Winning Smiles Buffalo

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Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

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205 Linwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
United States

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Affordable Dental Care for All Ages

$99 New Patient Special

New patients without dental insurance will receive a comprehensive exam and one set of x-rays for $99. Includes dental cleaning unless not medically appropriate.
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Winning Smiles Orthodontic, Pediatric and General Dentistry in Buffalo

Our Services


Orthodontists help people who have trouble biting because of crooked teeth or uneven jaws. Orthodontics helps make your smile look great by fixing how your teeth and jaws work together.
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Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is a type of dental procedure that involves removing, repairing, or reconstructing parts of the mouth, teeth, jaws, or face. Oral surgery is done to fix a variety of issues, such as impacted wisdom teeth, jaw misalignment, cleft lip and palate, and oral cancer. 
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry that focuses on improving your appearance. There are a variety of procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, and braces, among others. The result is a more beautiful, healthy, and functional smile.
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Implant Dentistry

Implants are an integral part of modern dentistry and may be the best option when you are missing a single tooth or many teeth.
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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry uses medications to help you relax during dental procedures. You can feel comfortable and anxiety-free during your dental appointment. Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who experience dental anxiety, fear, or phobias.
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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the most requested cosmetic dentistry treatment. That’s not surprising when you consider it’s one of the easiest ways you can feel more confident when you smile. Plus, whiter teeth instantly make you look years younger.
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Frenectomy for all Ages

Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie  Offered at our Buffalo and East Amherst locations! <strong>Release Procedure</strong> Tongue-tie and lip-tie release is a simple procedure with minimal complications when using a laser with good technique. Dr. Michael Foley, a board-certified pediatric dentist who has specialized training to perform more tongue-tie releases. The laser allows for excellent visualization and precision during the procedure to achieve a full release of all the fibers, which typically does not happen with scissors. The procedure may be performed as early as a couple of days after birth and can be performed into adulthood. Typically, once a problem with a tongue-tie or lip-tie has been discovered, the sooner it is addressed the better the procedure will work and less issues the child will have. Dr. Foley uses the highest quality, state-of-the-art CO2 laser to perform the release. Older children who understand the procedure receive some numbing medicine and laughing gas, and often report no pain at all during the procedure. Younger children and babies usually cry more due to us working in their open mouth than pain. The laser gently removes the tight tissue with typically minimal bleeding, no stitches, and no sedation or general anesthesia. Most of the time the actual release procedure only takes about 30 seconds or less. The baby is allowed to nurse immediately after the procedure, and older children often notice an immediate difference in mobility of the tongue. Often speech is improved within a few minutes to a few weeks, but speech therapy is required to achieve optimal results. <strong>What exactly is a Tongue-Tie &amp; Lip-Tie?</strong> Most of us think tongue-tie as a situation we find ourselves in when we are too excited to speak. Tongue-tie is the non-medical term for a relatively common physical condition that limits the use of the tongue, ankyloglossia. Lip-tie is a condition where the upper lip has restricted mobility and function. As we develop in the womb, a tight string of tissue called a frenum is supposed to recede and thin under the tongue and lip. The frenum is visible and easily felt if you look in the mirror under your tongue and lip. Everyone has a frenum, but in some people, the frenum fails to recede and is too tight, thick, or short and causes mobility problems. The tongue and lip are a very complex group of muscles and are important for all oral functions. For this reason, having a tongue-tie can lead to nursing, bottle feeding, dental, speech, sleep, and solid feeding issues. <strong>Infants with Feeding Difficulties</strong> A new baby with a too tight tongue and/or lip frenum can have trouble sucking and may have poor weight gain. If they cannot make a good seal on the nipple, they may swallow air causing gas, colic, and reflux or spitting up. You may hear clicking noises when the baby is taking the breast or a bottle. Nursing mothers experience significant pain while nursing or whose baby has trouble latching on should have their child evaluated for a tongue-tie. It can also cause thrush, mastitis, nipple blanching, bleeding, or cracking in the mother and inability to hold a pacifier.  Sometimes a tongue-tie can be “hidden” or “posterior” and can be difficult to diagnose but still cause the same issues as a more visible to-the-tip tie. A tongue and lip-tie can very often be an underlying cause of feeding problems that not only affect a child’s weight gain but lead many mothers to abandon breastfeeding altogether. Many times, after releasing the tongue and/or lip the mothers report immediate relief of pain and a deeper latch. The symptoms of reflux, gassiness, and colic may also disappear, and weight gain may occur rapidly. <strong>In Toddlers and Older Children</strong> <strong>Speech, Feeding and Sleep Issues</strong> Some children are able to compensate and have no noticeable speech errors due to tongue-tie, but many struggle to adapt. Tongue-tied children often struggle with R, L, S, Th, SH, and Z sounds. Some children with tongue-ties may have a lisp, talk softly (mumble), or slowly, or even have a speech delay.  Evaluation by a speech therapist should be considered if your child is trying to talk to you or others but is difficult to understand. Tongue-tie can also cause difficulty chewing and swallowing foods and liquids.  Inefficient eating behaviors such as choking, gagging, packing food in the cheeks, or spitting out food can indicate the presence of a tongue-tie.  The child may eat slowly or be picky with textures such as meats or mashed potatoes. Even a “hidden” posterior tongue-tie can cause this same speech and feeding issues in children, which often resolve after a release. Some children may sleep restlessly and wake easily or snore from a tongue-tie. Often after treatment, children sleep more peacefully, snore less, and feel more rested. The physical appearance of the frenum is not always an indication of what symptoms may arise later in life. The ability to stick the tongue out does not rule out the presence of a tongue-tie. However, some physical characteristics are commonly associated with speech, feeding, and sleep issues. Results One of the most important things to understand when your child has a tongue and/ or lip-tie released is that improvement is a team effort. The release of the frenum is just one piece of the puzzle. Your child will need some time to figure out what to do with the new mobility of their tongue and lip so support from other professionals like lactation consultants, speech therapist, and myofunctional therapist, is key to the success of the treatment. The tongue is a muscle, and it becomes used to functioning in a certain way just like another muscle in the body. When tongue function is restricted by a tongue-tie, the body adapts. It takes time for the brain to figure out how to use the tongue effectively once the tie is released. For infants, often the mother notices a difference immediately, but it is also normal to not notice much difference in nursing right afterward. Sometimes there may even be a little regression in sucking (things get worse instead of better) for a day or two as your child’s brain tries to sort out how to use their tongue now that the restriction is gone. Some babies may need chiropractic care, physical therapy, or occupational therapy to address other issues such as torticollis (tight neck muscles) that can affect bruising. 
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What our patients say

My youngest started going at four months when he started teething!

Patient of Winning Smiles, Google Reviews

We switched to Winning Smiles a few months ago after I did not agree with our previous dentist's treatment plan for one of my children. Dr. Mike (Linwood location) listened to my concerns and walked me through what care my son needed step by step. He presented me with the perfect treatment plan for my son, addressing every concern I had along the way. He took one big procedure and had broken it down into smaller visits for my son. He is the best pediatric dentist I've ever met. I feel so lucky we have him! The staff at this location is amazing. From the second you walk in, you are met with smiling friendly faces. The facility itself is extremely well cared for, always clean and very child friendly in every room we've seen thus far! If you need a pediatric dentist, Dr. Mike is your guy!

Patient of Winning Smiles, Google Reviews

I took my son here, and was impressed with how they did everything from the time that I walked into the door, until I left. My son had a great time (at the dentist)! The facility was wonderful, but what really impressed me extra was how wonderful the staff was! I wish that going to the dentist was like this when I was a kid! I am appreciative, impressed and excited about our next visit.

Patient of Winning Smiles, Google Reviews

We started going to Winning Smiles for our son who is 7. They were very professional and made our son feel super comfortable. The lobby is very nice both for the kids and parents. I love the fact that they are not only a pediatric dentist office but they service adults also. My husband and I have decided to start going here as well. Dr. Tiffany was very nice and informative. Thank you Winning Smiles!

Patient of Winning Smiles, Google Reviews

In the first few times we've come here our young daughter (3 yrs) has had an amazing experience. An excellent recommendation by our pediatrician. They are welcoming and gentle with her. The hygienist explains exactly what's going on & takes time with her. She's surprisingly a great patient & I attribute that to how calm they stay with her. They allow choices of toothpaste & give a balloon and token upon departure. I've asked questions & get answers that are direct regarding her teeth. It's overall just a wonderful experience.

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