New Year Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

The New Year is a time for reflecting on the past and setting goals for the future. Why not add your child’s oral health to your list of resolutions. Continue reading

Foods to Avoid after Dental Sealants

Molar teeth contain pits and crevices that are difficult to clean even with careful brushing and flossing. Food, plaque and bacteria can build up in the crevices and cause tooth decay. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children receive sealants on permanent molars as soon as they erupt, which is usually between six and twelve years of age. Continue reading

Orange Park Fall Festival

We’d like to thank everyone who came by our booth at this year’s Orange Park Town Festival! We had a great time passing out goodies and sharing information about our office and services. Continue reading

Why kids need dental X-rays

Since every child is unique, the need for dental X-ray films varies from child to child. Films are taken only after a complete review of your child’s health, and only when they are likely to yield information that a visual exam cannot. Continue reading

Another Happy Patient!

Another happy patient

We love hearing about your experience.

“I brought my grandson in for his cleaning today for the first time and was impressed with the professionalism of the staff. Continue reading

Did you know Dr. Kailes played softball?

Did you know Dr. Kailes played softball as a kid and is still ranked in Tufts University record books? Continue reading

What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is a term used to describe the decay that develops when baby teeth have frequent and prolonged contact with too much sugar. It can occur when babies are put to bed with a bottle, when a bottle is used as a pacifier, or if a baby uses a bottle or sippy cup for extended periods of time. Bacteria already in the mouth feed on the sugar, multiply, and produce acid as a waste product. This acid attacks the teeth and tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay. Continue reading

Shark Week

We had a blast celebrating Shark Week! Continue reading

2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Kailes attended the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas. 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