COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Dear Patient Families,

The safety of our families, our team and our community are of utmost importance to us. We have been monitoring the COVID- 19 pandemic guidelines closely. At this time the American Dental Association, along with the Florida Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry have recommended that all non-emergency treatment be postponed. It is with a heavy heart that we announce our office closure until April 15th, 2020 unless otherwise advised by the ADA, AAPD, FDA, and CDC. We are working on rescheduling patients that are impacted by this closure.

If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office at 904-215-7800. We will have a doctor on call to address emergent needs. We are now offering tele-dental services for dental emergencies.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your family. We will continue to update our community of any changes through our Facebook page and/or email. Thank you so much for your understanding during this very rapidly changing situation. We will all get through this together.

Stay safe,

Team Kailes

Tips for Helping Your Teething Toddler

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Between about 13 and 19 months, toddlers are set for their first set of molars to erupt. While some make it through the teething process relatively unscathed, others experience a range of symptoms that may include pain, irritability, sleeplessness, inflamed gums, drooling, rash and relentless chewing or gum rubbing. At two years of age, when the second set of molars begins to erupt, these symptoms can intensify for some children.
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Helping Kids Overcome the Fear of the Dentist

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It’s normal for children to be nervous or scared of new experiences. It can be intimidating for a stranger to put unfamiliar equipment in their mouth. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. Some people carry this fear into adulthood. That’s why facing the issue head-on as early as possible is a great way to prevent any complications later on.

Here are some great tips that will help your kids get over their fear of visiting the dentist. Continue reading

Top 5 tips for taking care of braces

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Clean teeth and healthy dental practices while wearing braces are necessary since braces can easily trap food and plaque. When that happens, the chances of tooth decay go through the roof.

Let us look at some helpful tips to ensure your child’s braces stay clean and in good shape so that they can function properly. Continue reading

Should your teen still see a pediatric dentist?

Should my teen see a pediatric dentist?

A question we are often asked is, “Should my teen still see a pediatric dentist or switch to a dentist for adults?” We say, Yes! Teens should definitely continue to see their pediatric dentist. Here’s why.
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What parents need to know about teeth grinding or clenching in kids

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Kids may be hyper-aware of how other people behave, but they still lack much self-awareness over their own habits. When it comes to teeth grinding, even adults struggle to notice when they start clenching their own jaw. The truth is, children are more likely to grind their teeth than adults so it’s especially important for parents to make themselves aware of the signs, causes, and treatment. Continue reading

Tips for teaching your kids to take care of their teeth

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As a parent, you worry about your children. It’s only natural. From teaching nutrition to good study habits, watching over kids is a full-time job! One of the most challenging habits to teach your kids is good oral health. Kids can be forgetful and brushing and flossing can seem like chores.

Here are a few tips and tricks to make your life as a parent a little easier when it comes to children’s teeth. Continue reading

What are space maintainers and why might your child need one?

Your child’s primary teeth (baby teeth) play an important role in their dental health. Not only do they save space for the permanent teeth but they also help guide them into position and encourage normal development of the jaw bones and muscles. Continue reading

Important vitamins and minerals for children’s teeth and gums

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We all know that brushing and flossing are important for our children’s overall health, but the type of food and liquids we consume daily can have long term effects as well. Consuming a balanced diet of foods rich in vitamins and minerals will help ensure your little ones will have healthy teeth and gums to last a lifetime. Continue reading

What are the benefits of early childhood dental visits?

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Your child’s oral health is just as important as any other aspect of their physical development. Their teeth are meant to last a lifetime and with proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, children can have a lifetime of healthy smiles. Continue reading