Four Ways That You Could Have a Whiter Smile

Are your teeth not as white as you’d like them to be? Whether you have extrinsic (outer) stains from food or drinks, or intrinsic (inner) stains from medication or fluorosis, North Shore cosmetic dentist Dr. James Fondriest offers cosmetic dental procedures to brighten your teeth. Whitening: Professional teeth whitening can produce more dramatic, longer lasting… Read more »

Do You Suffer From Dry Mouth?

Does your mouth often feel as arid as a desert? Do you have difficulty chewing or speaking? You might suffer from xerostemia (also called “dry mouth”), which affects about 25 million people in the United States. Xerostemia can lead to major dental problems like severe tooth decay or gum disease. What Causes Dry Mouth? Dry mouth… Read more »

A Lesson on the Types of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a wonderful cosmetic restoration that can bring beauty and strength to imperfect teeth. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. James Fondriest, a cosmetic dentist in Chicago’s North Shore, offers gorgeous, high-quality porcelain veneers in various styles to fit the needs of individual patients. If you are considering porcelain veneers, it’s important to… Read more »

Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease affects about 80 percent of adults in the United States to some degree. Fortunately, you can prevent the oral health problem from progressing and becoming serious. Dr. James Fondriest, a Lake Forest, IL, dentist, can help you prevent gum disease. Ways That You Can Prevent Gum Disease Your first line of defense against… Read more »

Which Toothbrush Works Best For You?

In the past, human beings brushed their teeth with items such as twigs and corn cobs. Today, we have our pick of a variety of toothbrushes. But that variety can cause quite a conundrum: what shape, size, and bristle texture do we choose? And are electric or manual toothbrushes best? Finding the right toothbrush can… Read more »

Say It With a Smile!

Smiles can brighten even the darkest days. When you see the smiling face of a loved one, or an unexpected, beautiful flash of teeth from a stranger, it warms your heart and makes you smile back. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, our job is to make your smile more attractive. But the true beauty comes… Read more »

How Vitamin D Aids Systemic and Dental Health

Summer is a time to soak up the sun while the weather is nice. And catching those warm rays has a health benefit that you might know about: vitamin D. Before we tell you the benefits of vitamin D, it’s important to remember that certain spectrums within the sun’s rays can cause skin cancer. Today,… Read more »

High-Quality Dental Restorations from a World-Class Ceramist

At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. James Fondriest places high-quality dental restorations, such as porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges. Many of the finest restorations that Dr. Fondriest places are created by world-class dental ceramist Matt Roberts, CDT and his team. About Our Dental Ceramist Mr. Roberts is nationally recognized for creating gorgeous dental restorations. He… Read more »

Chicago: Don’t Let Your Teeth Reveal Your Age! (Part 2)

Do you look older than you feel? If you’ve tried anti-aging products but something is still missing, you might need to look at your teeth. Changes in your body when you age can affect your teeth, as can the accumulation of daily wear. Dr. James Fondriest, a cosmetic dentist serving Chicago’s North Shore, can help you keep… Read more »

Chicago: Don’t Let Your Teeth Reveal Your Age! (Part 1)

Do you look older than you feel? If you’ve tried anti-aging products but something is still missing, you might need to look at your teeth. Changes in your body when you age can affect your teeth, as can the accumulation of daily wear. Dr. James Fondriest, a cosmetic dentist serving Chicago’s North Shore, can help… Read more »