Posts Categorized: Nutrition

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist: Foods That Cause Bad Breath

While our Lake Forest cosmetic dentist can give you a complete smile makeover, restoring your teeth and improving your self-confidence, you cannot fully benefit from your artistic cosmetic dental work if you struggle with halitosis. After all, how can you show off those brand new pearly whites when you are afraid to offend people with… Read more »

Chicago Dentist Explains How to Protect Your Enamel against Acidic Drinks

Sports Drinks Linked to Enamel Erosion In our last dental blog, we learned that sports drinks are not as healthy as you might think. In fact, sports drinks have a deadly combination of sugar and acidity that can wreak havoc on your tooth enamel. Weakened enamel creates an environment for cavities, tooth sensitivity, and staining…. Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Encourages Teenagers to Put Down the Sports Drinks

Sports drink advertisers market to a young audience inspired by athletic role models. They encourage teenagers to drink their product to be a better athlete and feel more hydrated throughout the day. What advertisers do not mention is the damage sports drinks cause to teeth. Lake Forest dentist, Dr. Fondriest invites you to learn more… Read more »

Chicago Dentist Describes How Chocolate Benefits Teeth

Today is National Truffle Day, a day to celebrate the sweet confection invented in France in 1895. While we caution against the sugar and fat contents of truffles, new research points to evidence of dental health benefits from chocolate. You read correctly; chocolate can be good for your teeth. Chicago dentist, Dr. Fondriest explains some… Read more »

Healthy Alternatives to Sugar

Dentists throughout history have battled sugar in the war on dental health. One of the main culprits for tooth decay, sugar attracts bacteria and combines with plaque to form acid. Eating away at the tooth enamel, acid creates access for bacteria to infect the dentin of the tooth, causing cavities. Tired of toothaches and fillings?… Read more »

Foods that Improve Your Oral Health

Strawberries Can Help Whiten Teeth Unlike most colorful berries,  such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, that stain your teeth, strawberries can actually whiten your teeth. Malic acid, an organic compound found in strawberries, works to lightly remove stains and whiten teeth. Malic acid in excess can cause foods to become extremely tart and irritate the… Read more »

Hidden Sugar in the Foods You Eat

Spring is a minefield of sweets and candy. With Valentine’s Day, Easter, cotton candy at the carnivals, and that long awaited day when snow cone stands reopen for business, you may find yourself overindulging in springtime treats. Sugar is often cited as the worst offender for your dental health. While candy is an obvious culprit,… Read more »