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 616-784-2377.

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.


Can You Handle A Dental Emergency?

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Can You Handle A Dental Emergency?

At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, we hope you never experience a serious dental emergency. It’s important, however, to know what to do in such a situation. Here is a quiz on dental emergencies.

  1. Your five year-old falls off his bike, hits his face on the sidewalk, and knocks out one of his front teeth. What do you do before driving immediately to Dr. Stewart & Dr. Hull’s office or the ER?
  2. Put the tooth back in the socket.
    b. If the tooth is dirty, scrub it with a brush.
    c. Put the tooth in milk.

The answer depends on whether it is a permanent tooth or a baby tooth. If a permanent tooth is knocked out, it may be successfully re-implanted if done quickly. Make sure you only hold the tooth by the crown, never touch the root. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with water being cautious not to brush off any tissue attached. It is best to reinsert the tooth into the socket. This may not be possible with younger children. Because it is essential to keep the tooth from drying out on your way to our office or the emergency room, you can put the tooth in a cup of milk. Baby teeth should not be reinserted because it can potentially damage the emerging tooth.

  1. One of your teeth suddenly darkens. What are the possible causes?
  2. The nerve inside the tooth is damaged.
    b. It is side effect of a medication you are taking.
    c. Gum disease.
    d. An infection.

The answer is all of the above.

For any dental emergency or other oral condition, call Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park. We have been providing quality dental care for Belmont, Cedar Springs, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI residents since 1974. If you add our address and phone number (616-784-2377) to your phone contacts right now, you won’t have to search for it in the case of an emergency. When trying to save a knocked-out tooth, every minute counts.

Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan 49321
https://www.greatmismiles.com/meet-dr-bruce-stewart

 


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 616-784-2377 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: 616-784-2377 or visit: https://www.greatmismiles.com/meet-dr-bruce-stewart.

We look forward to working with you.


You, Only Better

cost of dental crowns Rockford, MIIf you’re looking for the brightest, whitest smile possible but insist that you want it to look natural, Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull can sit down with you and show you how to achieve it.  616-784-2377

Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry use effective, cost sensitive, cutting-edge methods and tools as we create the best smile for each individual.

Many professionals and public figures in Michigan are taking advantage of modern cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearance and enhance their natural attractiveness. Perhaps you have noticed men and women in the local media with smiles that seem extremely bright and beautiful for people of their age.

You, too, can have a smile that is extremely bright and beautiful, regardless of your age. Whether you are in your fifties, sixties, seventies or beyond, we can provide an anti-aging treatment that doesn’t offer empty promises. Our smile makeovers deliver dramatic results as promised!

You have probably heard of porcelain veneers, dental implants, orthodontics, crown restoration, and teeth whitening. Some lesser-known procedures include laser gum contouring, silver filling replacement, and implant-anchored dentures. Gum contouring can remedy a gumline that is not aesthetically pleasing. We can replace old amalgam (silver) fillings with composites that are matched to your tooth color. Denture wearers can improve not only their smile but their eating ability as well with implant-anchored dentures.

If you have other issues that need to be reviewed first, rest assured knowing that Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry has been offering general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and family dentistry since 1974. You can be confident that Drs. Stewart and Hull have the expertise and high standards you deserve.

Our very friendly and thorough staff is waiting to schedule an appointment for you at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park. Let us enhance your natural beauty with a smile makeover.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan 49321
616-784-2377


How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating Comstock Park Dental Patients About Little-Known Risks

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park treat and educate patients with tooth and gum problems. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health.

1) Diabetic patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues.

2) A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many medications used by thousands of Belmont, Cedar Springs, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford MI residents, including those for high-blood pressure and depression, can cause dry mouth. This side effect is not only unpleasant, but it is dangerous. Anti-depressants (especially SSRIs) and anti-psychotic drugs can also trigger tooth-grinding (bruxism).

3) Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with several dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

We help many dental patients prevent problems associated with medical conditions that sometimes seem unrelated to dental health. Regular professional dental care is essential for oral health, and an important part of your overall physical health.

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


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