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Blog: Cosmetic Dentistry


AUG 22 2017
Importance of X-Rays August 22nd, 2017

One of the primary reasons we go to the dentist is to detect problems before they turn into serious concerns. While a physical examination can find signs of issues, some oral diseases are just not visible to the naked eye. This is why dental X-rays are such an important part of oral care. Dental X-...

AUG 3 2017
The Dos and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening August 3rd, 2017

The Dos and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening Let’s be honest – most, if not all of us, would love to have whiter teeth. There are various ways to whiten your teeth, but the two most common are in-office treatments and the do-it-yourself approach with over-the-counter products. It is im...

APR 18 2017
Why is Invisalign so Popular? April 18th, 2017

When most people think about correcting their teeth, they think about the braces that everyone had in middle school. For many, this is a scary thought as an adult and not the cool thing you once thought it was. Luckily, there have been many changes in how your teeth and smile can be altered. One of ...

MAR 29 2017
What to Do if You Chip a Tooth March 29th, 2017

Whether you take a fall out on the sports field or bite down on something hard, a chipped tooth can be a scary experience. It’s important, though to stay calm and begin initial self-treatment until you can contact your dentist and schedule an appointment.  Immediately after the chip occu...

FEB 10 2015
Teeth Whitening Services in Buffalo | Winning Smiles February 10th, 2015

The new year is in full swing and we know how you’re working hard to stay committed to your New Years resolutions! Treat yourself to a brighter smile this year with teeth whitening services from Winning Smiles Adult Dentistry! Whether you’re looking to brighten your smile for a big ev...

JAN 5 2015
My Invisalign Journey: Two weeks in! January 5th, 2015

I am officially two weeks into my Invisalign journey. Tomorrow, I am due to switch to my second set of aligners! So far, my experience with Invisalign has been a very positive one! The cons of Invisalign treatment have been few, but there have indeed been some trying times. The first couple of day...

DEC 24 2014
My Invisalign Journey: First Set of Aligners December 24th, 2014

Today is my first day of wearing my new Invisalign aligners! During today’s 40-minute appointment, Dr. Spinella briefed me on how to care for my aligners, what to expect during the first couple of days of wearing them, and most importantly, how the Invisalign attachments work.  Invisal...

DEC 15 2014
My Invisalign Journey: Getting started! December 15th, 2014

A couple of months ago, I’d begun to humor the idea of starting Invisalign at Winning Smiles Adult Dentistry to perfect my smile. I’d worn braces for several years as a preteen, and religiously wore my retainer for years afterwards. When the retainer eventually broke, I dragged my feet ...

SEP 23 2014
Sedation Options at Winning Smiles | General Anesthesia vs. Nitrous Oxide September 23rd, 2014

Did you know that there are various levels and types of sedation available to patients during dental procedures? Nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are both used at Winning Smiles for dental treatment, however they differ greatly in both the way they are administered and the effects they create. ...

JUN 27 2014
The Importance of Dental X-Rays June 27th, 2014

Since many oral diseases cannot be detected by just a visual or physical examination, X-rays are a valuable preventive tool to help dentists detect oral health problems early. X-rays provide information about a patients’ oral health, such as early-stage cavities, gum disease, infections or so...

MAR 17 2014
Dentistry without impressions courtesy of digital scanners! March 17th, 2014

When it comes to creating the perfect impression, accuracy is everything. The 3M™ True Definition Scanner utilizes 3M's unique 3D-in-motion video imaging technology, to create a true replica of the oral anatomy from real-time video data.  Check out the video  ...

MAR 2 2014
A Typical Day with Invisalign Aligners March 2nd, 2014

5:30 AM - Alarm goes off. Wake up, shower, do make-up, all with Invisalign still in from bedtime the night before (so about 9 hours of continuous wear). I usually rinse my mouth out with water in the shower. You needed that detail, huh? :)   6:15 AM - Wet hair, make-up done, ti...