Teething and Its Effect on Your Child’s Smile

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Are you familiar with teething and the effect on your child’s smile? When teeth break the surface of the gums, it can cause an uncomfortable feeling called teething. While teething is natural, treatments should be used to help your child. When your child is teething, there are a few treatment methods you can use to… Read more »

Building a Healthy Smile with Healthy Teeth and Gums

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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 »

5 Reasons You Might Need Braces

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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 »