Middlebury, Connecticut

Joy K. Lunan DDS

Joy K. Lunan DDS

819 Straits Tpke
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 598-7920
Joy K. Lunan DDS, Dentists, Health and Beauty, Middlebury, Connecticut

Joy K. Lunan DDS provides high-quality cosmetic and family dentistry to patients in Middlebury, CT. Dr. Lunan and her team are dedicated to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of every smile, using tried-and-true techniques, like teeth cleaning, and advanced procedures, including dental implants. The cosmetic dentist has more than 20 years of experience optimizing oral health.

Unlike other dentists, Joy Lunan DDS strives to provide dental health care that goes beyond basic disease care through thorough exams and state of the art technology. In addition to teeth cleanings, flossings, sealants, and fluoride treatments, routine visits include meticulous inspections for teeth and gum disease in order to prevent minor issues from becoming major infections. 

The dentist also checks for oral cancer using the VELScope Oral Assessment System, a sophisticated screening technique, and offers Schick digital X-rays when necessary. Joy Lunan DDS combines long-established dental treatments with the latest technology in the industry to maximize oral health.

Once your mouth is healthy, Joy Lunan DDS will focus on creating the gorgeous smile that you deserve. The cosmetic dentist removes stains through safe and effective teeth whitening treatments. She will also offer more involved procedures, like dental implants, porcelain veneers, and dentures to make your smile sparkle. With thousands of hours of continuing education in dentistry under her belt, Joy Lunan DDS is one of the most trusted dentists in the region.

Joy Lunan DDS and her team pride themselves on providing the best dental care for the entire family. To schedule a consultation for teeth whitening, teeth cleaning, or treatment for gum disease, call (203) 598-7920 or visit the practice's website

Announcements & Events from Joy K. Lunan DDS
4 FAQ About Amalgam Fillings, Middlebury, Connecticut
If your teeth are damaged or decayed, your dentist may recommend amalgam fillings. These safe and effective options will restore the strength and function of your teeth. He...read more
5 Common Misconceptions About Dental Veneers, Middlebury, Connecticut
Porcelain or resin composite veneers are excellent solutions for patients dissatisfied with the color, shape, or size of their teeth. Unfortunately, there are many myths about t...read more
How to Keep Your Teeth White & Healthy Between Dentist Visits , Middlebury, Connecticut
You’re never fully dressed without a smile – but if your teeth are stained or discolored, you may not feel confident in sharing your grin. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry proced...read more
Depression, Anxiety and Your Oral Health, Middlebury, Connecticut
During this time of year when it’s cold and dark outside, many people start to feel anxious or depressed. These “winter blues” you may be experiencing are referred to as SAD, or...read more
Mouth Friendly Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Middlebury, Connecticut
This delicious and hearty soup will warm you up and fill you up too! They say chicken soup is good for the soul, but Dr. Joy Lunan says it’s also good for your mouth. All that tooth ...read more
When people think about the danger of smoking cigarettes, they usually think of increased risks of lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. But it’s also important to know that t...read more
Your oral health gives you one more reason to live a healthier lifestyle this new year. The mouth is interconnected to our body. What’s good for one, is good for the other. So it mak...read more
With all the fun at festivities during the holidays we tend to forget how hard those festive moments are on our teeth. Most of our favorite holiday foods are especially bad for our o...read more
As the holiday season gets closer you may find yourself searching for a gift for that certain someone. Since eating cookies and candies are ineveitible this time of year, why not giv...read more
It’s important to see your dentist for regular cleanings to maintain optimal oral health. Yet even if you practice perfect oral hygiene at home, dental problems sometimes still ...read more
Per Wikipedia – The toothbrush is an oral hygiene instrument used to clean the teeth, gums and tongue. It consists of a head of tightly clustered bristles where toothp...read more
Oral cancer is among the deadlist, with a death rate higher than many types of other cancers. About 30,000 new people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Sadly, among them,...read more
Thanksgiving is a special time that is set aside each year to give thanks for one’s blessings. This holiday was originally held to celebrate good harvest, a healthy year and to ...read more
Small children are unpredictable and difficult to manage, which is why it can feel impossible to create a solid oral hygiene routine. Fortunately, by focusing on teeth cleaning early...read more
The preteen and teen years can be difficult for our kids. We don’t want to add dental concerns to their list of worries. Braces, wisdom teeth, clear skin, and bad brea...read more
Halloween and candy go hand in hand like ghouls and goblins. While it’s fine to enjoy a treat now and then, it’s no secret candy isn’t good for your teeth. Fortunately, you can reduc...read more
Regular visits to your dentist are essential to proper dental care, but what are you doing between visits to take care of your teeth? Much of the dental care you receive throughout y...read more
The fact that sugary drinks can lead to cavities and tooth erosion is well-known.  Therefore, many people are making the switch to sparkling water and sugar-free fizzy drinks. I...read more
One of the reasons we all love the autumn season is the beautiful colors we see everywhere! The leaves vary from brown, red, orange, green and yellow! The range of colors can be...read more
The days are getting a bit shorter, and the nights are more crisp. Fall is on it’s way! That means ~ football season! No matter who your favorite team is, chances are you will be doi...read more
Discovering that you are about to be a parent can be overwhelming, which is why some women overlook the importance of regular dentist visits during their pregnancies. However, as&nbs...read more
If you were to wash your hands and then saw blood, you would be concerned right? Yet, so many people think it’s ok that their gums bleed when they brush their teeth. Did you know thi...read more
Summer always goes by so fast, and before you know it you’ll be preparing the kids for the classroom again. One way to do that is to have them start with a nice clean, sparkly smile....read more
It’s summer again. The kids are off from school and the weather is perfect for a little getaway. If you are a camper you’ve probably booked your plans in advance and are ready to go!...read more
Also known as bruxism, chronic grinding of teeth can be quite damaging, especially for people who exercise this behavior in their sleep. As a trusted dentist in Middlebury, CT, Joy K...read more
The weather has warmed up and it’s a great time to be outside visiting or entertaining friends while enjoying this beautiful weather. It’s no surprise that July has been dubbed “Nati...read more
Teaching the kids about proper oral health can be fun! Check out these family activities from Dr. Joy Lunan and show them what happens when you don’t take good care of your teeth. T...read more
E-Cigarette Flavorings Damage Blood Vessel Cells, Study Suggests. Use of alternative tobacco products including electronic cigarettes is rapidly rising. The wide variety of flavored...read more
Ahhh, summertime is finally here again, and with that comes vacation getaways for many. All you want to do is get away and relax, get a tan, do some shopping or maybe dine out. Then,...read more
Have you been thinking about that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? Veneers are a great solution for teeth that are stained, chipped or that have spaces or gaps. However, ve...read more
A clean, white smile helps you make better first impressions, which is why teeth whitening treatments are so popular. However, many ask cosmetic dentists how frequently the...read more
Have you ever wondered if some candy is better for your teeth than others? Well Dr. Joy Lunan is here to tell you that not all sugar is created equal. Some candies are less damaging ...read more
This week is National Men’s Health Week so listen up fellas. You may have all the muscles in the world or the know-how to make it as a business leader, but that doesn’t make you...read more
June is National Dairy Month. This celebration started back in 1937 as National Milk Month as a way to promote drinking milk, but the name soon changed to Dairy Month. National Dairy...read more
June is upon us and this month is full of different treats by way of fresh produce. From cucumbers to kale and blueberries to rhubarb here are some of our favorites at Dr. Joy Lunan’...read more
Dr Joy Lunan woud like to take this opportunity during New Friends, Old Friends Week to thank her patients who have referred family members, friends or co-workers to her de...read more
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs when plaque and tartar build up under the gumline. Tartar is the solid form of plaque, or the sticky, whitish biofilm that form...read more
  The month of May offers many delicious oportunities for fresh vegetables such as artichokes, peas, garlic, leeks, fava beens and more. Dr. Joy Lunan picked out three of ...read more
           May is National Smile Month!    Smiles come easy when we are happy and feeling great. It shows our happiness, our joy, excite...read more
Everyone knows that too much stress impacts our mental health and physical well-being. Did you know that the effects of all that stress can lead to problems with your mouth, teeth an...read more
May is National Family Wellness Month. As a dentist in a family dental office, Dr. Joy Lunan treats children, adults and seniors. As you could probably imagine each of these age grou...read more
April has many delicious and healthy varieties of fruits and vegetables to try. Let’s focus of three of Dr. Joy Lunan’s favorites – oranges, rhubarb and limes. Oranges It’s co...read more
Did you know that according the The Oral Cancer Foundation close to 49,750 americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. Oral cancer will cause 9750 deaths this year ...read more
If you’re not entirely satisfied with your smile, you should discuss it with a cosmetic dentist. Whether you have an unsightly gap or broken or chipped teeth, cosmetic dentistry offe...read more
Most of us are familiar with the dental tips for keeping gums healthy. You know...brushing, flossing and avoiding sticky, sugary foods. But, did you realize, that certain foods are a...read more
Spring is almost here and for many of us that means it’s time to do some spring cleaning around our homes. Most of us will start with cleaning curtains and windows, organizing old cl...read more
For years now, you’ve heard it’s important to see your dentist every six months for a teeth cleaning. However, this isn’t just to prevent dental decay, gum disease, and other related...read more
Did you know that the National Kidney Foundation estimates that 1 in 9 Americans (20 million adults) have chronic kidney disease? In addition, an additional 20 million are at an incr...read more
Do you have trouble getting your child to brush their teeth? It is so important to teach them the importance of good oral health habits, but it can sometimes be very frustr...read more
If you are looking for help preparing your kids for their first trip to see us at the dental office, try turning to books. Parents can play a vital role in helping their ch...read more
  Jaclyn Y. ~Verified Patient ~ Leaves 5 Star                Review For Dr. Joy Lunan’s Dental        ...read more
Do you have pain in your mouth that just won’t go away? Do you wince when you eat something hot or cold? Do you have sore teeth or jaw pain when you wake up in the morning? Ther...read more
Veneers are one of the most popular and easy ways to enhance your smile. They’re easy to apply, look natural, and fix a number of cosmetic issues. The staff at Joy K. Lunan DDS, in M...read more
Are these cold winter temperatures causing your teeth to be sensitive? Or perhaps you tend to pass on your favorite hot or cold beverages because you know your teeth will hurt. Do&nb...read more
When it comes to caring for your teeth, addressing health needs and concerns is crucial. However, the appearance of your smile is also important, and your dentist can help improve th...read more
It is pretty much common knowledge that smoking is bad for one’s health. We are all aware that is causes many medical problems, sometimes, even fatal ones. What many people don’t rea...read more
Let’s celebrate! January is National Soup Month, and what better meal to warm up with on a cold winter's day or night? We all have a favorite, whether you're partial to broth or...read more
December is moving right along and perhaps you’ve even started to do some holiday shopping. You’ve undoubtedly noticed the commercials on the television highlighting all sorts of sal...read more
The holiday season is here whether we are ready for it or not. Did you know that Americans will spend close to $500 billion on holiday gifts? Unfortunately, this money will be s...read more
If you need a dental crown to repair a broken or decayed tooth, you may be wondering what your options are. Many people think there are only two options: metal and natural. However, ...read more
So, be honest, when was the last time you flossed? You hear that question from us at Dr. Lunan’s office everytime you come to see us. Some of our patients have even respond...read more
During Thanksgiving, we at Dr. Joy Lunan’s office look forward to delicious food and time with family and friends just like you do. While no one wants to think too much while in cele...read more
The holiday season is upon us and you can bet there will be no shortage of parties and family gatherings. There’s sure to be lots of photos taken, and, chances are, some of those pho...read more
  Our Patient (Mark W.) has just completed our survey. Here are the results:   ...read more
Did you know that over 29 million people living in the United States have diabetes? That’s almost 10% of our population! And that’s not all. Nearly 2 million new cases are ...read more
With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and, yes CANDY! The sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you aren’t careful. Here’s why – The bact...read more
2018 is just around the corner! Dr. Lunan wants to remind you to take advantage of any unused dental insurance benefits. Make sure to use all available benefits to complete any...read more
October is here and that means it’s National Chili Month, and what better way to warm up on a chilly fall day than with a delicious bowl of homemade chili? When you think of ch...read more
Louis D. Leaves Dr. Joy Lunan a 5 Star Review!  Left on: 09-30-2017 Office Cleanliness   ~     5 STARS Staff Friendliness    &nbs...read more
October 10th is National Face Your Fears Day. Would you believe that some people don’t look forward to their dental visits due to fear??    What better time than now ...read more
Are you seeing pink everywhere?  Well, that’s because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! During this observance it’s important to keep in mind the effect your oral health has ...read more
Having a great smile is important, but if you’re uncomfortable with how your teeth look, you should consider talking to your dentist about dental veneers to help restore your teeth a...read more
An apple a day keeps the Doctor away. This is so true! Biting and chewing an apple has dental as well as general health benefits. While eating an apple isn’t the same as brushing yo...read more
World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.  There are several types and deg...read more
Now that the kids are back in school it’s time for moms and dads to pamper themselves a bit. What better way to do that than with a professional dental cleaning at Dr. Joy Lunan’s de...read more
Your smile is the way you greet the world, and nobody wants to greet new people with yellow teeth! There are many types of teeth stains.  They can be genetic, environmental or ...read more
Cosmetic dentists are experts in the art of creating a perfect smile. But this branch of dentistry does more than improve your looks. When you visit Joy K. Lunan DDS in Middlebury, C...read more
Preventing gum disease is one of the most important aspects of dental health care. If left untreated, the infection will work its way deep beneath your gum line, attacking the t...read more
Well, it’s that time of year again – Time for the kids to head back to school!! Every child wants to look their very best when they start their new school year.  Parents h...read more
Everyone knows that drinking water is good for your health.  Our bodies are made up of 60% water, and staying hydrated - helps your system to distribute healthy nutrients, gets&...read more
Nobody likes having a close quarters conversation with someone who’s just had garlic and onions for lunch.  Fresh Breath Day was created to promote fresh breath and to help us a...read more
  When you are a guest at a party you obviously can’t control   what foods or drinks your hosts will serve, but you can enjoy   their hospitality while taking prec...read more
Many patients have heard of a dental crown but may not know what they are or how they can help their teeth look and function better.   A dental crown is a custom made rest...read more
A dentist recommending chocolate?  Yes, that’s right, you read correctly.  And just in time –National Chocolate Day is July 7th. Most of us consume more chocolate tha...read more
What is National Kissing Day? ~ July 6th There are as many types of kisses as there are people to pucker up, and who doesn’t love a good kiss?  Whether it’s a qu...read more
Are your teeth tender?  From acidic foods to certain toothpastes, a number of culprits could be to blame. Does drinking and ice cold beverage cause you dental discomfort? ...read more
5 Star Review Left by Erin S.   02/13/2017  Dr. Lunan is the best! She's progressive, sincere and a perfectionist.  She will always guide you to the best treat...read more
We all want a beautiful smile. But  have you ever thought about why, or what it could do for you? Let’s take a look at the top 5 benefits of a beautiful smile. 1.  Smiles ...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News June, 2017 Boost Brain Power ...read more
 Joy Lunan DDS News June, 2017 Swelling: A Sign to...read more
The following review was left by one of our patients on May 21, 2017  “I highly recommend Dr. Lunan and the entire staff!  Excellence, professionalism, knowle...read more
June is National Smile Month! Smiles are free, they’re contagious, relieve stress, boost our immune systems and smiling is considered is a universal sign of happiness. As if we nee...read more
Do you ever wake up in the morning with your jaw clenching and a pounding headache?  You are not alone.  These symptoms may be associated with your temporomandibular joint ...read more
Survey Response Report: J. Y. has just ...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News   5 Clues Your Child Is not Bru...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News   The Dental Woes of Women ...read more
Dental implants are one of the best solutions for missing or damaged teeth. They can restore a smile, generate healthier gums, and build self-confidence. But are they okay for childr...read more
     High Blood Pressure is called the silent killer because although it contributes to potential killers such as stroke and heart attack, those who suffer from it oft...read more
As soon as you lose a tooth, you might start thinking about replacement options like dentures and dental implants. Although bridges and dentures might seem like a fast and budget-fri...read more
                Why is your dentist taking your blood pressure …. after all, it’s a dental office not a medical clinic. There are man...read more
Brace yourself for some depressing news.   Dental patients who take antidepressant medication may be 4 times more likely to experience failure of a dental implant, accordi...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News   Deciduous Teeth Decidu...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News   The Aging Mouth: What’s Norma...read more
Dental implants are metal or titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone underneath the gum line. Once implanted, your dentist will fit replacement teeth or bridges ov...read more
What is a Concussion? April is Youth Sports Injury Awareness Month A concussion is a brain injury. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head.  Sometimes even what s...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News   Chipped Teeth Choices ...read more
  If you’ve been nursing severe dental pain that’s particularly troublesome when you eat – with sensitivity lasting long after you’ve tucked into that meal or enjoyed a drink –...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News   Keep Waking Up With Headaches...read more
Doing some spring cleaning? While you’re busy beating rugs, cleaning curtains and organizing cabinets, don’t forget to check your bathroom counter! Add these four items to your check...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News March, 2017 Should You Worry if Your...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News March, 2017 Them Bones, Them Bones… ...read more
If your teeth are a few shades darker than you’d like, turn to Joy K. Lunan DDS in Middlebury, CT, for professional teeth whitening. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lunan can...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News    Heavy Drinking Linked t...read more
Having a whiter, brighter smile can significantly impact your life in more positive ways than one. Joy K. Lunan DDS aims to help patients enhance their beautiful smiles through ...read more
How Oral Health And Heart Disease Are Connected    www.middleburydentist.com    (203)-598-7920  Dr. Joy K Lunan It's increasingly common to hear that oral ...read more
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Do you know about our referral program?   Tell a friend about us and earn rewards! …...and your reward is a whitening kit by the makers of ZOOM. Designed specifically for you ...read more
When it comes to caring for teeth, there’s no one better than the dentist at Joy K. Lunan DDS. Based in Middlebury, CT, this skilled professional have earned a trustworthy ...read more
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  January, 2016 Health Watch: How Bottled Water Affects...read more
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Seniors at Greater Risk for Dental Cavities Joy Lunan DDS News  http://www.middleburydentist.com   ...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News January 18, 2017 Seniors at Hig...read more
5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy and Beautiful Smile The New Year is traditionally a time to make resolutions to help better yourself and improve your life.  In order to ...read more
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to show it than with a beautiful smile?  With family gatherings and aunts and cousins sending you fruitcakes, there will be plen...read more
Joy Lunan DDS News   ~ visit us at  middleburydentist.com       December, 2016 ...read more
Even with conscientious dental care, teeth lose their natural whiteness over time. Luckily, professional teeth whitening can scrub out stains and transform dull smiles into megawatt ...read more
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to show it than with a beautiful smile?  With family gatherings and aunts and cousins sending you fruitcakes, there will be plen...read more
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Practicing sound oral hygiene habits is an important part of maintaining your health, and that includes visiting a dentist regularly. According to the American Dental Association, at...read more
If you feel uncomfortable about your smile or have damaged teeth, dental veneers can be an ideal way to cover them up, improving the look and health of your mouth...read more
Visiting the dentist as a child for the first time can be a scary experience. Joy K. Lunan DDS, of Middlebury, CT, treats patients of all ages, including young kids, and kn...read more
Cavities are a common issue for children and adults, alike. You should schedule routine teeth cleaning appointments with your dentist to find and fix these issues before they ca...read more
A bright, white smile builds self-confidence and ensures optimal dental health. Proper oral hygiene and regular teeth cleaning are important for keeping your pearly whites strong and...read more
When it comes to a healthy smile, many people focus on their teeth. However, your gums are equally important to the overall health of your mouth. Gum disease is one of the biggest co...read more
Dental implants represent a great solution to tooth loss, however, they are not suited for every patient. Joy Lunan DDS of Middlebury, Connecticut, can advise you as to whether ...read more
When you're missing teeth, you’ve likely considered consulting a dentist about dental crowns or implants. While both are viable options, each one has its own unique advantages. ...read more
Many of us have had a cavity or two, but unless you're a dentist or oral hygienist, you probably don't fully understand what defines a cavity. More importantly, how do you prevent th...read more
When you've got a busy schedule, making and keeping appointments with your dentist can be a challenge. In fact, such appointments are often the first things to be put off when you've...read more
There is a long list of things you need to check off before your child’s first birthday. One of those important things is visiting the dentist. First-time parents are usually surpris...read more
With all the methods of prevention available, there's no reason not to stay ahead of any potential dental dilemmas. Joy K Lunan DDS of Middlebury, CT, is a family and cosmetic d...read more
Halloween is a fun holiday; there are costumes, haunted houses, tricks, and, of course, treats. Kids aren’t the only ones eating candy on Halloween, either. While trick-or-treating i...read more
Think you can get away with not flossing? Think again. Flossing is just as important to daily dental care as brushing your teeth, because it cleans the tight spaces between teeth and...read more