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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?


September 19, 2016

Whiting Dentists Give Tips for Helping Dry Mouth

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Dry mouth causes oral health problemsDry mouth, or xerostomia, results from intense or prolonged stress, cancer treatment, immune system deficiencies and other factors. More than just a nuisance, dry mouth contributes to worrisome dental issues, such as cavities. Learn more about xerostomia and how to deal with it from your Whiting dentists, Dr. Daniel Jordan Berquist and Dr. Robert Jordan Berquist, at Berquist Family Dentistry.


July 8, 2015

Enjoy TMJ Therapy Treatment in Northwest Indiana

462039415You may not realize this, but two little joints in your jaw can have a dramatic impact on your oral and overall wellbeing. Known as your temporomandibular joints (TMJs), they not only connect your lower jaw to your temporal bone, they also make it possible for you to open and close your mouth easily. They don’t always work perfectly, though. Whether because of stress, an improper bite, or a range of other reasons, these joints can dysfunction. When this happens, the nerve endings around them can become exposed, resulting in a range of uncomfortable symptoms. Drs. Daniel and Robert Berquist offer TMJ therapy services at our offices in Crown Point, IN and Whiting, IN that will leave your mouth feeling like brand new.

 What Are TMJ Symptoms?

  • Morning or late afternoon pain and soreness in the jaw
  • Clicking or popping when opening or closing your mouth
  • Swelling on the side of the face
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Earaches
  • Difficulty opening and closing your mouth
  • Upper and lower teeth misalignment (malocclusion)
  • Stiffness or “locked” feeling in the jaw when talking, yawning or eating
  • Painful chewing, biting or yawning
  • Recent bite changes
  • Frequent headaches

The exact cause of a person’s TMJ disorder is often difficult to determine. Your pain may be due to a combination of problems, such as arthritis or jaw injury. Some people who have jaw pain also tend to clench or grind their teeth, but many people habitually clench their teeth and never develop TMJ disorders. That is why it is crucial to speak with Drs. Robert and Daniel Berquist to determine whether or not TMJ therapy is right for you.

As part of your treatment consultation, Dr. Robert Berquist and Dr. Daniel Berquist will also talk to you about relaxation techniques and other ways of coping with stress. Avoid chewy or hard foods if you can, as they can aggravate your symptoms. It’s also recommended that you try chewing on alternate sides of your mouth.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Are you ready to schedule your next visit with Dr. Robert Berquist or Dr. Daniel Berquist? Speak with our friendly staff in Crown Point, IN and Whiting, IN to reserve an appointment. We are happy to serve our neighbors in Crown Point, Whiting, Merrillville, Cedar Lake, St. John and other communities in Northwest Indiana.


June 8, 2015

Learn All There Is To Know About Dental Implants

ThinkstockPhotos-177257483Broken teeth, teeth removed due to widespread damage or decay, discolored teeth – it doesn’t matter how it happened; dental implants are a necessary procedure when it comes to replacing those defunct teeth. At Berquist Family Dentistry in Crown Point, IN, we are proud to offer a full selection of advanced dental implants and other restorative dentistry services. Often misunderstood, we’re here to dispel any myths surrounding dental implants.



Dental Implants Overview

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to support treatment for a missing tooth or teeth, while simultaneously helping to prevent bone loss. Dental implants aren’t needed just out of thin air – it’s the result of a long process.

But how are teeth lost to begin with? Let’s look at some factors:

  • Tooth decay
  • Root canal failure
  • Gum disease (Periodontitis)
  • Trauma to the mouth (tooth injury)
  • Excessive wear and tear
  • Congenital defects

At some point, dental implants might be the best option for you. There are several benefits to getting this procedure done:

  • Improved appearance – they look and feel like real teeth and are permanent.
  •  Improved speech – you can speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
  •  Improved comfort – implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  •  Easier eating – implants function like your own teeth, thus allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  •  Improved self-esteem – get your smile back and feel better about yourself.
  •  Improved oral health – Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact.
  •  Durability – they are very durable and, with good care, can last a lifetime.
  •  Convenience – implants are permanent and never need to be removed, unlike dentures.

As is the case with any dental procedure, it’s best to consult with our professional staff to decide which option, if any, are right for you.

Schedule an Appointment With Us Today

If you’re in need of any dental implant treatment, come see us! Patients in Crown Point, IN, and the surrounding communities of Merrillville, Cedar Lake, St. John and beyond are welcome to contact us regarding appointments for dental implants and other services. Watch the experts work their magic!

May 16, 2015

Make Your Smile Shine with Dental Implants in Crown Point, IN

184898853Is your smile lacking its former pizazz? Have you broken a tooth, or had to have teeth removed due to chronic, widespread damage and decay? Berquist Family Dentistry is proud to offer a full selection of advanced dental implants and teeth replacements to patients in Crown Point, IN, and the surrounding communities, including St. John, Cedar Lake, and Hebron.

What Is A Dental Implant?

When a tooth is too damaged to be saved with traditional crowns, fillings, and veneers, it must be removed to prevent the spread of decay to surrounding teeth. To ensure the integrity of your jawbone and bite line, Drs. Robert and Daniel Berquist strongly recommend dental implants. Implants consist of a base installed into the jaw bone, into which the prosthetic replacement teeth or crowns can be installed. They can also anchor permanent bridges or dentures.

Once the totaled tooth (or teeth) is removed, dentists clean the socket and drill a small hole in the jaw bone. They then insert the implant base, which is usually screw- or blade-shaped, and stitch gum tissue closed. The jaw and gums must heal around the implant base in order to ensure the replacement teeth fit as a natural extension of the bite line. After the base has healed, dentists surgically open the gums and attach the dental implants or bridges.

How Long Does A Dental Implant Last?

Done properly, and cared for with a rigorous oral hygiene regimen and biannual dental exams, dental implants can last for 40 years or more. Berquist Family Dentistry will custom craft your replacement teeth so they mesh seamlessly with your natural smile. No one but you will ever know!

Contact Us Today for a Crown Point, IN, Dental Implant Consultation

We’re happy to consult with you on the best treatment plan for your smile. Patients in Crown Point, IN, and the surrounding communities, including Merrillville, Cedar Lake, and St. John, are welcome to contact us regarding appointments for dental implants and prosthetics. You’ll love your new, healthy smile!

February 18, 2015

Your Trusted Family Dentist in Whiting, IN & Crown Point, IN

510043207Every day, you make countless decisions that directly affect your family’s health. You work hard to keep your children safe and happy, and ensure that everyone in your family feels loved and appreciated. At Berquist Family Dentistry, Dr. Robert Jordan Berquist and Dr. Daniel Jordan Berquist understand family values and what it takes to keep a household running smoothly. That’s why we’d like to make at least one decision – the one you make when choosing a family dentist in Whiting – an easy one. Our comprehensive menu of family dentistry solutions is designed with your satisfaction, safety, comfort, and convenience in mind, as well as the continued oral health of everyone in your family.

Happy, Healthy Smiles for the Whole Family

General dentistry is the cornerstone of a lifetime of optimal oral health and beautiful smiles. As your premier Whiting, IN family dentists, our doctors specialize in offering a full range of preventive dental solutions, each designed to keep your teeth and gums healthy and looking their best. These include:

Whatever your family needs to achieve and maintain excellent oral health, you’ll find it here at Berquist Family Dentistry. We pledge to always take the time to listen to you, really getting to know you so that we can provide you with gentle, personalized care that benefits your smile as well as your overall health.

Schedule Your General Dentistry Checkup Today

The American Dental Association and the team at Berquist Family Dentistry recommend that all patients schedule a general dentistry checkup twice per year, or every six months; deep cleaning visits may be recommended more frequently for patients affected by gum disease. If you’re due for a checkup and professional dental cleaning, please don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule your visit with the doctors and caring staff at Berquist Family Dentistry. We are proud to serve families from throughout Whiting, Crown Point, Merrillville, St. John, Cedar Lake, and beyond.

January 20, 2015

Restoring Form & Function with Dental Implants in Whiting, IN & and Crown Point, IN

187007308Your teeth are among your most valuable natural assets, allowing you to speak properly, express emotion with a smile, and to eat the foods that nourish your mind and body. If you are missing even a single tooth, however, the balance and functionality of your entire smile is affected. Fortunately, the team at Berquist Family Dentistry can help. Dr. Robert Jordan Berquist and Dr. Daniel Jorden Berquist proudly serve families from throughout Crown Point, IN and Whiting, IN as well as the surrounding areas, offering a permanent solution to missing teeth: dental implants.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

With modern advancements in the field of restorative dentistry, it is now possible to completely replace missing teeth in a way that mimics the smile Mother Nature gave you. Dental implants effectively replace the entire tooth, including the root that supports healthy bone tissue within the jaw. These biocompatible posts are surgically placed within the jaw to serve as sturdy anchors for custom restorations. They are commonly used to support single crowns, bridges, partials, and even full dentures.

A one-on-one consultation with our doctors will aid in determining which restorative dentistry solution best fulfills your needs. Most patients who are missing one or more teeth are good candidates for dental implant placement. Even if the bone density in your jaw isn’t sufficient to support implants, we may be able to recommend a procedure called bone grafting that allows you to continue with your tooth replacement treatment. Our team is always here to answer your questions and to address your concerns, whether you are interested in a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure or a more comprehensive solution like dental implants.

Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation

If you are searching for the best tooth replacement option available today, look no further than dental implants at Berquist Family Dentistry. Combining the latest in dental technology, years of experience, and advanced restorative training, our team repairs and revitalizes smiles of all shapes and sizes in Crown Point, Whiting, Cedar Lake, St. John, Merrillville, and beyond. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with our doctors and our caring, highly educated team of oral health professionals.

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