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How Long Can I Expect My New Crown to Last?

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There’s no doubt that getting a new dental crown is a significant investment, so you want to get as many years use out of it as possible.

In general, porcelain dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years. There are no guarantees, but with proper care, a well-made crown can last almost indefinitely.

If you wonder what we mean by “proper care,” here are a few tips for ensuring that you get the most out of your crown for as long as possible:

Establish an Oral Hygiene Routine

You should know by now that brushing twice a day and flossing once is essential for healthy teeth. But quick brushing and haphazard flossing habits don’t ...

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How A Same-Visit Crown is Created

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You’re leaving on your big family vacation in less than a week, and you just broke off a big chunk of a tooth. You know you’re probably going to need a dental crown, but you’re not going to cancel your trip just to sit around and wait for it for two weeks.

If you’ve ever faced a similar situation, you know that it can be frustrating to say the least. So you should know about one of the latest advancements in dentistry and technology – CEREC same-visit crowns.

CEREC stands for Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, which is a fancy way of saying that dentists can now prepare a fully customized porcelain ...

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Welcome Dr. Jessica Sinick and See Our New Expanded Hours!

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I am excited to announce some big changes are happening at Sinick Family Dental. Sinick Family Dental is truly becoming a family endeavor. Beginning in August my wife, Dr. Jessica Sinick will be joining the office! With the addition of Dr. Jessica we are expanding our hours. We will now have even more early morning and evening appointments. Our new hours will be Monday from 8 am – 7 pm, Tuesday from 7 am – 6 pm, Thursday 7 am – 7 pm and Friday 7 am – 2 pm. With our expanded hours we will be able to accommodate busy working patients like you in addition to students and ...

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5 Tips for Setting Your Child on the Path to Oral Health

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Do you have dental anxiety? Can you trace it back to a negative experience with a dentist as a child? 

Millions of adults are burdened with anxiety about dental visits for this very reason. If this applies to you, you have probably spent years avoiding the dentist, with poorer oral health as a result.

So when it's time for your child's first trip to the dentist, it's crucial that you take steps to help them develop a healthy, positive attitude about their oral health care.

Choose the Right Dentist

Many practices that treat children may not necessarily be open to handling the unique needs of little kids. Opt for a professional who welcomes children ...

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Quit Covering Your Bad Breath and Finally Solve It!

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There’s nothing more embarrassing than bad breath. One problem is that others often notice it before you do; unfortunately, your first indication might be a co-worker who discreetly backs away from you during a conversation.

Occasional bad breath is common, and we all experience it from time to time. It may be the food you eat, whether or not you smoke, and even stomach acid that's causing the unpleasant odor.

But if bad breath is persistent and doesn’t go away with brushing or mouthwash, the solution may be as easy as improving your oral hygiene routine.

Brush Your Tongue

While you may feel silly brushing your tongue, there’s actually a good reason to do it. ...

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What to Do when Your Jaw Won't Stop Hurting

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Like most parts of your body, you don't appreciate the work your jaw joint does until it isn't working properly. This can result in painful symptoms like toothaches, headaches, clicking or popping sounds when the joint moves, or pain when you open and close your jaw.

Called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), your jaw joint is a hinge that allows you to move your lower jaw to speak, chew, and express emotion. You can find it by placing your fingers in front of your ears and moving your jaw up and down.

Common TMJ Problems

There are several reasons why your TMJ might be acting up: 

Teeth grinding (bruxism) – Grinding your teeth occasionally during ...

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Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarships Announced

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We are excited to announce the five finalists for the 2018 Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarship. We have loved seeing the creativity that our community of students has to offer. We have narrowed the entries down to five.

 

Now it is your turn to help pick the winner! There are two ways that you can help to choose the winner.

 

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