Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

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Believe it or not, plaque can rear its ugly head in any Comstock Park mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you try to be. If you have deep grooves, watch out. If you have a receding gum line, watch out. If you are a candy-loving Comstock Park resident with the proverbial sweet tooth, watch out. However, Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry can help out.

The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria naturally occur in the mouth, and always will. Bacteria will try to colonize the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it will start to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be the substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.) This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.

A fabulous smile with fabulous teeth isn’t always the reality for Grand Rapids, Rockford, Walker, and Kentwood folks. We encourage anyone in the Grand Rapids area who is unhappy with their smile to consider the benefits of a smile makeover.

Cosmetic dentistry can be a significant investment but the truth of just how much it will cost for veneers, braces, dental implants, and even teeth whitening may surprise you. At our Comstock Park cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, porcelain veneers, and Zoom! teeth whitening, Six Month Smiles, and any number of other dental services.

Eric Hull has been serving the Comstock Park area since 1974. Call 616-784-2377 to schedule a consultation.

CONTACT ERIC HULL AESTHETIC & GENERAL DENTISTRY:

616-784-2377

LOCATION (TAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

Creating Memorable Smiles At Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry

Creating Memorable Smiles at Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry A smile takes but a moment, but the memory of it lasts forever. You can make your smile memorable and beautiful with a smile makeover at Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park.

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that specifies dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetics. Rockford and Walker cosmetic dentists perform general dental procedures in addition to providing advanced cosmetic dental treatments. Comstock Park cosmetic dentists have specialized training in the latest cosmetic dental procedures and techniques.

Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry cosmetic dentists in Comstock Park are knowledgeable about the processes used to fabricate crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, braces and dental implants. Advances in ceramic and composite materials have boosted the popularity of Grand Rapids cosmetic dentistry but these miracle materials are worthless without a skilled cosmetic dentist to incorporate them into a healthy and beautiful smile.

When designing a dental treatment plan for a patient, the patient’s goals and expectations are discussed. The most skillful cosmetic dentists consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. The Michigan cosmetic dental patient’s age, health condition and lifestyle also influence the plan.

If you want to learn about the possibilities for your smile, call Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 616-784-2377. We have created memorable smiles for many of your friends and neighbors in the Grand Rapids area.

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  • porcelain veneers
  • restorative dentistry

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

Not Happy With Your Dentist?

Comstock Park Cosmetic Dentisty Hello! Whether you stumbled upon this blog by mistake or clicked here on purpose, welcome!

In the Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry dental blog, we post informative articles about dentistry. This includes general dentistry, cosmetic dental treatments, preventative dental care, and news about our dental practice. Many of my patients visit my blog regularly and I hope you will also find useful dental information here.

If you are in need of a dentist or are not happy with your current dentist, I invite you to visit my Comstock Park office, meet my friendly and thorough staff, and explore your dental needs.

We are passionate about exceeding our patients’ expectations.

Before we can provide dental treatment, however, Drs. Hull must become familiar with each patient. That is why your first initial consultation will take some time. We can’t get to know each other in five minutes.

How are you doing? What is the current condition of your teeth and gums? What are your worries and expectations about dental treatment? Do you have financial concerns about the cost of treatment?

I recognize that each one of my patients has a unique set of circumstances.

At Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we emphasize preventative dental care. When restorative dental treatment is necessary, we prescribe the most conservative treatment.

If you have pressing dental needs, let’s address your options and consider the long-term consequences of each treatment. We are committed to your well-being and want you to receive the best possible care.

Please call us at 616-784-2377 to schedule a consultation. We are confident that you will feel good about choosing Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry for your dental care.

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

Bad Breath Treatment Grand RapidsLet’s address the most prevalent oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist.

1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath can be treated. It is usually associated with bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating decay. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this ailment. (Your friends will appreciate it.)

2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very irritating and can predispose dental patients to a host of problems such as decay and gum disease. Some people experience it because of prescription medications or chronic diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment

3. Jaw Issues. If you experience frequent jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately! These symptoms can be signs of a serious condition called temporomandibular disorder or TMD.

4. Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep), discuss it with your dentist. A simple appliance can shield your teeth. If you have suffered damage from grinding such as fractured or chipped teeth, we will give you specifics about restorative dentistry.

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

What You See And What You Don’t

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If you have had restorations, orthodontia, or a complete smile redesign, you want people to notice the final outcome – your sensational smile. There is a lot, however, that is going on behind the scenes. Today’s post talks about three critical smile makeover components that are not readily apparent when you smile, but are often necessary for a successful result.

Invisible Braces
Not everyone in Comstock Park wants to flash a metal smile while their teeth are being straightened. Invisible braces keep your secret safe because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn.

White Fillings

If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear.

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root after tooth extraction. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw bone. When the final crown is placed, your new tooth is indistinguishable from the others. Dental implants have many important advantages over dental crowns. If you are missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Drs. Eric Hull to discuss your options.

Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry is located at 769 York Creek Dr NW in Comstock Park. We have been providing quality dental care since 1974. In addition to the services previously mentioned, ask us about veneers, tooth whitening, and sedation dentistry. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 616-784-2377.

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

Sparkling Smiles With Safe Bleaching

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One of the easiest ways to enhance your smile cosmetically is through teeth whitening from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI. Our whitening process consists of simple, non-invasive methods that radically improve your overall appearance. It is not merely a physical improvement, either. This technology has the potential to boost your confidence and reinvigorate your social life.

Before beginning the procedure we recommend that you meet with our team for a consultation. This will help us determine the extent of any staining or discoloration, as well as which whitening method is best for you. We can also suggest dietary and lifestyle changes that can greatly benefit your dental health.

We can also discuss other aspects of your smile that you might want to improve. After all, whitening is merely one of our cosmetic dentistry options. When paired with other treatments, like porcelain veneers or crowns, it can take your transformation to a whole new level.

Depending on the whitening technique chosen, your smile can be brightened by three to eight shades in just an hour. An in-office procedure produces a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with a grocery store product. During your treatment, your dentist may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while the bleaching agent is applied. A laser is then used to harden the substance.

An alternative technique is to have your dentist prescribe a take-home kit. These kits are customized for each patient. First a mold is made of your teeth. Using the mold, the lab team creates trays to hold the bleach. While this method may take longer, it is more affordable and more convenient. Teeth whitening results from either method can last from six months to two years.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we can give you the chance to start fresh. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to us for dental implants and restorative dentistry. Contact us today to find out more about our services!

Contact Eric 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 Comes to Your Smile, Don’t Settle For Less

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No one likes to settle for less than the best, especially with something as important as your smile. At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we have cosmetic dentistry solutions that improve any smile.

As the years go by, teeth naturally lose their youthful luster. They are also subjected to any number of unforseen difficulties, like chips, cracks, or misalignment.

We have procedures that can address these issues and restore your smile:

Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is a quick and highly effective way to remove years of discoloration and revitalize your smile.

Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that can cover chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth.

Clear braces. So subtle they’re sometimes called invisible, clear braces are a series of aligners that bring restore the integrity of your bite.

Inlays/Onlays. Custom-made inlays or onlays are bonded to teeth that have sustained damage or decay, restoring their original shape and strength.

Any one of these techniques can improve your smile. Put two or more of them together and you have a complete smile makeover!

When it comes to your smile you should never settle for less! Cosmetic dentistry from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI can renew your gorgeous smile! We’ve improved smiles of patients throughout Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI, who also come to our practice for restorative dentistry and general dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

When Something’s Gotta Give, Don’t Let It Be Your Smile

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Life gets busy for all of us, and at times, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Maybe you’ve been putting off fixing a leaky faucet for as long as you can remember. Lots of things get put on the back burner, but at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we urge you not to let your dental care be on of them!

Here are some common dental care shortcuts. Do any of them sound familiar?

  • Rushing Through Brushing: Your teeth deserve at least two minutes of brushing. Slow and methodical beats quick and dirty. Use a process to make sure you get every tooth. Playing one of your favorite two- or three-minute songs may help you go the distance.
  • Only Seeing The Dentist When You Have a Toothache: We hope none of our patients put off evaluations and cleanings. When you feel tooth pain, it may already be a cavity.
  • Neglecting Professional Cleanings: When softer plaque turns to tartar, you can’t clean it away with a toothbrush. Six-month cleanings help get rid of it before it can impair your enamel or irritate your gums.
  • Using Floss Picks Instead of Dental Floss: While it’s better to use a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to know that they can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. Ordinary string floss is by far the most effective way to floss your teeth.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we want all our patients to have good dental health. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our office for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Eric 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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Is Perfect Possible?

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Are you thinking about improving your appearance with a smile makeover? Are you skeptical when you hear promises of a “perfect” or “celebrity” smile? Well, at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry, so are we.

After all, perfect is a pretty tall order. So, let’s do a reality check, and review two of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures and the results you can expect.

  • Porcelain Veneers can remedy several problems. They can fix chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size. Can a veneer create a perfect tooth? While veneers don’t repair decay, they can turn unappealing teeth into beautiful teeth.
  • Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that dramatically improves a smile. Many patients are impressed by the amazing results when they leave our practice.

We only recommend teeth whitening for patients who are good candidates. If you have crowns in the front of your mouth, or gums that have receded, conventional teeth whitening may not lighten your smile.

These and other cosmetic dentistry solutions create sensational smiles, at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us for an appointment today!

Contact Eric 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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Looking for a Long-Term Tooth Whitening Solution?

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Are your teeth yellowish or gray? Have you tried a whitening product without success? Do you have tetracycline stains? At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we see patients with these problems every day.

The goods news? You don’t have to live with a subpar smile. Porcelain veneers can transform your teeth and create a breathtaking smile that will delight you for years to come.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Veneers can be made any shade whiter than your remaining teeth.

How is a Veneer Different than a Dental Crown?

Unlike a dental crown, which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. When your veneer is affixed to your tooth, your dentist only removes a tiny bit of enamel–unlike a crown, which requires the removal of more tooth structure. Therefore, veneers are the most conservative long-term tooth whitening procedure.

Not only do veneers brighten your teeth, they are also used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, or slightly crooked!

How are Dental Veneers Made?

The veneer procedure is similar to that for any restoration. First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit. You will work with your dentist to choose an appropriate color for your skin tone.

Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI offers all the services you need to attain a a breathtaking smile. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to us for this and other cosmetic dentistry options. If you are looking for a dental team that is informed and prioritizes direct communication, contact us today!

Contact Eric 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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