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Blog: Pediatric Dentistry


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...

DEC 21 2015
Six Reasons Why Hermey the Elf Might Be Our Favorite Dentist December 21st, 2015

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the 1964 stop-motion classic, has become a Christmas favorite for a reason. It’s a heartwarming story of so-called “misfits” facing adversity and saving Christmas for all the boys and girls in the world. But while the movie focuses on Rudolph, I t...

DEC 6 2015
5 Tips from Real Parents on Getting Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth December 6th, 2015

Teaching your child to brush his or her teeth can be tough. As important as dental hygiene is, it sounds pretty boring to a child: take a break out of your day to stand here for five minutes and brush toothpaste on your teeth. Not exactly something most kids look forward to. We gathered tips from...

DEC 1 2015
How Mom’s Stress Affects Kids’ Dental Health December 1st, 2015

Here’s an understatement: parenting is not easy. From the moment the kids wake up to the moment they’re tucked in at night, you’re on the move, preparing meals, picking up the house and getting everyone where they need to go. It can feel next to impossible to find time to take c...

NOV 11 2015
Your Kids Love Healthy Foods. They Just Don't Know It Yet. November 11th, 2015

Imagine: you spend your evening preparing a healthy, delicious meal for your family. When dinnertime rolls around, you place plates of steamed broccoli in front of your children and they turn up their noses in disgust. It’s a common scene at dinner tables across America. But, according to a r...

AUG 27 2015
Back To School Dental Checkup August 27th, 2015

As summer comes to an end and the school year right around the corner, there are a few statistics to keep in mind when it comes to your child's dental health before sending them off to class. 1/3 of missed school days among children are due to dental issues 25% of the children living in the U...

APR 27 2015
Andrea Demonstrates the Importance of Dental Hygienists and Dentists to Daisy Scouts April 27th, 2015

We had a blast last week hosting these super smart and fun Daisy Scouts from Grand Island! Registered Dental Hygienist, Andrea, showed the girls all of the important ways that dental hygienists and dentists help us keep our smiles healthy. After decorating tooth fairy boxes, touring the office, a...

JUL 1 2014
Complimentary mouth guards from Master Gorino! July 1st, 2014

Winning Smiles has recently partnered with Master Gorino's Pil-Sung Tae Kwon-Do to ensure that our patients, kids and adults alike, have a fun and safe summer! During the summer months, we tend to see an increase in dental trauma emergencies related to outdoor sports. The best way ...

JUN 27 2014
Why does my child need x-rays? June 27th, 2014

X-rays, also called radiographs, are a valuable diagnostic tool. X-rays help the dentist to: See how your child's teeth are erupting (coming into the mouth) See the number, size and position of teeth that are still inside the gums Find out whether there are missing teeth or extra teeth Mo...

JUN 24 2014
Come take a tour of our offices! June 24th, 2014

Parents often ask us for tips to prepare their children for their first dental appointment. How about taking your child on a "tour" of their new dental home right from the comfort of your home? By allowing your child a glimpse of the office, he or she has the advantage of walking into a more famili...