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Pediatric Dentistry Blog


OCT 17 2017
CANDY BUY BACK October 17th, 2017

WINNING SMILES CANDY BUY BACK Dear Parents, Your Participation is essential and your support shows your family the importance of dental hygiene - Great feeling of helping thers and earning a few dollars at the same time.  Most importantly, your family will have a ton of fun hanging with u...

OCT 17 2017
What to do with a Chipped or Broken Tooth October 17th, 2017

You're chomping on ice, or perhaps a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn't melt or dissolve. You get a bad feeling as you come to the realization that this mystery object, is in fact, a piece of broken tooth. Although the enamel that covers your tee...

SEP 19 2017
The Importance of Mouthguards September 19th, 2017

The Importance of Mouthguards Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating — everything would suddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is especially important if you participate in organized sp...

SEP 14 2017
Flouride September 14th, 2017

Fluoride   Fluoride is well known for helping to strengthen teeth. Not many people actually know what fluoride is; they just know it’s something that benefits their mouth. Fluoride is often referred to as nature’s cavity fighter – and for good reason! Fluoride, a ...

SEP 12 2017
Dental Sealant September 12th, 2017

Dental Sealants   Even someone with a very vigilant dental hygiene routine can still be susceptible to cavities. Certain people are simply more prone to dental cavities due to the shape and structure of their teeth. If your dentist notices you or someone in your family is prone to advanced d...

JUL 28 2017
Baby Teeth: To Pull or Not to Pull July 28th, 2017

Baby Teeth: To Pull or Not to Pull By age 3, most children have all 20 of their primary teeth. However, you only have about three years or so without much tooth-related drama. Those teeth that likely have caused your child so plenty of pain as they were coming in and so much stress for you are ca...

JUN 12 2017
Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP’s 4th Annual Walk/Run/Roll June 12th, 2017

This past weekend, we participated in the annual Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP’s 4th Annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes 5K & 1 Mile Accessible Walk! We were honored to be involved with this special event! Find out more about the organization here - http://www.makelemonaide.or...

FEB 28 2017
How to Prepare for Your Child’s Sedation Visit February 28th, 2017

For children, a trip to the dentist can be overwhelming. Whether your child already suffers from anxiety or is simply nervous for an upcoming procedure, your dentist may recommend some level of sedation for the procedure to be successful and for your child to be comfortable. Many parents get worried...

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...

OCT 3 2016
Announcing our 10th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back! October 3rd, 2016

For the 10th year in a row, Dr. Michael Foley (“Dr. Mike”) and his staff at Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are inviting children and schools in the area to bring in their Halloween candy and earn $1 per pound! Last year, Foley collected over 5,000 pounds of Halloween and hopes to...

OCT 3 2016
How much candy is 5,000 pounds? October 3rd, 2016

Last year, for our Halloween Candy Buy-Back, we collected over 5,000 pounds of candy, which we donated to North Carolina Packs4Patriots. We hope to beat that goal this year - click here to be a part of it. But just how much candy is 5,000 pounds? Let's take a look. For a basic unit of measureme...

SEP 15 2016
Tips for children with braces for back to school! September 15th, 2016

Back to school can sometimes get a little rough especially when packing lunches. When you’re trying to pack a lunch for a child with braces, it gets a little tougher. What foods can someone with braces eat? What foods should they avoid? Here is what the professionals at Winning Smiles sugge...

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...

JUN 27 2016
What is a Frenectomy? June 27th, 2016

What is a frenum? A frenum is a fold of tissue in the mouth that secures or restricts motion of the lip or tongue. What is a frenectomy? A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes one of these folds from the lip or tongue. The surgery is a common dental procedure performed on both chil...

JUN 27 2016
The Benefits that Fluoride Provides June 27th, 2016

Fluoride is in our toothpaste, it is bottled into every imaginable flavor, and it's part of most dental check-ups. Fluoride is "swished" in many grad schools and recommended for patients of all ages. What exactly is fluoride, and how does it protect teeth? What is fluoride? Fluoride is a t...