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Show Your Teeth Some Appreciation This Thanksgiving
added on: November 21, 2017
woman expresses thanks

Thanksgiving is day dedicated to giving thanks for all that we have in our lives. The typical thankful sentiments of life, health, family, and friends usually top the list. This Thanksgiving, the team at our Charlottesville dental office wants to give you one more thing to be thankful for, something… Read More…

Prevent the Flu with These 5 Tips
added on: November 8, 2017
couple with the flu

‘Tis the season of sniffles and coughs, body aches and congestion. It’s officially the time of year when the flu can make for a miserable few days. But it doesn’t have to take its toll on you or your family. Our dental office in Charlottesville is here to help you… Read More…

There’s No Need to Fear Root Canals
added on: October 25, 2017
root canal model

A root canal tends to create a lot of apprehension and fear in many patients. After all, the treatment has had plenty of bad things said about it in the past, and its inaccurate reputation of being scary and incredibly painful has stuck with it throughout the years. However, the… Read More…

Safest Halloween Treats for Braces
added on: October 11, 2017
halloween teens

This Halloween season is just like any other — packed with costume preparations, decorating with ghosts and pumpkins, and preparing for a night of trick-or-treating. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we love all the fun that Halloween brings to our patients and neighbors. But as you may have guessed,… Read More…

Are Your Work Habits Hurting Your Oral Health?
added on: September 20, 2017
workspace covered with snacks

Whether you work a typical 9 – 5, Monday through Friday job, or your schedule typically varies, the truth is Americans spend quite a bit of time at work each week. No matter what your job responsibilities are, several of the most common workplace habits can affect almost every type… Read More…

4 Possible Explanations to Your Tooth Pain
added on: September 12, 2017
woman with tooth pain

Most of us will experience the unpleasant sensation of tooth pain at least once in our lives. And as anyone who has had a toothache before will tell you, it’s pretty unbearable. Tooth pain is unlike any other kind of pain. It can come on suddenly and sometimes it seems… Read More…

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Can Probiotics Help Keep Your Mouth Healthy?
added on: August 28, 2017
woman wears probiotics tshirt

When we think of probiotics, we typically think of how they can aid in keeping the stomach healthy. But at our dental office in Charlottesville, we became aware of how some probiotics can assist oral health, too. Let’s take a closer look at the research that supports the idea that… Read More…

Just a Teeth Cleaning? Think Again!
added on: August 11, 2017
man gets dental cleaning

Every six months or so you come into our dental office in Charlottesville to have your bi-annual teeth cleaning. This typically means a little bit of gentle scraping to remove plaque buildup, a thorough flossing, and a finishing polish. While one purpose for these hygiene visits is indeed to get… Read More…

Exercise & Oral Health
added on: July 24, 2017
woman exercising

We all know that we should exercise regularly to keep our bodies healthy. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we also know that exercising can be beneficial for our smiles. However, just like too much exercise or improper form can lead to injuries or trouble with overall health, we also… Read More…

“What’s My Dentist Mean When Talking About Occlusion?”
added on: July 7, 2017
woman and dentist examine x-ray

During your appointments at our Charlottesville dental office, you may have heard your dental team talk about “occlusion”, and you may have thought to yourself, “What are they talking about?” Basically, occlusion is just a dentist’s way of describing the way your top teeth come in contact with your bottom… Read More…

What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Health
added on: June 23, 2017
woman sticking out tongue

Have you been feeling a little off or just not yourself? When you’re not your best, you might be able to figure out why by simply sticking out your tongue. When you visit my dental office in Charlottesville, we’re always on the lookout for any bumps or discolorations, just like… Read More…

A Few Facts About Your Bottled Water
added on: June 13, 2017
rows of bottled water

By now you probably know that the human body is made up of mostly water, and we need to drink plenty of it each day just to keep our organs and other important parts functioning properly. At my dental office in Charlottesville, we understand how important it is to stay… Read More…

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The Oral Health Hazards of Nail Biting
added on: May 16, 2017
young woman bites nails while studying

Nail biting is a habit that can affect not only the appearance of your nails, it can also cause damage to your oral health. As with any habit, nail biting can be difficult to break, but at our dental office in Charlottesville, we’re hoping that by providing our patients some… Read More…

“What’s it Mean When My Dentist Pokes My Gums and Says Numbers?”
added on: May 9, 2017
young lady in dental chair looking up

If you’ve ever been to your dentist in Charlottesville and experienced several gentle pokes to your gums followed by hearing some numbers, you’ve had what’s called a periodontal charting. This charting is helpful when evaluating overall oral health and can give your dental team some insight to a proper treatment… Read More…

Smokeless Tobacco & Your Oral Health
added on: April 24, 2017
chewing tobacco

Using tobacco products of any kind can not only have a detrimental effect on your overall health, there are multiple oral health diseases and problems that can also occur from the habit. Smokeless tobacco, also referred to as, dip, chew, spit, or snuff, is no exception. During this Oral Cancer… Read More…

All About Frenectomies
added on: April 6, 2017

Frenectomies aren’t all that common in adults, but there are specific instances when the team at our Charlottesville dental office may recommend one to an adult patient. But why exactly would a frenectomy be needed, and what is it? We’re here to talk all about frenectomies and the benefits behind… Read More…

“Do I Really Need to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?”
added on: March 16, 2017
wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are often first seen on x-rays conducted during regular appointments at our Charlottesville dental office. Most often, we can see them as they’re beginning to erupt through the gums. It’s also when we’re most likely to recommend that they be removed. In fact, about 90% of Americans get… Read More…

Top 4 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
added on: March 7, 2017

Having sensitive teeth can be brutal. The sharp, shooting pain that often accompanies tooth sensitivity can put a damper on enjoying favorite foods. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we don’t want any of our patients to suffer from sensitive teeth, but we understand that a lot of them do…. Read More…

Are Lip & Cheek Biting Actually Bad for You?
added on: February 22, 2017

You know the feeling. You’re happily chewing away on your lunch, talking with a coworker when all of a sudden, you hear a crunch. You feel the pain. You realize you’ve just bit your cheek (or lip, or tongue — doesn’t really matter, it all hurts!). This painful accident can… Read More…

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake
added on: February 13, 2017

Sugar is every dentist’s worst enemy. It negatively affects oral health and puts teeth at increased risk for decay, cavities, and can lead to more serious dental and overall health problems. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we care about our patients’ smiles and well being, which why we’re strong… Read More…

Top Tips To Take Care of Your Pet’s Teeth
added on: January 23, 2017

At my dental office in Charlottesville, we’re dedicated to caring for our neighbors’ smiles no matter what their needs may be. However, we’re limited to seeing only our human neighbors. But that doesn’t mean we can’t provide our animal-loving patients with a few pointers on dental care for their pets…. Read More…

4 Types of Mouthwash
added on: January 12, 2017

The oral care aisle at your local supermarket is flooded with a rainbow of mouthwash choices and flavors. But what do they all mean? Can there be a right mouthwash for each individual need? At my dental office in Charlottesville, we think so, and we’re here to explain several options… Read More…

Full Mouth Restorations
added on: December 26, 2016
Dr. Jack T. Kayton in Charlottesville

A Complete Transformation of Your Life and Smile Is your mouth full of issues, some big, some small, and you’re feeling overwhelmed? Think dentures are the only solution to address all of your dental problems and have a nice complete smile again? Think again. If your dentist has recommended a… Read More…

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“Can I Use Baking Soda to Whiten My Teeth?”
added on: December 20, 2016

Everyone wants a white smile, but everyday habits can really take a toll on our teeth. Red wine, smoking, coffee, tea, and many other culprits have a tendency to transform our once pure white grins into dull, discolored smiles. The good news? It doesn’t have to be permanent. There are… Read More…

4 Ways Your Smile Can Show Your Age
added on: December 12, 2016

As time goes on, things change. Your smile is no different. Lifestyle factors like drinking red wine, smoking, or grinding your teeth can all have an affect on your grin and can add years to your appearance. Even old dental work can cause you to look older than you really… Read More…

Does Diabetes Affect Oral Health?
added on: November 22, 2016

Over the years, I’ve treated numerous patients with diabetes at my Charlottesville dental office. We always want every patient to make sure they’re taking great care of their teeth, but it’s important for folks with diabetes to be even more vigilant about maintaining their oral health care routines. Why? Unfortunately,… Read More…

Is There A Link Between Gum Disease and Dementia?
added on: November 7, 2016

At my Charlottesville dental office, we take gum (or periodontal) health seriously. Gum disease is avoidable, but can lead to bigger problems if left untreated. This month is National Alzheimer’s Disease and Awareness Month, and we want to remind patients who may be in charge of caring for aging loved… Read More…

How Dental Implants Can Bring Your Smile Back From The Dead
added on: October 17, 2016

We may be celebrating Halloween and all things spooky this month, but your smile shouldn’t be scary. My dental office in Charlottesville is dedicated to getting rid of your dead tooth or teeth once and for all with magical solution known as a dental implant. A Step-By-Step Guide to How… Read More…

We’re Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month
added on: October 6, 2016

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and at my dental office in Charlottesville, we’re dedicating this blog to hygienists and celebrating the variety of services they provide to patients on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at some of the things hygienists do and how they become qualified to… Read More…

Lockjaw vs. Jaw Lock: Are They The Same Thing?
added on: September 19, 2016

Lockjaw and jaw lock are two very similar terms that could mean two very different things. While both insinuate the jaw becoming stuck, or ‘locked,’ and both can have similar symptoms, only one is actually related to dentistry. At my Charlottesville dental office, we want to explain the difference between… Read More…

How Does Your Oral Health Routine Measure Up?
added on: September 7, 2016

We’ve all been told about the importance of oral health from the day we were old enough to pick up a toothbrush. But when you have something you have to do every single day (seriously, every day is a lot!) it’s easy to get complacent and rush through the necessities…. Read More…

What a Smile Can Do For You, and Others
added on: August 11, 2016

Believe it or not, a smile can do more for you than just help you look good in your latest Instagram picture, although that’s a nice benefit too. At my Charlottesville dental office, we love to see our patients show off their smiles, not just because it boosts their self… Read More…

4 Facts About Men’s Oral Health
added on: August 2, 2016

Dental care is important for everyone. But there are differences when it comes to the oral health needs of men and women. In fact, men are more likely to suffer from serious dental problems than women, and that’s worrisome for everyone at my dental office in Charlottesville. Let’s look at… Read More…

Oral Piercings and Oral Health
added on: July 18, 2016

Oral piercings, whether it’s the tongue, the lip, or the cheeks, may help you express yourself, but despite how cool they look, they also come packed with concerns. All of us at my Charlottesville dental office want you to be able to do what you’d like with your body, but… Read More…

4 Surprising Things Your Charlottesville Dentist Knows
added on: July 7, 2016

A quick peek into your mouth can reveal a lot about you, and we’re not just talking about your oral health. Your mouth can say a lot about your overall health too, and may even tell your team at my Charlottesville dental office a few things about your daily habits…. Read More…

Migraines and Your Dental Health
added on: June 20, 2016

Each June the American Headache & Migraine Association (AHMA) observes Migraine & Headache Awareness Month to bring knowledge and understanding about these disorders that plague nearly one out of eight Americans. So what’s this have to do with my Charlottesville dental office? More than you may think. What’s the Difference… Read More…

Are Sports Drinks Bad for Teeth?
added on: June 9, 2016

When we think of drinks that are terrible for smiles, we usually automatically turn to soda. And while these sugary, carbonated beverages are absolutely bad for our teeth, there’s another type of drink that may be just as concerning. We’re talking about sports drinks, and at my Charlottesville dental office,… Read More…

The History of Smiling in Photos
added on: May 17, 2016

If you’ve ever seen an old photograph of family members, or a black and and white picture from way way back, you probably noticed how not a single person is smiling. Not even the slightest crack of a grin. Just stoic, expressionless faces. At my Charlottesville dental office, we’re in… Read More…

Can Asthma Affect Your Oral Health?
added on: May 6, 2016

Asthma is a serious, potentially life-threatening disease that causes airways to narrow and makes breathing really difficult. While there is no cure for asthma, there are several treatments available to help re-open airways and make breathing a bit easier. However, at my Charlottesville dental office, we also know these medications,… Read More…

The Complete Guide to Oral Cancer
added on: April 19, 2016

Whenever we hear the word ‘cancer,’ it’s always terrifying. And oral cancer is no different. It’s a very serious, potentially life-threatening disease that’s more widespread than many people realize. At my Charlottesville dental office, we believe in early detection, knowing the signs, and treating it proactively. We also believe in… Read More…

Suffer From Canker Sores? We Can Help.
added on: April 6, 2016

If you suffer from chronic canker sores, or even if you’ve only ever had one in your life, you know the discomfort and embarrassment that can result. Canker sores are a complex thing to understand, but at my Charlottesville dental office, we’re here to help. What Causes a Canker Sore?… Read More…

4 Ways You May Be Harming Your Smile
added on: March 22, 2016

At my Charlottesville dental office, we’re all about getting and keeping smiles in their best shape possible. But we need your help. When it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth, there are few things we recommend avoiding, or at least using in moderation. Check out our list of things that… Read More…

World Oral Health Day
added on: March 9, 2016

Each March 20th the dental community comes together to promote oral health across the globe for all ages. World Oral Health Day was established to bring awareness to the issues surrounding oral health and educate everyone on the effects oral health can have on the rest of the body. At… Read More…

The Link Between Kissing and Cavities
added on: February 17, 2016

The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold. Of course we all know that we can catch a cold by kissing, but cavities? Sounds pretty far fetched. But guess what everyone at my Charlottesville dental office knows? Catching a cavity by… Read More…

Oral Health and Heart Health
added on: February 10, 2016

As far as certain organs may seem from each other, our bodies work as one. This means that when there is a problem in our mouth, it can lead to more than just cavities or tooth loss. It can lead to all kinds of health problems. One of the most… Read More…

Can Eating Disorders Affect Your Teeth?
added on: January 20, 2016

Eating disorders usually stem from any combination of emotional, psychological, or social factors and affect around 10 million Americans. Some whole-body health problems that arise from eating disorders range from muscle loss, decreased bone density, and increased risk for heart failure. At my Charlottesville dental office, we also want to… Read More…

4 Reasons to Smile
added on: January 6, 2016

At my Charlottesville dental office, we love to see our patients smile. Not only because we are in the business of creating healthy, beautiful grins, but also because we know the health benefits behind showing those pearly whites. We’d like to share a few reasons you should smile more and… Read More…

Helpful Tips for Snow-White Teeth This Winter
added on: December 16, 2015

When the first snowflakes fall, everything becomes blanketed under a snow-white covering. It’s only after time passes and the snow melts when plowed piles start to look grimy and muddy. Your teeth are no different. Over time, wear and tear causes discoloration and a drab smile. My Charlottesville dental office… Read More…

Fresh Breath Tips for Kissing Under the Holiday Mistletoe
added on: December 2, 2015

It’s here! With the holiday season in full swing, social shindigs, tons of entertaining fun with friends, family, and colleagues is finally here. While sipping a cocktail or munching on some delightful treats, be sure you’re ready for a smooch in the midst of mistletoe with clean, fresh breath. Stop… Read More…

What Does Alcohol Do To Teeth?
added on: November 18, 2015

It’s around this time of year when we’re bombarded with parties, family celebrations, and impromptu get togethers. It’s also when we tend to have more alcohol available to us than any other time of the year. While we know you understand the serious complications drinking too much alcohol may have… Read More…

Holiday Stress and Your Teeth
added on: November 4, 2015

It’s that time again. Time for feasts, family, shopping, and all the craziness the holidays bring. Between scheduling parties, buying presents, cooking food, and finding room for the in-laws who just told you last week they’re staying the whole month (ahh!!), stress levels are bound to be high. When we’re… Read More…

Chew Your Way to Better Oral Health
added on: October 21, 2015

Do you have a pack of gum near you? Most of us do. Pick it up and check out the ingredients. Does it contain sugar? How about high fructose corn syrup? Saccharine? We don’t recommend any of these. In fact, if your gum does not contain one key ingredient, we… Read More…

Top 5 Dental Floss Hacks
added on: October 7, 2015

Every time you come to my Charlottesville dental office for a hygiene visit, we hand you a roll of floss. While we are sure you use most of that floss on your teeth (You floss every day, right?), there are actually other super useful ways dental floss can improve your… Read More…

Fact or Fiction: Skip Brushing, Use Mouthwash Instead.
added on: September 16, 2015

At my dental office in Charlottesville, we recommend brushing for at least two minutes, twice a day, every day. But we know there are times when brushing may not be an option. Perhaps you forgot your toothbrush or ran out of toothpaste. When these things happen, it’s common to turn… Read More…

Does Your Teen Want To Stop Eating Meat?
added on: September 2, 2015

As parents, sometimes when our offspring announce their intentions we can barely contain our horror, fear, or, perhaps less flatteringly, our unwillingness to accommodate phases that make extra work for us. But if your teenager has decided to stop eating meat, don’t worry. According to the American Dietetic Association, a… Read More…

4 Most Common Oral Health Mistakes
added on: August 19, 2015

You wake up each morning, eat your breakfast, then head to the sink to brush your teeth and give your grin a thorough flossing. You’re doing everything correctly, right? Maybe. The truth is, oral hygiene isn’t as simple as just making sure you brush and floss. At my Charlottesville dental… Read More…

Can Teeth Be Too White?
added on: August 5, 2015

Whitening teeth has become quite the craze in recent years. With easily accessible and varied forms of whitening out there, anyone can take their smile from dull to dazzling in a matter of a few sessions. But is it good for you? Can your teeth be too white? At my… Read More…

Are Regular Floss and Floss Picks Both Okay?
added on: July 15, 2015

We get this question a lot at my dental office in Charlottesville. While it’s not a cut-and-dried answer, we can definitely explain a few pros and cons behind both of the common flossing methods. Floss Picks Pros Ease of Use. Many people prefer floss picks over traditional floss because they’re… Read More…

Swimming Pools and Your Oral Health
added on: July 1, 2015

Do you spend a lot of time soaking in your nearest swimming pool during the summer months? We don’t blame you. Kicking back on a raft, playing an intense game of Marco Polo, or swimming laps for exercise are great ways to beat the heat. But did you know that… Read More…

3 Things That Are Hurting Your Teeth
added on: June 17, 2015

There are many things that can hurt your teeth. Not brushing and flossing on a regular basis is one, avoiding visits to my dental office in Charlottesville is another. But some things are not as obvious and just and harmful. As we discuss some of the ways you could be… Read More…

Nervous About the Dentist? Top 4 Pointers to Help
added on: June 3, 2015

Maybe it’s the sound of the drill. Perhaps it’s the smell. Or it could be a lingering bad memory. No matter the reason, the fact remains that 80 million Americans aren’t getting the dental care they need because of dental fear. At my dental office in Charlottesville, we recognize this… Read More…

The Taste Bud Truth
added on: May 6, 2015

Food. It’s one of life’s best necessities. It’s fun to prepare, it’s great to eat, and the flavors are what makes it enjoyable and exciting. At my dental office in Charlottesville, we’re huge fans of food, but there’s one thing that bothers us a little bit. Remember when you learned… Read More…

2015 Patients’ Choice Award
added on: May 4, 2015

Jack Kayton, DDS is tremendously proud to have been named in the Top Dentists in Charlottesville, VA by OpenCare.com, and especially proud to be a Patients’ Choice Winner. THANK YOU! Voted 2015’s best Dentist in Charlottesville, VA Verified by Opencare.com

What Do You Want To Know About Oral Cancer?
added on: April 15, 2015

At my Charlottesville dental office, we’d like to educate our patients on this dangerous disease during this Oral Cancer Awareness Month. When it’s caught early, Oral Cancer is highly treatable, that’s why we want to share some facts about it with you.. Oral Cancer Facts Oral cancer kills 8,000 Americans… Read More…

Fact or Fiction: Cavity Edition
added on: April 1, 2015

Cavities are one of the most common dental concerns we hear about at my dental office in Charlottesville. While worries about cavities are valid since they can lead to pain, sensitivity, and more serious oral health conditions, there are many beliefs behind cavities that just aren’t true.   Fact or… Read More…

The Mystery of The Dental Office Smell
added on: March 18, 2015

If someone were to blindfold you and lead you into a dental office, we bet you’d be able to guess where you are simply by the smell. You know what we mean. The crisp, clean, sanitized aroma of dental offices is incredibly distinguishable, but what makes it smell that way?… Read More…

Is Smoking Worth Your Teeth?
added on: March 4, 2015

Smoking is one of the most addictive habits out there. It’s also one of the worst things for your health. When you think of smoking, do you think of lung cancer? Perhaps emphysema? Or maybe it’s heart disease. While all of these are very real possibilities, at my Charlottesville dental… Read More…

Top 5 Reasons to Get Professional Teeth Cleanings
added on: February 18, 2015

You brush your teeth at home twice everyday, you floss at least once a day, so why is visiting my dental office in Charlottesville regularly so important? Professional cleanings and consistent checkups are crucial to maintaining a healthy mouth and body. Money. Regular appointments and cleanings can help you save… Read More…

The Connection Between Heart and Mouth
added on: February 5, 2015

Every February, we place a lof of focus on hearts. There’s heart candy, heart shaped boxes full of chocolate, and we’re all about making our significant others feel loved. At my dental office in Charlottesville, we like all the things that go along with spreading the love, especially the heart…. Read More…

Is Your Cough Medicine Making Your Teeth Sick?
added on: January 21, 2015

Coughs, stuffiness, colds, and the flu are at their peak this time of year. While we all try our best to keep germs away by washing our hands, avoiding other sick people, and exercising, there are times when catching the bug is basically unavoidable. At my dental office in Charlottesville,… Read More…

Ancient Dental Care – Crazy Beliefs & Wild Practices
added on: January 7, 2015

The type of dentistry we practice at my dental office in Charlottesville, that ensures comfort, oral health, and overall wellbeing, wasn’t always the norm. If we go back a few years, a mere 9,000, we find some extraordinarily crazy beliefs, wild practices, and a dental philosophy that’s much different from… Read More…

“Do I Have Something in My Teeth?”
added on: December 17, 2014

It never fails. You’re at an important business dinner with your boss; you’re meeting a blind date for a first-time brunch; you’re at your significant other’s parents’ house for Sunday family dinner and a piece of spinach quiche gets wedged between your two front teeth. Embarrassing dental moments like those… Read More…

Celebrate the Holidays with a New Smile
added on: December 3, 2014

There’s a lot to celebrate during this time of the year – health, family, love, and friendship. Typically we show each other our appreciation by sharing gifts, celebrating, and eating with our families. However, if you’re hiding your smile during these joyous occasions instead of grinning wide, it may be… Read More…

Dental Health of Pilgrims and Native Americans
added on: November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving has been celebrated since the Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered around the first feast-filled table in 1621. While not much has changed in the way we celebrate the holiday since then, a lot has changed in terms of what we are thankful for. At my dental office in Charlottesville,… Read More…

Diabetic? See Your Dentist!
added on: November 5, 2014

Every November at my dental office in Charlottesville, we like to acknowledge American Diabetes Month which is dedicated to raising awareness to the disease the affects nearly 30 million Americans. Diabetes destabilizes blood sugar and may create a lot of problems throughout your body including issues with your eyes, nerves,… Read More…

Pointy “Vampire” Teeth? We’ve Got the Solution!
added on: October 22, 2014

Is there something about your smile that you don’t totally love? Something that you feel is keeping you from having your ideal smile? At my dental office in Charlottesville, our patients often express their discomfort with a variety of imperfections, but one of the most common concerns we hear is… Read More…

Eat Healthy, Smile Healthy – Foods That are Good for Your Grin
added on: October 8, 2014

The foods you choose to eat can not only affect your overall well-being, they can also contribute to a healthy, or unhealthy, smile. At my dental office in Charlottesville, we’re focused on ensuring that both your smile and your body are healthy, strong, and in the best shape possible. That’s… Read More…

Picking the Right Charlottesville Dentist
added on: September 24, 2014

There are a variety of reasons you may be in need of a new dentist. Perhaps you’ve moved to a new town or your former dentist is retiring. No matter the reason, picking the right dentist for you isn’t an easy task. After all, you’re looking for someone you can… Read More…

Tips for a White Smile After Labor Day and All Year Around
added on: September 10, 2014

We’re all familiar with the thought that it’s a fashion faux pas to wear white after Labor Day. While we’re not fashion experts, at my dental office in Charlottesville, we tend to disagree with this rule. Here, white smiles are always in style and we’ve got some tips on how… Read More…

Top Reasons People Aren’t Seeing the Dentist
added on: August 20, 2014

If you’ve been avoiding us, we won’t take it personally. In fact, a large percentage of Americans avoid seeing the dentist. There are many reasons people skip out on visits to my dental office in Charlottesville. We’d like to cover some of the main reasons and let you know that… Read More…

Some VIP Information from Your Charlottesville Dentist
added on: August 6, 2014

There’s a lot of information that’s important for my patients know. That’s why I try to educate them about their oral health at every visit. But there are some “VIPs,” or “very important points,” that I want to make sure everyone who visits my dental office in Charlottesville understands, learns,… Read More…

Summer Snacks that Are Harming Your Teeth
added on: July 30, 2014

During the warm summer months, there are tons of yummy foods available for us to snack on – fresh fruit, delicious salads, and mouthwatering barbeque. But not all of these foods are healthy for your teeth. At my Charlottesville dental office, we’d like to talk about smile-friendly summer snacks. As… Read More…

Are You Sleeping with A Killer?
added on: July 23, 2014

When people sleep in the same room, there’s always a chance that someone will not get a good night’s sleep. Whether it’s because one of the individuals steals the blankets, or the other one is a loud snorer, co-sleeping can sometimes be less than ideal. However, with all of the… Read More…

Dental Urban Legends: What’s the Truth?
added on: July 16, 2014

We’ve all heard of some good urban legends throughout our years – alligators in the sewers anyone? What makes an urban legend a classic is when it’s believable. But at my dental office in Charlottesville, we don’t really like those urban legends about dentistry – especially when they scare our… Read More…

Don’t Let a Dental Issue Ruin Your Vacation
added on: July 10, 2014

When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to deal with is a dental emergency. They can be painful, and, sometimes, just a pain. There are several ways you can help prevent a dental issue while on vacation, but if one does happen, my dental office in Charlottesville has… Read More…

Beat Your Toothache Pain
added on: June 25, 2014

Almost all of us have experienced a toothache. The pain and inconvenience often associated with a toothache is enough to really put a kink in your plans and your life. And while we’re always happy to help relieve toothache pain at my Charlottesville dental office, a toothache can also strike… Read More…

The Truth Behind Teeth Grinding
added on: June 18, 2014

Are you a chronic teeth grinder? Not really sure if you are or not? It’s not surprising: of the roughly 30 million people teeth grinders out there, very few realize that they grind. A common reason could be that teeth grinding or clenching is often done either while sleeping or… Read More…

Meth and Diet Soda are More Alike Than You Think
added on: June 11, 2014

Many people walk to the fridge, pull out a can, and pop open the tab of a quenching can of diet soda when they’re thirsty. It’s better for you because it’s diet and there is no sugar in it, right? While you’re correct in the fact that there’s no sugar,… Read More…

See Your Charlottesville Dentist Before Cancer Treatment
added on: June 4, 2014

Cancer treatment can cause some unwanted side effects in your body. It can also cause some dangerous problems in your mouth. Many of oral health side effects that occur as a result of chemotherapy can cause treatment to be delayed or even stopped. And when dealing with a serious disease… Read More…

Pregnant? See Your Dentist in Charlottesville!
added on: May 21, 2014

We all know that when you are either planning a pregnancy or experiencing one, that visiting your doctor is extremely important. What you may not know is that it is just as important to talk with your dentist in Charlottesville. In 2009, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry developed oral… Read More…

Are You Ruining Your Teeth and Don’t Know It?
added on: May 7, 2014

 We’ve covered a lot of information about how to get and keep your smile healthy and strong at my dental office in Charlottesville. However, there are many common habits and situations that can cause damage to your teeth, and chances are, you’ve done at least one without ever thinking about… Read More…

White Dress, White Teeth – Get Your Smile Wedding Ready
added on: April 16, 2014

Berries can cause it. So can coffee and wine. In fact, even age can contribute to a discolored, dull smile. But no matter what has caused your smile to lose its luster, your Charlottesville dentist can help get your smile it’s very best for your special day. No matter what… Read More…

Bringing Oral Cancer Awareness to Charlottesville
added on: April 3, 2014

 Every April, the dental community observes Oral Cancer Awareness Month and works to increase public awareness about a dangerous and deadly disease. The truth is, according to the American Dental Association, an estimated 42,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. With a number this high, I want… Read More…

Did You Know…? Your Charlottesville Dentist Shares Some Fun Dental Facts!
added on: March 18, 2014

At the Charlottesville dental office of Dr. Jack Kayton, we always like to educate our patients on their oral health, so we talk a lot about periodontal disease, cavities, and the proper at-home care for a healthy mouth. Today we’re going to share some little known fun facts. The average… Read More…

Uncovering Cavity Myths in Charlottesville
added on: March 12, 2014

While they are many things that do cause cavities and can increase your susceptibility to cavities, at the Charlottesville dental office of Dr. Jack Kayton, we want to debunk some of the commonly accepted myths about these pesky pockets of decay. MYTH #1 Sugar is the Prime Cause of Cavities… Read More…

The Pros & Cons of Kissing from Your Charlottesville Dentist
added on: February 20, 2014

During the month of February, there’s a lot of talk about love and hearts, roses and candy, kisses and hugs. And while you probably already know our stance on those little candy hearts and boxes of chocolate (easy on the sweets!), you may be surprised to learn that at the… Read More…

Commemorate National Toothache Day with Your Charlottesville Dentist
added on: February 12, 2014

While the origin of this February 9th holiday is unknown, it’s definitely a holiday we support. Toothaches are painful, and they’re not something we ever want you to experience. That’s why Charlottesville dentist, Dr. Jack Kayton, wants all of his patients to see National Toothache Day as an important reminder… Read More…

How Stress Affects Your Oral Health
added on: January 23, 2014

Stress. We all experience it, some of us more than others. It can result from a high pressure job, hard times in life, or when there’s just too much to do. And while a little stress is to be expected, too much stress can cause serious health problems throughout your… Read More…

Celebrate the New Year with a New Smile!
added on: January 13, 2014

The ball has dropped, the champagne has popped, and the resolutions are in full swing. Everyone has started putting a lot more pressure on their appearance, how much they weigh, and on changing their lives. Sometimes this means buying a gym membership and new sneakers, other times it begins a… Read More…

Before You Whiten, See Your Dentist in Charlottesville
added on: December 24, 2013

Time, food, certain habits, and plenty of other things can cause your smile to transform from bright and white to dull and dingy. You may think it’s a quick, easy fix with a stop at your local drugstore to pick up one of those teeth whitening kits. However, Dr. Jack… Read More…

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