cavities and tooth decay in those who consistently drank water containing fluoride. NBCI also shared a report of experts questioning the use of fluoride-free toothpaste by the Associated Press showing that without fluoride, there is no added protection to avoiding tooth decay. These studies together, support and show [...]

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For Parents: Kids Are Using Too Much Toothpaste

In 2019 the CDC released a morbidity and mortality weekly report to let parents know that your kids might be using too much toothpaste, and it can be dangerous for their enamel and oral health. While fluoride toothpaste is important to prevent tooth decay, many children also get fluoride in the water they drink. Because of this, the CDC says that until the age of six, children shouldn't use more than a pea size of toothpaste on their toothbrush. For kids younger than three years, less than the size of a grain of rice is plenty. CDC Report states children using WAY more than a pea size of toothpasteAccording to the CDC, teeth brushing is beneficial [...]

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Immediate Tooth Pain Relief for Emergency Dental Care

To begin, we would like to provide a friendly reminder that Pickett Family Dental is available for emergency dentistry between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, even during lunch. What is Emergency Dental Care? Emergency dental care is the treatment of a dental emergency such as a broken tooth, sharp, sudden pain, or other serious oral problem that requires immediate care. If you're suffering from a dental emergency, we've put together some helpful information that you might find useful: What is a Dental Emergency? What are Common Dental Emergencies? Should you go to the ER for a Dental Emergency? What You Can Do For Immediate [...]

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