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Blog: Cosmetic Dentistry


NOV 20 2018
Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening November 20th, 2018

Your teeth can stain over time from coffee, wine, cigarettes, and other products, which may make you feel self-conscious and threaten the integrity of your tooth enamel. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products offer a convenient way to brighten your smile at home, but using these too much can be ...

OCT 2 2018
Dental Implants: Traditional Vs. Mini October 2nd, 2018

Replacing missing teeth via dentures, bridges and dental implants is no foreign practice to modern day dentists. If you are in need of an implant, your dentist may present two options: traditional and mini. Traditional dental implants are the best choice to guarantee a durable, natural-looking repl...

AUG 23 2018
What are the Pros and Cons of Veneers? August 23rd, 2018

We’ve all seen actors, musicians, and other celebrities on TV with picture-perfect white smiles. How can they be so flawless? Like the rest of us, celebrities were not born with perfect teeth: their sparkling smiles are often due to veneers. It might be tempting to want a similar smile for yo...

AUG 21 2018
Do I Need to Replace a Missing Tooth? August 21st, 2018

If you’ve lost a tooth, especially one that’s not visible to others when you speak or smile, you may think you can slide by without replacing it. Sure, it will feel odd for a while, but you’ll get used it — or will you? Not replacing a missing tooth can have serious phy...

JUL 10 2018
Exploring the Advantages of Invisalign July 10th, 2018

Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces. It is a type of clear aligner that you can use instead of metal or Damon braces. This involves a range of clear plastic aligners that resemble mouth guards that are custom-made for you. They’re easily removable for eating and cleaning...

JUN 21 2018
When is the Right Time for Braces? June 21st, 2018

The American Dental Association recommends that children have an initial visit to the orthodontist at age seven. Generally, the teeth and mouth haven't developed enough yet prior to that age. Most children will not need braces at age seven, but that’s the age when we can start looking for pot...

JAN 23 2018
What is Teeth Reshaping? January 23rd, 2018

What is Teeth Reshaping?  Teeth reshaping is one of the most convenient, cost-effective options for fixing chipped, uneven or poorly aligned teeth to create a more attractive smile. Dentists often combine shaping or contouring teeth with a treatment called bonding, which involves applying re...

DEC 12 2017
What is an Overbite and How is it Corrected? December 12th, 2017

What is an Overbite and How is it Corrected?   There's something pleasing to the eyes about a clean, white and perfectly aligned teeth. Turn on the TV, flip open a magazine or head to the movies and you're inundated with flawless smiles. But not everyone is so fortunate: many kids and adul...

OCT 10 2017
What are Veneers? October 10th, 2017

Veneers are a quick way to a beautiful smile, and this treatment is perfect for people with teeth that are stained, chipped or have gaps. But veneers are largely a permanent treatment, and having them placed is a big decision. Before you and your dentist decide the procedure is right for you, it's ...

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...

JUN 13 2017
Veneers – What They Are and Who Needs Them June 13th, 2017

Veneers are shells of tooth-colored porcelain or composite resin that are customized for each patient to provide a natural look. Typically, veneers are used as a cosmetic fix for everything from teeth that are chipped or stained to misaligned or have spaces.   Are You a Candidate? If you...

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...