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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 ProblemsThere 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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Before You Pack Your Child's Next Lunch, Here's Something to Consider

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There’s an increasing awareness that oral health is closely linked to our overall health and well-being. It’s as much about your quality of life as it is a problem-free smile.While you may not think of your child’s oral health in terms of their general well-being, kids are affected by dental problems too, which results in more school days missed, and difficulty concentrating. Fortunately, the number of kids visiting the dentist is on the rise, but it’s still essential for you to be proactive about their oral health.Making Healthy Food ChoicesA large part of your child’s oral health is related to their diet. As a parent, you have the power to ...

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A Look Inside the Minds of Children When They Think about the Dentist

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At Sinick Family Dentistry, we welcome patients of all ages – including children. As part of our commitment to our community, offering children’s dentistry in our Medina dental office helps us work with parents to develop a healthy foundation for the future of the most precious smiles.Developing a positive attitude about dentistry and their dentist will help children learn what they need to know to care for their own teeth and gums when they are ready.What Forms Children’s Opinions?A recent study published in the US National Library of Medicine looked at what forms children’s opinions about their trips to the dental office, and the kids revealed some interesting information ...

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New Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarship!!

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We are proud to announce the First Annual Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarship!Do you know a Medina High School Senior? Are they interested in photography? Would they like a chance to have their work displayed in our office for a full year and win a $1000 scholarship? Please let them know about this scholarship as we would love to have them apply! Please see below for the information for the scholarship.Sinick Family Dental Photo ScholarshipThe $1000 scholarship is eligible to ...

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Are You a Morning Person? So Are We! New Morning Hours!!!

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Since we began having early morning 7:00 am appointments about a year and a half ago they have quickly become our most sought after time to make appointments. We understand that you have lives and need to get to work or school. We want to help make your life a little easier if we can.Beginning in July 2018 we will be adding a second day where we begin seeing patients at 7:00 am. We will be changing our hours on Thursdays to 7:00 am to 3 pm.If you are a morning person and want to come see us before you head in to work, school, or begin your day please ...

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Children Are Seeing the Dentist in Droves - Is Yours One of Them?

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Do you know what the number one childhood disease is? You might guess the common cold or asthma, but you would be wrong!According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, dental caries (cavities) are the number one chronic childhood disease. Fortunately, however, the ADA Health Policy Institute has released statistics indicating that more children than ever are receiving essential dental care. In 2015 only 10% of US children did not have any form of coverage, which is the lowest it has ever been.Protect Your Child’s Quality of LifeLack of treatment for kids results in poor oral health that impacts their well-being and their quality of life. Children with chronic dental problems ...

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Patient Testimonials
  • "I was a patient of Dr. Hagen's for 34 years. Dr. Sinick and his staff made the transition very smooth for me." - Denise Reynolds

  • "Some faces changed at the dental office here. However, the good service and professionalism continues. We had a few emergencies in the course of a few days and we're able to get them successfully and painlessly done. Dr. Michael Hagen replaced himself with a caring and equal person in Dr. Sinick."- Jean Heidinger

  • "I would like to take a moment to introduce you to the BEST family dental in Medina County. Next time you are in need of dental work for your family please try Sinick Family Dental! Dr. Chris Sinick and his wonderful staff will do everything to make your dental visit pleasant and effective. "- Kathlene McDonough