Are You Getting Your Dose of D?

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Most Rockford, MI people know that vitamin D is important for healthy teeth and bones, but many of us fail to get adequate amounts. Today’s article is a friendly reminder to our patients – especially expectant mothers – about the importance of vitamin D.

Here is a sampling of vitamin D findings from around the web:

“Several recent reports demonstrate a significant association between periodontal health and the intake of vitamin D.” 1

“Researchers who took a second look at a series of clinical trials conducted on 2,000 children in several countries between the 1920s and 1980s determined vitamin D — which we often garner from sunlight — was associated with around a 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.”2

“Inadequate vitamin D levels in pregnant women may be associated with dental caries in their children during the first year of life.”3

“The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D, but it is hard to quantify how much vitamin D you get from time in the sun and the risk of skin cancer may outweigh the benefits. Food first, says Baylor College of Medicine dietitian Keli Hawthorne. “Supplements can fill in the gaps but it is always better to try to meet your nutritional needs with foods that contain fiber, phytonutrients, and so much more,” Unless you enjoy a diet that includes fatty fish or fish liver oils, it may be hard to get enough vitamin D naturally without eating fortified foods or taking a supplement. “The major dietary source of vitamin D comes from fortified diary, along with some yogurts and cereals,” Hawthorne says. Mushrooms, eggs, cheese, and beef liver contain small amounts.” 4

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull of Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park, MI encourage all of their patients to practice preventative medicine by eating a healthy diet complete with all vital nutrients. At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, we offer the full complement of dental services in our conveniently located office. Ask us about porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or restorative dentistry.

We are currently accepting new patients at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry. Our friendly team of dental professionals would love to serve your family with all of their dental needs. Please call to schedule an appointment: 616-784-2377.

1 SH Stein, DA Tipton, “Vitamin D and its impact on oral health–an update., Spring 2011, PubMed.gov NIH,” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21748977, accessed on June 23, 2014
2 1University of Washington, “Vitamin D linked to lower rates of tooth decay,” ScienceDaily, November 27, 2012, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121127130321.htm, accessed on June 23, 2014
3 “Maternal Vitamin D Levels and Early Childhood Caries May be Linked, Researchers Find,”Journal of the American Dental Association, June 1, 2014, http://jada.info/content/145/6/526.3.full, accessed on June 23, 2014
4 “Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?,” WebMD, 2011, http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/are-you-getting-enough-vitamin-d?page=2, accessed on June 23, 2014


Why Aren’t You Smiling?

Rockford MI DentistryStewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry is located at 769 York Creek Dr NW in Comstock Park (49321), and you can reach us by calling (616) 723-8651.

You can probably imagine why we look at smiles everywhere we go in the Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford area – whether working with dental patients, visiting local restaurants, or attending sporting events, we tend to notice whether the people around us smile. Whenever we encounter someone with obvious tooth problems, we want to tell them about the procedures that can completely transform their frown into a healthy and beautiful smile.

Are you one of those people who don’t want to show their teeth? We would love to talk to you about a smile makeover. Whatever your excuse is for not seeking dental treatment, we can discuss all of your concerns with you during a free consultation.

You can contact our office at (616) 723-8651 or online at https://www.greatmismiles.com/. Our Comstock Park family dental website contains information about all the general, restorative, and aesthetic services we provide.

We can transform your smile into one that you will want to show all the time!

Dr. Bruce Stewart & Dr. Eric Hull


Has Your Toddler Had A Dental Exam?

If you have a toddler who has not been to a dentist, we urge you to consider making an appointment today by calling Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry at 616-827-7019.

The best time to start dental checkups for young children is near their third birthday.  This may seem a bit early; however, it’s a great time to become acquainted with preventative dentistry options such as sealants and fluoride supplements. Your dentist can assess the health of your child’s teeth before problems begin, and it’s also helpful for parents to get a refresher course on proper oral hygiene for young children. If you have questions about pediatric dentistry, please call our office at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry.

Children with an increased risk of dental problems should receive a dental examination as early as possible. Here are some of the risk factors:

  • Sleeping with a bottle
  • Drinking juice continually during the day
  • Abnormal tooth development
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tooth grinding
  • A mother with significant tooth decay
  • Other health problems

Bring your questions to our friendly and thorough staff at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry. We are located at 769 York Creek Dr NW in Comstock Park, Michigan. You can reach us at 616-827-7019. We want your child to have a healthy smile right from the start and enjoy a lifetime of oral health.

We can whiten, brighten, and straighten your smile!


Chipped Tooth? No Need To Panic

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Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry can fix a chipped tooth by determining the right solution and expertly performing the procedure. Decay, missing teeth, braces, and even crowns can impact the course of treatment.

Time is often an important factor when it comes to tooth repair, so don’t wait; call 616-827-7019 to schedule an appointment. Our address is 769 York Creek Dr NW, Comstock Park, Michigan 49321.

We’ve been around since 1974 – serving your neighbors and improving smiles in Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI.

We offer porcelain veneers, general dentistry, implant dentistry, Invisalign, teeth whitening and much more.  Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull deliver exceptional results.

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/meet-dr-bruce-stewart


Missing Pieces in the Mouth Puzzle for Grand Rapids, MI

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Missing Pieces in the Mouth Puzzle for Grand Rapids, MI

A 500-piece Eiffel Tower puzzle is still easy to recognize with 32 pieces missing.
A 50-piece kitten puzzle will probably still give warm fuzzies without 3 or 4 pieces in place.
But…
A 32-piece dental puzzle is just not complete without ALL of the pieces.

If you’re missing teeth, cutting your mouth on chipped edges of teeth, or struggling with eating because of broken or cracked teeth, there are solutions. To understand the types of braces available, the cost of veneers, or the price of dental implants, sit down today with Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull for the helpful consultation you deserve.

Let us fill in those missing pieces – there has never been a better time to look into cosmetic dentistry. Modern cosmetic dental procedures, state-of-the-art materials, and the expertise of cosmetic dentists like Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull combine to create truly celebrity-caliber smiles.

In 1974, Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry undertook the task of serving Comstock Park’s dental needs. Since then, we have served satisfied patients in many cities:  Belmont, Grand Rapids, Walker, Sparta, Rockford and beyond!

Your lucky smile could be the next puzzle to be put back together beautifully, no matter your dental disarray. We offer the missing pieces: porcelain crowns/veneers, Invisalign, implant dentistry, teeth whitening, and restorative dentistry.

We can whiten, brighten, and straighten your smile!

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/meet-dr-bruce-stewart


Floss Pick Facts For Rockford

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Dental patients who live in the Grand Rapids, Walker, and Sparta areas want to keep their mouths as healthy and clean as possible. However, they are also looking for convenience, and that’s why many of them turn to floss picks instead of old-fashioned dental floss.

These little tools are quite handy. They usually have a handle that is pointed and can double as a toothpick, and a length of floss strung in a U-shaped groove. They are inexpensive and can be used more discreetly than floss.

While this may seem like a dream come true for Rockford residents hoping to make flossing a more regular part of their oral health routine, floss picks are still a step below actual floss in effectiveness.

The American Dental Association has only approved dental floss for cleaning in between teeth. One issue is that floss picks can’t curve and form the angles needed for superior cleaning.

So, what is a responsible dental patient to do? The first thing is to speak with your Comstock Park dentist and see what their opinion is. If you love floss picks, continue to use them when convenient, but still try to use regular dental floss daily.

If you are looking for a new dentist, we hope that you consider Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry. We have been serving the Rockford area since 1974 from our Comstock Park practice.

Our friendly and thorough staff would love to answer any questions you have about flossing and other dental health concerns, as well as questions about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening and veneers.

Call 616-827-7019 today to schedule an exam or consultation.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
616-827-7019
https://www.greatmismiles.com/meet-dr-bruce-stewart


The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/ada-seal-of-acceptance/product-category-information/floss-and-other-interdental-cleaners, accessed on August 1, 2014


Celebrating The Past And Looking To The Future At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry

Comstock Park Cosmetic Dentistry

It has now been 150 years since the first dental license was issued to Sir John Tomes. Michigan dental patients should be grateful for the advances made in dentistry during the past 150 years.

There was a time when blacksmiths and wig makers would also extract teeth with forceps to make a little extra money. Anyone could call themselves a dentist. Often these untrained people broke the jaws of the person they were trying to help. Ouch!

At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, we celebrate with the Rockford MI dental community and marvel at the many advances made in the history of dentistry, particularly cosmetic dentistry.

One of the modern treatments that has helped countless Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI patients of Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull is Invisalign invisible braces. This orthodontic therapy is custom made for each patient. They are transparent and removable and will help you achieve your desired smile in about 3 to 18 months.

Dr. Stewart’s and Dr. Hull’s training didn’t end when they graduated from dental school and opened their practice in Comstock Park. As cutting-edge cosmetic dentists, we continually attend continuing education courses so we can expertly perform the latest procedures. In addition, our practice uses the most advanced dental materials and techniques available.

If you are one of the many Comstock Park residents who has dreamed of an esthetic improvement to your smile, we invite you to make an appointment with Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry to discuss a smile makeover. Complete smile transformations are completed as quickly and professionally as possible – sometimes in just one visit!

One of our most sought after treatments at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry is general dentistry and many Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI patients are enjoying a brighter smile because of cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening.

At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry we have been serving the residents of zip code area 49321 since 1974 and would love to provide you and your family with professional, friendly dental care.


Tooth Whitening and Your Dentist

Tooth Whitening and Your Comstock Park Dentist

Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular dental procedures in Michigan. It seems that everyone in Comstock Park is whitening their teeth to help their smiles look younger and brighter. Many consumers in the Rockford MI area are turning to over-the-counter solutions to whiten their teeth; however, there can be risks to this approach.

Here is some basic advice on tooth whitening that Dr. Bruce Stewart and Dr. Eric Hull would like to share with you.

Tooth whitening is not for everyone, and depends on your dental history. We encourage you to visit our office in Comstock Park prior to starting a tooth whitening system for a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull can help you determine whether your teeth can be whitened safely and effectively. We can also recommend teeth whitening solutions that will work best for you. Stewart & Hull is a good place to start for this important decision.

There are many dangers to be aware of when whitening your teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in the Comstock Park area will provide varying degrees of effectiveness on your teeth. If used improperly, tooth whitening solutions can cause problems including tooth sensitivity, over whitening, damage to your tooth enamel, and irregular coloration. Whitening too much can even have a reverse effect, making your teeth look gray. Most tooth whitening product manufacturers recommend that you visit your local Comstock Park dentist when things go wrong with your over-the-counter tooth whitening solution.

Our office is located at 769 York Creek Dr NW, Comstock Park, Michigan 49321. Please call or stop by to make an appointment to discuss your tooth whitening options. We are eager to help you make the best decision for your smile.Our staff is available to discuss tooth whitening solutions, explain tooth whitening options, and check your teeth to make sure you will get the tooth whitening results you want.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful bright smile.

—Dr. Bruce Stewart & Dr. Eric Hull, tooth whitening for the Comstock Park community. Please call us at 616-827-7019.