Posts Categorized: Toothache

Got a Toothache? Find Out Why

Toothaches are common enough that most people will experience one at least once in their lifetime. Toothaches also have a wide variety of potential causes, and your toothache may be vastly different from everyone else’s. To find permanent relief for your aching tooth, your dentist will first have to find out why you have a… Read more »

Last-Minute Valentine’s Gifts That Won’t Lead to Dental Decay

Dentist-Approved Valentine's Gifts

Cupid is somewhat notorious for bringing chocolates and other sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. But that doesn’t mean that you have to resort to candies and cupcakes, to let your kids or spouse know how much you love them, on this special day. In fact, there are several thoughtful ways to surprise those you love,… Read more »

Which Comes First, Depression Or Tooth Loss?

Are you depressed and anxious because you are experiencing tooth loss, or are you experiencing tooth loss due to feelings of depression and anxiety? It is commonly held that your dental health is associated with your overall health, as well as your emotional well-being. Periodontal disease has been linked to conditions such as diabetes, heart… Read more »

The Patient’s Guide to Toothaches

If you pinch your tooth, it wouldn’t hurt like pinching your arm does. Good thing, too, considering how much pressure your teeth experience every day. The reason for their insensitivity lies in the composition of your teeth, which includes a thin, but super-resilient layer of mineral crystals surrounding them. Tooth enamel protects teeth from infectious… Read more »

Identifying and Treating Tooth Sensitivity

Typically, your teeth shouldn’t feel anything other than the pressures of biting and chewing. The outer layer of mineral crystals that surrounds your teeth, called tooth enamel, is the most resilient substance your body produces, and is designed to seal off and protect the more vulnerable structures of your teeth. Teeth roots, which aren’t covered… 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 »

Do You Suffer from TMJ Disorder?

  Did you know that TMJ disorder, or TMD, affects over ten million people in the United States alone? Jaw strain that results in TMJ disorder can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms. Without treatment, TMJ disorder may make eating and even yawning difficult. Fortunately, your Lake Forest dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, offers the… Read more »