With Christmas rapidly approaching, we all know that the season for binge eating and great celebrating will eventually take over! Christmas is a time in which we all want to celebrate. This includes indulging in the delicious foods that always pop up around this time of year. However, what we don’t realize is that we are damaging out teeth in the process.
The treats, candies, and overall fully decked out meals all contain ingredients that create problems for your...Read More
Here at Dr. Andrew Hunter’s practice, we offer a variety of procedures in order to satisfy the needs of any patient. Dr. Hunter and his staff is expertly trained in the latest dental techniques. One of these techniques is restoring teeth through the use of Crowns & Bridges.
Crowns are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function. A bridge serves to replace a missing tooth or...Read More
There are millions of individuals out there who currently suffer from anxiety when going to dental appointments. Here are a few suggestions that can help make your next dental visit a positive experience.Ask friends and Family
If you are still limiting yourself by not having a dentist, the first step is to ask your friends and family about the dentist they are going to. Trusting your friends and family is a good way to find out about a great dentist.Search...Read More
Does your smile struggle with cosmetic issues? Individuals with chipped, stained, misaligned, or worn down teeth are always looking for a way to mask their teeth. If you’re looking to gain a beautiful smile, look no further. Here at Dr. Andrew Hunter’s office, we offer Veneers!
Veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth to cover any cosmetic issues. Veneers can be fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory. While...Read More
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
After spending money on your dental implants, 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:Your Diet- Be sure to have a healthy, balanced diet! Fruits and vegetables are the best way to guarantee the longevity of your teeth. Water- Dr....Read More
Studies show that natural-colored fillings are a much healthier option compared to metal restorations. Some metal restorations have traces of Mercury, which can be highly toxic to the body. On the other hand, natural-colored fillings are made of ceramic composites that are durable and long-lasting.
Natural-colored fillings are designed to look like your natural teeth. Patients no longer have to feel self-conscious about noticeable restorations because they can now...Read More
Upon receiving your porcelain veneers, it is vital that you know how to properly care for new and rejuvenated smile. For this reason, Dr. Hunter strongly recommends the following maintenance tips for your porcelain veneers:Hard Foods- Avoid hard foods such as nuts because they could potentially damage the laminate used for your porcelain veneers. Stick Foods- Sticky foods such as caramels should also be avoided because individuals risk damaging their porcelain...Read More
Maintaining your white smile after a professional teeth whitening procedure can be extremely difficult. For this reason, Dr. Hunter of El Cajon lists the following foods and beverages that should be avoided in order for your teeth to remain white and bright:Wine- Dr. Hunter highly encourages patients to stay away from white and red wine after a teeth whitening procedure. Wines contain staining agents that put your white smile at risk of discoloration. Tea- According...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