Black Lines at the Base of Your Dental Crowns?

Do you have an old dental crown? If so, you could have noticed a thin black line near the gum line: is it decay? Plaque? Tartar? Before you worry that your tooth may be in danger, continue reading to learn what this line is, and how to remove it for a more aesthetic smile. If… Read more »

Will My Crown Look Natural?

At Lake Forest Dental Arts, when we see patients with damaged and misshapen teeth or serious oral health issues, we can often correct the problem with treatments in restorative dentistry. Because we know how important a beautiful smile is to our patients, Dr. James Fondriest offers lifelike, natural-looking restorations, including porcelain crowns, veneers, and porcelain-fused-to-metal… Read more »

3 Things Bruxism Does to Your Smile

Bruxism is the clinical name for the constant, unconscious grinding of your teeth. Though commonly referred to as a habit, the truth is that bruxism is a chronic condition, and patients who experience it often can’t stop even if they wanted to. The good news is that Dr. James Fondriest can likely treat your condition… Read more »

Treating TMJ Could Relieve Your Tiredness

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There is nothing quite like a good night’s sleep to improve your attitude and your outlook on the world. But what happens when you wake up in the morning still feeling exhausted? Few things are as important to your overall health as getting adequate rest each night, which is why anything interfering with your quality… Read more »

A Few Interesting Facts About Bad Breath

Everyone deals with bad breath at some point in their lives (like morning breath), and many people experience chronic bad breath that doesn’t go away easily. While bad breath can be bothersome by itself, the fact that you can’t get rid of it can make the situation that much more stressful. Thankfully, dealing with bad… Read more »

Treating Those Affected By TMJ Dysfunction And Dental Damage

Problems with your bite can cause great discomfort. Allowing those issues to linger and not addressing them in a timely fashion, can lead to additional disruptions to your health. Millions suffer from TMJ disorder (temporomandibular disorder). So, for the help you need with your TMJ issues, Dr. James Fondriest of Lake Forest Dental Arts in… Read more »

Disadvantages of Dental Bridges, from Your Chicago Dentist

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Today, patients can choose from a number of corrective and restorative dental options that look and feel completely natural. Whether you’re missing just one tooth in the back of your mouth, or you’ve lost all of your teeth, replacing missing teeth is imperative for proper overall oral function. Research shows that people who do not… Read more »

How Strong Is Your Jaw?

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Many believe that individuals with underbites have weak jaws. Others believe that the human jaw is naturally weak in comparison to the jaws of a shark, dog, or even a cat. Although a human jaw may not appear to be as strong as the jaws of other mammals, it is quite powerful. Exactly how strong… Read more »