Overcoming Dental Anxiety at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry

Overcoming dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety impacts many people, including some Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry patients. Today’s post answers some questions asked about this vital topic.

What Are Long-term Consequences of Dental Anxiety?

The most detrimental consequence is when a patient delays dental care until a pain becomes excruciating. At this point, the trouble is usually extremely advanced and requires extensive treatment. Moreover, there are usually many other dental problems in varying stages of progression. Several oral conditions at once can risk general health and well-being, so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Schedule an appointment with Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. There are several specific fears associated with dental anxiety and dental phobia. Fear of pain, fear of the unknown, fear of loss of control, and embarrassment because of poor dental health are the most prevalent concerns. During your consultation, we will address each of your particular fears and discuss how we can help you to overcome them.

We have helped many patients in overcoming dental anxiety during dental exams and treatment. First off, we take things slowly. We explain exactly what is going to happen before each procedure. Furthermore, we always treat our patients with compassion, because we care about them. Lastly, we agree upon a nonverbal signal, such as raising a hand, to cue the dentist to remove the instrument from the patient’s mouth. Then he/she can take a break, breathe deeply, regain composure, ask questions, and learn the status of the procedure.

These methods go a long way to calm anxious dental patients. At the very least, they help the patient get through a treatment that is necessary. With each subsequent visit, the patient is comforted by increased familiarity, greater confidence, and a strengthened relationship with our friendly and thorough team. To learn more about overcoming dental anxiety or any other dental topic, please call Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 616-784-2377.

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769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan


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Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull are passionate about helping our patients have healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. Contact us today at 616-784-2377 and we can answer any questions you have about dental health, cosmetic dentistry, or smile makeovers.
We have been serving the Comstock Park area since 1974, and we would love to make you another one of our satisfied patients. If you’re wondering about fluoride and tooth decay, or dental veneers and teeth whitening in Comstock Park, we’d be happy to schedule a consultation for you. Call now!

Drs. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park Michigan

Meet Dr. Bruce Stewart

5 Reasons To Get To Know Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull In Comstock Park, MI

family dentist Comstock ParkHello Comstock Park residents!  Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, has been serving the Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta,  Walker, and Rockford, MI area since 1974.

Our very friendly and thorough staff has helped us create a dental practice where we treat patients of all ages with superior experience and care. We are currently accepting new patients, so we invite you to come in and meet our staff if you are looking for a general or cosmetic dentist. Our services include but are not limited to:

  1. Implant dentistry
  2. Restorative dentistry
  3. Porcelain veneers
  4. KöR and Zoom! teeth whitening
  5. Invisalign

Many of our new dental patients ask us about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers and dental implants. We would love to answer your questions about these procedures as well as our other dental services.

The dental health of our patients is our top priority, and if you are in need of quality dental care, please call Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry at 616-784-2377 or visit us on the web at https://www.greatmismiles.com/meet-dr-bruce-stewart.

Thank you for visiting the Comstock Park dental blog and for taking the time to learn more about our dental practice, Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry. Call today to schedule an appointment .

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan

Stewart and Hull: Serving Michigan’s Dental Needs since 1974

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When choosing a dentist, residents of the Grand Rapids, MI area are always looking for experience, quality care, and convenience.  Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry is located at 769 York Creek Dr NW in Comstock Park, Michigan. We have made it our mission to serve the dental needs of this community.

Our friendly and thorough staff is committed to helping our patients achieve superior oral health. We always encourage our patients to build good dental habits in their Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker, or Rockford, MI homes so that the whole family can benefit. We enjoy educating patients and serving their dental needs.

We also know that our patients want to look their best, so we are ready to answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, and dental implants.

We serve patients from age 3 to 93 and our most popular procedures are:

Implant dentistry
Restorative dentistry
Porcelain veneers
Teeth whitening

If you are looking for an experienced family or cosmetic dentist in the Comstock Park area, please call our office at 616-827-7019 to make your appointment. You can also visit us on the web at https://www.greatmismiles.com/meet-dr-bruce-stewart.

Contact us today!

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan

Looking For A Great Dentist In Grand Rapids?

Looking For A Dentist Comstock Park

Finding a fantastic dentist in Grand Rapids is often achieved with a personal recommendation. The most common way people find a dentist in a new area like Comstock Park is to ask a friend or neighbor, “Who is your dentist?” The answer is usually followed up with an explanation about whether or not your friend likes their dentist, and whether they would recommend them.

Patients evaluate a dental practice on the dentist’s chairside manner and dental skill, the services offered, location, dental office atmosphere, wait times, and availability of dental financing.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull are experienced, caring dentists serving the Comstock Park, MI, community. Our practice name is Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, and we welcome new patients from Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker, Rockford and all surrounding areas.

We realize that most of our new patients come to us by word-of-mouth referrals and patient testimonials. It is our goal to deliver such a terrific dental experience that you will be compelled to tell your friends about how happy you are with our dental service.

We offer cosmetic, general and restorative dentistry, including:

Porcelain veneers
Implant dentistry
Teeth whitening

We invite you to schedule a consultation by calling us at 616-827-7019. We look forward to meeting you.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull, DDS

Friday Hours Are Here with Dr. Eric Hull

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Eric Hull will be joining us on Fridays. Many of our patients can only come in on Fridays, and to meet those needs Dr. Hull will be here from 7:00 am to noon, with the possibility of expanding those hours as demand dictates.

Originally from Midland, Michigan, Dr. Hull graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota with a major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. From there he moved to Loma Linda, California and attended the University of Loma Linda School of Dentistry. Dr. Hull chose Loma Linda for his dental education partially because of their emphasis on clinical experience. At both Loma Linda School of Dentistry and Bethel University, Dr. Hull was consistently on the Dean’s List. While a student at Loma Linda, Dr. Hull went on a two week service learning trip to San Marcos, Nicaragua where he performed extractions and restorations. He also worked at a free dental clinic for the underserved in San Bernardino, participated in Loma Linda’s “Clinic with a Heart”, and worked at a free dental clinic for migrant workers.

We are proud of Dr. Hull’s accomplishments and commitment to good dentistry and feel fortunate to have him working with us.

A New Face at Dr. Stewart’s office

We have a new face around Dr. Bruce Stewart’s office, Kimberly. She is our new Dental Team Assistant and is working with the hygienists and assistants to keep things running smoothly in the clinical area.

In addition to working with us, Kimberly is a wife and a mom to three children who keep her very busy with her activities. Their household also includes a black lab. As if that were not enough, Kimberly is also going to school to become a dental assistant.

Welcome Kimberly. We are delighted to have you on our team!

Fun in Chicago with Dr. Stewart and staff!

Repeating a hit from last year, Dr. Bruce Stewart’s office had a staff outing to Chicago last weekend. The staff took the train to Chicago early Friday morning and returned later Saturday night. The weather cooperated and added to the enjoyment of all as we checked out some of Chicago’s newest and oldest stores, looking for bargains and unusual items for children and grandchildren back home. Friday night we gathered for a delicious dinner at an Italian restaurant. After hours of conversations and laughter, the trip back was much quieter than the trip down. A great time was had by all!

Christmas Ornaments Are Coming!

We are pleased to announce that the beautiful hand blown glass ornaments that have decorated Dr. Bruce Stewart’s office the past two years are back! Women at Risk International installed the decorated Christmas tree on November 18, and it looks beautiful. The ornaments on our tree are made in Egypt and include several different shapes, such as humming birds, and all sell for $15. This annual fundraiser for WAR International places roughly 450 decorated trees around Grand Rapids in various offices. WAR International raises money to help educate women and children in underdeveloped countries and helps them escape human trafficking and slavery.

Many of our patients were sorry to have missed the opportunity to purchase these unique ornaments when they found out about them last January. If you have never seen the ornaments, please come in and take a look. They make beautiful Christmas and hostess gifts, and help a wonderful cause. The ornaments may also be purchased at the WAR Boutique in Rockford or Wyoming. You can see what they look like or learn more about this great organization by visiting the Women at Risk International website.

Thank you so much for your support this holiday season. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Check Your Flex and Health Savings Accounts

School has begun, the air is getting cooler and fall will officially arrive next week. After a summer filled with warm-weather activities and relaxed schedules, we are all getting into our new fall routines. This is a good time to check your Flex Accounts and Health Savings Accounts to make sure you will use all the money you have set aside. If you have dental treatment that was diagnosed but not completed, we will be happy to give you estimates on the costs of the treatment. If you have insurance we will do our best to give you an accurate estimate of your portion after insurance. Let us help you maximize your benefits. In the process you will be improving your dental health and over-all physical health. That is a win-win!

Dr. Stewart and team