Winning Smile Blog

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.

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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.

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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!

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Why Denture-Wearers Should Regularly See Their Dentist

February 16, 2022

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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.

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5 Oral Health Issues Caused by Ill-Fitting Dentures

January 5, 2022

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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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Is Maintaining Your Veneers Key to Cavity Prevention?

December 4, 2021

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Woman porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are a common cosmetic option because they allow patients to enhance their smiles by correcting aesthetic flaws in their teeth. Because of this, they have become a staple for celebrities and anyone who is looking to upgrade their smile.

However, just because your veneers are made from porcelain does not mean that you are immune to tooth decay. Your teeth that support veneers can still develop cavities. Continue reading to learn how maintaining your veneers in Evanston can help prevent such problems.

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7 Perks of Porcelain Veneers

November 17, 2021

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patient learning about the benefits of porcelain veneers in Evanston

You’re unhappy with the look of your smile and have been considering porcelain veneers to fix some minor cosmetic issues. Since porcelain veneers require permanent alterations to your teeth, deciding to get them is an important choice to make. So you can feel confident in your decision, read on to learn about seven notable benefits of porcelain veneers in Evanston.

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What are Some Myths Out There About Cosmetic Dentistry?

October 4, 2021

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man with a puzzled expression

Have you ever covered your mouth with your hand because you felt so self-conscious about your teeth? Maybe you try to avoid smiling in public. Cosmetic dentistry can change a person’s life for the better in this regard, but there is some misinformation out there about it that may stop them from getting help.

Don’t let that happen to you. Keep reading to find out some of the cosmetic dentistry myths that simply aren’t true.

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How Can a Brighter Smile Increase Your Success at Work?

September 17, 2021

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Woman smiling at office

Whether you have your eye on a new position at work, or you’re looking to completely change your career path, it is no secret that the way you present yourself is important. You may have all the skills and experience you need to be successful in your place of work, but a stunning smile will do nothing but help you when it comes to reaching your goals. You might as well use it to your advantage. Continue reading to learn how a brighter smile can help you boost your success!

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Lasers in Dentistry

September 7, 2021

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Woman smiling with healthy gums while wearing a sweater

There are many different types of lasers used in dentistry, and at Winning Smile we primarily use a diode laser. To understand the way the diode laser (also known as a soft tissue laser) works, it is important to understand the bacterial process that leads to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums.

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