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What to Know About Going to The Dentist While Pregnant
added on: September 22, 2022

If you’re an expectant mother, you probably have a lot of questions – especially if this is your first pregnancy. What you may not be thinking about is what you need to know about going to the dentist when you’re pregnant. Don’t worry! Your dentist in Charlottesville is here to help. … Read More…


Top 3 Worst Drinks for Teeth
added on: September 7, 2022

People know that what they eat can affect their teeth. But did you know that what we drink can also impact smile health? The truth is, that what we drink plays a crucial role in tooth health as well as overall oral health. Join your dentist in Charlottesville as we take… Read More…


Signs of Sleep Apnea You Should Know About
added on: August 20, 2022

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can affect both children and adults. It can cause some concerning overall health issues and, in children, behavior concerns. Recognizing the signs of sleep apnea is one of the most important ways you can help spot a problem and seek treatment. In this… Read More…


What Happens If You Only Brush Your Teeth Once a Day?
added on: August 12, 2022

You’ve heard your dentist in Charlottesville say it time and time again – you should brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. But is it really that important to brush your teeth two times every day? What could really happen if you only brush your teeth once… Read More…


Super Simple Summer Dental Care
added on: July 20, 2022

Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean that your oral health care routine should change, although we understand how that can happen. Between shifts in the family schedule and vacations throwing regular routines out the window, making sure that you continue to take care of your teeth is crucial. Thankfully, your… Read More…


How Much Radiation Is In Dental X-Rays?
added on: July 6, 2022

At your routine dental checkups, your dentist in Charlottesville is likely to take dental x-rays. The images obtained through x-rays allow your dentist to see a clearer picture of your overall oral health, beyond what’s visible during a manual exam and cleaning. However, since all x-rays expose patients to some… Read More…


Pain or No Pain: Dental Implants Explained
added on: June 16, 2022

When someone is missing a tooth or two, they may find themselves shying away from smiling and even avoiding some of their favorite foods. But the good news is that dental implants from your dentist in Charlottesville can be a game-changer. These surgical implants are permanent and don’t require any… Read More…


How Dentistry Can Help You Age Better
added on: June 9, 2022

Nobody likes to acknowledge that they’re getting older, but there is no avoiding it. Aging happens to everyone, and many things can change during this time, including our health and our appearance. But what does aging have to do with dentistry, and why is your dentist in Charlottesville talking about it?… Read More…


What to Do if You Grind Your Teeth While Sleeping
added on: May 23, 2022

Bruxism or teeth grinding is no joke, especially when your body is supposed to be resting and rejuvenating while you’re sleeping. The National Sleep Foundation describes bruxism as the “clenching and grinding of the teeth that happen involuntarily.” Sleep bruxism is most commonly associated with young children, teens, and adults…. Read More…


Have Fun in the Sun This Summer: 3 Tips for a Healthy Mouth
added on: May 4, 2022

Things are heating up, and we know how exciting it can be to get out and travel to experience all that the gorgeous summer season has to offer us. Your Charlottesville dentist is excited too, and we thought you might want some helpful tips on how to take care of your… Read More…


Is Using Mouthwash Everyday Bad for You?
added on: April 23, 2022

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of just-brushed teeth, and your dentist in Charlottesville recommends that all patients brush their teeth two times a day and floss once a day. But where does mouthwash play a role in your oral hygiene routine? Should you use mouthwash every day?  Different Types of… Read More…


Why Do I Have Cavities If I Don’t Eat Sugar?
added on: April 8, 2022
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Cutting back on sugar can be difficult because it’s in so many foods and drinks, and sometimes in surprising amounts. But reducing your sugar intake or eliminating it from your diet altogether can certainly help your overall health as well as your dental health. After all, there’s a reason your… Read More…


How Do You Know If Something Is Wrong With Your Teeth?
added on: April 6, 2022
caution tape

An obvious broken tooth or other severe dental emergency isn’t the only sign that something may be wrong with your teeth. The truth is, there are some early signs that can let you know that something isn’t quite right and that you should see your dentist in Charlottesville sooner rather… Read More…


Will Bad Breath Ever Go Away? 
added on: March 15, 2022
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Bad breath is an incredibly common complaint of dental patients. In fact, an estimated 60 million Americans are affected by bad breath. But just because it’s common and you’re not alone doesn’t mean that it’s not something that you shouldn’t be concerned about. The truth is bad breath can be… Read More…


What Does It Mean If I Have White Spots On My Teeth? 
added on: February 22, 2022
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Have you ever looked closely at your teeth and noticed small, white spots? You’re not alone. Many people have this type of tooth discoloration, and it typically doesn’t cause any problems. But if you’re unhappy with these white spots, you may be wondering what caused them in the first place… Read More…


Can a Dentist Tell If You Have Heart Problems?
added on: February 4, 2022
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Many people don’t think that their oral health could impact their heart health, but the two are actually very strongly connected. In fact, a study published in the American Heart Association Journal found that there’s a connection between gum disease and increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular… Read More…


What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Include? 
added on: January 25, 2022
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

The term cosmetic dentistry is commonly used to explain a vast array of cosmetic procedures offered by your dentist in Charlottesville. Cosmetic dentistry treatments vary from patient to patient, depending on each person’s goals and budget, and can fix anything from cracked or stained teeth to crooked or missing teeth…. Read More…


What’s The Best Type of Floss?
added on: January 11, 2022
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Your dentist in Charlottesville understands that choosing the right type of floss to remove food particles and plaque from your teeth can be difficult. After all, there are tons of options out there, each one claiming to give you the ultimate clean. So, what exactly is the best floss? Well, it… Read More…


What You Need to Know About Post-Filling Pain
added on: December 23, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

As your trusted Charlottesville dentist, we never want you to be in pain or dental discomfort, especially when it comes to cavities. They are by far the most common problem we see at our office and generally rely on natural-looking fillings to help get your teeth healthy again. However, as… Read More…


How to Reduce Holiday Sugar and Sweets
added on: December 13, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Your dentist in Charlottesville is so excited to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season. It seems like this year flew by, and it’s hard to believe we’re at the end of it already. As you venture out to celebrate and commemorate this time of year with… Read More…


Why Does It Hurt When I Touch My Tooth? 
added on: November 23, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Nearly everyone experiences some type of tooth sensitivity at some point in their life. Usually, this sensitivity comes and goes when teeth are exposed to food or drinks that are hot or cold. However, it may be more concerning if you experience tooth sensitivity or pain when you chew, brush,… Read More…


7 Healthy Habits for Stronger Teeth
added on: November 5, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Our teeth are essential to our health and well-being, but unfortunately, they can also be one of the most fragile parts of our bodies. Cavities, broken or missing teeth, and gum disease all weaken your teeth and can cause you serious problems down the road if they’re not taken care… Read More…


The Pros & Cons of Veneers
added on: October 26, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

There are so many cosmetic dentistry options to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, and it can be hard to know which treatment will give you the best results. Perhaps one of the most popular and versatile forms of cosmetic dentistry is dental veneers. These thin pieces of… Read More…


Use Your Dental Benefits Before 2022! 
added on: October 13, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

It’s October, which often means the beginning of all things autumn. But, it also means the end of the year is quickly approaching and will be here before you know it. If you have dental insurance that resets on the first of the year, your dentist in Charlottesville wants to… Read More…


How to Properly Brush & Floss Your Teeth
added on: September 21, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Proper dental hygiene is an absolute must to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and other issues with your teeth and gums. If you don’t pay attention to your teeth and gums on a regular basis, you could find yourself with major problems in the future. If you’re unsure of your current level… Read More…


Will My Teeth Fall Out If I Don’t Go To The Dentist? 
added on: September 8, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

The American Dental Association recommends that you go to the dentist at least twice a year, but the sad truth is, many people don’t. In fact, about 65% of Americans don’t get regular dental care. However, the truth is, seeing your dentist in Charlottesville at least twice a year can… Read More…


Dental Care Advice for Seniors
added on: August 19, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

As we get older, we’re naturally going to experience some changes in our oral health. That’s why it’s important to visit your dentist in Charlottesville at least twice a year. After all, gum disease and cavities become more common as we age. Even if you take really good care of… Read More…


6 Surprising Foods High in Sugar
added on: August 13, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

It’s common knowledge that high sugar diets are bad for your teeth, which is one reason why your dentist in Charlottesville recommends limiting your sugar intake daily. But what you might not know is that many of the foods and drinks that you enjoy may be secretly packed with sugar…. Read More…


3 Ways Drinking Out of a Straw Can Help Your Teeth
added on: July 21, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Did you know that using a straw to drink some of your favorite beverages can actually help your teeth? Even though this little trick may seem silly, your dentist in Charlottesville knows just how much of an impact choosing a straw instead of sipping straight from a cup can have… Read More…


Do Fillings Need To Be Replaced? 
added on: July 7, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Whenever a patient is diagnosed with a cavity that needs a filling, it’s common that they’ll have several questions for their dentist in Charlottesville. We’re often asked things like, “Does getting a filling hurt?”, “How long will it take?”, and “How long will it last?” Today, we want to tackle… Read More…


Why Your Dentist Cares About Snoring
added on: June 21, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for our overall health. But there are numerous things that can keep us from sleeping soundly, especially snoring. In fact, if you or your bed partner snore, there’s a good chance that you’re not getting enough sleep. But why does your dentist in… Read More…


Facts About Men & Oral Health 
added on: June 9, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

June plays host to Father’s Day every year. But June is also known as Men’s Health Month, which is a time to bring awareness to the importance of routine doctor appointments for all men. After all, men are less likely to get regular checkups with their medical doctor as well… Read More…


Is Flossing Necessary? 
added on: May 20, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

You may have seen recent articles saying that you no longer need to floss your teeth as there isn’t enough evidence to show that flossing helps reduce the risk of cavities. So does that mean you can toss the floss and forget about daily flossing forever? Your dentist in Charlottesville… Read More…


Including Oral Health in National Women’s Health Week
added on: May 10, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Did you know that besides Mother’s Day there’s an entire week dedicated to women each and every May? Known as National Women’s Health Week, this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health sponsored week is celebrated from Mother’s Day through Saturday and strives to encourage girls… Read More…


Hindsight is 2020: What We Learned Over The Past Year
added on: April 23, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

If we’ve learned anything throughout this pandemic, it’s that being happy and healthy should be at the top of our lists. While we’re sure you’ve spent tons of time Googling various health concerns and symptoms over the past year, we want to shift your focus to something you may not… Read More…


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
added on: April 9, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

When it comes to our health, nobody wants to hear the big ‘C’ word — Cancer. While this disease can affect anywhere in the body, one of the harder types of cancer to diagnose early is oral cancer. However, early diagnosis is key to treating oral cancer successfully and increasing… Read More…


Is a Chipped Tooth a Dental Emergency?
added on: March 22, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Whether you chip your molar on a hidden popcorn kernel or have an unexpected accident that breaks a front tooth, you’ll want to get seen by your dentist in Charlottesville sooner rather than later. Early treatment is the best way to fix a cracked tooth before it has a chance… Read More…


“Why Do I Get Cavities?” 
added on: March 11, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

You brush your teeth every morning and before bed each night. Yet when you go to your dental appointments, your dentist in Charlottesville still finds cavities. When this happens, you may be asking yourself, “Why do I get cavities even if I take good care of my teeth?”, which can… Read More…


Why Does Your Dentist in Charlottesville Take X-Rays? 
added on: February 18, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

X-Rays are detailed photographs that give an interesting look at our bones and help doctors find breaks. But did you know that x-rays are used for much more than identifying broken bones? In fact, your dentist in Charlottesville uses x-rays to see parts of your mouth and teeth that can’t… Read More…


Protect Your Gums, Protect Your Heart
added on: February 15, 2021
heart health month

February is the month of hearts. Candy hearts, chocolate hearts, flower hearts, and yes, even our actual hearts. In fact, February is American Heart Health Month, a time when health professionals come together to raise awareness of heart disease and talk about some habits to change to reduce the risk…. Read More…


Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Teeth as Tools
added on: January 26, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

We’ve all used our teeth to tear open packaging that’s just too hard to open with our hands. However, your dentist in Charlottesville wants to remind you that there are tools designed to specifically help us open pesky packages, and those tools aren’t our teeth. Both children and adults alike… Read More…


Make 2021 The Year of Oral Health
added on: January 14, 2021
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

We’ve officially turned the page into a new calendar year, and this year, we’ve never been happier to put the previous year behind us. Even though ringing in 2021 probably looked a little different this year, there’s one thing that remains the same year after year — New Year’s Resolutions…. Read More…


Can You Whiten Your Teeth Too Much?  
added on: December 23, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

There are so many ways to get a whiter smile these days. From over-the-counter whitening strips to a professional whitening treatment from your dentist in Charlottesville, getting a bright, white smile is no longer reserved for only celebrities. Usually, we interpret a white smile as a healthy, attractive smile, but… Read More…


You May Catch More Than Feelings From a Mistletoe Kiss 
added on: December 11, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

It’s a well-known fact that you can catch a lot of things from a simple kiss, such as a cold, or feelings for your fellow smoocher. But did you know that you may even catch a cavity from kissing? Before you pucker up under the mistletoe, your dentist in Charlottesville… Read More…


How Can You Tell The Difference Between Plaque & Tartar? 
added on: November 19, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

There are some key differences between plaque and tartar, and it’s easy for your dentist in Charlottesville to tell them apart. However, how different are these two things that sound awfully similar to each other? Well, the truth is, they’re not that different, but they can affect your teeth in… Read More…


Dementia & Dentistry: Decoding the Connection
added on: November 11, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

It may seem odd to hear your dentist in Charlottesville talk about dementia. However, recent research suggests that your dentist may be the person to do just that. According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Aging, gum disease may play a key role in the development of… Read More…


5 Things To Eat After a Dental Procedure
added on: October 21, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Most of us know the feeling of a numb mouth all too well. We also know just how difficult it can be to eat or drink while you’re waiting to get your feeling back. Finding comfortable foods can get even more difficult after certain dental procedures, such as wisdom teeth… Read More…


Can Facemasks Cause Bad Breath?
added on: October 9, 2020
facemasks

Has wearing a facemask caused you to change the way you breathe? Unless you’re a professional painter or a doctor, you’re probably not used to wearing a facemask at all, let alone for extended periods of time. As a result, you’ve probably accidentally started breathing out of your mouth instead… Read More…


More Stress, More Oral Health Problems 
added on: September 23, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

An article recently published by the New York Times details one dentist’s experience seeing an increase of patients with cracked teeth over the past few months. What could be causing this? Well, all of our lives have been flipped upside down and shaken up this year, and this can cause… Read More…


Are Dental Implants Better Than Dentures? 
added on: September 14, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Nobody wants to experience tooth loss, but the truth is, millions of Americans are missing one or even all of their teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. While tooth loss can be caused by any number of things such as gum disease, trauma, or decay, your dentist in… Read More…


Is Cow’s Milk Really The Best Milk For Teeth? 
added on: August 25, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

In the past few years, many people have been ditching cow’s milk for other often plant-based alternatives such as soy milk. While your dentist in Charlottesville certainly understands the appeal of this lower-calorie milk option, we do want to make sure that we examine the potential effects from an oral… Read More…


What Causes Dry Mouth?
added on: August 11, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Nobody enjoys the feeling of a dry mouth or all of the side effects that go along with it. The desert-dry feeling, the stickiness of your tongue against the roof of your mouth, and of course the bad breath are all related to a dry mouth. But dry mouth is… Read More…


A Dose of Summer Sun Can Help Protect Our Teeth  
added on: July 27, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

There’s something comforting about getting outside and soaking up the summer sun. After all, it’s warm, it helps improve our mood, and, as your dentist in Charlottesville knows, it can also help protect our teeth. It’s true. The overall and oral health benefits of getting out into the sun every… Read More…


3 Risks Associated With Oral Piercings 
added on: July 13, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

Oral piercings have been popular for years and are a way that many people choose to express themselves. Most commonly, oral piercings are found on the tongue, lip, or cheeks. While many may consider these piercings cool or trendy, there are several reasons why your dentist in Charlottesville is wary… Read More…


Does Flossing Cause Gum Pain? 
added on: June 25, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton

It’s important to brush and floss your teeth every day to maintain good oral health. But what does it mean when your gums hurt afterward? Is it normal for gums to be sore or even bleed while flossing or shortly after flossing? Let’s check in with your dentist in Charlottesville… Read More…


What Causes Migraines? 
added on: June 9, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton in Charlottesville

There’s a medical condition that affects over 39 million Americans. It has no known cause, no known cure, and treatment can vary in success from person to person. We’re talking about migraines and for a good reason. June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, a time for medical professionals,… Read More…


The Benefits of Xylitol
added on: May 29, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton in Charlottesville

You’ll always hear your dentist in Charlottesville talk about the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth to maintain a healthy mouth. But it may come as a surprise to you to hear your dentist talk about the benefits of chewing gum. That’s exactly what we’re here to do. However,… Read More…


Asthma & Oral Health 
added on: May 19, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton in Charlottesville

May is Asthma Awareness Month, a time when both healthcare professionals and asthma patients come together to raise awareness of the common chronic disease, as well as share things that can improve asthma sufferers’ lives. Your dentist in Charlottesville may seem like an odd person to talk about asthma, but… Read More…


Reduce Your Risk of a Dental Emergency
added on: April 17, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton in Charlottesville

Dental emergencies can be scary and painful. Most often, these emergencies are a result of an unexpected accident, but other times they can be avoided by taking certain preventive measures. Join your dentist in Charlottesville as we share some easy ways you can reduce your risk of a dental emergency.  … Read More…


#StayAtHome Oral Health Tips
added on: April 16, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton in Charlottesville

As we’re all adjusting to this temporary new way of living and the #stayathome life, your dentist in Charlottesville wants to remind you to not only focus on taking care of your overall health but also your oral health. The truth is, since our oral health plays a key role… Read More…


4 Reasons You Should See Your Dentist in Charlottesville Regularly
added on: March 30, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton in Charlottesville

You’ve probably heard your dentist in Charlottesville talk about just how important it is to have a dental cleaning and checkup at least twice a year. But why are these regular visits so important? After all, you brush your teeth every day. Isn’t that enough? The truth is, even if… Read More…


National Nutrition Month
added on: March 17, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton in Charlottesville

Every March is recognized as National Nutrition Month and is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Its purpose is to raise awareness of just how important it is to eat healthily. But good nutrition doesn’t only benefit our bodies, it can also help protect your oral health. Join… Read More…


Don’t Forget to Brush Your Tongue!
added on: February 18, 2020
brushing tongue

When we talk about a proper oral hygiene routine (and we sure do talk about it a lot!), we often put most of the focus on caring for your teeth. While brushing and flossing your teeth are important parts of maintaining a healthy mouth, there’s one part of your hygiene… Read More…


Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
added on: February 5, 2020
smiling woman with glasses

If you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks, you may be considering cosmetic dentistry. But as your dentist in Charlottesville knows, cosmetic dentistry is really just a broad term that actually describes a variety of dental treatments that can enhance the appearance of your smile. Knowing what options are… Read More…


Where Should I Rest My Tongue?
added on: January 29, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton in Charlottesville

Have you ever found yourself laying in bed, trying to get comfortable, and you randomly think, “where am I supposed to rest my tongue?” Surprisingly, this is a very real and very common thought many people have but may not share. If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck… Read More…


The Daily Progress Feature: A Dentist Who Brings a Smile to Many a Face
added on: January 23, 2020

As published in The Daily Progress on December 23, 2019. Original posting here: https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/dozen/dozen-a-dentist-who-brings-a-smile-to-many-a/article_c8a8f920-2c3f-5c49-a118-538ac761eb98.html  By TYLER HAMMEL thammel@dailyprogress.com | (434) 978-7268 Dr. Jack Kayton “has a tremendous sense of duty and an amazing sense of humor; he makes the whole room laugh at every board meeting,” said Colleen Keller, executive… Read More…

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All About Sensitive Teeth
added on: January 17, 2020
Dr. Jack T. Kayton in Charlottesville

Almost all of us have experienced the annoyance and pain associated with tooth sensitivity. In fact, the Academy of General Dentistry estimates that 40 million American adults have sensitive teeth. That’s quite a lot of people who suffer from those unexpected zings of nerve pain every day. So many, in… Read More…


The Dangers of DIY Smile Whitening
added on: December 20, 2019
smiling girl

If you’ve surfed the internet at all over the last few years, chances are you’ve seen claims of how certain DIY smile whitening treatments can transform your teeth. While we understand how tempting it can be to try these easy and affordable trends to get a brighter, whiter smile, your… Read More…


What You Need to Know About Denture Care
added on: December 10, 2019
lab tech with denture

Tooth loss is, unfortunately, incredibly common. In fact, more than 36 million Americans don’t have any natural teeth. For these people, dentures can be an excellent solution. Dentures not only replace teeth, they can also help restore confidence and the lives of those who get them. However, your dentist in… Read More…


Let’s Talk About Spit
added on: November 25, 2019
dental saliva instrument

We know it’s a pretty gross thing to talk about, but to your dentist in Charlottesville, spit is a pretty important part of oral health. Even though it may be considered rude to spit, or maybe to even talk about it, this extra saliva plays a key role in keeping… Read More…


Dentistry & Diabetes
added on: November 4, 2019
diabetes day

On November 14, the world will celebrate World Diabetes Day, a momentous occasion that serves to bring awareness to the seriousness of diabetes. In fact, more than 30 million Americans alone are living with the disease. But why is your dentist in Charlottesville talking about a disease that affects the… Read More…


3 Easy Tips to Help Tackle Your Dental Fear
added on: October 18, 2019
young woman at the dentist

This time of year, there’s football and Halloween fun festivities. There’s also a lot of fright and anxiety going on, and your dentist in Charlottesville isn’t referring to haunted houses and ghosts. We’re talking to the patients who genuinely dread having a dental appointment looming on their calendar like a… Read More…


How to Stop Your Cravings for Sweets (Just in Time for the Holidays)
added on: October 8, 2019
bowl of chocolates

We know it’s October, and we don’t really want to talk about it, but the holidays will soon be here. We already know one of the biggest fall favorites is Halloween, coming at the end of this month. Your dentist in Charlottesville knows that this is the time of year… Read More…


3 Tips for Understanding the Mouth/Body Connection
added on: September 23, 2019
wellness concept

Have you ever heard someone talk about the connection between your body, mind, and soul? Your dentist in Charlottesville thinks that maybe our mouths should be included with this special connection, too. The fact is that current research and dental technologies are continuing to evolve and improve. As this happens,… Read More…


I Lost A Filling! What Do I Do Now?
added on: September 10, 2019
woman gets filling

If there’s one thing your dentist in Charlottesville will tell you after losing a filling, it’s don’t panic. We know that having a dental restoration come loose or fall out can be annoying, and even a bit painful. If you’ve lost a filling, you’re probably trying to figure out what… Read More…


Is Vaping Bad for Oral Health?
added on: August 19, 2019
E-Cig

We all know that traditional smoking can put us at increased risk for many serious health concerns such as heart disease and cancer. But what about these newer, ‘safer’ electronic cigarettes that claim to help people quit smoking or at least cause fewer health risks? As it turns out, these… Read More…


Oral Health Risks for Seniors
added on: August 9, 2019
seniors taking selfie

As we get closer to Senior Citizens Day on August 21st, our dental office in Charlottesville wanted to dedicate a blog to some of our most treasured and favorite patients — our seniors and their families. Today, we’ll focus on some of the most common oral health risks that tend… Read More…


All About Dental Implants
added on: July 31, 2019
dental implant

Even though our teeth are made up of one of the toughest materials in our bodies, the truth is, sometimes our natural teeth won’t last forever. Whether it’s due to trauma, gum disease, or decay, it’s not uncommon to have a tooth fall out or to have one removed. If… Read More…


Best Things To Do Before Your Next Dental Visit
added on: July 16, 2019
calendar

That time has come again. It’s time to see your dentist in Charlottesville. But this time can be different. Whether it’ll be the first time visiting a new office or you’ve been going to the same dentist for many years, there are a few things you can do ahead of… Read More…


Summer Foods That Can Harm Your Smile
added on: June 25, 2019
summer food

Summer is officially here, and the team at our dental office in Charlottesville is ready to soak up the sun and enjoy those long summer nights with family and friends. Besides sunshine and warm days, summer also tends to come with picnics, weddings, and other events packed with yummy foods…. Read More…


“What Do I Do If I Have a Dental Emergency?”
added on: June 4, 2019
man with toothache

Like any type of emergency, a dental emergency can be serious, and you should act quickly. But not all dental emergencies require the same type of treatment. Knowing what to do if you have a dental emergency is key to successful treatment and easing any pain you have. At our… Read More…


Explore The Power of Dental X-Rays (And All They Do For You)
added on: May 17, 2019
dental x-rays

It’s very rare that a day goes by at our Charlottesville dental office where we don’t rely on the power of x-rays to help us plan for or even complete a case. We’re able to get a good look at everything from your teeth and gums to your jaw bone… Read More…


Your Smile Loves Calcium. Do You?
added on: May 8, 2019
foods with calcium

We all know the old advertising slogan – “Milk. It does a body good.” This is mainly in part because it’s rich in calcium, a nutrient that’s vital to helping your teeth and bones stay strong enough to last a lifetime. At our Charlottesville dental office, we always want you… Read More…


Smile Whitening Options
added on: April 17, 2019
tooth whitening

Have you ever wished that your teeth were whiter? We understand. We all want a bright, white smile that we’re happy to show off to the world. But many things can cause tooth discoloration — from your daily cup of coffee to your nightcap glass of red wine, or delicious… Read More…


All About Oral Cancer
added on: April 8, 2019
oral cancer awareness ribbon

This month is Oral Cancer Awareness Month — a month-long dedication to increasing the public’s knowledge of this serious and scary disease. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we’re all about doing whatever we can to help keep our neighbors healthy, so we’re spreading the word about just how serious… Read More…


Do I Have Bruxism?
added on: March 25, 2019
man grinds teeth

Bruxism is just a medical term for grinding or clenching your teeth, usually while you’re asleep. That’s what makes teeth grinding hazardous to your oral and overall health, because there’s a good chance you don’t even know you’re doing it! Our dental office in Charlottesville is here to help you… Read More…


Change Your Diet. Improve Your Smile. Celebrate National Nutrition Month!
added on: March 12, 2019
nutrition month

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we thought now is the perfect time to talk a little about the changes you can make to your diet that can help to improve not only your oral health but your overall health too. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we always recommend… Read More…


How To Prevent Bad Breath
added on: February 19, 2019
bad breath

Everyone has experienced a bout of bad breath at least once in their life. Whether it was caused by a particularly potent meal, your daily cup of morning coffee, or maybe something unknown, bad breath is something that goes beyond embarrassment. In fact, the team at our dental office in… Read More…


What Can You Do to Make a Toothache Go Away?
added on: February 4, 2019
woman with toothache

There’s nothing quite like the discomfort of a toothache, and yet, there’s actually an entire day dedicated to them. February 9th is recognized as National Toothache Day, and in honor of this strange holiday, our dental office in Charlottesville is sharing some of the best ways you can make an… Read More…


What Happens if You Don’t Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
added on: January 21, 2019
wisdom teeth model

Wisdom teeth are often a topic of concern for many patients, and we get asked a lot of questions about these sometimes pesky teeth. How do you know if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed? What happens if you don’t extract wisdom teeth? Does the procedure hurt? We… Read More…


4 FAQs About Dentistry
added on: January 8, 2019
faq's

If you have questions about dentistry, you’re not alone. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we love answering questions from our patients and neighbors in order to help them get a strong, healthy smile. Let’s take a look at four of the most common questions we get asked. Are Dental… Read More…


5 Resolutions You Should Make for a Healthier Mouth
added on: December 17, 2018
family photo

As we prepare to enter the new year, people all over the world are making resolutions to get healthier. Whether that means going to the gym more often or eating healthier, the team at our Charlottesville dental office wants to get involved by helping you set realistic resolutions. Here are… Read More…

Posted In: Dental Hygiene

Another Option Besides a Tooth Extraction
added on: December 6, 2018
young man with toothache

So you’ve been told you need to have a tooth extracted. Going through this treatment may even sound appealing if you’ve been suffering from tooth pain. But the team at our dental office in Charlottesville wants you to know that you may have another option available. Consider a Root Canal… Read More…


Want a Better Smile? Stop Doing These 5 Things
added on: November 20, 2018
ice cubes and lemons

Protecting your smile and maintaining good oral health goes beyond daily brushing and flossing. In fact, many things that cause tooth damage are a result of the things we do every day, sometimes multiple times a day, without realizing it. The team at our dental office in Charlottesville wants you… Read More…


Top Tips to Stop Smoking
added on: November 6, 2018
man smoking

Quitting smoking may be one of the hardest things some people ever have to do. But the health benefits of kicking the habit sooner rather than later are worth the effort. This November, the American Cancer Society is sponsoring the Great American Smokeout to help provide smokers with tools and… Read More…


Jack-o-Lantern Smiles Only Work on Pumpkins
added on: October 17, 2018
jack-o-lantern

Pumpkins can easily pull off the look of a crooked grin, missing teeth, and a devilish smile. But when it comes to our own teeth, we prefer to have them straight and white, and we really don’t want to see gaps. That’s why our dental office in Charlottesville offers multiple… Read More…


Join Us In Celebrating Our Dental Hygienists!
added on: October 8, 2018
hygienist with patient

It’s National Dental Hygiene Month at our Charlottesville dental office and dental offices around the country! This celebration is dedicated to all dental hygienists and serves to recognize these valued team members and everything they do to keep our patients healthy. These 31 days are also for promoting the importance… Read More…


“How Do I Cure Bad Breath?”
added on: September 24, 2018
embarrassed woman covers mouth

Bad breath is an incredibly common thing that we hear about everyday at our dental office in Charlottesville. Affecting nearly 80 million Americans, bad breath can be embarrassing and affect the lives of those who have it. But bad breath sufferers don’t need to live that way forever. There are… Read More…


Can Whole Grains Keep Smiles Healthy?
added on: September 10, 2018
bowl with whole grain rice

Eating a healthy dose of whole grains every day can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, and even cancer. But there’s another lesser known benefit of whole grains that our dental office in Charlottesville wants you to know about. Research has shown that a diet rich in… Read More…


How to Get a Whiter Smile
added on: August 26, 2018
woman smiling in sunshine

We all want to have a smile that we’re happy with and proud to show off. However, if your smile isn’t as white as you’d like it to be you may choose to hide your grin behind tightly closed lips. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we can help transform… Read More…


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