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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…


Why Are Regular Visits to Your Charlottesville Dentist Important?
added on: December 10, 2013

In addition to following a good home oral healthcare routine of flossing and brushing, maintaining biannual checkups at Dr. Jack Kayton’s Charlottesville dental office is the best thing you can do for the health of your smile, and your body. When you stop in for your six month appointment, we’ll… Read More…


How to Floss Properly for Healthy Gums
added on: November 25, 2013

Flossing isn’t just something all of us at the Charlottesville dental office of Dr. Jack Kayton recommend as an optional part of your oral healthcare routine. In fact, flossing is absolutely crucial for a healthy mouth and healthy gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once a… Read More…


Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly?
added on: November 8, 2013

For most people, brushing their teeth is simply something they do. It’s ingrained into their routines. They wake up, brush, go about their day, brush, go to bed. The fact that they’re brushing should be good enough, right? At Dr. Jack Kayton’s dental office in Charlottesville we don’t think so,… Read More…


What to Look for in a Toothpaste
added on: October 15, 2013

Walking down the toothpaste aisle at the local supermarket can be an overwhelming experience — especially if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for. When choosing the right toothpaste for your smile, there are a few important characteristics to take into consideration other than just simply your favorite flavor or… Read More…


Protecting Charlottesville Smiles with Sports Mouth Guards
added on: October 2, 2013

Sports are a great way to stay active, healthy, and have a lot of fun. They can also be a hazard to your mouth. In fact, most dental injuries occur as a result of a contact sport. But don’t worry, you don’t need to stop playing pickup basketball on Sundays… Read More…


Foods That Can Damage Charlottesville Smiles
added on: September 18, 2013

There are many foods that can cause damage to teeth and some are more obvious than others. While it’s never surprising to hear dentists talk about how bad sugar is for your teeth, there are other foods that should also be covered when discussing healthy eating habits for your smile…. Read More…


Replace Your Missing Teeth with Charlottesville Dental Implants
added on: September 6, 2013

No one gets excited about the idea of a missing tooth, except maybe for little children waiting for the tooth fairy.  Unfortunately there are so many opportunities to lose a tooth – car accidents, a slip on the ice, sports, sometimes even an exuberant puppy could knock a tooth out…. Read More…


Prevent Gum Disease, Protect Overall Health in Charlottesville
added on: August 26, 2013

Now that we’ve covered the basics of periodontal disease, the symptoms, and how the infection can affect the rest of your body, all of us at Jack T. Kayton III, DDS want to talk about the importance of prevention. Preventing gum disease is the best way to keep your mouth,… Read More…


The Link Between Gum Disease and Other Serious Health Conditions
added on: August 12, 2013

Our last blog touched on the basics of periodontal disease, the signs and symptoms, and the importance of getting any questionable areas checked out immediately. Today we’re going to discuss why a quick diagnosis of gum disease at our Charlottesville dental office is so important. Gum disease is a condition… Read More…


Our first annual Kayton Summer Kickoff
added on: August 1, 2013

Our first annual Kayton Summer Kickoff patient appreciation event at Carter Mountain Orchard was a huge success – even with the rain postponement and a band change. The team had so much fun, and by all appearances, so did you! The crowd, the music from The Local Vocals, and the… Read More…


Healthy Gums – Part of a Healthy YOU in Charlottesville
added on: July 25, 2013

During checkups at the dental office of Dr. Jack Kayton, DDS in Charlottesville, you’ll notice we take our time to thoroughly check your gums. You’ll hear us assign numbers to each tooth; these numbers correspond with markers on special tool we use to measure the pockets in your gums. The… Read More…


Treating Dental Disasters While on Vacation!
added on: July 9, 2013

  You know if you’re close to home and a dental accident or sudden toothache happens, you can call Dr. Jack Kayton in Charlottesville, and we’ll do everything we can to help you. But accidents can happen anywhere – whether it’s one mile from home or 1,000. If you have… Read More…


When Should I Worry About Wisdom Teeth?
added on: June 28, 2013

Unless you’ve ignored any symptoms of pain or problems with your wisdom teeth, or if you’ve haven’t been to your Charlottesville dentist lately, you shouldn’t worry about them at all! What are wisdom teeth? The wisdom teeth are technically called the third molars. They usually start to come in during… Read More…


These Teeth in Charlottesville Were Made For….
added on: June 13, 2013

Our teeth are made for biting and chewing food, talking, and giving your face its structure. Period! Tooth enamel seems like a hard surface, but it’s not made to withstand excess pressure or habits that erode it. Our teeth are made for biting and chewing food. Period! Tooth enamel seems… Read More…


I Heard Root Canals Were…
added on: May 30, 2013

Uncomfortable? Inconvenient? You may have heard a lot of other “tall tales” about root canals as well! At our dental office in Charlottesville, we do everything we can to make sure you’re relaxed, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible for all of our procedures, from filling a cavity, to periodontal… Read More…


Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth in Charlottesville
added on: May 14, 2013

There’s so much to think about when a new baby arrives. It can be pretty daunting! When your baby is a newborn, dental care might be the last thing on your mind. Or like many people, you may think that baby teeth aren’t that important since they’ll eventually fall out…. Read More…


Clean Hands in Charlottesville
added on: April 29, 2013

How many times a day do you think you wash your hands? We’ve all become more diligent about preventing exposure to germs. Although some sources say we’re washing our hands too much, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says hand washing is the best way to avoid the spread of… Read More…


Oral Cancer – Do You Know the Facts?
added on: April 12, 2013

Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, I want to talk to our Charlottesville dental patients about the risks and prevention of oral cancer. It’s not a cancer that gets talked about much, but it can be very serious if it’s not caught early. The American Cancer Society states that… Read More…


Anxiety-free Dentistry in Charlottesville
added on: March 26, 2013

Are you one of the many people who are afraid to go to the dentist in Charlottesville? You’re not alone! Nearly 75 percent of adults in the U.S. have some anxiety before visiting the dentist, and about 5 to 10% of us are true “dental phobics.” There are many reasons… Read More…


Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants in Charlottesville
added on: March 12, 2013

Our average life span in the U.S is currently over 80 years of age. In 1965, life expectancy was 65, and in 1990 it was 78. Tooth loss is one of the results of aging and as the population ages, so do the number of people who have lost some… Read More…


Top Sports Risks for Tooth Injuries in Charlottesville
added on: February 22, 2013

Are your children active in sports? Are you? Up to 39% of dental injuries are sports related. Some sports, like football or hockey, seem obvious in the need (and requirements) for mouth guards. But it might surprise you to know that other sports carry a higher risk of injury than… Read More…


Dental Bonding in Charlottesville
added on: February 11, 2013

Have you ever broken off a piece of a tooth? If you’ve done it within the past few years, then you’re probably familiar with dental bonding. Dental bonding in Charlottesville is one of the most versatile methods of restoring teeth.. A bonding treatment only takes about 30 to 60 minutes,… Read More…


Can Any Charlottesville Smile be Too White?
added on: January 30, 2013

That may seem like a silly question. After all, everywhere you look, people seem to have bright, white, seemingly perfect smiles. Are you considering tooth bleaching to get your smile whiter than white? Be careful! Your teeth may seem tough, but the bleaching craze can take its toll on the… Read More…


Step in Front of the Camera: Smile Makeovers in Charlottesville
added on: January 11, 2013

Who’s usually the photographer in your family or circle of friends? If it’s almost always you, could it you feel shy because your smile isn’t as attractive as you’d like? There’s no need to hide behind the camera any more. A smile makeover Dr. Jack Kayton can give you the… Read More…


Don’t Let Gum Disease Ruin Your Mistletoe Moments in Charlottesville
added on: December 28, 2012

Whether it’s a quick peck on the cheek or something more special, don’t let chronic bad breath ruin your holiday kisses. Halitosis, or bad breath, can be temporary, like “garlic breath.” But if you’re getting signals that your breath is consistently offensive, this could be a symptom of something more… Read More…


Southern Hospitality and Holiday Smiles in Charlottesville, by Dr. Jack Kayton
added on: December 12, 2012

What’s better than a winter holiday? Why, a winter holiday in Virginia, of course. A place where our country’s history and traditions meet Southern charm and gracious hospitality. And of course, delicious treats and all our favorite foods. But watch out! Some of our favorite goodies aren’t so good for… Read More…


Serving Charlottesville, Virginia with Excellent Dentistry
added on: November 29, 2012

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we’d like to remind you of not only the health consequences to smoking, but the dental complications as well.  While it’s important to recognize that not all lung cancer patients are tobacco users, it’s equally necessary to acknowledge smoking as the top risk… Read More…


Giving Thanks to Charlottesville
added on: November 15, 2012

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we can’t wait to tell you all that we are thankful for here at Dr. Jack T. Kayton Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. I know that I am personally thankful for my supportive family as well as my terrific staff – my extended dental family.  Our… Read More…


Charlottesville’s Choice for Metal -Free Fillings
added on: October 29, 2012

It’s my job to offer every patient the opportunity to receive the best and safest materials I can find. That’s why I have chosen not to offer metal fillings in my office. Instead I use composite fillings for cavities that need a smaller repair and porcelain inlays or onlays for… Read More…


Boo! How to Keep Charlottesville’s Kid’s Teeth Safe in a Candy Season
added on: October 10, 2012

Halloween is such a fun time! Dressing up and going trick-or-treating can be one of the highlights of a kid’s year. But you also know what sugar can do to your children’s teeth. We know the dilemma – we are parents too. As long as you are careful and limit… Read More…


Tooth Sensitivity from Swimming? Charlottesville Dentistry can Help
added on: September 25, 2012

There are quite a number of aquatic centers and pools here in Charlottesville. We think that’s wonderful because swimming is great exercise for your whole body. Unfortunately, for some people, swimming in a pool can cause some tooth sensitivity and damage! It’s true. You know how bad acids are for… Read More…


Your Diet as Part of Your Dental Care. Charlottesville Dental Advice from Dr. Jack Kayton
added on: September 11, 2012

You keep up on your dental hygiene and your regular checkups so that your teeth stay healthy and strong. But did you know that what you eat could actually help your teeth too? Here are a few hints and tips on things to add or subtract from your diet for… Read More…


A Brighter Smile from Charlottesville’s Dr. Jack Kayton, Smile Whitening and Porcelain Veneers
added on: August 28, 2012

As we age, the enamel on our teeth thins and our teeth become darker. More of the darker dentin below the enamel shows and teeth are more prone to staining from red wine, coffee, tea and smoking. It’s why darker smiles look older! We have a couple of great solutions… Read More…


Do You Still Need Antibiotics Before Your Dentistry? Keeping Charlottesville Smiles Healthy with Dr. Jack Kayton
added on: August 9, 2012

It used to be that if you were a heart patient, protocol indicated that you always needed a course of antibiotics before your dental treatments – even before a cleaning. That added up to quite a lot of antibiotic use. New studies are showing that the risks of taking preventive… Read More…


Restoring Chipped, Cracked or Broken Teeth in Charlottesville By Jack Kayton, DSS
added on: July 24, 2012

Time can take a toll on your teeth. Regardless of well you take care of your smile with regular dental exams and checkups, sometimes a tooth will chip, crack or break. If the damage is small and there’s no pain, you may be tempted to not even call the dentist…. Read More…


Bringing Charlottesville Smiles Back to Beauty and Balance With Porcelain Veneers
added on: July 9, 2012

Sometimes the unexpected happens – a car accident, sports, all those sodas finally catching up with you, medications that discolor your teeth in ways that can’t be bleached… If something happens to your front teeth, it be really life altering. Broken, discolored, chipped or damaged teeth in the front of… Read More…


Check Your Smile – Check Your Health… Dental Care from Dr. Jack Kayton Oral Health Leads to Overall Health in Charlottesville
added on: June 29, 2012

While your eyes may be the windows to your soul, your mouth is the window to your overall health. That is why we take our Charlottesville patients’ oral health so seriously – and why we recommend regular check-ups in between what may seem like more advanced dentistry. Even having your… Read More…


Sports Drinks Could be Ruining Your Smile Keeping Charlottesville Smiles Healthy with Dr. Jack Kayton
added on: June 27, 2012

ABC News recently aired a story based on an article published by the Academy of General Dentistry reporting the effects of sports drinks on our teeth. The acid levels in these drinks – drinks that we consume to improve performance and rehydrate during sporting activities – can ruin tooth enamel…. Read More…



Christmas 2011
added on: December 26, 2011

Tree Decorating
added on: December 10, 2011

Sweater Drive
added on: October 11, 2011


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