Tooth Whitening: What The ADA Has To Say

Categories: Teeth Whitening

teeth whitening Comstock ParkWhen a cosmetic dentistry procedure becomes popular in the Belmont,  Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI, areas, it’s natural to want to experience the dramatic results for yourself. However, responsible dental patients should know what the American Dental Association has to say regarding common cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening.

The ADA advises patients to meet with their dentist before starting any bleaching regimen. An oral examination that is in-depth will help your dentist to know if tooth whitening is for you. This is especially vital when you have dark stains on your teeth or multiple crowns and/or fillings.

Once you have agreed on a tooth whitening technique, your dentist can supervise your use of whichever bleaching agent you have chosen. This will help you to be sure that the frequency of use of your teeth whitener is never too high.

Or, you and your dentist may choose to have your teeth whitened in the office. Zoom in-office teeth whitening takes much less time than at-home whitening.

Also, if you are shopping for whitening tooth products at your favorite Grand Rapids, Walker, or Sparta drugstore, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Along with tooth whitening, there are many other innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures your dentist can recommend, which will help you achieve the dazzling smile you want. These include dental implants, bonding,veneers,  and more!

We are dedicated to oral health and happy patients. We help our cosmetic dental patients love their smile! If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 616-784-2377. A member of the friendly and thorough staff here at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry would love to set up an appointment for you.

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Comstock Park, MI


Tooth Whitening For Whiter Whites

Categories: Teeth Whitening

smiling woman2One of the most common requests Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull get from their dental patients is whiter teeth.

We are happy to say that our Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI dental patients are in luck when it comes to teeth whitening, because cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening and veneers are safe, effective, and affordable.

Some patients might be interested in bleaching their teeth at home. We offer a very safe and effective home whitening system that allows you to whiten your teeth at your convenience at home.

We also offer in-office teeth bleaching which can often be done in one visit. Grand Rapids residents who do in-office bleaching appreciate the care that is given to protect the soft tissues of the mouth from the bleaching agent.

As you can see, there are a lot of great ways to keep your teeth nice and white here in Rockford, MI.

If you’re interested in any of these whitening methods or a complete smile makeover, please call Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry at 616-784-2377 and ask about our KöR whitening, Zoom whitening, or home whitening. Our friendly and thorough staff will schedule a cosmetic dental consultation at your convenience.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Your Unique Smile – Only Better!

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

family dentist Comstock ParkHello Comstock Park! If you are unhappy with your smile, it’s time to change that.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Comstock Park, Michigan, since 1974. During our careers, we have both established reputations for excellence while providing care for many fantastic Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI residents. Performing smile makeovers makes our profession extremely fulfilling.

When we design a smile, we carefully analyze the macroesthetics (larger facial characteristics and relationships between bone structure, tooth size, and shape), and microesthetics (more delicate features such as tooth shade and degree of translucency). There is no one-size-fits-all treatment; each Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry smile design is as unique as you are.

Whether you have chipped teeth, yellow enamel, a broken dental bridge, or even missing teeth, there are procedures to fix your dental problems and give you a natural looking smile that you will be proud to show off.

A smile makeover in Comstock Park at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry typically involves two or more procedures, which may include: porcelain veneers, tooth implants, crown lengthening, dental bonding, and/or teeth whitening. Of course, just one procedure, such as tooth-colored fillings, can make a world of difference.

Call Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry at 616-784-2377 today to schedule a smile design consultation.

Common Myths About Comstock Park Family Cosmetic Dentistry

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

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Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile

Many so-called Rockford, MI cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Grand Rapids dental procedures such as tooth replacement prevent many potential problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.

Myth #2: A Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental bridges have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many important advantages for Sparta dental patients. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Tooth implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth.

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Call us at 616-784-2377 to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss veneers.

Myth #4: Grand Rapids Braces are the Only Way to Correct Crooked Teeth

Braces are often part of a transforming dental makeover for our Rockford, MI teens and adults alike. However, if your teeth are only slightly crooked, veneers can reshape your teeth and help you achieve a beautiful smile in as little as two visits.


Drs. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull DDS
wide selection of dental technology
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park Michigan 49321



Lighten Up In Rockford MI

Teeth Whitening In Rockford MI

Hello! Today’s dental article is for Belmont, Cedar Springs, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI residents with stained teeth. Do you think your teeth are too stained for teeth whitening to have any effect? Think again. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, we are whitening smiles for patients with both intrinsic and extrinsic stains.

Extrinsic stains are caused by dark colored foods and drinks, smoking, and normal aging. Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry patients with extrinsic stains achieve great results from both in-office and take-home teeth whitening systems.

Intrinsic stains form on the inside but can be seen from the outside. Tetracycline, excessive fluoride, trauma, and aging can cause intrinsic staining for unfortunate Comstock Park dentistry patients. Though these stains are harder to remove, many Rockford, MI patients with intrinsic staining can whiten their teeth with take-home whitening kits. The process often takes longer, but with persistence, intrinsic stains can be lightened.

In addition to teeth whitening, we provide a full menu of cosmetic dental procedures at our Comstock Park office. With porcelain veneers, you can straighten and correct the shape of your teeth in addition to brightening the color. If you are missing a tooth, a dental implant may be the solution. Call 616-827-7019 for a dental implant or smile design consultation.

If you are embarrassed by a less-than-sparkling smile, let the team of dental professionals at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry help you lighten up.

Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park Michigan zip code 49321

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

Tooth Whitening and Your Dentist

Categories: Teeth Whitening

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.

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



Celebrity Smiles in Grand Rapids

Try Porcelain Veneers In Grand Rapids How do celebrities obtain brilliant white smiles always ready for the red carpet or a close-up? Do they avoid coffee? Not likely. Every star-watching magazine is full of pictures of famous people holding Starbucks cups. Do they avoid tobacco? Some probably do, but many actors and fashion models with dazzling white smiles are smokers.

Very few people (famous and non-famous alike) with perfect teeth were born with them. (…Sure, no one is born with teeth, but you know what I mean.) Celebrities have perfect smiles because they have undergone cosmetic dentistry.

Guess what? You can also have a smile like a supermodel or television news anchor because Dr. Bruce Stewart & Dr. Eric Hull at Stewart & Hull have as much experience and training in advanced cosmetic dentistry as any Hollywood cosmetic dentist.

Dr. Stewart has been providing smile makeovers for dental clients in the Grand Rapids, Comstock Park and Rockford MI areas since 1974. Tooth whitening is often the most affordable cosmetic dental procedure. Tooth bleaching quickly perks up your teeth and makes you feel like smiling all the time!

Porcelain veneers are used often in Grand Rapids cosmetic dental offices because they correct myriad problems. Veneers remedy misshapen teeth, cracks and chips, and discolored teeth. Teeth that have been worn down extensively can also be repaired with veneers. Preparing a tooth for a porcelain veneer is minimally invasive. The latest veneers do not require the removal of healthy enamel. Another plus: veneers are usually less expensive than complete dental crowns!

Tooth bleaching and veneers are just two of the many cosmetic dental procedures performed at Stewart & Hull. Schedule a cosmetic dental consultation today by calling 616-827-7019. At our office, you will always receive VIP treatment, without the annoying paparazzi!

We look forward to helping you achieve a celebrity smile.

(Note that the celebrities pictured above are not affiliated with our site; they just have great smiles!)

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You can be one of four lucky patients to be our guest to have lunch, listen to Coach Hoke and get fired up for the coming football season! This contest ends April 30th, 2013.