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Is Cow’s Milk Really The Best Milk For Teeth? 
added on: August 25, 2020

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

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

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

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

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


“Why Is My Mouth Watering So Much?”
added on: August 14, 2018
man wonders

Talking about spit isn’t incredibly glamorous, but it sure is important. Especially for those who produce too much of it. When someone has too much saliva, they may be embarrassed and uncomfortable by the common side effects of something called hypersalivation. At our dental office Charlottesville, we want these patients… Read More…


Manual Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush
added on: July 10, 2018
toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes have been gaining popularity over recent years, and many claim to remove more plaque, tartar, and bacteria than traditional manual toothbrushes. But the team at our dental office in Charlottesville wanted to find out if these promises are actually true. Here’s what we know… According to the ADA… Read More…


3 Things All Men Need to Know About Their Oral Health
added on: June 6, 2018
stubborn man not listening

The truth is, men are more likely to skip the recommended bi-annual visits to the dentist. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, many American men simply don’t go to the dentist unless they have a problem. However, by maintaining dental appointments twice-a-year they can prevent many of these problems… Read More…


Doing This for 4 Minutes Every Day Can Keep You Healthy
added on: May 17, 2018
woman brushing teeth

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Dedicating four of those minutes to brushing your teeth will not only help protect your smile and keep your breath fresh, but it can also protect your overall health. While brushing your teeth may seem like a pretty simple task, there are a… Read More…


Are Allergies to Blame for Dental Problems?
added on: May 10, 2018
woman with allergies

At our dental office in Charlottesville, we know that there are a lot of things that can affect oral health — from genetics to tobacco use, to not brushing enough to eating too much sugar. But can your allergies actually be one of those things that puts you at increased… Read More…


What’s the Point of Dental X-Rays?
added on: April 24, 2018
dental x-rays

At your bi-annual dental appointments, you most likely have dental x-rays taken. While these images are an important diagnostic tool, just what are they showing and why are they important? At our dental office in Charlottesville, we don’t want any patient to have anything done and not know why. That’s… Read More…


“Why Do I Have Dreams Where My Teeth Fall Out?”
added on: March 27, 2018
woman wakes from nightmare

At our dental office in Charlottesville, we occasionally have a patient who is concerned with a recurring dream where they lose their teeth. Sometimes one tooth becomes curiously loose and just pops right out. Other times the whole mouth of teeth begins to crumble, leading to a totally toothless smile…. Read More…


Think Twice Before Drinking That Green Beer
added on: March 12, 2018
green beer

The luck of Irish tends to be with everyone during St. Patrick’s Day, whether or not there’s an ounce of Irish in them. Besides wearing a lot of green, one of the most common ways to celebrate this holiday is by drinking a lot of beer. At our dental office… Read More…


6 Things That Increase Your Risk of Cavities
added on: February 6, 2018
woman looks at her teeth in mirror

When we think of things that cause cavities, we typically imagine a diet packed full of sugary sweet treats. But our dental office in Charlottesville wants you to know that eating a lot of sugar isn’t the only thing that increases your risk of developing cavities. In fact, there are… Read More…


Wine & Oral Health
added on: December 20, 2017
holiday dinner with wine

We are all aware that there are certain foods your dentist in Charlottesville just isn’t a big fan of. These foods typically include super sweet candies and treats, popcorn with hidden damaging kernels, and of course sugary sodas and juices. But there may just be one more to add to… Read More…


How to Get Fresher Breath for All Those Mistletoe Moments
added on: December 11, 2017
kiss under the mistletoe

Nobody wants to struggle with the embarrassment of bad breath. But during this time of year it may seem like a bigger deal than normal. With all the close-talking at holiday parties and potential surprise moments under the mistletoe, bad breath can damper anyone’s good time. At our dental office… Read More…


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…


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…


“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
frenectomy

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
sensitive

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…


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…


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…


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