A Brighter Smile At Your Convenience

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, patients often ask how to get whiter teeth. For the best results, we recommend professional teeth whitening.

There are plenty of over-the-counter whitening products in any grocery store. The results they produce are okay. But who wants to settle for okay? Nothing you get at the store has the whitening power of professional-strength products.

We use Zoom! teeth whitening. Zoom! uses a light-activated gel to whiten your teeth up to eight shades. It’s fast, and very effective.

If you want the brightest possible smile, youcan get it with professional teeth whitening at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our office for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services. 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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The Top CPAP Alternative in Comstock Park

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Sleep apnea is a serious condition affecting millions of Americans. Fortunately it’s treatable. A device called CPAP is considered the gold standard. Unfortunatley a lot of people can’t stand CPAP. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, there is an alternative.

CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, requires you to wear a mask during sleep. As effective as the machine is, a lot of people find the mask intolerable. Unfortunately, many of them just stop wearing it.

ORAL APPLIANCES

Research has shown that oral appliances are very effective for treating mild to moderate sleep apnea. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says they are comparable to CPAP in these cases.

They look a lot like an ordinary mouth guard, and work by repositioning the jaw to a more forward position. This moves the tongue forward, too, to help open your airway.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we provide oral appliances to those patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea. We’ve prescribed them for people in Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford MI, who also come to us for familycosmeticand restorative dentistry. 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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Oral Appliance Therapy For Sleep Apnea

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The word “apnea” comes from Greek, and it means “without breath.” Sleep apnea, then, is sleeping without breath: a condition in which someone’s breathing stops involuntarily during sleep. It is serious, but treatable at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park.

Sleep apnea is more common than you may realize, affecting more than eighteen million Americans. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, headaches, and heart disease, among other conditions.

TYPES AND SYMPTOMS

There are three main types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type. It occurs when the throat muscles relax during sleep.
  • Central sleep apnea is when the brain doesn’t get the body’s signals that control breathing.
  • Complex sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea.

Anyone can get sleep apnea, even children. But it’s more common in men than women. The most common symptoms include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for breath during sleep
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Waking up with a dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive sleepiness during the day
  • Shortened attention span
  • Irritability

All of this may sound frightening, and it can be. But there is hope, too, because sleep apnea can be treated with an oral appliance from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our office for treatment, for our comprehensive general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. If you think that you may have sleep apnea, please contact 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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Are Dentures Inevitable?

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Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and with good dental hygiene at home and regular checkups at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, they should. But even with the best intentions things sometimes go wrong. Implant-supported dentures are an ideal solution for anyone who has lost their natural teeth.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone. Once they do, they become rock-solid supports for replacement teeth.

Those posts are what make all the difference. Conventional dentures rest on top of the gums, with only a little adhesive paste to keep them in place. Consequently, biting and chewing is not very easy. They can also cause sore spots on the gums.

Furthermore, bone recession is often associated with conventional dentures. That means the jaw bone shrinks, because there aren’t any teeth to stimulate it. An unfortunate by-product of this is a sagging appearance in the face.

Since they are physically attached to the jaw, dental implants prevent bone recession. The implants act as new tooth roots and provide the stimulation needed for healthy bone. They also don’t slip, giving you virtually normal biting and chewing ability.

Properly cared for, implant-supported dentures from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park can last for decades. Along with custom dentures, they are among our many restorative dentistry options. Please 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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Gap-Tooth Smiles Aren’t Quite As Adorable Anymore

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Have you lost teeth recently? It’s a lot different than when you lost your baby teeth way back in the day. Unfortunately, these don’t grow back and a gap-toothed smile doesn’t look as adorable as it did when you were in elementary school. If you have had teeth extracted or if your teeth are compromised by staining, decay, chipping, or brittle aging, then it’s time to visit Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry.

When it comes to the prospect of losing your adult teeth, the preference is always to save your natural teeth. If this is not viable, we offer several ways to maintain your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile with confidence.

Dental Veneers
If you still have your teeth but are not satisfied with them, these might be your answer. Stunning porcelain veneers offer a reasonably-priced approach to cosmetic adjustments—uneven color, size, or shape. These are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They improve unattractive, but structurally sound teeth.

Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is used where a tooth is missing. It “bridges” a gap between teeth. It is a restoration with a false tooth attached to the surrounding teeth. Dental bridges have been used successfully for decades.

Dental Implant
A dental implant is a more extensive replacement for a missing tooth. An implant consists of an artificial tooth plus an artificial root. With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. An implant is often the prime restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession that often occurs at the site of a missing tooth.

Dentures
A denture is a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed by the wearer. These are custom-made and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled and a denture created. Modern dentistry offers a myriad of custom dental implant-denture combinations to restore missing teeth.

Don’t worry about losing the adult teeth you’ve been enjoying all these years. Schedule your initial consultation at 616-784-2377 or visit us at 769 York Creek Dr NW in Comstock Park, Michigan We are perfectly situated for our neighbors throughout the Grand Rapids area. Your consultation will include a customized treatment plan for restoring teeth, an outline of associated costs, and a schedule for completing the work. Come with questions and leave with answers.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

Smile Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

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At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we have been creating spectacular smiles at our cosmetic dental practice since 1974.

More Than Just a Smile

Working in dentistry is more than just a job. We make a commitment to help our patients find satisfaction with their own personal appearance because we care about their well being. Likewise, smile makeovers consist of more than just straight, white, beautiful teeth. Our patients report that their new smile affects many areas of their life. Some have noticed increased productivity in their profession. Others enjoy a richer social life because they are now able to smile, laugh, and eat without being self-conscious. Many patients enjoy the fact that their new youthful smile has given them greater confidence and ambition in life.

Our Expertise is Your Satisfaction

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we provide the most advanced cosmetic dental procedures available including professional teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, Invisalign Orthodontics, and dental bonding. If you need a wide variety of cosmetic dental services, don’t hesitate to schedule a complimentary consultation. Furthermore, we also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth. Are you only interested in a cleaning? Our dental team performs extremely thorough deep cleanings for our patients whose beautiful smiles need nothing else.

Come in for a Visit

If you don’t currently have a dentist, we formally invite you to visit Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park to discuss your dental goals. To schedule a dental exam, cleaning, or consultation, contact us today at 616-784-2377. We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Oral Health: Treat Your Beautiful Smile to a Healthy Diet

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Proper nutrition can benefit you in a number of ways; increased energy, improved immune system, glowing skin, mental clarity, and a lower risk of heart disease. How often, however, do you look at how your diet influences your oral health?

Impact on Oral Health

Your diet can impact your risk of cavities, enamel health, and gum condition. Healthy foods provide an environment that can prevent inflammation and infection. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts are the prime choices for oral health. Calcium-fortified beverages, milk, and other dairy products provide vitamins, minerals, and calcium that aids in keeping teeth, bones, and gums healthy. Eating crispy fruits and vegetables, such as apples and celery, will help clean your teeth and gums.

Be sure to brush after each meal and before bed. Moreover, remember to floss or use a water irrigating method to dislodge food particles trapped in spaces. By eating well, brushing properly, flossing regularly, and avoiding foods that stick to your teeth, you can have a beautiful smile for life.

Schedule an Appointment

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we have a full-service dental practice in Comstock Park. Helping dental patients stay healthy is extremely important to us, and so is helping patients achieve the smile they want through cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, composite fillings, and Invisalign Orthodontics.

Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park has been serving the Grand Rapids area since 1974. Please contact us at 616-784-2377 if you are looking for quality dental care from a local dentist with the experience, expertise, and personalized attention.

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

Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease develops when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also notice bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, avoiding gum disease is just one of the many vital goals we have for our patients. Along with ideal dental health, we also seek to give our patients the dazzling smiles they desire through cosmetic dentistry.

Improving Your Smile with Aesthetic Dentistry

Some effective aesthetic dental procedures include porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental bonding, Invisalign orthodontics, ZOOM! teeth whitening, and dental implants. If you want to improve your smile, Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull can create a custom smile redesign. It is not an exaggeration to say that modern cosmetic dentistry can truly work miracles for your smile!

Schedule an Appointment

Our patients are always talking about our comfortable office and friendly staff. Our top services here at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry include implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, porcelain veneers, Invisalign clear braces, and Zoom teeth whitening. If you are looking for a local dentist with experience in preventative, general, and aesthetic dentistry, we invite you to schedule an informative consultation by calling 616-784-2377.

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 Health in Comstock Park: Healthy Living Starts With a Smile

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What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy living?” A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and steamed broccoli? The sound of your feet rhythmically hitting the ground on your favorite jogging path? A cholesterol test from your doctor indicating that your arteries are in top shape? If you also pictured a white, healthy smile or a dental x-ray showing no tooth decay, then you are on the right track

Importance of Dental Health

At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, we encourage everyone with a smile to include oral health in their definition of healthy living. When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are a vital component of maintaining everyday oral hygiene. Furthermore, brushing should be done at least twice a day. We recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush to preserve your gums. Brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes and make sure you reach all the surfaces. Flossing should be done at least once a day and is necessary for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at stores, so experiment until you find one you like.

Scheduling an Appointment

At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, we are devoted to helping each of our patients benefit from positive oral health. We help all of our patients avoid tooth problems that can compromise their all-around health. We offer a large variety of dental services that improve the aesthetics of your smile. Ask us about dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, tooth-colored fillings, or Zoom same-day teeth whitening. For more information, call Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry today at 616-784-2377.

Contact Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

Dental Health in Comstock Park: 5 Tips to Avoid a Cracked Tooth

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A cracked tooth can be painful, unattractive, and pricey to repair. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we hope to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Today’s post contains an easy-to-follow list of tips for your dental health in Comstock Park.

1. We have to state the obvious but don’t chew on hard foods. People should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky. Watch out for stone fruits—that peach may be soft but if you bite hard into the pit, you could damage a tooth.

2. It is important to protect your teeth while engaging in any physical activity where your mouth can be hit. If you enjoy pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer leagues, recreation center flag football, or any other outdoor activities, you should be using a well-fitting mouth guard.

3. Don’t use your teeth as a tool. Take a minute to find a pair of scissors before you tear open a package of lunch meat or rip the price tag off a new piece of clothing with your teeth. Use a nutcracker for nuts. A quality dental crown can cost you hundreds of dollars.

4. Grinding your teeth is detrimental to your dental health in Comstock Park. If you know or suspect that you are a tooth grinder, speak with your dentist so you can address the problem with stress reduction techniques or a mouth guard. Frequent headaches or jaw pain can often be attributed to nighttime teeth grinding.

5. Lastly, make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. For those of you concerned about your dental health in Comstock Park, your dentist can alert you to conditions that might predispose you to a cracked tooth, such as having an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. Your dentist may also discover tiny cracks you aren’t aware of. Take care of these cracks before the whole tooth is in danger.

If you already have a cracked tooth, never fear! Treatment is available for cracks small and large. Veneers, cosmetic dental bonding, inlays/onlays, fillings, and dental implants are all used to repair or replace damaged teeth.

If you live in the Comstock Park area and are seeking a friendly, experienced, and gentle dentist, please give us a call and ask us about our general and family dentistry services.

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