Your Comfort is Our Priority at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry

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Whether you go willingly to your dental check-up, or if you are hesitant about getting dental work done, Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry would be happy to help you improve your smile. At our office, we have opened our doors to smiling patients since 1974. We understand that comfort is the key to happy patients. To make your visit more comfortable we offer Nitrous Oxide, warm neck rolls, blankets, pillows and paraffin hand wax.

Learn About Our Valued Services

A complimentary consultation will inform you of dental services available to enhance your smile. Not only do we offer implant dentistry, but we also see patients for porcelain veneers, dental crowns, Zoom tooth whitening, Invisalign orthodontics, composite fillings, dentures, and more. We offer such as wide variety of treatment options because we want to make a difference in the lives of our patients. We understand that your smile contributes to your happiness and self-esteem, so we want you to have the smile that you deserve.

Schedule an Appointment

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we’ll get you in a comfortable seat while we explain to you what we have to offer.   Interested in an outstanding experience? Our team of dental professionals encourages anxious and cautious patients alike to visit us at our 769 York Creek Dr NW office or to give us a call at our office.

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


4 Ways to Boost Your Smile with Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry

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At our dental practice, Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we have been serving the Comstock Park, Michigan area since 1974. Today in our Grand Rapids dental blog, we would like to highlight four ways you can improve your smile dramatically with aesthetic dentistry.

1. Teeth Whitening is a quick and non-invasive procedure that can do wonders for your smile. External tooth whitening occurs when teeth whitening agents bleach the teeth directly. This can be done in your home or in our office in as little as two hours.

2. Dental Implants are another common procedure that many Comstock Park residents seek. A dental implant is secured into the jawbone to replace the roots of a lost tooth. A crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth. Along with improving appearance and restoring tooth function, a dental implant can also help to keep bone support and prevent bone recession from occurring.

3. Dental Bonding can be done with various materials such as porcelain and composite resins. With recent advances in cosmetic dental procedures, these materials can more precisely replicate natural tooth structure and natural appearance. This procedure is commonly used to fix chipped or cracked teeth.

4. Porcelain Veneers are another outstanding solution for cracked or chipped teeth. Veneers are thin shells that protect your teeth and vastly improve their overall appearance. They are always custom made to provide each patient with a unique dazzling smile.

We hope this post has helped you to get better acquainted with some highly effective aesthetic dentistry treatments. A combination of procedures can be used to give Comstock Park dental patients a complete smile redesign. To schedule an appointment at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, please call our office at 616-784-2377.

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


Unexplained Headaches or Jaw Pain in Comstock Park?

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At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we have been practicing quality general and cosmetic dentistry since 1974. Have you noticed any unexplained jaw pain recently? Or maybe you’ve noticed that you constantly have headaches. In today’s post, we will focus on malocclusion, a possible cause for these issues.

Malocclusion is the dental term for when your top and bottom teeth don’t come together as they should. The ideal bite is when the upper teeth are slightly forward of the lower teeth. You have probably heard of “overbites” and “underbites” but the two arches can be misaligned in many other ways as well. Crowded teeth can also cause a bad bite, as well as the opposite situation – teeth that are too far apart.

If the misalignment is very slight, there are often no related issues. However, if the malocclusion is moderate to severe, the patient is at risk for many other health issues such as difficulty chewing and speaking, headaches, hearing problems, increased decay, jaw pain, and gum disease. The domino effect of these problems can get pretty serious. For example, chewing difficulty can trigger ulcers and gum disease increases the risk of stroke and heart disease. Consider also how these problems can impact a patient’s emotional well-being and power to perform their job.

There are several effective treatments for malocclusion, but first, you need a diagnosis. If you suspect that you have a misaligned bite, we hope this post has given you some good reasons to talk to our dental team at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry. Call 616-784-2377 to schedule a consultation and exam. Our practice also offers services such as TMJ treatment, tooth extraction, and dental implants.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


Both Smoking And Vaping Put Your Smile At Risk

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As defined by the FDA, “e-cigarettes are devices that allow users to inhale an aerosol containing nicotine or other substances.” A recent study on the impacts of e-cigarettes on oral health has more bad news for men and women who believe vaping is less dangerous than smoking traditional cigarettes.

The Harmful Effects of Smoking and Vaping

The study was published in the journal Oncotarget, were researchers concluded that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and irreversible cellular degeneration. These conditions, in turn, can lead to periodontitis, oral cancer, and tooth loss. Don’t let cigarettes, electronic or otherwise, ruin the smile you’ve worked too hard for.

Before e-cigarettes appeared on the scene in 2005, the number of men and women who smoked traditional cigarettes had remained fairly steady. The unforeseen rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, however, has generated a widespread health risk, especially for the nation’s teenagers. “Between 2011 and 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General found e-cigarette use among high school students increased by 900 percent, with more teens now using e-cigarettes than cigarettes.” Vaping has become a large issue in the U.S. and it isn’t just affecting the oral health of adults.

Discuss The Topic With Us

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we care about the oral health of our patients. Our experienced team treats patients suffering from smoking-related oral health ailments with expertise and compassion. We also endeavor to offer accurate information about public health issues. We add our voice to the healthcare professionals who are working to inform the public about the hazards of e-cigarettes and clear up the misconception that they are somehow less risky than traditional cigarettes. If you would like information about cosmetic dental services such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental implants, then schedule an appointment with us.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


What A Difference A Day Makes

Same Day Smile Makeovers At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry In Comstock Park Have you ever wished your cosmetic dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as quick and easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently affixed to your natural teeth. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, veneers are used alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures in complete smile makeovers.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be constructed in any size or shape.

Are veneers strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to our team. We will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in your mouth.

How long do veneers last?
Some smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago and they still look great! If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers or cosmetic dentistry, please call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


5 Ways To Prevent A Cracked Tooth

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A cracked tooth can be painful, unattractive, and costly to repair. Today’s post in the Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry dental blog contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong.

1. Don’t chew on hard things. You should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, and beef jerky. Also, be wary of pitted fruits—that peach may be soft but if you bite hard into the pit, you could damage a tooth.

2. It is vital to protect your teeth while engaging in any physical activity where your mouth can be hit. If you enjoy pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer leagues, flag football, and many other activities, you should be using a well-fitting mouth guard.

3. Don’t use your teeth as a tool. Take a minute to find a pair of scissors before you tear open a package of lunch meat or rip the price tag off a new piece of clothing with your teeth. Use a nutcracker for nuts. A quality dental crown can cost hundreds of dollars.

4. Most people know that grinding your teeth is harmful, but did you know that it can lead to a cracked tooth? If you know or suspect that you are a tooth grinder, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull to see if you would benefit from a bite splint. Chronic head or jaw pain can be caused by teeth grinding.

5. Lastly, make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Your dentist can alert you to conditions that might predispose you to cracked teeth, such as having an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. Your dentist may also discover tiny cracks you aren’t aware of. Repair these cracks early before more damage ensues.

If you already have a cracked tooth, never fear! Treatment is available for cracks small and large. Porcelain veneers/crowns, cosmetic dental bonding, and dental implants are all used to repair or replace damaged teeth. If you break a tooth, call 616-784-2377 or visit us in person. 

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


Dental Veneers: Do You Need Help with Tetracycline Stains?

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At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, our mission is making the smiles of our dental patients bright and beautiful. Today, we are going to talk about ways to enhance your beautiful smile with teeth whitening.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Maybe as a teenager, you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne but have now been left with discolored teeth. If you are like many Comstock Park adults, you have sipped on dark beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine over the years – and your teeth are showing the effects. Call us today at 616-784-2377 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Recommended Treatments

One of the options we recommend at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry for treating discolored teeth is tooth whitening. This can be done in the office in as little as two hours with Zoom whitening or at your convenience with our at-home whitening system.  If your teeth are discolored from tetracycline then you would benefit from dental veneers, sometimes called porcelain laminates. Dental veneers not only restore discolored teeth, but they can cover worn, chipped, and cracked teeth.

This is done by placing a thin composite of porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth leaving a gorgeous, white, flawless smile. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we feel that dental veneers are the least invasive form of cosmetic dentistry, yet the results are stunning. The smiles of our happy patients after receiving dental veneers are dazzling.

Are You Ready for an Appointment?

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we also offer teeth whitening, dental implants, and Invisalign invisible braces in Comstock Park. Come to see why the patients of Comstock Park have been improving their smiles at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry since 1974. We look forward to hearing from you.

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


The American Dental Association: Promoting Dental Health Since 1859

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Hello, thank you for visiting the Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry blog today. Our practice has been providing exceptional dental care to the Grand Rapids and Comstock area since 1974. Today’s message is about the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA logo on tubes of toothpaste and containers for floss, but what exactly does that mean and how does it affect you?

What is the American Dental Association?

The ADA’s objective is to improve the level of public dental health by supporting the dental industry through not-for-profit federal, state, and local associations. It was formed in 1859 and is currently run by its members, which at present total over 160,000 dental professionals.

The ADA Seal of Acceptance is not an endorsement of a product per se, but rather is a confirmation of the assertions made by a product. Companies who want the ADA certification and seal for a product must submit proof of rigorous scientific testing. Once submitted, the ADA re-tests the product to further verify the results that were submitted. There are currently over 300 products on the market in the United States with the ADA seal on them.

The ADA does more than analyze dental products. Here are some other ways the ADA works to accomplish its mission:

  • Provides resources to support dentists and their practices
  • Educates the public about dental health
  • Works to maximize access to dental care
  • Offers advice on vital issues that affect the dental industry
  • Collaborates with other organizations on scientific research projects and public health initiatives
  • Offers scholarships to dental students

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re currently looking for a trusted dentist in Comstock Park, then look no further than Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry. Our practice offers advanced general and aesthetic dental services such as teeth whitening, implant dentistry, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign braces. Please call our office at 616-784-2377.

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


Aesthetic Dentistry: Proud Smiles at a Proud Dental Practice

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Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry is proud to serve not only Comstock Park but the greater Grand Rapids area as well. Our friendly dental team consists of proud members of the same communities that we serve. Trust us when we say it’s absolutely worth a trip to our practice to see improved dental health and increased confidence in your appearance.

A Smile To Be Proud Of

Are you proud of your smile? You should be. Your smile is completely unique. It can articulate friendliness, confidence, and joy. If you aren’t proud of your smile, why not make it the perfect reflection of who you are as a person? With aesthetic dentistry and advanced cosmetic dental techniques, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted. Our esteemed practice offers you solutions to common issues such as chipped teeth, missing teeth, a crooked smile, or yellowing teeth. Once we have improved the aesthetic appearance of you smile, you’ll notice how much more comfortable you feel around others. You’ll find yourself smiling in situations where you normally would have hidden your teeth.

Schedule an Appointment

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we go above and beyond for our patients. We have been enthusiastic about improving lives with dental knowledge and smile makeovers since we opened our doors in 1974. While regular oral hygiene is always essential, sometimes advanced aesthetic dentistry is needed for a true smile makeover. Visit our office for information about cosmetic dentistry and learn about porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants. We’ll also help you decide if you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dental services. Your smile is our priority. Call 616-784-2377 or visit us online to schedule your next aesthetic dentistry consultation.

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


Dental Marvels: Implants in Comstock Park

At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant and that number grows each year. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we are providers of these dental marvels.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth fits on top of the post.

One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth and are an excellent, long-term solution.

Another benefit of dental implants is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, and integrates with the bone.

For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures or partials, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

Dental implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry. To find out more, contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. We also provide family and cosmetic dentistry, and treat conditions suchas sleep apnea.   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