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Chicago Dentist Explains How to Protect Your Enamel against Acidic Drinks

Sports Drinks Linked to Enamel Erosion In our last dental blog on sports drinks, we learned that sports drinks are not as healthy as you might think. In fact, sports drinks have a deadly combination of sugar and acidity that can wreak havoc on your tooth enamel. Weakened enamel creates an environment for cavities, tooth… Read more »

One More Reason to Quit Smoking: Root Canals

Public service announcements and other campaigns barrage smokers with information, pleading for a change of heart. Perhaps you know that smoking increases your risk of oral cancer, gum disease, and cavities. Elizabeth Krall Kayle, professor of the department of health at Boston University’s Goldman School of Medicine, authored a study that might give smokers one… Read more »

Herbal Remedies for Your Teeth from Chicago Dentist

Teeth Cleaning with Herbs This natural remedy comes from several cultures around the world as a preliminary toothbrush: chewing sticks. In India, the neem tree, or “Nature’s Pharmacy”, offered antibacterial properties that prevent plaque and clean teeth with the bristles of a frayed twig. In the early Americas, other trees like dogwood were popular “chaw… Read more »

Why Biting Your Nails is Bad for Your Health

More Than Just a Nervous Habit Almost everyone has a nervous habit. Some people continually adjust their clothing, some women twirl their hair, and others bite their nails. While some nervous habits are harmless, some habits, like the latter can be detrimental to your health. Nail Biting Spreads Bacteria If you remember your mother telling… Read more »

Chicago Dentist Describes How Chocolate Benefits Teeth

Today is National Truffle Day, a day to celebrate the sweet confection invented in France in 1895. While we caution against the sugar and fat contents of truffles, new research points to evidence of dental health benefits from chocolate. You read correctly; chocolate can be good for your teeth. Chicago dentist, Dr. Fondriest explains some… Read more »

Foods that Improve Your Oral Health

Strawberries Can Help Whiten Teeth Unlike most colorful berries,  such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, that stain your teeth, strawberries can actually whiten your teeth. Malic acid, an organic compound found in strawberries, works to lightly remove stains and whiten teeth. Malic acid in excess can cause foods to become extremely tart and irritate the… Read more »

A Short History of Toothpaste from Your Lake Forest Dentist

The modern consumer now has the option of hundreds of flavors, colors, brands, textures, sizes, and health claims of contemporary toothpastes. Just like most hygiene products, the history of toothpaste had its dark days. Here is brief history of the evolution of toothpaste into the booming industry it has become today. The earliest forms of… Read more »

What Is In Your Toothpaste?

After staring at the toothpaste aisle in your grocery store for several minutes still undecided about your choice of toothpaste, consider this: while not all toothpastes are created equal, they almost all have the same basic ingredients. Chicago cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest wants you to get to know more about the sticky paste you… Read more »

Common Oral Hygiene Mistakes Explained by Chicago Dentist

Daily oral hygiene habits are essential to warding off cavities, preventing gum disease, and eliminating bad breath. While most brushing and flossing instructions may seem elementary, as we grow older, we develop bad habits and sometimes forget the fundamentals of keeping our mouth clean and healthy. Dr. Fondriest offers some advice for eradicating bad dental… Read more »