Winning Smile Blog

Cavities & Teeth Whitening are a Dangerous Combination

August 19, 2022

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A woman receiving teeth whitening treatment

Teeth whitening generally doesn’t conflict with oral health. Even when it does cause side effects, these tend to be very mild and temporary. However, things are different when you have cavities. In that case, whitening products could actually do more harm than good. As such, you should always get confirmation from a dentist before you whiten your teeth. Doing so could end up saving your smile! To learn more, here’s a summary of whitening’s effect on cavities and why to see your dentist first.


3 Lesser-Known Facts About Same-Day Dental Crowns

August 12, 2022

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Dentist making same-day dental crowns

Compared to regular ones, you might think same-day crowns’ only advantage is their reduced treatment time. After all, isn’t that implied by their name? Calling them “same-day” restorations emphasizes that dentists can design, make, and fit them in a single visit. However, it turns out there’s a bit more to these crowns. Besides how quickly dentists can place them, they have other beneficial features too. Read on to learn three of these lesser-known facts about same-day dental crowns.


5 Reasons Your Teeth May Be Shifting

July 5, 2022

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woman wondering about teeth shifting in Evanston

While most people wish they could have straight teeth all the time, many smiles can start to change over the years. But what exactly causes this to happen? Not only can this be frustrating or awkward in the long run, but it may also affect how well you can maintain your dental health. Read on to learn several reasons your teeth may be shifting and the treatments that can address the issue!


Can Invisalign Correct My Bite Problems?

June 29, 2022

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Woman holding her Invisalign tray.

Invisalign has taken the world of modern dentistry by storm! Millions of patients have turned towards the clear aligners to straighten their crooked teeth—but did you know that Invisalign can also actively address certain bite problems? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how Invisalign is sometimes an effective and comfortable solution to certain bite problems.


Botox and Dermal Fillers: Why Do It at a Dental Office?

June 24, 2022

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patient getting Botox at a dental office

Maybe you’ve thought about doing Botox or dermal fillers, but you don’t feel super  comfortable about having someone without a medical degree poking around your face. Maybe you’re interested but you feel a bit shy about going somewhere where you end up feeling obligated to go ahead with the procedure(s) when you were just on a fact-finding mission. Perhaps you don’t want to be pressured into more invasive services.

Have you thought about talking to your dentist about Botox treatment? While they may not be the first professional to come to mind, some dentists (like our experts at Winning Smile Dental Group) have received the advanced training needed to perform the placement of Botox and dermal fillers. Keep reading to learn why you should consider getting Botox at a dental office.


Tips for Meeting Your 22-Hour Wear Time with Invisalign

May 1, 2022

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Woman holding her Invisalign aligner after wearing it for 22 hours a day.

Invisalign has taken the world by storm—and if you’ve just hopped on the bandwagon yourself, congratulations! A straighter and healthier smile is on the horizon, assuming your treatment is successful; because when it comes to Invisalign, frequently wearing your aligners is crucial. That said, some patients run into difficulties concerning the mandatory 22-hour wear time. Keep reading to learn more about why this rule is so necessary, along with some tips to help you follow it.


5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Increase Your Career Success

April 7, 2022

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young woman smiling at work

Don’t like what you see every time you smile in the mirror? You’re not alone. Millions of people are unhappy with their teeth for many different reasons, including staining, chips, gaps, and misalignment. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry in Evanston can quickly address all those issues! Not only will a beautiful smile improve your appearance, but it can be as helpful as a stellar resume when applying for your dream job. Read on to learn about five ways cosmetic dentistry can increase your career success.


Dental Implants: Can They Help Me Live Longer?

March 7, 2022

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man flexing and smiling with dental implants in Evanston

If you’re missing one or more teeth, then the best way you can replace them is with dental implants. They can provide the structure for an enduring smile, which can additionally improve other health benefits. But did you know they can also help increase your life expectancy? Read on to discover the link between the number of teeth you have and living a longer, stronger life!


Why Denture-Wearers Should Regularly See Their Dentist

February 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — winningsmile @ 8:38 pm
man smiling and pointing to dentures

Dentures are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. However, there are still several misconceptions about them despite how common they are. For instance, some people think that you don’t need to visit a dentist regularly if you wear full dentures. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Even if you don’t have any remaining natural teeth, there are many reasons why you should continue to see your dentist every six months. Read on to learn more about the importance of regular dental checkups with dentures.


5 Oral Health Issues Caused by Ill-Fitting Dentures

January 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — winningsmile @ 8:39 pm
smiling patient after having ill-fitting dentures fixed

If your dentures fit properly, your top ones should suction smoothly to your gums and your bottom ones should float above your gums while still easily staying in your mouth. If you have partial dentures, they shouldn’t move significantly and should stay in line with your natural teeth. Though wearing dentures that don’t fit properly can be uncomfortable, they can also cause a variety of oral health issues. Read on to learn about five oral health problems that can be caused by ill-fitting dentures and what your dentist can do to help.

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