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Zoom Whitening, Summer’s coming are you ready? El Cajon Dentist

There is never a better time to brighten up your smile then right NOW!!!  Summer is rapidly approaching.  ZOOM is a great way to look good and feel good.  Clean, healthy looking teeth and a great smile never goes out of style.  Here at the office of Andrew Hunter, D.D.S.  our whitening expert will help you get 8 to 10 shades lighter in one visit.  For a limited time, we will also customize whitening trays to take with you so you can keep that bright beautiful smile for years to...Read More

Posted on April 10, 2017 By Deanne in , , ,

Choosing the Right Toothbrush! | El Cajon Dentist

We all know that brushing and flossing are the two most important aspects of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Dentists recommend you brush and floss at least twice a day, it’s important to do it properly in order to receive the expected benefits. One of the keys to brushing properly is to use the right toothbrush, and to care for it properly.

With all the different varieties of toothbrushes out there, which is the right one? While different people will prefer different styles of toothbrush –...Read More

Posted on October 15, 2015 By sitemanager in , ,

Cosmetic Dentistry | El Cajon Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry procedures can create the bright natural looking smile you desire. Whether you’re interested in a complete smile design, restoring chipped teeth or want to whiten, we can improve your smile. Cosmetic Dentistry is composed of several different types of dental procedures.

Below are some of the cosmetic options Dr. Hunter offers:

Dental Crowns – A perfectly fitted restoration that repairs and strengthens a tooth that has fractured has a large cavity, an old filling that...Read More

Posted on October 3, 2015 By sitemanager in ,

Detecting Gum Disease | El Cajon Dentist

Gum disease is something that can affect 3 out of 4 people in a lifetime. Gum disease is typically painless and you may not know you have it. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Gum disease, or periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. It is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss. As we mentioned it’s typically painless and can be hard to spot yourself. Below are some...Read More

Posted on September 29, 2015 By sitemanager in , ,

Gum Recession | El Cajon Dentist

One of the most common dental problems is gum recession, but it’s frequently ignored because it occurs slowly.  But what is gum recession? It is the process of the gums pulling back from the tooth, exposing more of the tooth material than normal. Many patients first notice tooth sensitivity, or perhaps they notice a single tooth looks longer than the others. While gum recession is often painless, it should not be ignored.

Fortunately, receding gums can be treated in a variety of ways. Mild cases...Read More

Posted on September 12, 2015 By sitemanager in ,

Damage Soda Causes to your Teeth | El Cajon Dentist

Americans love their soda! They’re fizzy, bubbly, they’re refreshing, they’re delicious…they’re ruining your teeth! Yes, soda. Of course, in moderation it poses very little threat, but a steady consumption of soft drinks is one of the leading causes of tooth decay. It’s no secret there exists a strong link between soda consumption and tooth decay. Heavy soda consumption has also been linked to other health complications including diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

We’ve all probably...Read More

Posted on August 31, 2015 By sitemanager in , ,

Oral Benefits of Gum Chewing | El Cajon Dentist

Millions of Americans chew gum. There’s a variety of options out there. Some options can be detrimental to teeth others can be highly beneficial. It doesn’t matter why we chew gum to distract from a bad habit, for the taste of ‘sweetness’, or to freshen our breath. The act of chewing and chewing the right kind of gum is what we’re going to focus on.

The physical act of chewing increases the flow of saliva in your mouth. If you chew after eating, the increased salivary flow can help...Read More

Posted on August 15, 2015 By sitemanager in ,

Teeth Whitening | El Cajon Dentist

We see bright white teeth everywhere, on television adds for whitening products, on celebrities, even your local newscaster. We all desire a spectacular smile. Obtaining that desired smile is increasingly easy. There are a variety of cosmetic treatments to obtain a whiter smile. Most people are familiar with the varying teeth whitening treatments. From over the counter whiteners to professional services provided by your dentist.

Several brands of toothpaste claim to whiten teeth, and stores sell all...Read More

Posted on July 19, 2015 By sitemanager in ,

Advantages of Dental Implants | El Cajon Dentist

Dental implants have been used in dentistry to replace missing or broken teeth for about 50 years.

Dental Implants are artificial tooth replacements that resemble your natural tooth. Implants are most commonly used for individuals who have cracked or even missing teeth. Dental implants provide a multitude of advantages to any individual looking to create a beautiful smile!

Here are some of the advantages of considering Dental Implants:

Versatility

Though dental implants have...Read More

Posted on July 19, 2015 By sitemanager in

What is the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease? | El Cajon Dentist

Nobody wants to hear they have gingivitis or worse periodontal disease. It can be embarrassing not to mention costly to treat. Both derive from poor oral care habits and both can be avoided with proper oral care and regular visits to your dentist.

Gingivitis is inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is most commonly a result of poor dental hygiene. Gingivitis is a very common condition and varies widely in severity. It is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed...Read More

Posted on June 29, 2015 By sitemanager in , ,