Women’s Health Week: How Dental Checkups Affect Total Health

This week, May 8-14, is National Women’s Health Week, an effort by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to encourage women to take care of their bodies. Along with eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep, visiting your healthcare professionals on a regular basis helps maintain good health. Dental checkups and teeth cleanings keep… Read more »

Chicago, See How Beautiful Dental Bridges Can Be

In a recent blog, we explained how dental bridges from Chicago cosmetic dentist Dr. James Fondriest can replace missing teeth. Today, we will look at examples of the beautiful bridgework that Dr. Fondriest has placed for some of his patients. The bridges that Dr. Fondriest designs and places are created by a world-class ceramist. They… Read more »

How Your Chicago Cosmetic Dentist Can Make You Smile

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile because of stains, gaps, erosion, or missing teeth? Dr. James Fondriest offers a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments to improve the look, and function, of your teeth. Let’s take a look at some of Dr. Fondriest’s services: Teeth whitening: Dr. Fondriest offers home whitening in… Read more »

Know the Facts: Gum Disease and Stroke

May is Stroke Awareness Month. How much do you know about strokeprevention? Did you know that stroke is linked to oral health? Although diabetes and high blood pressure are well-known risk factors for stroke, a recent study released by the Seoul National University-College of Dentistry in Seoul, North Korea, found that gum disease poses double… Read more »

Chicago: Porcelain Dental Crowns Can Improve Your Smile!

Tooth breakage, decay, and failed dental work negatively affect the appearance and functionality of your teeth. Dr. James Fondriest, a Chicago cosmetic dentist­­­­­, places top-quality porcelain crowns that will repair your teeth and improve the way you look. Unlike metal crowns, porcelain crowns from Lake Forest Dental Arts: Blend with the natural color of your… Read more »

The Cosmetic Dentist as an Artist

Cosmetic dentistry is a scientific discipline, but it also involves artistry. Dr. James Fondriest, a Chicago cosmetic dentist, possesses the attention to detail and aesthetic eye of a true artist. His work is highly sought-after by people in Chicago and across the country. Dr. Fondriest holds consultations with each patient to plan a smile makeover… Read more »

Chicago, Porcelain Veneers Can Give You a New Look!

Porcelain veneers can hide flaws in your teeth to give you a gorgeous smile. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. James Fondriest provides state-of-the-art porcelain veneers. The veneers that Dr. Fondriest places are ultra-thin (which means they require less tooth removal), yet durable. And the technology used to bond veneers to teeth was originally developed… Read more »

Celiac Awareness Month: How Celiac Affects Dental Health

Celiac is a disorder triggered by the protein gluten, found in wheat, barley, and rye. When a celiac sufferer eats food containing even traces of gluten, the immune system produces antibodies that attack the small intestine. This not only causes intestinal pain, but also prevents the absorption of important nutrients, which affects the entire body. When… Read more »

Healthy Foods and Drinks to Keep You Smiling (Part 2)

Watching what you eat and drink is an important part of maintaining your health. But it can be difficult to properly choose a diet, especially with so many factors to consider. One aspect that Dr. James Fondriest, a cosmetic dentist in Lake Forest, IL, is particularly concerned about is your oral health. For last week’s installment, we… Read more »

Dental Bridges: The Right Fit to Replace Your Missing Teeth?

If you are missing teeth, it is important to replace them early because they can cause shifting or loss of remaining teeth, gum disease, or loss of jawbone density. Dentists offer a variety of options to replace teeth, including dental implants, partial dentures, and bridgework. Dr. James Fondriest, a Lake Forest, IL, cosmetic dentist, will… Read more »