Building a Healthy Smile with Healthy Teeth and Gums

Healthy smiles are a combination of healthy teeth and gums. You may not know this, but one of the biggest factors in adult tooth loss is gum disease (or periodontal disease). The problem is that you may not even be aware that you have gum disease unless you see your dentist regularly because it can often… Read more »

A Bright, White Smile Can Be Achieved by a Dental Bleaching Treatment

A smile dulled by the ravages of time and the stains resulting from dark foods and drinks, can leave you feeling socially awkward. In many cases, the whitening products sold on store shelves simply aren’t potent enough to effectively whitened stained tooth enamel. This is why many people reach out to ’s team of dentists… Read more »

Cracked Teeth may Need Extraction before Bridge Work

Tooth enamel is made up of densely packed microscopic mineral crystals. This is what gives your teeth the hardness needed to bite off and chew hard food foods. As strong as it is, tooth enamel is still not impervious to the potential damage caused by a hard blow to the face. In some instances, an… Read more »

Understanding the Consequences Posed by a Missing Crown

Even though dental crowns are durable and the cement holding them in place is steadfast, there are times when something like a blow to the face or chronic periodontal disease can cause them to fall off the teeth. In a situation like this, you should not hesitate to contact your dentist, Dr. . Timely treatment… Read more »

Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Your Dental Work Done

At Shining Smiles LLC, Dr. Milad Nourahmadi and our dedicated dental team are happy to provide comprehensive, family-friendly dentistry for our patients in Bolingbrook, Illinois and the neighboring communities. We have found that although summer is typically viewed as a time when many families choose to vacation and relax from the daily demands of the… Read more »

5 Reasons You Might Need Braces

Our team at Shining Smiles LLC in Bolingbrook, Illinois, is pleased to offer braces for those whose teeth are not aligned, or whose bite needs adjusting. Some patients use braces to fix cosmetic issues with their pearly whites, others benefit from the medical fixes. Conditions which might preclude orthodontic care can include the following: 1…. Read more »

Applying Dental Sealants to Help Protect Your Child’s Teeth

The average person usually has his or her 20 baby teeth replaced by their permanent adult teeth by early to mid-adolescence. The premolars and molars in the back of your child’s mouth are usually the last teeth to emerge. It’s not uncommon for the biting surface of these teeth to have deep pits and fissures… Read more »

Are You Looking for Whiter Teeth?

If you have been noticing that your teeth are staining and becoming discolored, you are not alone. Tooth discoloration is actually pretty common, and your teeth can become yellow, brown, and sometimes even grayish, depending on the cause. Staining can arise from extrinsic or intrinsic condition. Extrinsic stains, are the kind that occur thanks to outside… Read more »

Causes of Toothaches

Have you ever drank something cold and felt a sudden, shooting pain? As you probably know, have a toothache is a miserable experience and is something you shouldn’t ignore. Clearly, avoiding toothaches is something everyone strives to avoid. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to fight and prevent toothaches. Toothaches can be… Read more »

The Common Causes of Bleeding Gums in the World Today

Bloody gums is a common symptom that many people experience. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a big deal. If your gums tend to bleed, there is a problem, and you need to do all you can to fix it. There are many things that could be causing your bleeding gums, including: -Periodontal disease:… Read more »