6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

Most people visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often; some go as long as five years between visits! At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we recommend a checkup every six months.

Here are six great reasons to visit us more frequently.

1. Oral Cancer Detection

That’s right: cancer detection. Not many people think about the risk of getting cancer in their mouth or throat. Patients with oral cancer have a far better prognosis when it’s detected early. Note that tobacco users have a substantially higher risk of developing oral cancer.

2. Cavity Damage

Unfortunately, almost everyone gets cavities. If cavities are caught when they are small, they aren’t difficult (or pricey) to fix. The problem comes when they aren’t discovered early and the damage requires a serious fix.

3. Gum Disease

Gum health is a part of an overall dental health. We will check your gums and treat gum disease, if need be.

4. Bad Habits

Bad habits can have a negative influence on your oral health. Smoking, poor diet, biting nails and clenching teeth are among the more common. It helps to have an experienced professional to help you deal with habits so they don’t become destructive.

5. Deeper Problems

X-ray technology allows us to detect potential problems before they become visible. Many issues can be fixed before damage occurs.

6. More Than Just Teeth

We are concerned about more than your teeth. We care about your overall physical health, and are trained in the anatomy around your mouth, including your neck, throat, lymph nodes and head. We always check for signs of trouble.

But we never lose sight of your dental health; at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park, that’s what it’s all about. We offer complete general dentistry services. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to us for Invisalign clear braces and cosmetic dentistry. 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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5 Reasons To See Stewart & Hull

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In this message from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we look at the big picture.

Developing a relationship with an experienced dentist is vital for maintaining healthy smiles for every member of the family. Here are four reasons to make us your partner in dental health.

  1. Visit Us For the Truth. Healthy habits are formed over time; it’s best to break any bad ones ASAP. Regular visits can correct a course that may eventually lead to pain, gum disease, damaged teeth, or complete tooth loss. Potential problems are best discovered sooner than later.
  2. Visit Us For the Discussion. We deliver valuable assessment and discussion about all aspects of dentistry with fresh, clear details about your treatment. We make it a point to determine your needs. Whether you have urgent concerns or just need a routine check up on the state of your oral health, we would like to be your first choice.
  3. Visit Us For the Answers. What are the pros and cons of dental implants or the advantages and disadvantages of braces, and at what age are each appropriate? Who is a candidate for family dentistry? We want to address any questions you have.
  4. Visit Us For Your Health! Dental health is maintained through regular check-ups, maintenance, and preventative measures. Enjoy continued health and vibrancy as a result of superior dental care, vigilant dental hygiene, and healthy habits.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we maintain the dental health of each patient with family and cosmetic dentistry. People from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our practice for dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, and much more. Call to schedule a 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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How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park the dental health of our patients is our number one priority each and every day. We hope that goes without saying!

How do you measure dental success? A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?

It could mean all those things and many more.

For a child, dental success could be defined as a check-up free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding of why it’s vital.

For a young adult woman with stains but otherwise healthy teeth, dental success may be as simple as in-office teeth whitening.

For a middle-aged man who always neglected his teeth, dental success could be defined as restorative dentistry that stabilizes his condition and improves his oral health.

Consider someone with several missing teeth who can only eat soft foods. Dental success might mean dental implants that make it possible to eat things like steak.

What are your goals for your smile? What is the current state of your oral health?

At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park our goal is your complete satisfaction. We’ve improved the dental health of people in Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI, who come to our practice for  general and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and so much more. Call to schedule an appointment to find out what we can do for your smile!

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 Is Accepting New Patients

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we are accepting new patients. This works both ways: if we’re seeing you for the first time, then you, of course, are seeing us for the first time. Rest assured, we are committed to excellence and to helping you maintain good dental health.

It’s natural to be a little nervous the first time you see a new dentist. A lot of people are a little nervous every time they see the dentist. We strive to make each appointment a positive and comfortable experience.

If you’re coming here for the first time, you can make things go a little quicker by filling out all the necessary forms beforehand. We can mail them to your or you can access our downloadable PDF forms on our website. Please bring any insurance cards you may have.

It’s also a good idea to make a list of any concerns you may have, as well as any treatment goals, both short- and long-term. Definitely write the list down – you don’t want to forget anything!

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we are always happy to welcome new patients to our practice. Find out why people from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI trust us with their dental health! Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry, and Invisalign clear braces. 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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Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease

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Here is important news for anyone who cares about their dental health: gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. There is also evidence that it is associated with heart disease. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, gum disease is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.

What warning signs should you  look for?

  1. Gums that bleed often
  2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
  4. Gums that are loosening from the teeth
  5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Even if you aren’t seeing any of these symptoms, keep brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis. We recommend twice each day along with regular dental check-ups in our office. It’s the best way to maintain dental health and prevent gum disease.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park gum disease is a treatable condition. We’ve treated people from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI, who also come to our practice for cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign clear braces. Please 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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Get Those Teeth In Shape!

Regular exercise is essential to good health. When you’re physically fit then you look better, and more important, you feel better! And as we remind our patients here at Stewart & Hull General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Comstock Park, that goes for keeping your teeth in good shape, too!

If your eyes are the window to your soul, then your mouth may well be the window to your overall health. Research has shown there is a clear link between your dental health and your general health. It is safe to say that good dental health is necessary to your physical well-being throughout your life.

Here’s just one example: bacteria that starts in the mouth can cause infection in other parts of the body, especially if your immune system has been weakened by illness.

When you take good care of your teeth, you’re doing more for your well-being than you may ever have realized. So brush and floss every day, without fail, and see us for regular cleanings and checkups.

At Stewart & Hull General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Comstock Park we want you take keep yourself in shape with plenty of exercise. But never underestimate the importance of good dental health! People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our office for family and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and much more. 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

 

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Let’s Make a Plan

If you’re like most of us, you’d like to have the best smile possible. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we want to help! Cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference, but a great smile comes down to exploring your options and making a plan.

How can cosmetic dentistry help? Cosmetic dentistry is all about using sound dental techniques to make positive changes to your teeth and smile. The most popular techniques include:

  • Teeth whitening. Sure, there are plenty of whitening products available at any grocery store. None of them can match the power of professional whitening.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that we attach to the fronts of your teeth. They’ll cover chips, cracks, gaps, and other imperfections. The difference is startling!
  • Dental Implants. Implants are the ultimate improvement and should be on the plan of anyone missing one or more teeth. One or more titanium posts inserted in your jaw can support a single replacement tooth, a dental bridge, and even dentures.

One of the best things you can do for your smile is to brush and floss your teeth twice a day! Excellent homecare will help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy and it will shine through every time you smile.

And don’t forget regular checkups at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park! That is a sure-fire way to maintain excellent dental health. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to us for cosmetic and family dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and much more. Call 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

 

Dental Sealants Q & A

Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry Sealants Prevent Cavities For Comstock Park KidsMost people know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where dental sealants from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park can be invaluable.

  1. What are dental sealants?
  2. Dental sealants are barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They help prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly difficult to remove.
  3. Which teeth can benefit the most from sealants?
  4. Sealants are most commonly applied to the first and second molars because they are at the highest risk for decay.
  5. When should sealants be applied?
  6. The best time is early – while the teeth are cavity-free. It is best to seek advice from a dental professional.
  7.  Are sealants just for kids?
  8. Not necessarily. Ask us about whether sealants could benefit you.
  9. Is brushing and flossing still necessary for the teeth with sealants?
  10. Yes. Dental sealants are not a substitute for daily oral care. They should be considered a supplement to brushing and flossing.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we offer complete family dentistry services. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI   come to our office to improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign clear braces. 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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If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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If your gums bleed when you floss your teeth, should you drop flossing from your dental health routine? We’re asked about this from time to time at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park.

Our answer is short and sweet: “No!”

Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is all but impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental brush.

If you have never made flossing a habit, your gums might bleed the first few times you do it. The bleeding may be due to gum inflammation, the beginnings of gum disease. Gum disease is extremely common, and is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for good dental health.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we want all our patients to brush and floss twice a day and see us for regular checkups. We treat gum disease, and offer a wide range of family and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Please 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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A Noteworthy Dental Experience

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we make each appointment a noteworthy experience with our attention to detail, and committment to each patient’s dental health.

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 regular checkups.

Your dental health strategy should include:

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Using fluoridated toothpaste. There is a myriad of choices when it comes to toothpaste. Whether you prefer mint flavored or bubble gum, fluoride is the most important consideration. It is your best defense against cavities.
  • 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.
  • Seeing us twice a year. You saw this one coming, right? Your daily dental health care habits are essential, but so is the attention and care of a dentist. A professional teeth cleaning alone is worth the trip, but we can also identify issues before they become serious, and treat them.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park we want every checkup to be a noteworthy experience, and for all our patients to enjoy excellent dental health. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to us for family dentistry, clear braces from Invisalign, and much more. 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