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  • Dr. Patel is wonderful and very gentle with those with a dentist phobia! Her staff goes out of their way to meet your needs and they are very pleasant. I highly recommend Beacon Dental!
    Lisa P.
  • The staff is awesome! I have my entire family going there now and even my 4 year old is completely comfortable. They make sure you feel welcomed from the moment you walk in the front door and they continue until you walk back out. Best dentists office I’ve ever been to!
    Brooke M.
  • I wish I could give them 10 stars. I have always HATED the dentist and been super nervous for fillings and those days are over.
    Sonia A.
  • 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.
  • I’m so thankful that I found Beacon Hill. I’ve never met a friendlier staff, they treat you like family all while exuding professionalism.
    Laura S.
  • 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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