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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Go Back In Time

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So you’ve lost some teeth and hesitate to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, you can!

For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal replacement for a missing tooth, because it replaces both the root and crown. They feel so authentic that some people forget they’re there!

A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. A supporting device (called an abutment) and crown connect to the post.

While a single implant can support one artificial tooth, multiple implants can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch.

Dental implants are available here at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford MI also come to our office for clear braces from Invisalign, and complete cosmetic dentistry services. 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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Why Look For The Seal?

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Here’s a reminder from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park: when you go to the store for oral care products, make sure your purchase carries the seal of the American Dental Association.

You can depend on the American Dental Association (ADA), which only places its seal on a product after it has been evaluated to be safe and effective. This means that companies have to meet standards even higher than those required by law.

Making sure to purchase products with the seal is practically like shopping with a dentist by your side!

The products you use at home are just one part of the dental health equation. The other part is seeing us at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park for regular cleanings and checkups! People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI trust us with their smiles, and come to our office for general dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and much more. Call to schedule your next 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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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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Discover Why Patients Trust Us With Their Smiles

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There are a lot of dentists out there. That’s just one reason why we work so hard to provide excellent dental care and build patient trust at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park.

We may provide the dentistry, but it’s not about us, it’s about you. From the dentist to the hygienist to the front desk, we make it a point to address your needs and concerns.

When you’re settled into the chair in our examination room, communication is key. We’ll explain everything that is going on: during an appointment and with any necessary procedures.

Dentistry can be a little confusing so if an explanation of a diagnosis isn’t clear, we encourage you to ask questions. We always want you to be aware of the procedure, time and costs that are involved.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we want you to leave our office with a smile on your face – a beautiful, healthy smile! Earning your trust is critical to our success. People from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our office for clear braces from Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, and complete general dentistry. Please give us a call to 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

 

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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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Trust Stewart and Hull For Accurate Dental Info

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Dental patients are more informed than ever before, and much of their knowledge about dentistry comes from online sources. This can be a good thing. But at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we recommend, strongly, that you not rely exclusively on the Internet.

Misconceptions about dentistry began circulating long before personal computers became ubiquitous. But for all its virtues, the Internet has accelerated the speed and distance misinformation can travel.

Some of the most common dental myths have to do with the safety of x-rays, the risk of root canals, the facts about fluoride, and the effectiveness of alternative practices such as oil pulling.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we are dedicated to the dental health of each of our patients. People from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI rely on us for complete family and cosmetic dentistry and come to us for services like Invisalign clear braces. Call our office 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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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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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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Hi, Comstock Park!

At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park we are committed to providing the best possible dental care for our patients. We want each one to be well-informed about their dental health and the services we provide.

We view ourselves as your first line of defense against dental issues. When you come in for your checkup, you can count on several things.

  • Teeth cleaning. One of our hygienists will clean your teeth with special tools, and make an initial inspection before the dentist comes in to do a thorough examination. The hygienist can also review your brushing and flossing, and answer any questions you may have.
  • A thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums with the doctor.
  • X-rays.  X-rays are the best way to identify any abnormalities in the teeth, gums and bone.

We may also perform any minor procedures, such as filling a cavity. It may require a follow-up appointment. Like most issues, the sooner a cavity is discovered and filled, the better.

A cleaning and checkup at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park is the best way to stay on top of your dental health. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI trust us with their smiles. Our services include general, implant, and cosmetic dentistry, including Invisalign clear braces. Please 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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