Guide To Healthy Tooth Enamel

Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry Guide To Healthy Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the body, but it is neither indestructible nor renewable. It’s important to brush and floss daily, and have regular checkups at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park.

We recommend using a toothbrush with soft bristles. Use it after every meal to gently clean away food particles. It is best to brush right after eating. The sooner you remove food debris from your teeth, the better.

Flossing regularly is also essential to keep gums healthy. Whether the food is on tooth surfaces or hidden in between, it is not doing your enamel any good.

As for checkups, an average of about two per year is best. In some cases we’ll want to see a patient more often.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we want each patient to enjoy excellent dental health. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our practice for general and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and much more. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

 

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Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry For Stunning Smile

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Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we use cosmetic dentistry to create beautiful smiles for our patients. And we do it every day!

While creating beautiful smiles is our goal with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, it isn’t a simple process. The overall objective is to ensure the health and function of our patients’ smiles, along with their appearance.

Our teeth are subjected to a lot of wear and tear, and even the brightest smiles can become dull over the years. We offer in-office Zoom teeth whitening, which takes about two hours, and a professional-strength, take-home whitening kit that can whiten your smile in as little as two weeks.

If your teeth have unsightly chips or cracks, cosmetic dentistry can address them with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth to produce a smile your friends will envy.

These and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can all be drawn together into a smile makeover that leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. A smile makeover brings out your very best!

To find out what cosmetic dentistry from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park can do for you, call our office to schedule an appointment. People throughout Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to us for Invisalign clear bracesdental implants, complete family dentistry, and much more. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Tooth Whitening For A Whiter Smile

Comstock Park Tooth Whitening For Whiter Smiles

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest cosmetic dentistry procedures we have, at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. There are a lot of whitening options out there. How do you find what works for you?

The dental care aisle at the grocery store is filled with whitening products. Rest assured, no strips, gels, or toothpastes can match the results you’ll get from professional whitening.

We offer Zoom! in-office whitening, a light-activated procedure that can revitalize your smile in one visit. We also offer professional home whitening that you can do at your convenience in your home.

Having your teeth whitened professionally can be a huge boost for your self-confidence. You’ll look younger, and find it easier to make a positive impression on other people.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer to improve smiles every day. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to us for Invisalign clear braces. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Our Top Priority At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry In Comstock Park

Comstock Park teeth bleaching best priceAt Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, our top priority has always been our patients. Not only do we want each one of you to enjoy excellent dental health, we want you to have a positive experience in our office.

What do we mean by a positive experience? No one really enjoys going to the dentist and we understand that. Most of the procedures we offer aren’t painful, but no one likes having a bunch of tools in their mouth. One of the things we always aim for is efficiency. Rest assured we’ll be thorough but we won’t have you in the chair any longer than is necessary.

Above all, we will keep you fully informed and explain to you what we’re doing. Dentistry is a science with a lot of big words, but we’ll always make sure you know what’s involved with your unique situation.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, each patient is our top priority the moment they settle into one of our chairs. We want people from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI to be happy with their experience here. Our services include Invisalign clear bracescosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and complete family dentistry. Please call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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The Many Benefits of Clear Braces

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Invisalign clear braces like those available at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park have transformed the way we can straighten teeth. If you’re interested in braces that are more comfortable and manageable than conventional braces, give us a call.

Unlike conventional braces, clear braces are made of a clear synthetic material. Technically they aren’t even called braces, they are called aligners. A series of aligners are worn over a period of months. Each new aligner slightly changes the pressure on your teeth to bring them into proper alignment.

Aligners have a number of advantages over metal braces:

  • Nearly undetectable. Since they’re clear, people standing just a few feet away may not know you’re wearing them.
  • Removeable. You can pop your aligner out at mealtime, and to brush and floss.
  • Comfortable. Metal braces have drawbacks like abrasions inside the cheeks and getting food caught in the brackets when you eat. Clear braces? Not an issue.

Best of all, Invisalign clear braces from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park deliver great results! Patients throughout Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to our practice for dental implantscomplete cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

Are Dental Implants Really Like Natural Teeth?

Do dental implants really function like natural teeth? That question comes up at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, as patients weigh their tooth replacement options.

Dental implants may sound too good to be true, but they really do look and function like natural teeth.

We’ll use this space to describe exactly what dental implants are. First of all, a clarification: a dental implant is not, strictly speaking, a replacement tooth. An implant is really a titanium post that we insert into the jaw; the post is a support for the artificial tooth.

Implants are typically made of titanium, which is fully compatible with human bone. This is one of the great things about them: they completely fuse with the bone and become a part of the body. Cases of rejection are rare.

The implant acts as a substitute for the tooth root that was lost along with the natural tooth. One implant can support one artificial tooth, and several can support a bridge or full dental arch.

The process, on average, takes about six months, start-to-finish. Once it’s fully healed most patients can’t tell the difference between the implant and a natural tooth. They’ve got full biting and chewing power, and teeth that look as real as they function.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we offer single tooth dental implants and implant-supported bridges and dentures. Patients throughout Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI are enjoying their benefits. They also come to our practice for clear braces from Invisalign, complete cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

When It’s Better Not To Brush

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This message from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park is about tooth enamel. Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body and has the critical job of protecting teeth from constant use and from the assault of chemicals in food and drink.

Enamel also safeguards tooth nerves from hot and cold food and beverages. That’s why enamel loss often causes tooth sensitivity.

Cuts heal. Bruises fade. Broken bones mend. The body’s ability to heal itself is truly extraordinary. But tooth enamel is different. When it’s gone, it’s gone. We encourage our patients to shield their tooth enamel for a lifetime of dental health.

This may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes it is better NOT to brush immediately after eating. Specifically, after eating acidic items. The acid weakens the enamel which can be further weakened by brushing. Waiting 60 minutes will allow the acid to dilute. Rinsing immediately after eating acidic foods is also helpful, because it washes away some food particles and speeds up the dilution of the acid.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park the dental health of each patient is important to us. Find out why people from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to us for clear braces from Invisalign, complete cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Straight Teeth, No Metal

Would you like a more perfect smile, one with straight white teeth? Of course you would! With Invisalign clear braces from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, you can straighten your teeth without having to put up with metal wires and brackets.

Clear braces have transformed the way we straighten teeth. Technically known as aligners, they look like an athlete’s mouthguard.  A series of aligners are worn that increase pressure on your teeth to gradually bring them into proper alignment.

The benefits to choosing Invisalign clear braces include:

  • Minimally invasive. Unlike conventional braces, they have no metal and are very comfortable.
  • Removeable. Clear braces are removed at mealtimes and to brush and floss your teeth. For best results, they should be worn 22 hours a day, including overnight.
  • Virtually undetectable. They are clear and subtle – so subtle, that people just a few feet away from you may not realize you’re wearing them.
  • They work! Most important, Invisalign clear braces can bring your teeth into proper alignment.

Clear braces from Invisalign are available at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. We have used them to improve the smiles of patients from all over Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI, who also come to us  for family and cosmetic dentistry. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

Debunking Dental Myths

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In this post from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we focus on three common myths about dental health.

  • All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth. We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once.
  • Don’t Worry About Baby Teeth; They Will Just Fall Out. Baby teeth serve several important purposes. They allow kids to eat and speak properly. They retain proper spacing for permanent teeth.
  • Pulling A Tooth Is Just As Good As A Root Canal. We will let the American Associate of Endodontists explain this one: “Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option … Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate.”

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we offer complete general and cosmetic dentistry services. People throughout Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to our practice for dental implantsInvisalign clear braces, and much more. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park would like to discuss your tooth enamel and how you can best protect it.

Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Sadly, enamel erosion is extremely common, though largely preventable.

Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are certain medications, teeth grinding, acid reflux, gastrointestinal ailments, chewing ice or other hard substances, and eating disorders.

Here are five quick facts about enamel erosion:

  1. Enamel is unlike many other tissues in the body; once it is gone, it can’t be regenerated.
  2. According to the NIH, 41% of youth already have enamel erosion.
  3. Too-forceful brushing can damage enamel.
  4. Diet sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks are just as dangerous as sugared sodas.
  5. Dry mouth can weaken enamel because it results in less saliva which helps keep enamel healthy and strong.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, your dental health is always our top priority. We’ve improved the smiles of people from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI with  family and cosmetic dentistry and   Invisalign clear braces. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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