Stained, chipped, cracked, misshapen… just a few of the words you’d never want to use to describe your teeth. But if age, accidents or merely bad luck have left you with an imperfect smile, you need to know about your cosmetic enhancement options. And guess what? Porcelain veneers in Whiting at Berquist Family Dentistry can have you smiling beautifully again after just two visits to our office. Keep reading to learn more today!
December 1, 2015
November 11, 2015
If you’re less than 100 percent satisfied with the appearance of your smile, we know you’re probably interested in learning how offerings in cosmetic dentistry can give you the dazzling teeth you deserve. The first step to achieving your smile dreams is choosing a cosmetic dentist you can trust — but how do you go about that? You’re in luck, because today we’ve got the top tips for selecting a cosmetic dentist in Whiting, IN. Keep reading to learn more!
October 5, 2015
Patients of all ages need unique care, and at Berquist Family Dentistry, we’re proud to offer superior dental care for patients of all ages from 1 to 100. The foundation for any oral health treatment plan is adequate preventive care, and that’s why our practice emphasizes excellent oral hygiene at-home and twice a year dental exams and teeth cleanings. This is a one two punch that helps patients prevent the majority of dental health issues. We know that even the most effective oral hygiene routines can be compromised, and we offer a full range of services for smile restoration and enhancement as well. Whatever your dental care needs, let our Whiting or Crown Point dentists, Dr. Daniel Jordan Berquist or Robert Jordan Berquist, help you achieve your smile goal.
July 8, 2015
You 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
- 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
Broken 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!
April 16, 2015
When you look in the mirror or at a photograph of your smile, do you like what you see? If the answer is no, you’re certainly not alone. Millions of American men and women report feeling displeased with the appearance of their teeth or gums. Fortunately, thanks to today’s advanced cosmetic dentistry technology and lifelike dental materials, it is now possible to enjoy the flawless smile you’ve always wanted at Berquist Family Dentistry. You’ll love the freedom that comes with knowing that your smile is beautiful, and the difference you feel will undoubtedly affect others around you in the best way imaginable.
A Cosmetic Dentist Whiting Patients Trust
At Berquist Family Dentistry, we understand that each and every one of our patients has unique cosmetic dentistry needs. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach, so we take the time to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific goals and expectations. We even invite you to bring in a few photographs of smiles that you particularly admire. This will help us create a gorgeous smile that you’ll love for years to come.
One of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services is professional teeth whitening. Unlike the over-the-counter kits you may find at your local grocery store, our teeth whitening services are capable of removing years of stains in a shorter period of time, all while offering long-lasting results. Our team will talk with you about the teeth whitening option that is best for you. We want you to love your smile!
Another of our commonly requested cosmetic dentistry solutions is the application of porcelain veneers. These wafer-thin sheaths of tooth-colored porcelain are customized to look and feel like natural teeth. Veneers are typically used to correct a wide variety of aesthetic flaws, including:
- Chips or cracks in enamel
- Deep discoloration
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that appear too short
- Teeth that are misshapen
- Odd spacing or crowding
Whether you are looking to correct one small flaw or are interested in a total smile makeover, our team is here to help. Just ask a friendly member of our team for more information about cosmetic dentistry in Whiting, IN.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
When you feel confident about the appearance of your smile, it shows. People with white, straight teeth generally tend to be considered more attractive, outgoing, personable, and even more successful. If you have been considering cosmetic dentistry in Whiting, IN or the surrounding areas, there has never been a better time to explore your options with Berquist Family Dentistry. Our team can’t wait to show you what a difference our expertise, experience, and technology can make in your smile and in your self-esteem.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Drs. Robert and Daniel Berquist. Our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout communities in Whiting, Crown Point, Merrillville, St. John, Cedar Lake, and beyond.
October 23, 2014
Your smile speaks volumes about who you are and how you are feeling in a mere instant. Do you feel that yours is sending the right message? If discoloration, cracks, chips, uneven spacing, or other cosmetic concerns keep you from smiling openly and confidently, the team at Berquist Family Dentistry wants to help. Dr. Robert Jordan Berquist and Dr. Daniel Jordan Berquist provide patients and their families in Crown Point, IN and the surrounding areas with a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions.
Customized Cosmetic Dental Solutions
Cosmetic dentistry is undeniably one of the most popular branches of dentistry in America, and it’s easy to see why. Today’s advanced technology and cutting-edge materials make it possible to erase damage and correct a variety of common flaws faster and more easily than ever before. The two most popular cosmetic dental solutions today are professional teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
There are a number of reasons why a person might choose to pursue a treatment like teeth whitening; the most common causes of dinginess and stains include exposure to red wine, coffee, tea, tobacco, and dark foods. Some medications may also lead to discoloration. At Berquist Family Dental, we can use professional teeth whitening treatments to lift years of stains from your smile, giving you the freedom to show off your pearly whites with confidence.
Porcelain veneers are an exceptional solution for a wide range of problems, including gaps between teeth, mild misalignment, cracks and chips in enamel, uneven sizing, and stains that are resistant to whitening. These custom shells of dental porcelain fit directly over your existing teeth, effective masking these and other cosmetic flaws for an even, attractive appearance.
Get the Brilliant Smile You Deserve
The doctors and staff at Berquist Family Dentistry genuinely look forward to helping you achieve the gorgeous, confident smile you’ve always wanted. Contact our office in Crown Point, IN today to schedule your visit with Drs. Robert and Daniel Berquist, and learn more about how our cosmetic dentistry treatments can benefit you. Our family-friendly dental practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout Crown Point, Cedar Lake, St. John, Merrillville, Whiting, and beyond.