Will you soon be opening your home to loved ones from near and far, all in an effort to celebrate this festive season, together, as a family? If so, you may have cleaning and decorating on the brain, but while you’re making your shopping lists, and checking it twice, consider the ways you could also… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Oral Hygiene
Will you be welcoming a New Year’s baby, or are you expecting one later in the year? If so, you might be surprised and even troubled to learn, that even baby can develop tooth decay. It is often dubbed baby bottle tooth decay, and it’s caused when babies’ teeth suffer from prolonged exposed to sugar,… Read more »
Most people care a lot about how their smiles look, but not all are sure what they should be doing between dental visits to keep their smiles bright, and more importantly healthy. If you fall into that category, the great news is that it is simple to form an effective dental hygiene routine, and that… Read more »
Preventive dentistry is one of the most important forms of dentistry. There’s a reason why dentists are constantly reminding patients to brush, floss, and to come in for biannual checkups. But why are those things so important to oral health, and how can you take better care of your teeth at home? Those are great… Read more »
When you think of teeth whitening it probably seems rather easy. You’re not thinking about how many shades whiter, what shades actually exist in reality, or how they even measures shades of whiteness. It’s important to realize that there is no way to know how white a person’s teeth can become. Your teeth may be… Read more »
Are you confused as to the most effective way to brush your teeth? It’s no wonder. Research shows that there is a lot of mixed information out there. The American Dental Association recommends brushing two minutes at a time, twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and not to scrub too hard or you may… Read more »
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 »
Before 2008 it was required of certain patients to take antibiotics before dental treatment. This was to help protect them from a rare but very serious infection of the heart lining called Infective Endocarditis. Before invasive treatments that might leak harmful bacteria which can travel to the heart, antibiotics were prescribed for people at risk… Read more »
Considering the research, the importance of dental and oral health cannot be underestimated. The effects of your oral health reach far beyond your teeth and mouth. There are new research developments everyday that prove the connections. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest, explains why better dental care means a healthier hospital stay.
Periodontal disease is definitely earning itself a bad reputation. Not only has it been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia, and even impotence in men, it has more recently been linked to a risk of kidney disease. In today’s blog your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest, explains the recent study linking periodontal disease and kidney disease.