All Tooth Stains Are Not Created Equal

Categories: Teeth Whitening

Comstock Park Tooth Bleaching

The effectiveness of teeth bleaching in Grand Rapids depends partly on the types of stains.

Extrinsic tooth stains are the easiest to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola and nicotine.

Unfortunately, even if you avoid foods and beverages that cause stain, your teeth will become discolored over time. Like gray hair and wrinkles a dull smile is an inevitable part of aging for Comstock Park, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford MI residents.

Intrinsic tooth stains develop from the inside out. Tooth injury and tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove completely, but it is possible to lighten them with professional tooth whitening from Dr. Bruce Stewart and Dr. Eric Hull.

If your teeth are stained, whether from coffee, tetracycline, or excessive fluoride, call Stewart and Hull Dentistry at 616-827-7019. We have treated many Comstock Park, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford MI clients with extreme tooth discoloration.

It is never too late or too early to brighten your smile.  Patients can take years off their appearance by restoring the youthful white smile they once enjoyed.  Teens  and young adults with surface stains can prevent them from becoming intrinsic stains with tooth bleaching.

Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry is the cosmetic dental specialist in Comstock Park. Discover why hundreds of local MI families trust us with their smiles.

Call us at 616-827-7019

Professional Teeth Whitening

Categories: Teeth Whitening

Professional Teeth Whitening at Stewart & Hull A brilliant smile leaves a lasting impression. Professional whitening of teeth can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you a boost in self-confidence.

Our teeth often turn yellow or gray as we age. The things we eat and drink continually such as colored sodas, coffee and red wine contribute to the staining. Most of us are aware that smoking is not only bad for your lungs; it is an enemy to beautiful teeth. If you are considering having your teeth whitened, you must first decide which method to use. At Stewart & Hull, we enjoy discussing treatment options with our clients. To schedule a free consultation to talk about teeth whitening or any other dental procedure, call 616-827-7019.

At-home whitening treatments usually consist of trays filled with whitening solution. It takes 7-14 days to achieve 3-6 shades lighter. Brush-on teeth gels and whitening strips take up to 30 days to achieve noticeable results. Not only is whitening toothpaste abrasive, it may be damaging to the enamel surface.  Whitening toothpaste may lighten superficial stains but often provides little or no change in appearance of teeth.

Professional teeth whitening procedures performed by a dental professional achieve dramatic results that last far longer than other treatments.

All of the whitening methods may cause tooth pain or sensitivity, but this usually goes away in a few days. If you have crowns, porcelain veneers or bonding, it is important to talk to your dentist before choosing a whitening method.

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Love Your Smile in Comstock Park

Categories: Teeth Whitening

Love Your Cosmetic Dental Smile in Comstock Park There is nothing like bright white teeth that light up a person’s whole face when they smile and laugh. No one has to settle for dull, yellow teeth.

This is a great time for Rockford MI men, women and teens to get a thorough cleaning and teeth whitening at the office of Dr. Bruce A. Stewart and Dr. Eric D. Hull in Comstock Park. Teeth whitening is safe and incredibly effective. A thorough cleaning followed by whitening will allow your teeth to feel as good as they look.

Whitening before an important event such as a wedding, party or formal family portrait sitting, will give you extra confidence as you pose for photos (even close-ups).

Rockford MI tooth bleaching following twice-yearly cleanings is the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure. Teeth bleaching in Comstock Park is comparable to the cost of a professional hair color and cut, but when you consider the transformation; there is no comparison! Flash your gorgeous, sparkling smile, and no one will even notice your hair.

  • Stewart & Hull
  • 616-827-7019
  • 769 York Creek Dr NW
  • Comstock Park, Michigan

Do Whitestrips Work?

Categories: Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Options in Comstock Park

If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your local Comstock Park grocery store, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options in Rockford MI were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the Rockford MI area.

Whitening Rinses
Whitening rinses sold in Comstock Park are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain tooth-whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes. Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this method is simple, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.

Whitening Strips
The whitening strips you can buy in Rockford MI grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a tooth bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in Rockford MI dental offices. Another problem is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you had chosen the professional Zoom whitening system or the professional strength home whitening system at your Comstock Park dental office.

Teeth Whitening Gels
Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.

If you are serious about dramatically whitening your teeth, the safest, quickest, and most affordable system is at your Comstock Park dental office.

Dr. Bruce Stewart and Dr. Eric Hull would be happy to discuss which tooth whitening system is best for you.  Call our office, Stewart & Hull, at 616-827-7019. We are located at 769 York Creek Dr. NW Comstock Park. You can find more information on



Whiter Teeth for Comstock Park

Teeth Whitening In Comstock Park Teeth whitening has become very popular in Comstock Park as an easy way to enhance your smile with little effort and no pain.

Over the counter whitening products can give varied results, leaving most customers feeling unhappy or dissatisfied. At Stewart & Hull, we can help you understand your options for teeth whitening and the results you may expect from various tooth bleaching options.

As your professional Comstock Park area cosmetic dentist, we can help you whiten your teeth effectively, with professional results. If you are ready to try a tooth whitening product, please call our office or visit our dental practice, and let us share with you the options available and the beautiful results you should expect.

-Dr. Bruce Stewart & Dr. Eric Hull 616-827-7019

What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

Fighting Gum Disease In Grand Rapids

Hello Grand Rapids residents! Your overall dental health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape.

When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the bristle tips aimed at the line where the tooth and gum meet. The bristles of a soft toothbrush can clean the food particles in the pockets in front and in back of the tooth, but you need floss to clean between the teeth. Make sure you get the floss into the pocket between the teeth and scrape food particles up and out of the pocket.

Back to toothbrushing: if the toothbrush is not held at the correct angle, the bristles can’t get in the pockets to clean out the bacteria before it turns into enamel-damaging plaque. If plaque multiplies in the pockets around the teeth, the gum will start pulling away. Eventually, the pockets will become too deep for your toothbrush bristles to reach. Unfortunately, the tooth structure below the gumline is more susceptible to decay than the enamel above the gumline.

There is more than one way to damage your teeth – even if the visible parts of your teeth are cavity-free, gum disease can cause problems with the parts you can’t see.

We are Dr. Bruce Stewart and Dr. Eric Hull. We, along with our friendly staff, promote preventative dentistry by working with our patients of all ages to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

If you haven’t had a check-up in a while, or are experiencing gum soreness or recession, call our Grand Rapids area dental practice today at 616-827-7019 to schedule a thorough tooth and gum examination in Comstock Park.
During your exam, Dr. Bruce Stewart or Dr. Eric Hull will measure the depth of the pockets around each tooth. If you already have gum disease, we will help you restore gum health.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we provide full general and cosmetic dental services including dental veneers and restorative dentistry. If you have healthy teeth and gums but want to brighten your smile, ask us about tooth bleaching procedures we perform in-office.

Bruce A. Stewart, DDS, FAGD
Eric D. Hull, DDS
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan 49321