Posts Categorized: Oral Cancer

A Few Things to Know About Oral Cancer Detection

When you think of preventing dental issues through regular exams and cleanings, the issues that come to mind may most likely be tooth decay and gum disease. However, your routine preventive visits also include a vitally important screening for oral cancer.  Though oral cancer is one of the most dangerous types of cancer, it is… Read more »

Examining Your Tongue

You don’t often think of your tongue unless you burn it or bite it. Sometimes you may stick it out, particularly at the doctors. Your dentist notices your tongue on every visit, because during a complete dental exam, your tongue should be examined too. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest discusses how dentists… Read more »

Kildeer, IL Dentist Discusses Allergies to Dental Medications

Allergies to different types of medicine is quite common amongst the medical field. To teach his patients about the differing types of dental allergies, Dr. James Fondriest, your Kildeer, MI dentist shares the following information. Commonly Seen Dental Allergies Penicillin. Some form of penicillin appears in a number of antibiotic medications and allergic reactions range… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist: Is Coffee Good for Your Smile?

Did you know that over 54% of Americans drink coffee on a regular basis? Most people can’t start their day without that first cup of java, and on average, an American spends over $1,000 a year on the brew. How does all that coffee consumption affect our health?  In today’s blog, your Lake Forest cosmetic… Read more »

Alcohol and Your Oral Health

It’s Friday, and maybe you and some coworkers are planning on celebrating the end of the work week with cocktails at happy hour. Perhaps you plan to spend the weekend watching baseball and drinking beer. While a couple of drinks probably won’t hurt, heavier drinking can have negative consequences for the health of your mouth…. Read more »

Oral Cancer in Lake Forest

In 2012, an estimated 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer. By New Year’s Eve, some 8,000 people will have died this year from cancer of the tongue, mouth, and throat, according to a report published by the American Cancer Society. While doctors aren’t certain why one person will get oral cancer and another… Read more »

Oral Health Hazards of Smoking

You’ve probably heard about the link between tobacco and heart disease, stroke, and cancer, but do you know what smoking does to your teeth? Let’s examine the most common oral health problems associated with smoking. Social Factors Bad breath: The bacteria in your mouth mix with the tobacco and cause a bad odor. Brush your… Read more »

Many People Grind or Clench Their Teeth

Many people grind or clench their teeth unconsciously.  Whether awake or asleep, this difficult-to-break habit, officially known as bruxism, can have detrimental effects on not only your teeth, but also your overall health. Breaking the habit while awake is not as serious as when asleep because—of course—it’s nearly impossible to break an involuntary action if… Read more »

Whole Mouth, Whole Body: Caring For Your Health

When you have a dental examination, Dr. Fondreist looks at more than just your teeth. Early symptoms of many illnesses show up in the mouth. Good oral hygiene and paying attention to your lips, gums, cheeks, and tongue are part of keeping your whole body healthy. You should know what your mouth looks and feels… Read more »