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Blog: General Dentistry


OCT 13 2016
Sealants have benefits for children and adults! October 13th, 2016

The benefits of sealants for children and adults! Sealants are extra protection for your teeth. Your mouth’s natural cleanser, saliva, rinses away bacteria and keeps the smooth surfaces of teeth fairly clean. Fluoride is also most beneficial on the smooth surfaces of teeth. But what about the...

JUL 28 2016
Have you ever heard of the DentalVibe? July 28th, 2016

Many of our patients may have already experienced the DentalVibe, which is a dental tool we have been here at Winning Smiles. The DentalVibe is a unique dental tool that can help alleviate dental fear and anxiety for patients. Using the DentalVibe allows us to give patients that have these dental f...

JUL 6 2016
Winning Smiles Dentistry celebrates 10 years of optimal oral health care and company growth July 6th, 2016

The past 10 years have been an exciting period of growth and diversification for Winning Smiles. When Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry was founded in 2006, board certified pediatric dentist Dr. Michael J. Foley and his staff cared for approximately 2000 patients out of a small office located in...

JAN 25 2016
Happy (Belated) Holidays! January 25th, 2016

On Friday January 22, the Winning Smiles team headed to Osteria 166 to enjoy some time together for the annual holiday party. The room was filled with laughter and the food was so delicious we all wanted seconds! Spending time together with such a great group of people, helps us to be thankful t...

JUL 14 2015
Top 10 Things That Stain Your Teeth July 14th, 2015

Those smiling beauties in the toothpaste commercials must have some sort of special trick, right? After brushing just a few days with a specific brand of toothpaste... *POOF*... they smile to reveal a set of immaculate glowing white teeth. However, for those of us grounded in reality, we know that ...

MAY 4 2015
10 Questions with Dr. Chang May 4th, 2015

Winning Smiles is thrilled to welcome Dr. Nikki Chang to our adult dentistry team! Learn more about Dr. Chang by reading her responses with Winning Smiles’ “10 Questions”! Winning Smiles: One of our favorite characteristics that you possess is your quirky sense of humor. How d...

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...

JUN 24 2014
Welcome to your new dental home! June 24th, 2014

Are you seeking a new dental home for you or your children, but want to get a feel for the office before your first appointment? Be sure to check out our virtual tours, created by Bill at Buffalo VR! Bill captured hundreds of high resolution 360° panoramic images at our Amherst and ...

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...