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Posts for: June, 2013

By ason A. Dunville, D.D.S, P.C. General Dentistry
June 28, 2013
Category: Oral Health

Let's say you happen to be sitting on a plane next to supermodel Bar Refaeli, who was recently voted #1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list. You're a little nervous, but you want to make a good impression. What's the first thing she's going to look at? Your expensive suit? Your sculpted torso? How about — your smile!

“Teeth are the first thing I look at,” explained the glamorous cover girl in a Maxim interview. “A nice smile with beautiful teeth is the most attractive thing.”

We wholeheartedly agree. But, of course, not everyone is lucky enough to be born with a perfect set of teeth. What to do then?

“Let's just say that with today's orthodontists, I don't understand why people wouldn't fix them,” Refaeli stated. Need we say more?

The Israeli supermodel, who has appeared in several Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, knows what she's talking about. Refaeli started modeling as a young child, but had to put her career on hold for a few years while she got braces. When they came off, at age 11, she began her steady climb to the top of the modeling business.

Plenty of aspiring actors and models — as well as regular folks — get braces as children. But if you're serious about improving your smile, it's never too late to have orthodontic treatment. For adults, there are many options available in addition to the standard metal appliances.

Colorless ceramic braces offer a less noticeable way to correct misaligned teeth. Made of high-tech materials that resist staining, their translucent appearance blends so well with the look of your natural teeth that it can be hard to tell you're wearing them.

Clear aligners are an alternative to braces that are worn 20-22 hours per day. They consist of a series of precision-made, transparent “trays” that gradually straighten your teeth over a period of time. Best of all, you can remove them for special occasions — like meeting a supermodel.

Which type of orthodontic treatment is best for you? Why not come in for a consultation and find out! Working together, we can evaluate your situation and develop an effective, individualized treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.

If you have questions about orthodontic treatment, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine article “Orthodontics For The Older Adult.”

By Dr. Jason A. Dunville
June 26, 2013
Category: Oral Cancer
Tags: oral health  

We would like to introduce a new procedure we are offering all patients. It is an oral cancer screening called visilite. With oral cancer on the rise, we want to be able to offer our patients the best, and assist with all their healthcare needs. For more information on the oral screening please follow the link below. 

By Dr. Jason Dunville
June 24, 2013
Category: Oral Health
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Neglecting your dental visits can have an effect on your health as a whole. More and more research is becoming available on Periodontitis and the affects of not visiting the dentist on a regular basis. The link below identifies and discusses the bacterium responsible for the stages of periodontal disease and the significant steps that need to be taken by individuals to avoid long term damage. 

By Dr. Jason Dunville
June 19, 2013
Category: Oral Health
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Have you ever been diagnosed with gingival inflammation or gingivitis? Are you a frequent visitor to the dentist? Below is an informative article based on "gum disease" and what every individual should know. The importance of seeing your dentist twice per year is part of protecting your overall health. Periodontal disease is now being viewed as a medical disease and oral inflammation is now considered the number one source of inflammation in humans. Is it time that you manage your dental care like you manage your medical care? We are here to help. Please call the office for a new patient appointment 573-635-2571. 

By Dr. Jason Dunville
June 17, 2013
Category: Oral Health
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Dry mouth is a problem many people face but few are aware of treatments available. The link below discusses causes, symptoms and treatments available.