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  • I have never had such an easy pain free visit at any other office! All of the staff are so friendly and always helpful as well. The doctors patience and professionalism was key. The Isodry helped so much to make my experience more comfortable. I also have issues with numbing, but Dr. Patel made sure and went the extra mile to ensure I was numb and pain free before she started.
    Alisha K.
  • Super nice and accommodation for my schedule/toothy needs! Best dentists ever: love the staff!
    Gretchen T.
  • Seriously the sweetest ladies!! We love Dr. Rita and Julie! My 3 year old loves to go because they make him feel special and welcome. We love you guys!!
    Anna D.
  • I rated them a 5 star because of there outstanding staff and Dr. Miller is a phenomenal doctor, really thorough with your visit and never a discomforting moment when it comes to procedures. I found my new dentist! Thank you Doc!
    Anthony L.
  • These two are epic! This is NOTHING like going to the dentist as a kid. This place has EVERY state of the art gizmo to make you super comfortable. No pain, nothing to be nervous about, and you get to watch TV while the experts just crush it! Dr. Paul, Dr. Rita, and my hygienist Julie were awesome!!!!!!
    Matt L.
  • I had a great first appointment here today! The staff is very friendly and caring. I love the use of technology to show patients areas that need treatment or special care. My husband is not a huge fan of dentists and he recommended our family to switch and I am so happy we did!
    Kate S.
  • One of the biggest fears of going to the dentist is the needle that is injected in your gums causing you to want to turn into the Hulk and wreak havoc on the town. I went to this dental office and sat in the chair as flashbacks of past dental experiences tried to convince me to be like Michael Jackson and beat it. To my surprise this was one of the best dental experiences I've had. I did not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Combined with a friendly staff and clean location this dental office will change your tune on what the normal dentist visit entails.
    Drew M.
  • I cannot thank you enough for the manner in which you assisted me through this process. By the time I saw you, my infection was so advanced that I was beginning to feel extremely ill. I think some divine intervention may have been involved when I picked up the phone and called your office and I will be forever grateful for your assistance. You are a very rare and special individual and David and I feel fortunate to have experienced our paths crossing.
    B. Zabinski

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Dental cleanings and Gum treatments

Dental-Cleaning-Periodontal-300x239Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. For maximum benefit, a good home care regimen must be supplemented with an examination at least every six months.

We encourage you to visit your dentist for a professional hygiene cleaning at least twice a year. To maintain oral health, it’s very important that you stay up to speed on the condition of your teeth, so that if problems are detected, they can be treated early to avoid developing more serious issues.

At Beacon Hill Dental we provide comfortable, gentle hygiene cleanings, specifically targeted to detect, deter and prevent gum disease. If we find a cause for concern, we may recommend a deep gum therapy to remove tartar below the gum line, smooth out surfaces where plaque builds up and eliminate bacterial infection.

Professional Cleanings will help to detect possible health risks such as oral cancer and gum disease, prevent tooth loss, maintain good physical health, eliminate bad breath and help you to have a brighter smile. Call Beacon Hill Dental today at (219) 750-1150 to schedule a gentle professional hygiene cleaning.

Periodontal disease, or gum disease

Periodontal Disease affects millions of Americans. Adults over age 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases than from cavities. Seventy five percent of adults are affected at some time in their lives.  It is a painless infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is the largest cause of tooth loss.

Bacterial plaque is a colorless film that sticks to your teeth at the gum line and is a primary cause of gum disease. This film constantly forms on your teeth; you can remove most of it thorough a diligent home care routine consisting of daily brushing and flossing. Ignored, plaque will harden into calculus, also called tartar. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, causing them to swell and bleed easily. Untreated, the gums may separate from the teeth, causing pockets at the gum line. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate and leads to tooth loss.

Additional factors affecting gum health include:

Recent studies also suggest possible relationships between periodontal infection and heart disease, diabetes and increased incidence of pre-term, low-birth weight babies. Recent studies have even indicated a relationship between periodontal disease and pancreatic and oral cancers. Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include bleeding, swollen or tender gums, bad breath that doesn’t go away, loose teeth, pus between your teeth and gums, or a change in the way your teeth fit together.

The good news is that detection of periodontal disease is relatively simple utilizing diagnostic procedures which we will perform during the Comprehensive Exam.

At Beacon Hill Dental we have found the most effective treatment from slight to moderate cases of periodontal disease is to perform scaling and root planning (deep cleaning above and below the gum line) to remove dental plaque.

Call us at (219) 750-1150 or click here to contact us for more information about our Dental services.

Beacon Hill Dental
102 East 107th Avenue
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 750-1150

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