Lake Forest Beware: 10 Foods and Beverages That Stain Teeth (Part 1)

Everyone wants a beautiful smile, and bright teeth are a big part of the package. That’s why products like at-home whitening systems and whitening toothpaste are so popular. But many of the foods and drinks we consume can stain our teeth and take away from their beauty. Below are five of the main drink offenders:… Read more »

80% Of Americans Have Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease, a chronic infection of the gums, is caused by bacterial plaque that accumulate on teeth and destroy the gums.  Plaque can build up on teeth if improper brushing and flossing habits have occurred, though some people are more prone to plaque buildup than others. Various medications and health conditions also contribute to the… Read more »

Oral Cancer Awareness

Cancer kills over two million people annually. Of these two million people, approximately 7,900 people will die from oral cancer. Oral cancer has a considerably high death rate because it is rarely detected in early stages. Dentists are often the first healthcare providers to recognize the early symptoms of oral cancer. This deadly disease occurs… Read more »

Revolutionary No-Prep Veneers from North Shore’s Esthetic Dentist

When you think of porcelain veneers, you may imagine undergoing a long process during which tooth enamel is removed and a bulky new layer is added to your teeth. But if you have an issue with slightly crooked, poorly shaped, too small, or otherwise less-than-gorgeous teeth, no-prep and low-prep veneers are a wonderful way to… Read more »

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 »