Are You Harming Your Teeth, Lake Forest?

You know how to properly brush your teeth. You go in for regular dental checkups and cleanings. So you’re doing all you can to protect your teeth, right? Wrong. If you are practicing bad habits or eating the wrong foods, you could unknowingly be damaging your teeth. These habits can cause damage to your teeth:… Read more »

Your Pre-Wedding Smile Makeover from Lake Forest Dental Arts

Brides, you know that wedding season is fast approaching. You’ve probably picked the perfect colors, dress, and cake. But something might be missing: the perfect smile! Dr. James Fondriest can help make you look beautiful for your special day. Whether you want to whiten your teeth, improve the overall look of your teeth, or replace… Read more »

Reasons to Smile from Lake Forest Dental Arts

The famous comedian Phyllis Diller once said, “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” She was right. You benefit in multiple ways from smiling. It improves everything, from our health and looks to our social lives and careers. Studies have proven that smiling increases your body’s production of serotonin, a hormone which helps… Read more »

Is Your Dental Technique On-Point, Lake Forest?

You might think proper brushing is common sense, but many intelligent people brush their teeth incorrectly. Brushing and flossing your teeth properly is the key to keeping your mouth healthy. You should use a different technique from the one you used as a kid. Adults and children should use slightly different techniques. As an adult,… Read more »

Can Porcelain Veneers Improve Your Smile?

At Dr. Fondriest’s Lake Forest dental office, he’s given smile makeovers to many of his patients. They come to him unhappy with their appearance. But after their smile makeovers, they are confident and pleased. Porcelain veneers are one way that Dr. Fondriest improves people’s smiles. Porcelain veneers can rejuvenate your look by covering yellow or… Read more »

Your Choice for Dental Implants in Chicago’s North Shore

  Are you missing teeth? Are you afraid that dentures or bridges are your only options? You’re in luck. At Lake Forest Dental, our preferred method to replace teeth is dental implants. Dental implants have multiple advantages over traditional tooth replacement. For example, they: Don’t require tooth preparation: With bridges and partial dentures, the adjacent… Read more »

Give Your Smile a Lift

A great smile is important. It can give you confidence when interviewing for a new job, make you feel good enough to ask for that date with that someone special, or simply brighten the day of people you meet. But if you have an embarrassing, “gummy” smile, like the one pictured above, you probably hide… Read more »

Start Walking April 6th – For Your Heart!

Heart disease is the number-one cause of death for women and men! You can do a few things to lower your risk for heart disease. Eating healthy, exercising, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and being aware of your health condition (getting checkups) are key to heart disease prevention. If you do have a heart… Read more »

Sparkling Summer Smiles

Even the perfect swimsuit won’t outshine a bold, brilliant smile. As you’re preparing for swimsuit season this year, prepare your smile, as well. A gleaming smile can make a person appear years younger, and with professional home teeth whitening, getting a sparkling smile has never been easier. Dr. James Fondreist offers custom-made mouth trays that… Read more »

Chronic Headaches? Visit the Dentist!

If you’re pestered by nagging headaches, jaw pain, chronic earaches, or back and neck pain, you may suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction. The TMJs are joints that hold your jaw to your skull, and they’re located just in front of your ears. Many nerves and muscles are associated with the jaw joints, and they must… Read more »