Most of you probably think there is not much more to know about cavities other than that they’re caused by eating too much sugar, they are a black hole in your tooth, they hurt, and you have to have them filled. But there is plenty more to know about cavities than that. Take our true… Read more »
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Don’t be a dental emergency statistic. During the holidays you don’t like thinking about emergencies. You like to hope that all goes well and you and your family come out on the other end healthy and happy, and most of the time all goes well. However, there are those occasional mishaps, and some of them… Read more »
The holidays are a very special time of year. Family, fun, food, lights, decorations, Christmas music, does it get any better? Don’t pay for your holiday fun with dental woes. Watch that food table and all those snacks and sweet holiday goodies. In fact, you can begin your New Year’s resolution right now by avoiding… Read more »
Many people enjoy chewing gum now and then. Many even chew gum after every meal to freshen their breath. There have been mixed reports regarding gum chewing. Some say chewing gum is good for your teeth. Others say chewing gum is bad for your teeth and can cause cavities. Gum chewing has been said to… Read more »
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body. It protects your inner tooth (the dentin and pulp) from decay. Mature enamel consists of 96 percent minerals, 3 percent water, and 1 percent organic material. It is hard and fracture tough, yet tooth decay or childhood caries is a chronic worldwide disease. Caries begins on… Read more »
It has been all over the dental news that oral health affects your overall health, but how does emotional health affect your oral health? A recent study has shown that people in emotionally abusive and physically aggressive relationships present with more cavities. The findings were strong and consistent: the more aggressive the relationship the more… Read more »
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 »
You might think fruit juice is good for you. If you think that, you’re right. It is good for you in some ways. For instance, it contains vitamin C which helps fight colds and other illnesses. It contains antioxidants which can help keep your heart healthy, and fight cancer and dementia. However, fruit juice is… Read more »
There have been many statements made about fluoride and its safety, enough to confuse people and make them ask questions. Today, your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest, answers some of those questions and tries to clarify the myths and facts about fluoride.
Do you brush before bed? It’s a very important time to brush if you don’t. Otherwise, everything from throughout the day sits in your mouth collecting bad bacteria. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest, discusses the need to brush your teeth before bed.