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Northwest Indiana Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

We provide outstanding Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, and Laser Dentistry, to patients from all over Chicago, Indiana, Northwest Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso, and Chesterton. Additionally, we utilize Invisalign Orthodontics, and Zoom! Whitening to help you to look your best.

Our offices are conveniently located in Chesterton and Valparaiso, Indiana.  Our Chesterton location is five minutes from Lake Michigan, forty-five minutes from Chicago, and thirty minutes from New Buffalo, MI.  Our Valparaiso location is on US 30, just ten minutes east of Merrillville.  We’re here to make you smile!

Smiles By Arnold & Associates "Patient Comments"

This has been a truly marvelous experience from beginning to end. I have always been afraid to have teeth work done and it always was associated with pain and discomfort. Having conscious sedation makes all the differences. With the amount of work that needed to be done, it would have taken a year to complete. Here, I had everything done in two sessions. Dr. Arnold and his staff were awesome! I highly recommend this service to others.
Carol B.

Dr. Arnold and his staff were professional and accommodating to all my needs. I was able to pick the color, shape, and texture of my new teeth! The procedure was explained very well and I always knew what to expect. Dr. Arnold made sure I was completely satisfied with my veneers. I am happy I made the choice to have my teeth veneered by an experienced professional cosmetic dentistry team!

My teeth look fantastic and I am very pleased with my new look! Everyone is always asking me how I get my teeth so white and how I keep them so perfect! A few years have past by and I can honestly say this is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I receive complements all the time and I smile with confidence everywhere I go!
Thank you,

Dear Dr. Arnold,

I just wanted you and your caring team to know what a difference my new veneers have made in my life.  I have hated my teeth since my permanent teeth came in--stained brown and yellow.  The doctors said it was from the antibiotics I took when I was younger for the pneumonia and whooping cough, etc.  But, here I am explaining why they were stained to you, when you would already know that.  But I always felt like I had to make excuses for my teeth.  Kids would always ask why my teeth were so yellow.  So I would find myself explaining about the antibiotics over and over, year after year, only to have them say something like, "Well why don't you just brush your teeth!"

I tried having them "painted", but of course that was only in an attempt to cover the dark spots which of course it didn't.  I wanted the dentist to paint the teeth white.  Of course, they couldn't do that either, as the dentist had to match the color of the tooth, which was yellow.  My poor Mom, who didn't have the money to spend on extras like this, did it, because she knew how self conscious I was about my teeth.

When I got married, I had porcelain veneers put on. Again, they had to match the surrounding teeth, unless you were having your whole mouth done, which no one did back then, nor could we afford.  They were thick and yellow. I felt like I had buck teeth, although the dentist that did them, did a good job considering what materials,etc. were around at that time.

That brings us to now. As you know, I have a lung disease.  The medicine's side effects have taken it's toll on my body, teeth included.  I took this as a sign that maybe this was the time to get my veneers.  But, part of me thought , "Why?" Some people die of this disease and most everyone dies with it.  Maybe I shouldn't use the money we really don't have to spend on this right now if I'm not going to be around to enjoy it.  My husband said, "How long have you wanted this?"

"Forever." "Then don't even think twice about it", he said. I protested with, "What if I die the day after I get them?"  He said, "Then I'll tell the funeral director to make you smiling." I told him he wouldn't have to, I'd be doing it on my own! (I could also go into remission for a long while also !!!!This is, of course, what I plan on doing!)

My point is that none of us know what is going to happen from one minute to the next. We shouldn't keep waiting for that perfect time, because you could wait much too long.

I love my smile. I mean, I REALLY LOVE my smile. I have WHITE teeth. And whether I live to be 54 or 154, I would do it again....only sooner. I smile more. I laugh more. And you know what they say about laughter.....Laughter is the best medicine! Now, wouldn't that be something! There's a grant study in there someplace!

So thank you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for my smile, WHITE teeth and for changing my life.
Denise Shelton

The aroma of fresh baked bread, a choice of watching whatever I want on the television, a fabulous guy with wonderful assistants... This couldn't be a dental office.  Actually it is and it's the best dental office I've ever been to.  The service is beyond outstanding and I am elated with my finished smile.  Dr. Arnold is not just a Dentist, he is an artist.  He and his staff went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I was completely satisfied.  I would recommend this Dentist to anyone.  If you want the best, you want Dr. Arnold & Associates.  I drive more than an hour to see Dr. Arnold, and it is well worth the trip.
Thanks for everything, I'm one of your biggest fans.

~ Iris Reed

Brandy is such a friendly and warm young lady.  She was very gentle and made me feel comfortable as she cleaned my teeth.  It was also very nice that I am able to have the same hygienist as she completed my cleaning on my last visit.  There was never a problem when I needed to break for a moment.  It really is a pleasant appointment.  And, as always, it is so nice to see Dr. Arnold.  He always has time to talk, casually and professionally.  He is genuinely concerned, care for, and has the upmost respect for his patients.  I am never rushed when we speak.  Also, very nice! And then there is Angie, as always, a sweetheart!


Dr. Arnold,

As a new patient, I was highly impressed with you and your entire staff on both a professional and personal level.  Your facility also has a very comfortable waiting/reception area and state of the art medical/examination rooms and equipment.  As you were recommended to me by my food friend, D. S., I would also recommend anyone in need of dental care to your clinic.

J. B.

Brandy at the Chesterton office was awesome!  I have never had a more pleasant visit to the dentist – and I hate going to the dentist.  She made me feel comfortable and I truly believe she cared about not only my teeth but getting to know me as a person.  Again, I’ve never had that at any dentist office.  It was so nice to feel relaxed in a place where I am usually very tense.  Dr. Arnold was fantastic too – so personable and friendly.  The entire office was all smiles and I will definitely tell family and friends about you.
Thank you!!

K. B.

Every Dentist office should be so caring and make you feel so at ease.  The girls at the office are really sweet and make you feel "VERY" comfortable.  It is a family feeling office.  Thanks for making a person at ease. Carol Harker :O)!!!


Of all of the dentists I've seen over the years I have nothing but great things to say about all of your staff.  Everyone is so friendly and accomadating.  I would definately send everyone I talk to there. Thank you for everything.


I always feel welcome and comfortable when I visit Drs. Shideler, Arnold, and Wargo's dental office.  I always leave with a healthy smile on my face, and I can never wait to come back for another check-up!


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Welcome to Northwest Indiana dentistry Dr. James H. Arnold's cosmetic dentistry Website! Our office is located in beautiful Chesterton, Indiana and Valparaiso, Indiana. We offer cosmetic dentistry Indiana services such as Northwest Indiana porcelain veneers, tooth colored fillings, tooth whitening Indiana, cosmetic bonding, all porcelain onlays, dental implants, all porcelain crowns and more. Contact James H. Arnold, DDS, PC to schedule an appointment for Northwest Indiana Cosmetic Dentistry. Quality Northwest Indiana Family Dentistry, Northwest Indiana Sedation Dentistry, Northwest Indiana Invisalign are our passions.

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