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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.

October 5, 2015

The Best Whiting Dentist is Accepting New Patients – Visit Berquist Family Dentistry Today!

Happy family with beautiful smiles thanks to your whiting dentist Berquist Family DentistryPatients 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.

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!

November 20, 2014

Your Premier General & Family Dentist in Crown Point, IN & Whiting, IN

454388947The relationship you have with your Crown Point family dentist is an important one. After all, this is the dental professional that will help you and everyone in your family achieve and maintain a healthy smile for life! At Berquist Family Dentistry in Crown Point, IN, Dr. Daniel Jordan Berquist and Dr. Robert Jordan Berquist provide families with general and preventive dental solutions designed with lifelong oral health in mind.

Your 46307 Dentist: Comprehensive Solutions for Your Family

General dentistry visits serve as the foundation for optimal oral health and overall wellness. These routine exams and cleanings allow our doctors to thoroughly assess the status of your teeth and gums, and they provide the ideal opportunity for you to bring up any questions you may have regarding the health of your smile. Our full menu of general and family dentistry services includes:

  • Comprehensive exams, including x-rays
  • Professional cleanings
  • Patient education
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Custom athletic mouthguards
  • Treatment for bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD)
  • Sleep apnea therapy

Because prevention is the cornerstone of continuous oral health, we typically recommend that you and your family come visit us for a general dentistry checkup twice per year, or every six months. For patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, more frequent visits may be necessary. Whatever your family’s dental health needs, the team at Berquist Family Dentistry is here to exceed your expectations with unparalleled skill and a patient-centric approach unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else in Crown Point and the neighboring areas.

Crown Point, IN Family Dentistry You Can Trust

When you’re looking for the best dentist in the 46307 area and the surrounding communities, you need to know that the practice you choose offers everything your family’s smiles need under one convenient roof. That’s why we are proud to offer a comprehensive selection of general dentistry services – including children’s dentistry, preventive maintenance, and patient education – all within one practice right here in Crown Point, IN. Contact us today to schedule your visit! We are privileged to serve the surrounding areas of Whiting, St. John, Merrillville, Cedar Lake, and more, and we can’t wait to care for your smile!

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