Posts Categorized: Dental News

Holiday Gag-Gift Ideas

Does your dentist or dental hygienist have a good sense of humor? If so, there are some really cute dental-related gag gifts to make them shine their bright smile this Christmas. Looking for something that does more than just collect dust? Some of these gifts are even practical and can be used year in and… Read more »

Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Many adults with developmental disabilities cannot tend to their own dental needs and therefore require assistance from caregivers. Research has shown that somewhere there is a disconnect between the caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities and the at-home dental care that adults with developmental disabilities receive.  Because of this there has been a call not… Read more »

Periodontal Disease And Impotence

Men beware, not only has periodontal disease been linked to many systemic health problems including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, it has been linked to impotence as well. So if you are a man looking for a reason to take better care of your teeth and gums, don’t wait to make a New Year’s resolution…start… Read more »

More News on Childhood Caries

As soon as you thought you knew everything there is to know about childhood caries there’s more. Childhood caries is a chronic and infectious disease in young children and mostly seen in minority and poor populations. Caries is tooth decay, and ironically is common and widespread among children in the U.S. despite the available preventative… Read more »

Saliva Heals

Saliva can be a pain. It’s true. When you talk sometimes you accidently release spittle that’s saliva. At night sometimes you drool while you sleep. And what about babies who are teething? Their saliva is everywhere! Did you know that saliva heals? Read on as your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest, discusses how saliva heals in today’s blog.

Vitamins For Gum Health?

There are various reasons people choose to take vitamins. Some take vitamins to keep their minds sharp, some take vitamins for energy. Women who are expecting are prescribed vitamins to keep them and their baby healthy. Has it ever occurred to you to take vitamins to keep your gums healthy? Research has shown that gum… Read more »

Dental Care: Women vs Men

Women tend to be caretakers. They take care of their children, their husbands, their parents, stray animals, even their children’s friends. If there is someone to take care of, they will do it. Research shows that women also take better care of their teeth than men. This can be an important factor regarding men’s health…. Read more »