The goal of Beck Dental Center is to provide quality dentistry for people of all ages. We offer a wide range of dental services, including preventive, restorative, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. We pride ourselves on our patient-centered practice. We do everything possible to make dental visits pleasant for our patients. Fellow employees as well as patients are to be treated with the same care and professionalism that any individual would expect.

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Sensitive Teeth

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.

In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the gum line. Under the gum line a layer called cementum protects the tooth root. Underneath both the enamel and the cementum is dentin. Dentin is less dense than enamel and cementum and contains microscopic tubules (small hollow tubes or canals). When dentin loses its protective covering of enamel or cementum these tubules allow heat and cold or acidic or sticky foods to reach the nerves and cells inside the tooth. Dentin may also be exposed when gums recede. The result can be hypersensitivity.

Sensitive teeth can be treated. The type of treatment will depend on what is causing the sensitivity. Your dentist may suggest one of a variety of treatments:

  • Desensitizing toothpaste. This contains compounds that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve, and usually requires several applications before the sensitivity is reduced.
  • Fluoride gel. An in-office technique which strengthens tooth enamel and reduces the transmission of sensations.
  • A crown, inlay or bonding. These may be used to correct a flaw or decay that results in sensitivity.
  • Surgical gum graft. If gum tissue has been lost from the root, this will protect the root and reduce sensitivity.
  • Root canal. If sensitivity is severe and persistent and cannot be treated by other means, your dentist may recommend this treatment to eliminate the problem.

Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about your daily oral hygiene routine or concerns about tooth sensitivity.


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October, 2013

We are pleased to provide patients a variety of financial options to help cover the cost of dental treatment.  Patients may use the link below to learn more about CareCredit and apply if they wish.carecredit

September, 2013

Dr Beck and Dr Ristevski enjoyed participating in the Purdue wrestling golf outing. 

September, 2013

The Beck Dental Center is proud to support the Purdue North Central Athletic Fund. 

August, 2013

Dr Ristevski enjoyed participating and supporting the Crown Point Boys Basketball Golf Outing.  Good luck this year to the basketball team!

August, 2013

Good luck to the Crown Point girls volleyball team.  The Beck Dental Center wishes you a successful year.

July, 2013

We are proud to sponsor and support the Diggz of Northwest Indiana volleyball club. 

January 8, 2013

We are proud to provide an online link for patients to request appointments.  Use the link to request visits that are convenient for you!

October 1, 2012

Beck Dental Center is proud to support JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.  If you would also like to donate you may do so online






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