How to Get the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance
Professional dental care is essential for anyone who desires to maintain optimal oral health throughout their lifetime. Dental health is integral to your overall health and wellbeing. Without dental insurance, you may not receive the care you require to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
At Sinick Family Dental, we understand dental insurance can sometimes be complicated, but we’re here to help ...
Why You Should Choose a Mercury-Free Dentist
Silver mercury (amalgam) is a material sometimes used to fill cavities. Mercury fillings are very common, and many Americans have them. Unfortunately, silver mercury fillings can release small amounts of mercury into your mouth, especially as you chew.
This can be a problem because mercury is a heavy metal. If you are exposed to too much mercury at a time, it ...
How Bone Grafting Can Save Your Oral Health
You may have heard of bone grafting or had this procedure recommended by Dr. Sinick. While it may sound daunting, it is an incredibly beneficial procedure that supplements bone that recedes through tooth loss.
While many natural-looking restorations can bridge the gap left behind by a missing tooth, almost all of them rest above the gumline. Only dental implants go beyond ...
How Often Do I Need a Dental Cleaning?
We've all heard how vital it is to get routine dental cleanings and exams to reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease, but do you know how often you should come to see your Medina, OH dentist?
Patients who practice excellent at-home oral hygiene like daily brushing and flossing - and who don't seem to have any tooth pain or ...
Benefits of Choosing Dental Veneers in Medina, OH
Do you feel confident about your smile? Or do you have cosmetic flaws like chipped, broken, misshapen, or unevenly spaced teeth you would like to address? If the answer is yes, then porcelain dental veneers might be a good choice for you to love your smile again.
Dental veneers are a popular procedure performed in cosmetic dentistry, and with good reason. ...
Three Surprising Causes of Cavities and How to Avoid Them
Maintaining good oral health means more than brushing and flossing daily; it requires cooperation on all levels, including diet and nutrition.
Our body isn't a series of lonely islands; every system is connected. Decay in your mouth could affect your overall well-being, so it's important to treat cavities early. Allowing decay to go untreated could mean an emergency root canal to ...
Invisalign Compared with Traditional Braces
Many people dream of a straighter smile, but they do not want to spend months or even years wearing metal braces. Invisalign is considered by many dentists the clear or discreet alternative.
Invisalign in Medina, OH relies on a series of clear aligners to bring your smile in line over the treatment period. It can be exciting to watch your crooked ...
Getting Dental Implant Surgery? Here's What to Expect
If you have decided on dental implants, congratulations. Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement. With this system, you are not only getting a new tooth but a new tooth root as well.
Your implant dentist in Medina, OH wants you to have a healthy and attractive smile, which is why we offer tooth replacement options in Medina, including ...
We are opening again on May 11th!!!
We have missed you! You won't have to wait much longer to see us!!!
Our Medina office will once again be open for regular hours starting on Monday, May 11th.
We will be reopening with some minor changes to help ensure that we keep everyone safe. With these changes we are expecting to have a lot of extra phone calls. If ...
In addition to our normal stringent disinfection procedures we have added a few extra measures to help ensure everyone's safety in this tough time. Please read below and if you have any questions please feel free to email or call us!
Third Annual Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarship
Why Should I Visit My Dentist so Often?
According to the American Dental Associate (ADA), it's recommended that your dentist dictate how often you should schedule checkups and dental cleanings. The average recommendation is twice a year; some people maybe be able to maintain oral health with one visit while others may need multiple.
Dr. Christopher Sinick and Dr. Jessica Sinick are highly-skilled at detecting oral issues such ...
2019 Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarship Finalists Announced
We are excited to announce that the 5 finalists have been selected for this year's Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarship! It was a really hard time selecting just five photos to choose to make it to the next round of consideration. We loved seeing the creativity from all of the students that submitted photos and it reminded us why we ...
5 Common Smile Flaws that Cosmetic Dentistry Can Solve
What cosmetic dental flaws bother you? It might be a tiny chip that nobody notices but you or stained teeth that make you feel self-conscious when you smile. Any imperfection large or small not only detracts from your appearance but also hurts your confidence.
The great news is that if you’re looking to improve your smile, cosmetic dentistry in Medina, ...
Second Annual Sinick Family Dental Scholarship Applications Open!
Are you or do you know a senior at Medina High School? Are they interested in photography? Would they like to win a $1,000 scholarship and have their work displayed in our dental office for a year?
If you can answer yes to the questions above please enter your photos and essay for a chance to win a $1,000 from
When Does a Dental Problem become an Emergency?
You had a little toothache that came and went so you ignored it. Now it’s a big toothache, and it’s here to stay.
Pain your tooth, whether it tingles or throbs, is a sign that something is going on that needs attention. It’s clear that you need to see your emergency dentists in Summerville as soon as possible, but what ...
Could Your Child Benefit from Dental Sealants and Supplemental Fluoride?
Do you know what the most common chronic illness is among children? Would you be surprised to learn that it’s dental caries or cavities?
Fortunately, public awareness about this issue has led to a decrease in cases over the years. However, considering that cavities are highly preventable, the numbers are still too high. As your pediatric dentist in Medina, we provide ...
How We Customize Modern Dentures
Years ago, the news that you needed dentures was often disheartening; how would your smile look with artificial teeth? Would others notice? What about comfort and function?
These are all still valid questions, of course, but recently there have been many impressive advances in dental materials and technology. Dentists today take great pride in designing natural-looking restorations like dentures that ...
Steps You Should Take in a Dental Emergency
Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes and at all hours of the day and night. Whether you need pain relief or just some reassurance, you need a solution, and you need it now.
In some cases, a dental emergency makes it a challenge just to think clearly. So, it’s best to arm yourself with some knowledge beforehand. That way, ...
T-Mobile phone users, for some reason when you call us, the phone calls are not being routed to our office and instead a non-working phone number message is heard. We have not changed our phone number and are working with T-Mobile to get this issue resolved.
How To Contact Us
In the meantime, if you need anything, please email us and we ...
Implants vs. Dentures: The Benefits of Getting a Dental Implant
Are you tired of living with tooth loss and ready to do something about it? Maybe you’re considering dentures, but a friend just told you about their dental implants, and now you’re not sure.
There are a lot of good reasons to choose dental implants over dentures, which is why dentists and patients prefer them. Let’s look at a few of ...
What You Can Expect during Your Root Canal
When you think about your smile, your first thought is probably its appearance and whether or not it’s living up to your expectations. But a great-looking smile on the outside starts with healthy teeth, and sometimes endodontic treatment (root canal) is part of the picture.
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the soft inner tissue deep inside ...
How Long Can I Expect My New Crown to Last?
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 ...
How A Same-Visit Crown is Created
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 ...
Welcome Dr. Jessica Sinick and See Our New Expanded Hours!
We're Truly Becoming A Family Practice!
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 ...
5 Tips for Setting Your Child on the Path to Oral Health
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 ...
Quit Covering Your Bad Breath and Finally Solve It!
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, ...
What to Do When Your Jaw Won't Stop Hurting
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 ...
Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarships Announced
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.
Before You Pack Your Child's Next Lunch, Here's Something to Consider
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, ...
A Look Inside the Minds of Children When They Think about the Dentist
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 ...
New Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarship!!
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 ...
Are You a Morning Person? So Are We! New Morning Hours!!!
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.
Morning Hours Begin July 2018
Beginning in ...
Children Are Seeing the Dentist in Droves - Is Yours One of Them?
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 ...
Regular Dental Visits Improve Your Overall Health
We are fortunate to have extensive access to information that helps us make better choices to improve our overall health. But if you aren’t paying attention to your dental health, you are missing a big part of the picture.
As dentists, we are more aware now than ever before of how closely connected oral health is to your general health ...
You Can Floss Your Teeth Like a Pro
Many people make the mistake of thinking that excellent brushing habits alone are enough to keep teeth healthy. We understand that flossing takes a few extra minutes out of your busy day, but we can assure you that it is time well spent!
Flossing is Essential!
We stress the importance of flossing because no matter how well you brush, you are ...
3 Reasons Why It's Time to Let Go of Dental Anxiety
Dental anxiety is a problem that affects millions of people. Research from the National Institutes of Health indicates that anxiety affects 80% of Americans and up to 14% of those experience intense anxiety. The same study confirms that anxious patients commonly suffer from more decayed or missing teeth compared to non-anxious patients.
If you are a fearful patient, Medina ...
Mercury-Free Dentistry: What It Is and Why We Practice It
There has been a lot of talk lately about the safety of mercury in amalgam fillings. Many of our patients are understandably concerned that the presence of mercury will damage their health.
At Sinick Family Dental, your safety comes first, so we don’t use mercury fillings. We have found that we can get the strength from composite resins that contain ...
Are You Ready to Improve Your Smile?
We Want To Create A Treatment Plan Just For You
We are always excited to meet a patient who wants to take the next step to a healthier, more attractive smile. Cosmetic dentistry at our Medina, OH dental office provides us with many options for creating the smile transformation you're looking for.
When you met with Dr. Christopher Sinick for a ...
Bone Grafting: What it Is and Why We Use It
Bone grafting at our Medina, OH dental office is a procedure we perform to supplement bone in your jaw that shrinks when you lose a tooth.
The similarity between any tooth replacement like a dental implant, bridge, or denture is that they all function best when there is sufficient bone in your jaw.
Why You Need Bone Grafting
In fact, the amount ...
Are You Nervous When You Go to the Dentist? We can help!
Are you someone who doesn't like coming to the dentist for a cleaning or to have work done?
You Are Not Alone in Dental Anxiety!
Every day we hear from patients that the dentist office is not their favorite place to be. We know that it is not as soothing as a trip to the spa, but we try to make you ...
Is Your Child Worried? We Can Help Provide Reassurance
We Want To Make Your Child As Comfortable As Possible
Dental visits can be a challenge for many adults, so you can imagine how a child feels when they are faced with a completely new environment. Part of the children’s dentistry services we offer at our Medina, OH dental office involves approaching your child with compassion and a caring approach.
Getting Dental Implants? What You Can Expect
Having a dental implant placed is a big decision! But you’ve done all your research and spoken with Dr. Christopher Sinick about the procedure at our Medina, OH dental office. You’re armed with enough information to know that a dental implant is exactly the solution you need to complete your smile and get on with your life!
You understand how ...
3 Reasons Why Dental Implants May Be Right for You
Dental implants may seem like a modern invention, but you may be surprised to know that implants, in one form or another, have been around since about 600 AD when a Mayan woman had pieces of shell shaped like teeth hammered into her jaw. Thank goodness times have changed!
Okay, so dental implants are a time-tested method for replacing teeth, ...
Is a kiss on your list for Valentine's Day?
There are 6 ways to make your mouth extra kissable for Valentine's. Make your smile a vision of love, here's what you need to know:
Cavities Can Be Contagious
The bacteria that cause cavities can be spread by kissing or simply sharing a fork with someone. For a cavity free smile, brush your teeth twice a day and clean in between ...
Toothbrushing & Children with Sensory Issues - 3 Tips for Better Brushing
If you have a child with sensory issues, you know that toothbrushing can be a challenge. At our Medina, OH office, we practice children’s dentistry that takes the needs of all children into account.
So what’s going on with your child, and how can you help?
Kids with hypo-sensitivity can feel insecure about what’s happening in their mouths, leading to anxious ...
What to Expect at a Dental Cleaning
Emerging studies have shown us the importance of oral health, and we now understand that it's directly related to your overall health and well-being. Serious health concerns such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke have been linked with periodontal (gum) disease and vice versa. This means that routine dental cleanings at our Medina, OH dental office are more important ...
Help Others and Win a 50 Inch TV!!
Christmas time is here. We love this time of year at Sinick Family Dental. It is a time to spend with family and show others the generosity and love that we have for our family, friends and our community. This year we are doing a toy drive for both Toys For Tots and Oasis For Hope. Oasis for hope is ...
Helping Your Child Overcome Dental Anxiety
If you are a parent, you have probably put some thought into children’s dentistry in Medina, OH and how to choose the best dentist for your child. You will be happy to hear that we welcome kids to our practice, not only to make dental visits more convenient for your entire family but also because we love helping kids ...
3 Great Questions to Ask Your Children's Dentist
Looking for a dentist – or any health care provider – for your children can feel like a challenge. You want someone who cares for about your children’s health and puts their needs and best interests first.
If you are currently seeking children’s dentistry in Medina, OH, keep these questions in mind and make sure that they are answered to ...
Sinick Family Dental Sponsors Anti-Bullying Night at Medina Football Game
Anti-Bullying Night at Medina Football Game Sponsored by Sinick Family Dental
Sports have been a big part of Dr. Sinick's life. Dr. Sinick knows that it is important to offer the same opportunities to children today that he had growing up. We have partnered with Medina Athletic Boosters to help offer support for our local sports programs. Our latest opportunity to ...