Posts Tagged: cosmetic dentist winnetka

Tips for Dental Injuries

What to do after a Dental Injury Occurs Although Dr. James Fondriest and his team are extensively experienced with cosmetic dentistry, they can also restore your smile from traumatic dental injuries. We understand that dental injuries are frightening and anxiety inducing. To help ease our patients’ minds, we are here to serve you compassionately throughout… Read more »

The Mighty Mandible

Of the 14 bones that make up your face, your mandible—lower jaw—is the largest and strongest. Unlike the other bones in your face, the mandible is not attached to your skull, and therefore has the incredible mobility that allows you to eat, speak, and spit. Time, diet, and dental work affect your mandible’s shape and… 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 »

Dr. James Fondriest: Putting the “Care” in Dental Care for Chicago’s North Shore

Do you dread appointments with your doctor or dentist because the experience is akin to being herded in and out like cattle? Dr. James Fondriest and his staff at Lake Forest Dental Arts will give you the one-on-one care that you deserve. Dr. Fondriest intentionally limits his patients so that he can fully meet the… 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 »

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 »

Oral Cancer Awareness

Cancer kills over two million people annually. Of these two million people, approximately 7,900 people will die from oral cancer. Oral cancer has a considerably high death rate because it is rarely detected in early stages.  The HPV virus has been shown to be responsible for a rise in incidence of oral cancer. Dentists are… Read more »

Revolutionary No-Prep Veneers

When you think of porcelain veneers, you may imagine undergoing a long process during which tooth enamel is removed and a bulky new layer is added to your teeth. But if you have an issue with slightly crooked, poorly shaped, too small, or otherwise less-than-gorgeous teeth, no-prep and low-prep veneers are a wonderful way to… Read more »

Are You Harming Your Teeth, Lake Forest?

You know how to properly brush your teeth. You go in for regular dental checkups and cleanings. So you’re doing all you can to protect your teeth, right? Wrong. If you are practicing bad habits or eating the wrong foods, you could unknowingly be damaging your teeth. These habits can cause damage to your teeth:… Read more »