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August 9, 2018

Your La Porte Dentist Gives 5 Facts About the Amazing Tongue

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woman smiling tongue hanging outAlthough it may seem that oral health is all about the teeth, there is a lot more involved. One of the key factors to maintaining a healthy environment in your mouth is the condition of your tongue. As you read on, your La Porte dentist explains 5 facts about this part of your anatomy, its importance in preventing oral maladies and ways you can clean it.

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July 7, 2018

Dentist in Whiting: Why an Electric Toothbrush May Be Right for You

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 10:33 pm

A man comparing an electric and manual toothbrush. When you walk through the oral care aisle, do you ever notice the electric toothbrushes and wonder “Is this better at cleaning my mouth?” If so, you are not alone. Many patients ask your dentist in Whiting if it’s worth it to switch to the higher-end solution for practicing good oral care, or whether it makes little difference to spend the extra cash.

According to him, proper oral care comes down to technique. Here’s what you can expect from both solutions.

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May 11, 2018

3 Things to Look for When Choosing an Implant Dentist

dentist showing patient implant modelFinding the right dentist for the most basic treatments is important, but when you’ve chosen to invest in an advanced procedure like implant supported tooth replacement, it’s essential. Before you get started with your implant tooth replacement plan, take a few minutes to read this post. We’ll walk you through some of the ways to determine whether or not you’ve found the right implant dentist to fully renew your smile.
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April 12, 2018

Missing Teeth? Get Your Confidence Back With Dental Implants in Whiting!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 9:21 pm

Model of a denture attached to implantsDid you know that the first dentures were created in Japan in the 1500’s and were made out of wood? Thankfully, a lot of improvements were made on this “early model” of dentures throughout the 1800’s and 1900’s!

In fact, one of the biggest advances has happened even more recently: using dental implants in Whiting to give dentures greater stability, comfort and function. If you’d like to know more about the advantages of this type of denture and how it can restore not only your smile, but your confidence as well, keep reading to learn more!

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March 14, 2018

5 Surprising Factors That Affect Dental Implant Costs

Dentist talking to man in dental chairIf you’re missing a single tooth or a complete row of teeth, your dentist probably recommended a dental implant supported tooth replacement plan. Dental implants allow dentists to replace a lost tooth from the roots up, mimicking natural structure. It’s no surprise dentists are all for dental implant restoration. Unfortunately, many patients are worried about the cost. While the initial investment is a little higher than other restoration options, the end result is a replacement tooth or teeth that will likely last the rest of your life and function just like your natural tooth. The goal of a good dentist is to provide clarity in pricing, affordable treatments, maximized dental insurance, and financing options. Before you get started with your tooth replacement plan, read this post where we outline some of the factors that impact the cost of dental implant placement and restoration.
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January 10, 2018

Learn About Cosmetic Bonding from Your Cosmetic Dentist in Crown Point

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 8:14 pm

A man getting cosmetic bonding.Your entire life you’ve had some minor gaps in your smile that you’ve gotten used to. To you it never seemed worth it to invest the time and money into metal braces or even clear aligners to fix the gaps, so you’ve just accepted it. However, you don’t have to settle when there is a solution from your cosmetic dentist in Crown Point today.

That solution is cosmetic bonding. What is that you ask? Keep reading to learn how this treatment is specifically designed to fill the gaps in your smile, making it look straighter and better than ever before.

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November 24, 2017

Your Cosmetic Dentist is Whiting Teeth: Know What To Ask

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A woman smiling after her cosmetic dental consultation.If this is your first time learning about teeth whitening treatments, you’re in for a treat. Your cosmetic dentist is whiting patients’ teeth more and more every day. Considered to be one of the most popular treatments for cosmetic and restorative dentists alike, teeth whitening is causing a lot of people to ask questions.

To make this process easier, we’ve chosen some frequently asked questions so new patients know what to expect with their teeth whitening treatment. Your brand-new smile is only a few shades away, so let’s get started.

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November 12, 2017

Can You Get Cavities With Porcelain Veneers in Crown Point?

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couple with attractive smilesA perfect smile is the perfect way to make a good first impression and feel great about yourself. If your teeth aren’t as attractive as you would like, you might be thinking about getting porcelain veneers in Crown Point. They’re a great way to cover over all those unsightly flaws in your pearly whites! However, you might wonder if they’re good for your teeth. Can they increase the chances that you’ll end up with cavities?

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October 5, 2017

Here’s Why We Prefer Root Canal in La Porte vs. Extraction

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_berquist @ 7:59 pm

woman with a toothacheIf you have a tooth that is significantly decayed or damaged, extraction and root canal are two options for renewing your oral health. Because we always act in the best interest of your long term oral health, your dentist will recommend the latter whenever possible. Keep reading to find out why we prefer root canal in La Porte — and the difference it could make for your lasting smile.

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September 12, 2017

What is TMJ?

Woman in pain holding compress to faceIf you’ve never heard of TMJ, TMJ dysfunction, or TMD, you’re not alone. However, in order to provide diagnosis for patients suffering from this oral health conditions, patients need to be informed about the warning signs and risk factors associated with this oral health condition. TMD occurs when the small temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connecting the jaw and skull bone are damaged. TMJ dysfunction is a difficult condition to pin down. A dentist’s best bet when it comes to making an accurate diagnosis, is for a patient to understand and monitor changes in jaw function that indicate they may suffer from TMD and contact their dentist to receive an evaluation. Keep reading to find out more about some of the warnings signs and risk factors associated with TMJ dysfunction.
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