Patient Testimonial: Dental Smile Makeover

Lake Forest Dental Arts Patient Testimonial “Thank you for giving me the ‘Smile of My Dreams.’ My smile makeover consisting of porcelain dental crowns and dental implants has improved my appearance, increased my self-confidence, and has caused me to smile more often. This is readily apparent in photographs, as I am the one with the… Read more »

Are You Ruining Your Smile?

Have you ever thought about the impact your daily habits might have on your smile? Take our quiz below to see how much you know about the habits that destroy your teeth, and then visit Dr. Fondriest to protect your mouth. 1. What should you drink on a daily basis? A. Bottled water B. Soda… Read more »

Cleaning Up: Alternative Uses for Dental Hygiene Products

How frustrating is it when you’re almost—but not quite—out of toothpaste, or when there’s only a little left at the bottom of the mouthwash bottle? “Waste not, want not.” There are plenty of other uses for oral hygiene products. Your old toothbrush still has life left in it as well! We’ve collected a short list… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk for Heart Attack

What causes heart disease? At the doctor’s office, on television, even on your breakfast cereal box, you’ve heard and read about the many risks for heart attack. For men and women, heart disease is the leading cause of death. Well known risk factors include age, genetics, smoking, high LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, lack of… Read more »

Meet Matt Roberts

Dr. James Fondriest is a well-known and accomplished cosmetic dentist in the Lake Forest area of Chicago. With an expert eye for smile design, aesthetics, and high-quality dentistry, Dr. Fondriest and the Lake Forest Dental Arts team have created healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles for patients from across Illinois. A Complete Team for Your Smile… Read more »

Which Toothbrush is Right for You?

“Best” is in the eye of the beholder. The best toothbrush is the one that meets your specific needs. Ask yourself these questions next time you buy a new toothbrush. Is it comfortable? While there are benefits to owning an electric toothbrush, a manual brush meets most people’s needs. Select a brush that fits your… Read more »

Choosing Beauty Over Health

You want a beautiful smile to help improve your appearance and confidence. The truth is, cosmetic procedures won’t solve all your dental problems. Dr. Fondriest can explain what you need to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. Fix Problems First Your cosmetic treatments can’t do anything to fix damaged teeth. The Academy of General Dentistry… Read more »

A Product to Change the Face of Oral Health

Ask a dentist how to maintain healthy teeth and gums and you’ll hear to brush and floss your teeth, eat healthy, and visit the dentist for professional dental cleanings and checkups every six months. Chicago dentist Dr. James Fondriest agrees that all of the above are the cornerstones of quality dental care, but he also… Read more »

Minimal Exposure to Radiation Isn’t Harmful

Dr. Fondriest and our team understand that about half of Americans avoid dental visits, but we’re here to relieve your fears and misconceptions. A common reason for avoiding dental visits is fear of being exposed to too much radiation during dental x-rays. Although this used to be a legitimate fear, technology has improved so much… Read more »

Patient Testimonial: Cosmetic Dentistry

Patient Testimonial for Lake Forest Dental Arts “I vividly remember when I was 16 years old, going to the dentist and having the dentist drill down two of my front teeth so that he could apply bonding materials. Since that time, I have had my bonding replaced on numerous occasions because, either the material cracked,… Read more »