Are you an avid tooth brusher but only an occasional flosser? Worse, do you actually only floss rarely, if ever at all? Many people think that diligent tooth brushing can help to prevent cavities and other dental problems, without the need for flossing. Some also consider mouthwash to be an acceptable substitute for flossing. Basically,… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Dental Education
Many people struggle with knowing how to properly care for their teeth and gums, yet they are too embarrassed to ask questions when they do see their dentists. From understanding proper flossing technique, to wondering if preventive care is really necessary, do you sometimes wish you could ask your dentist the pressing oral health care… Read more »
Summertime means ice cold watermelon and 4th of July ice cream. Cold foods can make us more aware of tooth sensitivity. Sometimes this is a minor inconvenience, and can be prevented by changes in diet. If it becomes annoying, there are steps you can take at home (for example, changing your toothpaste) that may help…. Read more »
Going to the dentist and reading dental blogs can get confusing with all the dental terminology. Dentists and doctors and people in all of the health fields use medical terminology to describe things that can often be described by a much simpler word. Why is that? Basically, most of the medical terms are of Greek… Read more »
Did you know it is never too soon or too late to become a dentist? As long as people have teeth there will be a need for dentists. But what does it take? What type of personality? How much education? In today’s blog, your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest fills us in on becoming a dentist.