Posts Categorized: Teeth Whitening

Advice About The Tooth Whitening Process

Bleaching or Whitening your teeth It’s safe to say that the tooth whitening process is the most popular and requested cosmetic dental procedure today. The foods and drinks we consume (especially red wine, coffee, tea, and soda), daily habits (such as smoking and the use of tobacco products), everyday wear and tear (from biting, chewing,… Read more »

Picking The Right Procedure To Address Smile Discoloration

If you decide to address smile discoloration by picking up an over the counter whitening product from your local pharmacy or grocery store, you may be underwhelmed by your results. Store bought products can help you remove the stains that are on the surface of your enamel, leading to some improvement, but you can feel… Read more »

Enjoy a Beautiful Smile and the Confidence That Comes with It

Enjoy a Beautiful Smile and the Confidence That Comes with It

When was the last time you actually posed proudly for a photograph, showing your whole smile? If you have been avoiding showing your teeth, because of noticeable imperfections like staining, inconsistencies or even minor gaps, it is time to talk to your dentist about how cosmetic treatment could help to improve the look of your… Read more »

Feel Confident with Cosmetic Dentistry

When was the last time you posed confidently for a photograph? Does it feel like years or even decades? Over time, many people notice their smiles beginning to look aged. This can lead to insecurity, and in some cases could be indication of underlying dental problems. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address most… Read more »

Should I Spring for Professional Teeth Whitening?

Should I Spring for Professional Teeth Whitening?

Do you frequently find yourself staring in the mirror, wondering when your smile started to look so deeply stained, or if there is anything that can be done about it? In fact, have you already tried several over-the-counter products you have seen advertised on TV, only to be disappointed that you’re still embarrassed by grey… Read more »

There’s Still Time to Shine Through Teeth Bleaching

Shine Bright with Professional Teeth Whitening

The summer may be winding down, now, but that does not mean it is too late to shine. In fact, teeth bleaching is a fast and effective way to help dramatically lighten teeth, leaving patients with the kind of bright smiles that can really dazzle the whole year through. Sure, there are over-the-counter products available,… Read more »

Considering Teeth Whitening? Here’s Why to Visit Your Dentist

Whitening Treatment for Your Smile

Many people struggle with smiles that are no longer as white as they had hoped. That’s because teeth are porous, which allows foods and beverages to stain them over time. Tobacco products, in particular, can cause discoloration of the teeth, leading to smiles that look dingy and aged. Fortunately, teeth whitening makes it possible to… Read more »

Feel Like Your Young Self Again with Cosmetic Dental Care: Part One

Look Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry

No one wants to look his age, especially as the years roll on. Stains, discoloration and yellowing are some of the most common side effects of aging, but they’re hardly the only issue that can cause your smile to lose vibrancy. Jagged edges from years of wear or even subconscious teeth grinding, and excessive gum… Read more »

Answering Your Questions About Professional Whitening

Questions about Professional Whitening

Most people realize that they could improve their smiles through professional whitening, but some may be hesitant because they have unanswered questions about what it will entail. Others might not think there is anything special or different about professional whitening compared to over-the-counter products. If you have been waiting to find out more about whitening,… Read more »

Get Back to Glowing Teeth with Cosmetic Treatment

Mom Daughter Professional Whitening

Over the last decade you’ve changed hairstyles, vehicles, and even your last name. In fact, over the last 10 years almost everything in life has changed, except for one important trait: your smile. Since the braces came off in your teen years, it’s been a constant source of pride. Only now you’ve noticed it looking… Read more »

Brighten Up with Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening for a Brilliant Smile

Tired of looking in the mirror and feeling older than your age? Few things can mar your smile like bad staining or drastic discoloration. Sadly, many of adults’ favorite foods and beverages contribute to staining. Red wine, coffee, and soda are all notorious for leaving discoloration on teeth. Fortunately, professional whitening offers a quick and… Read more »

A Younger Looking Smile through Professional Whitening: Part Two

Young Smile Professional Teeth Whitening

After your teeth have reached your ideal shade of brightness through professional teeth whitening, it becomes important to maintain those results as long as possible. Over bleaching can be bad for the enamel of your teeth. Plus, who wants to achieve a brilliant white smile, only to see staining shortly after? By making smart decisions… Read more »

A Younger Looking Smile: Professional Whitening Part One

Younger Smile Professional Whitening

Many people think that teeth stains are an unavoidable part of growing older, like developing wrinkles or greying of the hair. While you may not be bale to prevent all stains from forming over time, it hardly means you have to settle for a dingy-looking smile. Professional teeth whitening can help turn back the clock,… Read more »

Brighten Your Smile and Outlook

Stains and discolorations cause a lot of people to feel insecure about their smiles. Has insecurity about your teeth held you back in business or your personal life? It’s hard to muster confidence to try new things and meet new people, when you’re busy hiding imperfections in your smile. Professional teeth whitening can quickly improve… Read more »

Brighten Your Smile and Spirits with Professional Whitening

Few things are quite as embarrassing as getting ready for a big day at the office or a special date, only to notice dark discolorations or staining on otherwise great teeth. Most people equate shiny smiles with beauty, and having pearly whites that are less than bright can cause even an otherwise confident person to… Read more »

Can You Keep Your Teeth White By Flossing?

When you think of whitening your teeth you probably think of in-office whitening, take-home whitening kits, over-the-counter whitening kits, toothpastes, and even mouthwashes, but do you ever think of dental floss? Keeping your teeth white can be a challenge even after professional or over-the-counter whitening. Bleaching doesn’t last forever, sometimes not even for a few… Read more »

Do You Know What Ingredients Are In Your Tooth Whitening Products?

Everybody wants white teeth but going to the dentist for a bleaching isn’t always convenient. Sometimes it isn’t even an option. For instance, you may want a cheaper way out, or maybe your dentist doesn’t offer in-office whitening. You could get a take-home whitening kit from your dentist, or you could buy an over-the-counter whitening… Read more »

Keeping Your Teeth White After Whitening

You might think your teeth are going to stay white for some time after over-the-counter whitening but they may not stay white for as long as you hope. To help keep your teeth white, however, there are some things you can do. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest, gives you some tips regarding… Read more »

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Tooth Stains

When you look at your teeth you may think you are seeing the color of your enamel, and you are. Your tooth color, however, is a combination of your enamel, which is semi-translucent, and the color of your dentin. So if you thought your teeth were looking a bit shabby and you decided to whiten… Read more »

Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

Have you been lazy about your dental care and after years you’re seeing the effects? Maybe you have suffered an illness, or been on medications that have played havoc on your teeth. Have you been in an accident that has affected your smile? You may be familiar with dental treatments such as veneers, dental implants,… Read more »

The Science of Stains and Teeth Whitening

Although teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments today, it isn’t the only way to brighten dull teeth or erase the stains that mar them. In fact, in many cases, teeth whitening won’t suffice, depending on the nature and severity of the stains. Your teeth are comprised of a dense, porous,… Read more »

Lake Forest IL Cosmetic Dentist: Your Guide to Teeth Whitening

Do you want a smile that will light up a room? If so, teeth whitening from your Lake Forest IL cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, may produce the effect you desire. Teeth whitening treatment is often effective in removing stains and brightening teeth multiple shades. As a result, patients who undergo whitening treatment tend to… Read more »

Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

  A perfect smile can instill confidence and make a great first impression. In fact, according to a recent Kelton Research study, people with beautiful smiles are considered both more attractive and successful. The study went on to reveal that for many Americans, a smile is one of the first things they notice when meeting… Read more »

Quality Care for Kildeer, IL Residents

  How do you feel about the appearance of your smile? For many people, an array of dental imperfections hinders the health and beauty of their smiles. In fact, a recent study conducted by Wakefield Research shows that over a third of Americans are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. Fortunately for residents of… Read more »

Teeth Whitening Tips

Have you considered completing a teeth whitening procedure recently? If you’ve answered yes, you’re not the only one. In fact, having the whitest and brightest smile is the goal of many people and oftentimes, it leads to the endless use of over-the-counter bleaching kits. While whitening is perfectly safe to do, some limitations do apply,… Read more »

Not Everyone Qualifies for Teeth Whitening

Have you wanted to use teeth whitening to improve the appearance of your smile? Then you should know that not everyone can have the procedure. In fact, dentists often suggest a different whitening alternative, should they fall into one these categories. If you’re unsure if you can receive teeth bleaching treatments, Dr. James Fondriest, your… Read more »

Chicago Dentist Answers FAQs About Our Quality Dental Care

At Lake Forest Dental Arts, we strive to provide the dental techniques necessary to boost the appearance of a patient’s smile. We offer the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. In today’s blog, your Chicago dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, answers common questions patients often ask about our dental procedures.

4 Surprising Facts about Teeth Whitening with Your Lake Forest Dentist

Since 1996, the number of professional teeth whitening procedures performed by dentists across the United States has increased an amazing 300%, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Given the ubiquity of the procedure and the wealth of information out there about it, you probably think you know everything there is to know about teeth… Read more »

Stained Teeth? Solutions from Cosmetic Dentist

You’re getting ready for the job interview you’ve been thinking about for weeks. Your portfolio’s in line, you’ve practiced answering questions in the mirror, your outfit looks crisp, and your hair looks neat and stylish. But when you flash yourself a grin in the mirror, you see that yellowish or brownish discolorations make your smile… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Restores Broken Teeth

  What do you do when you a break a tooth? Many people don’t realize that a broken tooth can lead to serious dental issues if they don’t seek immediate treatment. Thankfully, at Lake Forest Dental Arts, we not only repair your broken tooth, our team of dental professionals can also completely restore your tooth,… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Offers Natural Looking Porcelain Veneers

  Do you ever find yourself looking in the mirror wishing you could have a more beautiful smile? Often, people feel self-conscious about their smiles due to stains or misalignment. Between work and home, many people just feel they just can’t fit multiple dentist visits into their schedule. But what if there was a dental… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Helps Patients Look and Feel Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry

  When we age, we may look older but we never seem to feel older. So, why not have a smile that reflects how young you really feel? Over time, our smiles become stained and damaged, losing their youthful luster.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t still have the glowing smile of your youth. A… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Offers Smile Improvement with Smile Makeovers

Do you ever feel self-conscious about your smile? Do you want a beautiful smile free of dental damage or embarrassing teeth stains? Dr. James Fondriest understands that a beautiful smile boosts confidence and helps make a great first impression. In fact, according to a recent Kelton Research study, a bright smile can make a person… Read more »

Restore Smiles with Dental Veneers

  Our tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. But unfortunately, our teeth are still vulnerable to damage and discoloration. While teeth are meant to withstand a lifetime of wear and tear, your smile can still lose its youthful luster. Many people assume restoring their smiles will require multiple office visits and… Read more »

Permanent Teeth Whitening

  A bright smile instills confidence. According to a recent Kelton Research study, the majority polled said a beautiful smile makes a person appear more successful and attractive. In addition, a large portion of the people polled said a smile was one of the first things they notice when meeting someone for the first time…. Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist: Choosing the Right Shade for Your Smile

What is the Right Shade for Your Smile? A bright, gorgeous smile can boost your confidence. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. James Fondriest understands what a beautiful smile means to our patients.  Which is why we offer state-of-the-art cosmetic dental procedures to transform your smile. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest dentist, Dr. Fondriest,… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Discusses Tannins and Tooth Stains

  A variety of factors can lead to discoloration in our teeth. Tannins, which are found in several popular beverages, play a unique role in causing teeth stains. In today’s blog, Dr. James Fondriest, explains how tannins aid in discoloring your smile and discusses our professional teeth whitening procedures.

Lake Forest Dentist: Repairing a Chipped Tooth

Accidents happen. Whether from a sports injury or biting down on a popcorn kernel, our teeth can become cracked or chipped. Thankfully, patients have a variety of options available for repairing damaged teeth. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, discusses popular methods of smile restoration.

Lake Forest Dentist Explains Why Your Teeth Are Yellowing

Having yellow teeth can be very upsetting. If your teeth are not as white as they used to be, you may hide your smile, which can have a surprising impact on your day-to-day outlook. Research has shown that people who make a conscious decision to smile more often feel happier. Because our facial expressions are capable of affecting… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist: Brighten Your Smile From Home

  Everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile. In fact, Americans spend over 1.4 billion dollars each year on store bought teeth whiteners. Simply put, a whiter smile boosts confidence, and many people assume over-the-counter whiteners work just as well as professional systems. In today’s blog, Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, explains the disadvantages… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Explains Drawbacks of In-Office Teeth Bleaching

Do you hide your teeth when you smile? Yellowed or stained teeth can be a source of embarrassment for many people. Thankfully, there are several teeth whitening options to remove stains and brighten smiles. But how can you know which methods to try and which to avoid? Your Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, explains… 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… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Offers Professional Whitening Results at Home

  Everyone wants their smile to be beautiful and bright. Over time, our teeth become stained and start to lose their luster. Many people turn to teeth whitening as a method for rejuvenating their smile. Cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, discusses the different methods offered to give patients the beautiful, youthful smiles they deserve.

Whitening Your Teeth with Baking Soda

There are lots of ways to keep your teeth white: professional take home whitening treatments from your Lake Forest dentist, whitening strips from the store, refraining from food entirely, baking soda. But the latest addition to that list is by far the cheapest option, and you probably have everything you already need at home. Whitening your teeth… Read more »

What to Consider Before Undergoing Cosmetic Dentistry

Having a beautiful, radiant smile can make a big difference in your life. Not only can it improve your self-esteem, according to a recent study, the quality of your smile can help you get a job, earn more money, and enjoy a more successful dating life. However, as with all elective dental and medical procedures,… Read more »

The Ethics of Teeth Whitening

Throughout history, people have tried nearly everything, from pastes containing pepper and rock salt to a mouthwash made from goat’s milk and urine, to whiten their teeth. Luckily, we have a few more options than our forefathers, including a whole range of toothpastes, rinses, gums, mints, and gels. Most dentists would agree that teeth whitening… Read more »

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist Discusses At-Home Bleaching

Teeth discolor or stain for a variety of reasons. Common causes include poor oral hygiene; darkly colored drinks, such as coffee, tea, and red wine; antibiotics; thin enamel; and smoking. Depending on the type of stain, teeth whitening or may prove effective for removing stains and restoring your sparkling smile. Extrensic Stains External teeth whitening,… Read more »

The Perils of Brighter Pearly Whites

Rich, delicious foods are great – in moderation. A flavorful wine is wonderful – in moderation. And teeth whitening can seriously improve a smile’s appearance – if used in moderation. For a few years now, the media has deemed people who over-bleach their teeth bleach-orexics. As a respected cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest condones professional… Read more »

Chicago Dentist Explains Tooth Discoloration

Do you have tooth discoloration? Does your smile appear dull or discolored? Did you know that stains and discoloration can involve both the external parts of your teeth and internal tooth structures? Understanding the cause of tooth discoloration is an important part of assessing your oral health and improving the appearance of your smile. Some… Read more »

Alternatives to Drinks That Stain Your Teeth

If you start your morning with coffee or finish an evening off with red wine, you might be staining your teeth. These beverages, along with cola and many others, are notorious for causing extrinsic tooth stains. Many of our patients can ease the incidence of these stains with regular dental cleanings and comprehensive daily oral… Read more »

Smile Care After Curry

Some ingredients add vibrant color to your meal, but also to your teeth. As you enjoy your spices on January 12 for Curried Chicken Day, keep in mind that this ingredient is not very tooth-friendly. Fortunately, Dr. Fondriest can restore your curry tooth stains back to pearly white The curry spice is rich in yellow… Read more »

Dr. Fondriest’s Advice About Teeth Whitening

It’s safe to say that teeth whitening is the most popular and requested cosmetic dental procedure today. The foods and drinks we consume (especially red wine, coffee, tea, and soda), daily habits (such as smoking and the use of tobacco products), everyday wear and tear (from biting, chewing, and grinding), and the natural aging process… Read more »

Chicago: Don’t Let Your Teeth Reveal Your Age! (Part 2)

Do you look older than you feel? If you’ve tried anti-aging products but something is still missing, you might need to look at your teeth. Changes in your body when you age can affect your teeth, as can the accumulation of daily wear. Dr. James Fondriest, a cosmetic dentist serving Chicago’s North Shore, can help you keep… Read more »

How Sophisticated North Shore Residents Achieve Whiter Teeth

If you want whiter teeth, you might be overwhelmed by the number of professional and over-the-counter products available. How do you choose the right one? You can start by eliminating over-the-counter products from your list, because they do not yield results that are as permanent or striking as professional whitening. As for the right professional… Read more »