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June 29, 2017

Good oral hygiene practices will play an important role in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Do you know what you need to do on a daily basis? We’ve created the following quiz to help you test your knowledge of proper dental hygiene practices. We encourage you to take the quiz and find out how well you’re doing.

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are a crucial component to a good oral hygiene regimen. At Crystal Family Dental Care, Dr....

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May 24, 2017

Invisalign treatment processDr. Sandhu and our team will make sure you are prepared for Invisalign® treatment every step of the way. Below, find some of the basic phases of the Invisalign® process.

The consultation: Dr. Sandhu will examine your teeth and bite. Together you will discuss your goals for your teeth and smile. She will then make a determination of your candidacy for Invisalign®.

X-rays and impressions: These images are sent to the...

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May 10, 2017

Invisalign retainers at our Crystal Lake office Invisalign® attachments, which some people call "buttons," are small, tooth-colored mounds of composite resin (the same material as dental fillings). They are placed on certain teeth to aid in the treatment process. The number of attachments depends on the individual case.

These buttons look like little tooth-colored bumps, or rounded ridges, on the center of the tooth. They are often critical to the success and effectiveness of...

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March 07, 2017

Crystal Lake family dentistryFinding the right family dentist can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are ways you can find the perfect local dentist for you and your family. Here are important steps, tips and questions to consider when looking for the right family dentist:

  • Find out how long the practice has been in operation.
  • Ask about the extent of the dentist's training and clinical...
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February 21, 2017

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects nearly 18 million Americans. With sleep apnea, your breathing is interrupted by repeated pauses while you sleep. The symptoms associated with this disorder and the level of severity can vary from patient to patient. However, it's important to seek out a proper diagnosis and treatment to help prevent other serious health issues down the road. Fortunately, Dr. Preet Sandhu with Crystal Family Dental Care can help. Take our new quiz to find out what you know about sleep apnea, and learn what you can do to treat it.

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January 17, 2017

McHenry family dentistKids tend to have an affinity for sugary treats and drinks. However, most parents understand that too much sugar can be bad for a developing smile, and that some sweet things are more deceiving than others. Fruit juice is one of these well-hidden products, and can actually be detrimental to your child's oral health. So how, exactly, can you and your family dentist help...

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January 11, 2017

McHenry family dentistryMany strive to make New Year's Resolutions at the start of a new year. For some, it's going to the gym more often. However, for others, it's keeping and maintaining a healthier smile. Family dentistry is a great way for everyone in your family to obtain their oral healthcare goals. To help get your smile back on track, follow these useful dental tips that everyone in the family...

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December 15, 2016

Having minor aesthetic issues with your teeth may affect how you feel about yourself and affect your confidence. The good news is that simple issues like cracked, chipped, or stained teeth can be fixed by having porcelain veneers placed atop your existing teeth. Find out all of the reasons you can get porcelain veneers in this infographic:

Porcelain Veneers | Crystal Lake, IL Dentist

 

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sandhu, please contact us...

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November 15, 2016

McHenry teeth whiteningA bright, white smile is associated with beauty and vitality. At Crystal Family Dental Care, several of our patients enjoy the long-lasting benefits of our teeth whitening treatment. However, maintaining your results in between dental visits can be a challenge. So, what steps can you take to extend the longevity of your teeth whitening treatment?

There are several ways you can keep your...

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October 26, 2016

If you have swollen gums, pain or discomfort in your teeth, it might be an indication that you have infected gums and roots. The best way to experience relief is a root canal to repair the damaged roots and keep them from becoming infected in the future. This presentation explains how a root canal works and some more information about it:

 

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