7 Ways Bonding Can Beautify

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Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, but there are many patients who don’t know exactly what it is. In this blog post, we explain seven ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.

The procedure uses a tooth-colored material that is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty. Next it is hardened with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth, and can be shaped and polished.

Dentists will usually consider the option of bonding when:

  1. Teeth are decayed
  2. Teeth are chipped
  3. Teeth are cracked
  4. There are large spaces between teeth
  5. Gums have receded.
  6. Teeth are uneven
  7. Teeth are discovered

Bonding is often used, along with teeth whitening as part of a total smile makeover. At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, bonding is a versatile cosmetic dentistry procedure. We’ve treated people from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI, who also come to us 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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Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are your teeth not as bright and white as they used to be? If so, you are not alone! Everyone, it seems, would like to have whiter teeth and a better smile. Teeth whitening at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, MI may be just what  you need.

Of course, there are plenty of over-the-counter products you might want to try. Any grocery store will have plenty of options in the dental care aisle: every major brand of toothpaste, it seems, offers a whitening version.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that polish and whiten teeth and they do a fairly good job. However, these products can only remove stains that are on the surface. This generally results in whitening by roughly one shade.

Professional whitening, on the other hand, can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. The process is simple: a whitening agent, such as carmabide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, is applied to the surface of your teeth. The chemical process thoroughly removes stains and leaves you with a smile that looks brand-new!

We offer both take-home trays, which you can do at your convenience, or in-office Zoom!® whitening treatment, which accelerates the process and can leave your smile looking several shades lighter in just one visit.

Professional teeth whitening at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, MI is just one of our cosmetic dentistry options. People throughout Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to us for general dentistry and dental implantsContact 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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Why Trust Your Smile to Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry?

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Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day.

It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing us at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI at least twice a year.

Your dental health strategy should include:

  1. Daily brushing and flossing. You should brush and floss twice a day. Just before bedtime is especially important, because it cleans out the germs and plaque that build up during the course of the day.
  2. Proper brushing. It’s important not only to brush, but to brush properly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in a gentle, circular motion along the gum line. Take your time; a minimum of two minutes is recommended. Don’t forget to brush your tongue!
  3. Using fluoridated toothpaste. There are dozens of choices when it comes to toothpaste. Whether you prefer mint flavored or bubble gum, fluoride is the most important consideration. It can help strengthen your teeth and maintain that smile!
  4. Limiting sugary and acidic foods. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee contributes to enamel erosion. Sugar converts into acid when it’s in your mouth. You don’t have to avoid these foods entirely, but choose carefully and minimize your intake.
  5. Seeing the dentist twice a year. Your daily dental health care habits are essential, but so is the attention and care of a dentist. A professional tooth cleaning alone is worth the trip, but we can also identify issues before they become serious, and treat them.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we see patients from  Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI. Our services include cosmetic dentistry, general dentistrydental implants, and Invisalign orthodonticsContact 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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Remake Your Smile With Dental Bonding

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Most of us want to have a more beautiful smile. At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, this is a real possibility. Dental bonding can improve your smile in ways you probably never thought possible!

Traditional Dental Bonding

Dr. Eric Hull uses dental bonding to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, misaligned, or dull/dark.  When teeth are bonded, a tooth-colored material is applied to the tooth surface and is blended with the natural tooth enamel to provide a strong structural support with a natural appearance.

Composite Dental Bonding

A more conservative form of treatment, we can use composite dental bonding to change the color, improve the shape, and shift the contours of your teeth. Different shades and colors of composites are used, including some translucent ones to create a natural looking smile in as little as one visit.

If you’re looking for quality cosmetic dentistry and a focus on patient comfort, look no further than Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford also come to us for general dentistryContact 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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Which Tooth Whitener Works Best?

A beautiful smile can light up a whole room. And since a smile is one of the very first things that other people notice, it can serve you well in any social setting.

If you’d like a brighter smile, professional teeth whitening from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park can restore your natural beauty.

Everything from the foods we eat to the drinks we consume leave their mark on the surface of our teeth. Things like blueberries and red wine are especially known for leaving stains. Factor in the accumulation of plaque and tartar, and it’s easy to understand why teeth dull over time.

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. This helps explain why teeth whitening is one of the most in-demand treatments in cosmetic dentistry.

You will love the results you will get from professional whitening. We offer in office Zoom!® whitening and professional home whitening, for your at-home convenience.

Teeth whitening at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park is safe and effective. We’ve whitened the smiles of patients throughout Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI.  We also help with Invisalign clear braces, family dentistry, and other dental care needs. Please call our office 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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When Style And Oral Health Collide

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we focus on cosmetic dentistry and patient-centered dental care. Today, we wanted to talk to you about the potential health benefits that cosmetic dentistry could bring you!

We know that the term ‘cosmetic’ might be fitting, but it can also be misleading. Most cosmetic dentistry procedures actually do double duty! They help you with the aesthetics of your smile and they also improve and maintain your dental health.

Our team has put together this simple list containing the health benefits of procedures that might seem, at first, to be purely cosmetic.

Oral Health Benefits

 

  • Zoom!® teeth whitening not only helps your smile shine brighter; it also helps keep your teeth healthy by removing stains. This strengthens your enamel and keeps your gums clean.
  • Porcelain veneers might be our most popular cosmetic option, but, in addition to the improvement of aesthetic smile consistency, they can protect the front of your teeth and create long-lasting, structural support for your jaw and teeth.
  • Invisalign® Clear Braces can correct smiles in need of some restructuring. In addition to giving you a red-carpet smile, these help keep your teeth and jaw lined-up and prevent overcrowding, allowing you to easily clean your teeth.
  • Chipped tooth repair can be crucial to your dental health. A cracked or broken tooth that has been repaired helps build a healthy oral ecosystem and keeps your other teeth healthy, too.

Cosmetic dentistry is where oral health and style combine. At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we serve  patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, who come to us for these and other cosmetic options, as well as restorative and implant dentistryContact us today to find out how you can look and feel healthier!

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

 

Why Improve Your Smile?

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Would you like to improve the appearance of your smile? With cosmetic dentistry from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, transforming your smile has never been easier.

Cosmetic dentistry is a term that refers to dental techniques that enhance the appearance of your smile. We can make teeth brighter, in better alignment with each other, or without the chips or cracks that have detracted from them for as long as you can remember. We can even replace a tooth that is missing with one that is indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

  • Teeth whitening: Professional teeth whitening surpasses any product you’ll find at the grocery store.  We offer both in office Zoom whitening and home whitening.
  • Porcelain veneers: Thin shells of porcelain are attached to the front of your teeth to brighten and cover imperfections like stains, chips, or gaps.
  • Clear braces: Invisalign® clear braces straighten teeth and can be removed for meals and when you brush/floss your teeth.
  • Dental implants: State-of-the-art dental implants are titanium posts that will fuse with bone in your jaw to form a solid support for an artificial tooth.

Cosmetic dentistry from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI can transform your smile into something spectacular. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to our office for chipped tooth repair, gum disease treatment, and much more! 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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3 Reliable Steps To Find The Best Comstock Park, Michigan Dentist

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Regular cleanings and checkups are part of your first line of defense against dental health issues, so naturally you want to have the best dentist possible. What should you look for?

If you’re new in town, or have been looking around for a new dentist, Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI suggests the following.

  • Location and Office Hours: It’s a little like real estate – location, location, location! Choosing a dentist that is local and serves the area you live in is smart, as it makes it easier to keep your appointments. This is why, at our practice, we like to cast a wide net. We serve satisfied patients in Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI and you can find our hours here.
  • Chairside Manner: This is one of the more important considerations. You want to feel comfortable with the person you are trusting with your smile. Do they explain symptoms and procedures effectively? Do they listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions? Our office provides a comfortable atmosphere and our patient-centered approach means we treat each individual case with unique solutions.
  • Qualifications: You can get information about a dentist’s qualifications from your local dental society or your insurer. It’s also a good idea to see what special qualifications your dentist may have. At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, our team of certified professionals is led by Dr. Eric Hull, who has achieved an impressive number of certifications in the most cutting-edge dental technology. He exceeds the required C.E. hours each year, is an Accredited member of the AACD, a Kois graduate and a Fellow in the AGD.

Regular checkups at the dentist are essential to any good dental health regimen, and we are always honored to be part of the equation. Patient trust is everything to us! Our services include Zoom!® teeth whiteningimplant dentistry, general dentistry, dental veneers, and so much more. 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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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Teeth

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we think that dental health is easier to navigate when information is widely available and directly transmitted. This is why our team has put together some interesting facts about your teeth.

We want our patients to love their own smile! What better way to start than outlining the many ways in which teeth are interesting? Here are fifteen things you might not know about them.

INTERESTING FACTS

  1. Children’s teeth are soft until about age 10.
  2. Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the human body!
  3. Your gum tissue is as vital as your teeth.
  4. On average, people spend about 38 days of their lives brushing their teeth.
  5. Fluoride is added to drinking water to keep everyone’s teeth healthy.
  6. Smiles are as unique as a fingerprint; nobody has the same set of teeth.
  7. The first toothbrushes humans used were twigs!
  8. Despite the similarities in make-up, teeth are not considered bones.
  9. The first official toothbrush commercial was made in 1938.
  10. If you brush your teeth twice a day, you are 33 percent more likely to avoid any dental conditions.
  11. The first dentists in recorded history emerged in Ancient Egypt and lived more than 5000 years ago.
  12. Right-handed adults will often chew with the right side of their mouth, and left-handed adults will chew with their left.
  13. Teeth are icebergs. Only two-thirds of your teeth are visible; the rest are hidden underneath your gum-line.
  14. You use four different types of teeth to eat: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars.
  15. Americans buy more than 15 million gallons of toothpaste every year.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we want all of our patients to have clean and healthy teeth, along with beautiful smiles. But we also want them to share our passion for dental health. It is really one of the most interesting and important cornerstones of overall health. People from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry services, including dental implants, veneers and Invisalign® clear braces. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

Contact Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan

 

7 Steps For A Healthy Smile In Rockford, MI

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we want all our patients to have the best dental health. Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures.

We know there are many of sources of information out there regarding dental health. For this reason, our trusted team has outlined 7 essential steps below, so you can stay informed on what is best for you!

ESSENTIAL STEPS

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day for a minimum of two minutes.
  2. Be sure to use an ADA approved toothpaste.
  3. Floss your teeth daily.
  4. Use products with fluoride.
  5. Wear a protective mouthguard when performing strenuous athletic activities.
  6. Keep your sugary snack/drink consumption to a minimum.
  7. Make sure to contact us to schedule regular check-ups.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, MI we want all our patients to enjoy healthy teeth and gums. From the moment you walk through the door, we are focused on providing a comfortable environment, and our experienced professionals are ready to answer any questions you might have. People from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our office for cosmetic, implant and general dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup 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