Produced for the patients of Dr. Dunkleberger Summer 2014
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REFERRALS. WE APPRECIATE THEM!
from the dentist
CREATING Beautiful Smiles Esthetic & Family Dentist
Our goal is to
help you have the
best possible oral health for
a lifetime. For some people,
only the high cost of repair
is a motivator to adopt
preventive habits. They know
that the longer they wait, the
more dental repairs will cost.
Decay in one tooth, if
left untreated, will spread.
Instead of one filling,
you’ll likely need a crown,
increasing the cost by more
than six times. Further
delays could result in root
canal treatment – even more
The early stages of gum
disease are easy to treat with
dental intervention and good
home care. Without these
therapies, it can result in
It is never too late to
start a preventive oral
health program. Remember
…prevention is the best
Yours in good dental health,
Straight Teeth = Health
The added benefits of Invisalign
We seek the maximum benefits from
everything. Look at cell phones. They’re
not just for calls anymore – they’re for
email, web surfing, and entertainment.
Talk about multi-beneficial!
Why should your
be any different? You
can have more than
just straight teeth.
With Invisalign®, not
only can you improve
aesthetics, but more
(bite), periodontal health,
and overall health.
When teeth are
misaligned they can be
difficult to clean. Gaps and
crowding can exacerbate
the buildup of bacteria,
making the development of periodontal
problems likely. The resulting gum
disease has been linked to overall health
issues, including diabetes, heart disease,
stroke, and a host of other systemic
troubles. This illustrates the need for
straighter teeth – not just for looks, but
for your health.
You can even begin to reap the
benefits during treatment, because with
Invisalign, unlike braces that cannot be
removed, aligners can be removed to eat
and at cleaning times. This allows for
proper brushing and flossing techniques
which reduces your risk of periodontal,
and overall, health problems. You can
better maintain effective oral care.
Once Invisalign treatment is
complete, your bite will be correct,
and chewing and possibly even speech
improved. Realignment also relieves
stress on the supporting bones and
jaw joints, preventing future problems.
And of course, your proud smile will be
bright and beautiful.
True Quality Shows
When you’re smiling – we’re smiling!
Gum disease is a triple threat. It arrives silently without
symptoms, so opportunities for prompt treatment are
missed. It can damage your oral and general health, and
it can profoundly diminish your quality of life because
untreated gum disease can affect your day-to-day
life in many ways…
l Your mouth and face can really hurt. It is an infection
after all, and as such, involves swelling and bleeding.
l You can find it difficult to chew food which puts your
general health at risk. Flavor can be greatly reduced.
l Altered chemical and digestive processes in your mouth
can lead to Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other digestive
disorders that will inhibit your work and social life.
l You may find it challenging to communicate clearly
because of loose or missing teeth.
l You can experience deep feelings of embarrassment and
isolation because swollen gums, missing or tilting teeth,
and prematurely aged and sunken facial features may
inhibit you from smiling.
Thankfully you’ve got us! With
regular visits and assessments, and
a little home care instruction if
you need it, we can help you
avoid gum disease and help
decrease your risk for other
Regular oral cancer screenings
While you may think that cancer of the mouth is
rare, it will be diagnosed in over 100 people each day
in North America, and someone dies from it every
hour every day.
l Younger non-smoking patients under the
age of 50 are the fastest-growing segment
of the oral cancer population.
l 75% of head & neck cancers originate
in the tongue, 17% on the lip,
14% on the mouth floor.
l When found at early stages of
development, oral cancer patients
have an 80-90% survival rate.
Please keep your regular
hygiene appointments where we
can thoroughly check for signs of
anything unusual. That could be all
it takes to save your life.
Root canal Rx
The power of words to conjure feelings like anxiety is truly
amazing. Say “root canal” and you know what we mean. That anxiety is
residue from the very distant past, as today, this procedure is comfortable
and safe. With advanced endodontic techniques and technologies, it’s also
fast, efficient, and without discomfort.
Treating teeth that have become infected, damaged from injury, or contain
a slowly dying nerve can protect you from pain and suffering in the here and
now ... and extensive restorations, discomfort, and expense in the future.
Once we’ve saved your tooth, we’ll restore it to its former strength and beauty
with a crown. That way you and your tooth – and your smile – will be protected
for the long-term!
Candy Is Dandy
But a great smile is better!
Smiling is even better than feel-good chocolate! It creates a caloriefree
happiness loop that reinforces your feelings of joy, and socially,
it helps to create trust with others. People can tell if you are smiling
on the phone, even if they can’t see you! So if you’re not smiling
because it embarrasses you, cosmetic veneers could give you
high-speed access to the gorgeous smile you want.
Veneers are individually sculpted just for you. They’re so
natural-looking that no one will know you have them ... but
they will definitely notice how beautiful your smile is.
Here are four great things that
veneers can do for you…
1. Brighten dull, yellow, or even darkly stained teeth.
The modern materials we use also resist future
2. Correct slight twists, overlaps, & gaps – instantly –
3. Camouflage chips & cracks.
4. Re-balance the appearance of teeth that are
misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped.
If you’d like brighter teeth, skip the sugar high and
give us a call or tell us at your next recall appointment.
Let’s talk about improving your smile!
Results may vary
What you eat has a powerful
impact on your teeth. Not just on
an immediate level – when sugars
and acids break down teeth enamel
– but nutritionally. To fortify your
smile, choose fresh produce rich
in provitamin A (beta carotene)
including collard greens, cabbage,
spinach, lettuce, carrots, sweet
potato, pumpkin, and kale. Eat
raw, cooked, or baked! Low-cal,
nutritious, and delicious!
Kudos For Kale!
Enrich your smile
Try Healthy Kale Chips
1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
l Preheat oven to 350ºF.
l Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
l Remove the leaves from the thick stems & tear
into bite-sized pieces. Wash & dry thoroughly with
a salad spinner.
l Toss dry kale in olive oil & sprinkle with salt.
l Spread on cookie sheet and bake until edges brown
(about 10-15 minutes). Make sure you watch
closely to avoid burning.
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The day your children leave
the nest and start college marks a
major life milestone, both for them
and for you. They’re on their own
and now need to make important
decisions every day without Mom or
Dad around to help and to provide
the occasional gentle reminder …
like making certain that they pay
attention to their dental health and
don’t forget their regular checkups.
The plain fact is that periodontal
(gum) disease very often begins for
adults when they leave home and
strike out on their own. This period
may also coincide with an end date
for certain types of dental care
insurance that many families have.
And being in a different city means
Accept Our Gratitude...
For your referrals
We’d like to thank all of you for
sending your family, neighbors, and
even business colleagues to our office.
These referrals mean a great deal to us!
They tell us that we’re doing a great job
for you and your family, and that you
trust us to do the same for other people
in your sphere of influence.
That’s why we are so committed to
continuing education and to leadingedge
technology, procedures, and
materials. And it’s also why we work so
hard to streamline recordkeeping and
claim processing to keep your visits
Yes, we really appreciate the new
business you send us! As professionals,
the real brass ring is knowing that our
team is providing gentle, caring, and
excellent dentistry to you and yours.
When you think of cosmetic
dentistry, you may not think of Botox®
and dermal fillers. But the truth is,
the appearance of your mouth and
smile has a lot do with how attractive
you look and feel. Today, cosmetic
dentists have the skill and know-how
to use Botox and dermal fillers to
enhance your lips, smooth lip lines,
and eliminate wrinkles around the
mouth to create a more beautiful and
Don’t Let It Slide!
Good habits. Good health.
either finding a new dentist or trying
to schedule appointments around
holiday time at home.
Let’s face it: your bright young
offspring are much more interested in
making their way through college and
creating a career than worrying about
gum disease, and who can blame
them? But science has irrefutable
evidence that gum disease, left
untreated, directly affects an adult’s
chance of stroke, heart disease,
osteoporosis, cancer, and even
Make sure your scholar has
regular checkups throughout the
college years. Their lifetime of happy
healthy smiles may depend on it.