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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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Your child’s first visit

child's first visitWe want to make a good first impression when your child visits for the first time! A first dental visit, ideally beginning at age three, is usually short. We may have you hold your child during the exam. We may ask you wait in the reception area during part of the visit so we can build a relationship with your child.

During the visit, we’ll gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. We may take x-rays, clean his or her teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect against decay. We’ll review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth. We will also provide nutritional counseling to ensure that your child is off to a healthy start for their dental health.

We suggest you prepare your child the same way you would before their first haircut or visit to receive another professional service. We suggest you bring your child to preview our office and speak positively about your own dental experiences You may also read books to them about going to the dentist and review with them what to expect during their first visit.

Baby teeth are important. They hold space for permanent teeth are needed for chewing, biting, speech and appearance. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet and daily hygiene. We believe in preventive care and use dental sealants to protect your child’s teeth. These plastics are bonded to the chewing surfaces of decay-prone back teeth and help set the foundation for your child’s lifetime of good oral health.

Cavities don’t just happen; they are often due to a diet high in sugary foods and a lack of brushing. Each time we eat, an acid reaction occurs inside our mouths as bacteria digest the sugars. This reaction lasts approximately 20 minutes. The acid can weaken the tooth structure and cause cavities. When someone eats foods high in carbohydrates and sugars they also tend to have thicker saliva, which in turn allows more of the acid-producing bacteria that can cause cavities.

Cavity prevention tips

When will my baby’s teeth come in?

A child’s first baby teeth are usually the two bottom front teeth at about 6-8 months old. Look for the four upper front teeth next; the rest of your baby’s 20 primary teeth will usually come in pairs along the sides of the jaw until the child is about two and a half years old.

Between ages of five and six, look for the first permanent teeth to erupt. Some permanent teeth replace baby teeth and some don’t. Don’t worry if some teeth are a few months early or late.

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

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