Posts Tagged: cosmetic dentist lincolnshire

Chicago Dentist Offers At-Home Teeth Whitening Products

With a new year upon us and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many patients have been requesting our convenient at-home teeth whitening systems. A bright, white smile is a coveted asset in today’s modern world. If you have tried whitening products from your local grocery store, you have probably noticed that they aren’t very… Read more »

On the Tip of Your Tongue: Part 2

Last time, we learned the truth behind some common lingual misconceptions. Today, we’ll learn some delicious facts about taste. Gustation is the ability to detect flavors. Most of our experience of flavors actually comes from smells; this is why nothing tastes quite right when you’ve got a cold or runny nose. A complete loss or… Read more »

On the Tip of Your Tongue: Part 1

Your tongue is one of the most amazing appendages in your body. It allows you to speak, swallow, whistle, and spit; its sensitive surface is studded with thousands of taste receptors. What do you know about yours? You might be surprised to learn that many widely-held beliefs about the tongue are myths and misconceptions. You… Read more »

Chicago Cosmetic Dentist Offers No-Prep Veneers

Dentists have placed porcelain veneers to correct imperfect smiles for years. Innovations in dental technology allow Dr. James Fondriest to offer minimal or no-preparation veneers. These dental restorations are ultra-thin (as thin as 0.2mm) and bond directly to the tooth, with minor to no tooth reduction. The ultra-thin veneers created at Lake Forest Dental Arts… Read more »

Celiac Awareness Month: How Celiac Affects Dental Health

Celiac is a disorder triggered by the protein gluten, found in wheat, barley, and rye. When a celiac sufferer eats food containing even traces of gluten, the immune system produces antibodies that attack the small intestine. This not only causes intestinal pain, but also prevents the absorption of important nutrients, which affects the entire body. When… Read more »

Lake Forest Beware: 10 Foods and Beverages That Stain Teeth (Part 2)

Foods that Stain your Teeth Everyone wants a beautiful smile, and bright teeth are a big part of the package. That’s why products like at-home whitening systems and whitening toothpaste are so popular. But many of the foods and drinks we consume can stain our teeth and take away from their beauty. On Monday, you learned… Read more »

Proper Flossing Tips from Your Chicago Dentist

Does flossing daily seem like a tedious, unnecessary task? Do you rarely or never floss? Perhaps you should understand how important flossing is. Brushing alone cannot remove all of the food debris and plaque that hides between your teeth. When you don’t floss, you put yourself at risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth… Read more »

80% Of Americans Have Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease, a chronic infection of the gums, is caused by bacterial plaque that accumulate on teeth and destroy the gums.  Plaque can build up on teeth if improper brushing and flossing habits have occurred, though some people are more prone to plaque buildup than others. Various medications and health conditions also contribute to the… Read more »