The Hazards of Smokeless Tobacco

  Many smokers believe that chewing tobacco is a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. This simply isn’t the case! In fact, smokeless tobacco can cause serious health concerns. Smokeless tobacco comes in many forms and goes by many names: dip, snuff, snus, or simply chewing tobacco. Use of these products usually involves sucking or chewing […]

What do you love about our practice?

  At Hunter Orthodontics, we have been creating beautiful smiles for years. Whether you or your family have visited Dr. David Hunter and our team for a single visit or have been loyal patients throughout the years, we would love to hear your thoughts about your experience! In fact, we encourage you to leave a […]

Curing the Nail-Biting Habit

  Do you ever find yourself gnawing at your nails? Nail-biting is a very common and difficult to break habit which usually has its beginnings in childhood. It can leave your fingers and nail beds red and swollen. But if you think that your nails are the only ones getting roughed up by nail-biting you’d […]

Top Five Best Foods for Oral Health

  Some foods are just terrible for your teeth — think cookies and candy bars — but there are certain foods that are beneficial to your oral health. Below, Dr. David Hunter and our team have covered five of the top foods to keep your teeth and gums healthy! 1. Crispy, low-acid fruits and vegetables: […]

Electric Toothbrush: How do you choose?

  Since the introduction of the power toothbrush in the 1960s, this tool has undergone many technological advances, from design and bristle motions to rotation oscillation and sonic vibration. What is rotation oscillation? That’s when the head of the toothbrush alternately rotates in one direction and then the other. Power toothbrushes can deliver up to […]

How to Properly Store Your Toothbrush

  Have you ever thought about how you’re cleaning and storing your toothbrush when you’re not using it? Did you know that the way you store your toothbrush could have an affect on your oral health? In this post, we’ll look at some steps you can take to maximize toothbrush cleanliness and minimize bacteria. Below […]

When Clear Aligners aren’t the Answer

Clear aligners like Invisalign® have become increasingly popular over the past several years and rightly so. They’re removable, easier to clean than braces, and hardly anyone knows you’re wearing them. They are great in treating many cases, but they aren’t for everyone. Below, Dr. David Hunter and our team cover some of the instances where […]

Going Green: how a “green” office can be beneficial to patients

Our green office offers many benefits to patients. And just because we’ve gone green doesn’t mean that we won’t be able to provide the same services as a traditional office. In fact, our goal is to provide the same (or better) services as a regular office, but services that act in harmony with the body […]

Post-Braces Care: Wear your retainer!

  Many patients underestimate the importance of wearing their retainers after their braces come off, but it is one of the most critical post care practices to keep your teeth in alignment. Why spend all that time, energy, and money to straighten your teeth when you don’t plan to keep them straightened after treatment? What […]

More Adults Are Opting for Invisalign®

These days it’s becoming more and more common to see adults at our Glendale, AZ office getting their teeth straightened with Invisalign clear aligners — that is, if you can see them! Treatment with Invisalign is effective and aesthetically pleasing for all ages, but adults have certainly taken to them. For some it may be […]