Think You May Have A Cavity?

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Teeth take a lot of tender, loving care. And even when we do our best to practice daily dental hygiene, bacteria can still sneak in and cause cavities. At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, we have been filling cavities since 1974 and would be happy to take care of any cavities or other dental issues you are experiencing.

Few men and women go their entire life without getting a cavity. Unfortunately for some children, a cavity is the first health problem they experience in childhood. Cavities are caused when bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque. Plaque then clings to your teeth and the acid in the plaque starts to dissolve the enamel. The result is a hole in your tooth which can also be accompanied by pain.

Dental fillings quickly and effectively fix cavities. We use top-of-the-line instruments and technology to examine the size and severity of the cavity. We provide tooth colored fillings that are as durable as conventional metal fillings and match your teeth correctly.

A filling isn’t a “set it and forget it” treatment. A tooth that has received a filling still needs to be properly cared for because tooth decay can arise in the surrounding tooth structure if bacteria is allowed to flourish.

Regular checkups are an important part of caring for your teeth and there’s no better place to than at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry. We have a comfortable, state-of-the-art office and a friendly, professional staff! That’s why so many men and women in Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI have trusted us with their teeth since 1974.

Contact Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry: 616-723-8631

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

 

Contact Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry: 616-723-8631

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 


Suspect A Bite Problem?

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Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics, invented the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common and in most cases the misalignment is so slight that it does not cause problems.

When you combine multiple teeth on two arches and a jaw joint with a considerable range of motion, it is easy to see how these elements can fail to align properly. In fact, it is a wonder that they work correctly for most people – allowing them to talk, eat, and breathe without giving it a second thought.

There are many causes of malocclusion – some originating with the teeth and some originating with the jaw. Misshapen teeth, extracted teeth, impacted teeth, crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth and injury to the jaw can impact the bite.

Children with a normal bite can develop bite problems with prolonged pacifier use, thumb sucking or bottle drinking. In rarer cases, oral tumors can move a bite out of alignment.

The treatment for malocclusion depends on the cause. Orthodontics can move teeth into alignment to correct bite trouble. Misshapen teeth that affect the bite can often be fixed with crowns or dental bonding.

If your jaw hurts or you experience unusual wear to your teeth, it is critical that you are examined by a professional. Call 616-723-8631 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly and thorough dental team has been serving patients at our comfortable Comstock Park office since 1974. We can give you more details about malocclusion, porcelain veneers, implant dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics and Zoom teeth whitening.

We can advise parents about important issues such as tooth development, thumb-sucking, water fluoridation, dental sealants, oral sports protection, and orthodontia. If you suspect that your child has any degree of malocclusion, schedule an exam ASAP. Untreated bite issues in children can inhibit proper nutrition, breathing, tooth development, and speech development.

 

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry: 616-723-8631

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 


How Long Should You Brush?

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How Long Should You Brush?

Most people are aware that brushing and flossing fight bad breath and help keep mouths healthy.

The American Dental Association recommends two minutes as a minimum time for brushing. Most men and women think they brush that long but would be surprised if they actually set a timer. Most of us only brush for about a minute, if that.

At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry we practice preventative dentistry by working with our patients to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

If you are looking for a family dentist in Comstock Park, we invite you to come meet our friendly and thorough team.

Our address is 769 York Creek Dr NW, Comstock Park, Michigan. We offer general, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

Please call our office at 616-723-8631. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have persistent stains that brushing can’t remove, have your teeth professionally whitened at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry for a dazzling stain-free smile.

Contact Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry:

616-723-8631

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, MI
49321


The Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry Guide to Dental X-Rays

The Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry Guide To Dental X-Rays

Don’t know a periapical from a bitewing? Today’s dental blog takes a look at dental

x-rays.

Panoramic
If you have ever stood in a huge camera apparatus and struggled to stay motionless while an automated camera made one slow pass around your head, then you have had a panoramic x-ray taken of your mouth. These pictures help dentists see everything in one image: the complete upper and lower jaw. These are often taken during a patient’s first visit to Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry. They are also very helpful for evaluating jaw injuries, calcification in the carotid artery, tumors and seeing emerging teeth in children.

Bitewing
Bitewing x-rays help Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull see what’s going on between teeth and evaluate the bone levels supporting the teeth – something that is always needed but impossible with a visual exam.

Periapical
These are similar to bitewing x-rays but they can get a clearer picture of the tooth roots and bone. These are often used to help diagnose an abscess in the root of a tooth.

Full-Mouth Series 
This is a combination of periapical and bitewing x-rays that gives a comprehensive picture of all the teeth and surrounding bone structure.

If you are pregnant and need a dental x-ray at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, it is essential to let Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull know this before x-rays are taken. X-rays are not necessarily dangerous for pregnant women, but they are often postponed until after delivery as a precaution. If you are pregnant but have a dental issue, call our office right away. We can be reached at 616-723-8631.

We hope you have learned a little bit about dental x-rays, one of Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull’s indispensable tools in providing unsurpassed dental care in Comstock Park. Check back often for more specifics about dentistry at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry.


How to Avoid a Cracked Tooth in Comstock Park

cracked toothNo one wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth so today we are going to focus on ways to prevent this problem.

To avoid a cracked tooth, you should steer clear of chewing on hard.  This includes ice, hard candy, and popcorn.

Also, protect against any impact to the mouth that could be experienced during sporting events. If you are a member of a local basketball, hockey, football or lacrosse league, schedule an appointment for a custom made mouth guard.

Tooth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to a cracked tooth or temporomandibular conditions. Talk to your dentist, about stress reduction techniques to keep your jaw nice and relaxed and see if you would benefit from a custom night time appliance (bitesplint).

Keeping  your regular check-ups with Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. Call our office at 616-827-7311 to schedule a preventative dental consultation and examination at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry.

If you have a cracked tooth, you’ll want to pursue the correct course of treatment and, if needed, explore some cosmetic dentistry procedures to fix any visible damage such as veneers, a porcelain crown, or a dental implant.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan 49321
616-723-8631

 


Concerned with Cavities?

Comstock Park dentistCavities can be filled, but it is better to prevent cavities in the first place. We are here to help you. Call our office at 616-723-8631 to schedule a preventative dental consultation and examination at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry. You will be served by several members of our friendly team. One of our experienced dental hygienists will review proper oral hygiene and discuss ways to incorporate these critical habits into your lifestyle to help prevent future cavities.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull will perform a thorough examination and discuss your dental conditions and goals. We welcome questions about brushing, flossing, diet, medical issues, and lifestyle choices. These are all factors that affect your dental health.

As much as we love to see our patients, we would prefer that they all enjoyed healthy smiles and only had to visit a couple times a year for cleanings and checkups. Use preventative dental visits to improve your oral care techniques and break the cavity curse.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull are experienced dental professionals who promote preventative dentistry. Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry has been serving residents of Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI since 1974 with the highest standard of personalized dental care.
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry offers a comprehensive menu of dental services including implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, porcelain veneers, Invisalign,  KöR and Zoom! teeth whitening.

Find us nearby at: 769 York Creek Dr NW Comstock Park, Michigan, call: 616-723-8631 or visit: https://www.greatmismiles.com/meet-dr-bruce-stewart.

We look forward to working with you.


A Facial Or Filling In Grand Rapids?

A Facial Or Filling In Grand Rapids?

At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, when you receive treatment at our comfortable cosmetic dental practice, you might actually believe you are relaxing at a plush Grand Rapids spa.

Just because we can’t recreate an identical spa experience, that doesn’t stop us from trying.  Enjoy a luxurious dental spa experience at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry without paying extra. We offer complimentary paraffin hand wax, warm neck pillows and wifi. We are committed to gentle dentistry.

We have a wonderful dental comfort menu for our Grand Rapids cosmetic dentistry patients.

  • Topical analgesic
  • Soft bite blocks to rest your jaw during treatment
  • Personalized attention from our very friendly and thorough Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry team
  • Ergonomic reclining chairs for maximum back and neck comfort
  • Rigorous, important infection control protocols for peace of mind

Are you in need of tooth restorations, teeth whitening, orthodontic solutions, or just a thorough dental cleaning in Comstock Park?

Call 616-827-7019 to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan 49321
616-827-7019

https://www.greatmismiles.com/dental-services/

We can whiten, brighten and straighten your smile!


Bright And Healthy Smiles For Comstock Park

Bright And Healthy Smiles For Comstock Park

No one disputes the fact that bright and healthy smiles are more attractive. Everyone likes to see a great smile.  Having a great smile is not only healthy for your mouth but healthy for your self-esteem as well.

Stewart and Hull Aestethic and General Dentistry is located in Comstock Park.  Our office  provides  cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, composite fillings, Invisalign, Six Month Smile, periodontal therapy, occlusal guards, sports mouth guards teeth whitening and much more.

If you are looking for a dentist in the Comstock Park area please contact us. There are many affordable procedures that will allow you to achieve a bright and healthy smile. Ask us about implant dentistry and restorative dentistry. At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, we focus on high-quality personal dental care in a relaxing, attractive environment. To schedule a consultation, exam or cleaning, call us today!

Dr. Bruce Stewart & Dr. Eric Hull

We can whiten, brighten and straighten your smile!


A Standard Of Excellence In Comstock Park

A Standard Of Excellence In Comstock ParkStewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry provides dentistry to local residents.  

If you are looking for a trusted dentist, we invite you to consider Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry. Their office has been keeping smiles healthy and beautiful since 1974. We offer full-service dentistry for every member of your family in a safe and comfortable environment.

Whether you need preventative dentistry to maintain your healthy teeth or restorative dentistry to address all of your dental needs, we are here for you. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull will direct your course of treatment with a pleasant chair side manner and experienced precision.

Combined cosmetic dental procedures make total smile makeovers possible. A successful smile re-design requires the expertise and  eye of an artist. If you are considering a smile makeover schedule a free consultation today.

Visit our website for useful information about our team and the services we offer. If you live in the 49321 zip code area, and are looking for the highest standard of excellence in the Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI area click on any of the links on this page or call our office at (720) 306-8057.

 


Beware Of An Acidic Diet

Rockford MI tooth strengthening

Most Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford MI residents don’t often think of a tooth as a body part that fluctuates in strength. Our teeth seem to have a steady hardness and dependably grind food whenever we need them. However, teeth are dynamic organisms with chemical processes that occur continually.

The protective enamel that covers the softer interior is made of minerals. Enamel demineralizes (loses some of its density) when coming in contact with acids. Saliva can dilute and neutralize acid so the tooth can remineralize (re-harden). This process isn’t instantaneous, however. While the enamel is soft, the tooth is vulnerable to losing a microscopic outer layer of enamel. If the erosion continues, the much softer dentin is exposed.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we are noticing an increase in cases of serious acid erosion. It is apparent that the typical Rockford MI diet is becoming more acidic.

The list of acidic foods may surprise you. They include eggs, gravy, asparagus, chicken, cottage cheese, honey, fish, ham, butter, sour cream, aged cheese, and yogurt with active cultures. Generally, food with a high sugar or artificial sweetener content are highly acidic.

You probably already know that soda pop and wine are not good for your teeth. Rockford MI teens that sip soda all day can have acid erosion while their young teeth should be at their strongest. In addition to soda, energy drinks are very popular in Michigan and Rockford MI cosmetic dentists are noticing the effects on their dental patients’ tooth enamel.

If you drink soda or energy drinks often, you may want to drink water or chew sugarless gum afterwards. Stimulating saliva production can speed up the remineralization process.

If your teeth have become more sensitive in general, or in response to hot or cold foods or beverages, you may have acid erosion. To schedule an examination with Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, call (720) 306-8057 today.

We are working to raise awareness of the oral health dangers of acid erosion. We hope you have benefited from this Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry blog article and look forward to your visit.