Category: General Dentistry
What are free sugars?
Free Sugars, defined by the World Health Organization Nutrition Guidance Advisory Group, are monosaccharides and disaccharides added to food by the manufacturer, cook or consumer, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices, and fruit concentrates.
What do free sugars do?
Free sugars ultimately affect 60-90% of school age children and a majority of adults when it comes to the issue of tooth decay. According to a...Read More
Are you suffering from broken, chipped, or missing teeth? If so, a Dental Crown can be placed over a tooth to restore its strength and appearance. Dental Crowns have several uses such as to protect a weak or broken tooth. Also, Dental Crowns are used to cover a large filling or help support a dental bridge. Dr. Hunter of El Cajon, CA highly recommends dental crowns because of the following advantages:Natural Looking – Porcelain and composite Dental Crowns have the...Read More
Dr. Hunter encourages his patients to avoid receiving metal restorations and receive natural colored fillings. Patients agree that metal fillings are unfavorable because of their unappealing appearance. Instead, patients are raving about natural colored fillings provided by Dr. Hunter. Dr. Hunter guarantees that natural colored fillings match the shade of your teeth that allow them to be visible unnoticeable. Compare to metal fillings, natural colored...Read More
General dentist, Dr. Hunter, provides all the general dentistry procedures needed to ensure your oral health is at its best. General Dentist, Dr. Hunter, provides the following general dentistry procedures:Crowns and Bridges Natural Colored Fillings Inlays and Onlays Instant Orthodontics Treating Periodontal Disease Treating TMJ and TMD Providing Mouthguards
Not only is Dr. Hunter...Read More
Keeping your gums in a healthy state is a lot more important than you may think. In addition to brushing and flossing, Dr. Andrew Hunter DDS says a healthy diet can also help you maintain healthy gums and prevent periodontal disease.
Here are a few ways to help keep your gums healthy:Brush often Floss daily Use mouthwash Avoid foods with lots of sugar and caffeine Eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals, i.e. vegetables Visit for regular dental cleanings and...Read More
Dentist J. Andrew Hunter of El Cajon, CA is proud to offer the best in comprehensive dentistry. He believes in overall wellness and in making a personal connection with each patient, so that he can offer the best custom treatment plan for each individual.
Learning your personal history, your present condition of oral health and wellness and your future expectations helps to establish which type of treatment options are right for you.
Dr. J. Andrew Hunter has an array of cosmetic...Read More
Cosmetic dentistry can create the bright natural looking smile you deserve. Whether you are 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. Dr. J. Andrew Hunter of El Cajon, CA offers some information on the cosmetic procedures he offers.
Porcelain Veneers – Fingernail-thin shells are adhered to the front surface of the tooth. Veneers can fix...Read More
Dental Bonding is a great way for you to regain confidence in your smile if you have chipped or broken one (or more) of your teeth. Dental Bonding is a process of directly applying a tooth-colored composite to your tooth. Once the composite is applied, our dentist will sculpt and shape it to make a perfect looking tooth. A high-intensity ultraviolet light is then used to harden the composite and is finished off by a fine polishing.
Not only is dental bonding useful for chipped and broken...Read More
Veneers can be a great way to fix the color and/or shape of a tooth.
Some advantages of using Veneers are:They provide a natural tooth appearance. Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well. Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains. The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter. Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape-veneers generally don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that dental...Read More
The only one who can really tell if it’s time for you to get dentures is your dentist. Dr. J. Andrew Hunter of El Cajon, CA has the expert knowledge and expertise to suggest dentures after a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth. If dentures are suggested by Dr. J. Andrew Hunter, there are several denture options available and he will help you decide which is best for you.
The following are some signs that you are a good candidate for dentures:
Severe tooth decay: if the...Read More