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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.

August 6, 2017

Your Dentist in Crown Point Offers Solutions for Missing Teeth

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Man hiding his teeth.Living with one or more missing teeth is challenging. It affects your confidence, nutrition, and also your oral health. Missing teeth are often a downward spiral for more tooth loss, and for some patients, their situation begins to feel hopeless. Your dentist in Crown Point has good news for you! There are wonderful solutions for replacing one or multiple missing teeth, and restoring your confidence and oral health. Here are some of those options.


July 14, 2017

Whiting Dentist Makes Smiles Both Functional & Attractive

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Your dentist in Whiting uses high-quality dental materials for your porcelain veneers.One thing that our dentist in Whiting takes pride in is making sure out patient’s smiles are first function and then aesthetically pleasing. If a smile is just beautiful, but isn’t able to serve its purpose or causes the patient pain, we’re not doing our job correctly. If you’ve met with Dr. Daniel Berquist or Dr. Robert Berquist to get porcelain veneers, our office has made sure that your natural teeth and gums are healthy enough to support them for years to come. Now that you have an improved smile, it’s time to maintain it. Here are a few ways that Berquist Dentistry recommends taking care of your porcelain veneers.


June 7, 2017

Your Dentist In Crown Point Replaces Missing Teeth

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Berquist Family Dentistry, your premier dentist in Crown Point, can bring back your healthy, functional smile with many options for artificial teeth. You love being a grandparent – your grandchildren always give you so much about and when you see your kids interacting with their little ones and using some of your parenting tips, you can’t help but beam with pride. But when you do, you immediately become self-conscious because of the noticeable blank spots in your grin. You’ve decided to take care of your missing teeth, but you’re not sure what your options are or what’s right for you. Luckily, the team at Berquist Family Dentistry, your premier dentist in Crown Point, shares the details on how you can restore your pearly whites with dental implants, partials, and dentures.


May 12, 2017

What Causes Bad Breath? Your Dentist In Whiting Explains

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How does bad breath happen? To prevent this embarrassing and unpleasant condition, follow these tips from your dentist in Whiting. What comes to mind when you think of bad breath? Is it your coworker who drinks endless amounts of coffee at the desk right next you, only to head out for a cigarette every couple of hours? Do you picture wreaths of garlic and Dracula? Or maybe your mind goes to Benny Hill’s character The Halitosis Kid? Regardless of what this team makes you envision, bad breath is a common and embarrassing condition. In this post, the team at Berquist Family Dentistry, your premier dentist in Whiting explains what causes bad breath and how you can prevent it from happening.


March 14, 2017

See Your Whiting Dentist For A Six-Month Checkup

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Get your 6 month dental checkup from your premier Whiting dentist. What’s the most important kind of dentistry: cosmetic, emergency or restorative? Dr. Robert Berquist and Dr. Daniel Berquist, Whiting dentist, say preventive dentistry tops them both. Prevention begins at home with routine habits such as twice daily brushing, once a day flossing and eating a tooth-friendly diet. Preventive dentistry also includes six-month oral examinations and hygienic cleanings at Berquist Dentistry. Remember, a smile that’s well maintained requires far less restorative work, such as fillings and crowns. That cared for smile looks, feels and functions better, and the person’s systemic health actually thrives.



February 26, 2017

How to Choose the Best Cosmetic Dentist in Whiting

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How to choose the best cosmetic dentist in Whiting.Now that we’re well into 2017, how are your resolutions coming along? Are you reaching the goals you’ve set for yourself? Perhaps you’re ready for that new relationship, or maybe it’s a promotion at your job you’re hoping for. Did you know that a beautiful smile could help you achieve your goals? It’s true! This is because a beautiful smile gives you the confidence you need to get things done. If you want 2017 to be your year, here are some tips on how to choose the best cosmetic dentist in Whiting.


January 30, 2017

Who is a Candidate for a Dental Implant in Whiting?

Missing just one tooth changes oral function and health. Could you be a candidate for a modern dental implant in Whiting from Berquist Family Dentistry?Smile gaps affect your appearance, self-image and oral function. Who wants to smile broadly or laugh loudly if you are missing teeth right in the front of your mouth? Eating and speaking are impacted as well. Change your outlook and your health when you look into dental implants from Whiting dentists, Drs. Robert and Daniel Berquist. Dental implants in Crown Point provide superior aesthetics, stability and longevity. Could you be a candidate for these outstanding tooth replacements?


December 9, 2016

Dentist in Whiting Explains the Cause of Teeth Grinding

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Your dentist in Whiting for Bruxism treatment.Grinding and clenching of the teeth, also known as Bruxism, is a common condition that affects both children and adults. In fact, it is estimated anywhere from 30 to 40 million children and adults suffer from the condition. While it is quite common, it can be difficult to recognize the signs of the grinding. However, it is important to learn to detect symptoms of Bruxism to get the appropriate treatment from your dentist in Whiting. Without the right care, your oral health and quality of life are at risk.

November 14, 2016

Dentist in Crown Points Has Tips for Toothpaste and Mouthwash

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — dr_berquist @ 9:23 pm

Your dentist in Crown Point for oral care.The products you use at home to care for your teeth are essential to oral health. However, there are a lot of products on the market. How do you know if you are choosing the best? As your dentist in Crown Point, we have the information you need to choose the best toothpaste and mouthwash for superior oral health.

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