Show More Smile with Crown Lengthening

If you think your smile shows too much gum, there’s a dental procedure that can make your teeth look bigger. Crown lengthening is a cosmetic procedure that lifts your gums to expose more of your teeth. For crown lengthening, dentists and periodontists (gum specialists) work together to remove excess gum tissue around your upper teeth…. Read more »

The Human Touch

It’s amazing just how far the field of dentistry has evolved thanks to modern day technology and science. For dental professionals today, it’s not enough to just keep your patients’ teeth clean. Continuing education courses and countless hours and dollars are constantly being spent to ensure that patients receive the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and high-quality… Read more »

The Art of Brushing

Brushing your teeth will go a long way toward good oral hygiene and disease prevention. The ADA recommends that you brush twice daily to maintain good oral health. As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It is better to try to avoid problems rather than trying to fix… Read more »

Lake Forest Dental Arts Leads the way in Dental Implants

Modern dental implant treatment has been used for more than 25 years. In the last 10 years, it has become increasingly popular and more affordable. Dental implants are a high quality, durable, and esthetically pleasing treatment to replace missing teeth or to secure a denture, partial, or bridge. Many people suffer from tooth loss because… Read more »

State-of-the-Art + Personalized Dental Care in North Chicago

Yes, Dr. Fondriest has taught, lectured, and published articles across the nation. He is well known and well respected in his field. But none of this would matter at all if he provided poor service. As a doctor, Dr. Fondriest, first and foremost, is committed to the individualized care of his patients. He maintains a… Read more »

Nuances of Great Cosmetic Dentistry: Shade Matching

You’ve heard about smile makeovers. You’ve researched veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and other esthetic dental procedures. You’re ready to make a move. But do you know how to choose a cosmetic dentist? The American Dental Association doesn’t regulate cosmetic dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty. Any general dentist can claim to… Read more »

It’s Whole Grain Month

In celebration of Whole Grains Month… what’s that? You didn’t know that it’s Whole Grains Month?! Well it is! In celebration of Whole Grains Month, Dr. Fondriest wants you to know, eating whole grains can reduce your risk for inflammatory diseases, including gum disease, as well as tooth loss, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes,… Read more »

Which smile do you show?

Has anyone ever told you that they “can’t read you?” Some people are very readable, meaning their emotions, thoughts, and mood show in their facial expressions. Do you have a good “poker face” and keep your emotions under wraps, or does everyone know what you’re feeling? Either way, your facial expressions have a lot to… Read more »

Could A Drink A Day Help Your Heart?

People who consume moderate levels of alcohol each day are 30-60% less likely to suffer from heart disease. Furthermore, these folks are less likely to die if they do suffer a heart attack. Senior citizens who drink moderately are less likely to have heart failure. Research shows, women who consume a drink or two, and… Read more »

Dentistry for Health Nuts and Athletes

If you’re a fitness fanatic or an amateur athlete, you probably value good health. Physical exercise and eating right are important to staying in shape. The right balance of diet and workout time can keep you looking and feeling young. You’ll be less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke. People who stay in… Read more »