There’s no fooling your dentist. He or she knows when you haven’t been flossing. It’s written all over your gums.
When you visit the dentist for a cleaning you’re likely getting a lecture about the importance of flossing.
Flossing does about 40% of the work required to remove sticky plaque from between your teeth. FOURTY percent! That’s huge. Clearly flossing is vital to your overall oral health.
Flossing removes debris that adheres to teeth and gums in...Read More
Dentist J. Andrew Hunter 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 dentistry, preventative...Read More
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, why not give them a dazzling first impression? A common way to get a knock out smile is through teeth whitening. We can help you obtain the bright smile you’re looking for. Teeth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform teeth whitening.
Statistics show we place a high...Read More
Are you looking to improve your smile? Do you want a dazzling, knockout smile that will be instantly noticed? There’s a technique dentists use to correct the appearance of teeth. Veneers!
Veneers are a thin, custom made shells that are placed on top of existing teeth, fixing discolorations, gaps, chips, and broken teeth. While veneers and bonding are cosmetic procedures used to treat similar problems, veneers may be a better alternative in cases where the patient wants to adjust the size or...Read More
You’ve spent a lot of money and put in a lot of time in with your dental implants. Now it is essential that you take care of your investment. Dental implants should be treated like natural teeth when going about your dental routines. In order to ensure that your dental implants are healthy and durable, Dr. Hunter recommends the following dental implant care tips:Diet– Be sure to have a healthy, balanced diet! Fruits and vegetables are the best way to guarantee the longevity of your...Read More
Mouthwash is a great addition to our daily dental routine. Oral rinses can be very beneficial in the fight against a variety of oral health problems. Mouthwash is doing more than just giving your breath a boost. Rinsing daily with certain mouthwashes can improve your oral health. We’re talking whitening your teeth, helping to prevent gum disease and fighting plaque! Plus who doesn’t love that minty fresh feeling you get after rinsing with mouthwash?
What are the benefits...Read More
Among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures, bonding is a fast, easy way to correct a number of minor dental aesthetic issues. In dental bonding procedures, a tooth-colored synthetic resin is bonded to the tooth, allowing the dentist to adjust the shape, spacing, and color of teeth. In some cases, dentists may use bonding to correct chips or cracks. In others, bonding can be used to correct smile issues. In some cases, bonding can even be used as an alternative to traditional fillings,...Read More
There has been a longstanding discussion in the dental world over the effects of amalgam fillings. Silver fillings have been used for years to replace holes made by cavities or other tooth related injuries. The controversy surrounding amalgam fillings have to do with the mercury laced filling that they are actually composed of.
In a survey taken by dental professionals, a whopping 72% of individuals had no idea that silver filling contain mercury. Of that percentage of individuals, 92% of...Read More
As far as most Americans know or believe, coffee has always been a big no for dental health. However, according to research done by Boston University, drinking coffee can help protect your teeth from periodontal disease, or the inflammation of your gums and jawbone.
After studying more than 1,000 men for up to 30 years, the researchers found that those who drank one or more cups of coffee each day had fewer teeth with bone...Read More
Today, cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, from whitening and shaping to closing spaces and replacing teeth. And dentists have a wide array of tools and techniques at their disposal for improving the look of your smile.
Before deciding to undergo any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to know the benefits and risks and what you can expect during the process. Make sure you’re clear about what it will cost, how much experience your dentist has...Read More