Posts Tagged: dentist grayslake

Dental Anatomy Explained by Your Chicago Restorative Dentist

How much do you know about the structure of your teeth and their functions? Your teeth are shaped and sized differently because each type of tooth serves different purposes when it comes to chewing and grinding food. If you’ve ever wondered about the anatomy of your teeth, our team at Dr. James Fondriest ‘s office have… Read more »

Bacteria in Your Mouth: Your Oral Ecosystem

Scientist Discover More About Bacterial Behaviors The word “bacteria” has gained many negative connotations. Our germ-phobic culture creates products that claim to disinfect 99.9% of bacteria; antibacterial gel dispensers reside on bank teller desks, classroom walls, and grocery store registers everywhere. But did you know that not all bacteria is negative, especially in your mouth?… Read more »

Chicago Dentist Celebrates National Nutrition Month

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates the month of March as National Nutrition Month. This organization strives to educate people in the United States on the importance of eating a balanced diet. A recent government study conducted by the Center for Disease Control found that Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables. The… Read more »

Chicago Dentist Offers Tips for Protecting Teeth on St. Patrick’s Day

This Saturday, our Chicago River will be dyed green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Many Irish-Americans have strong roots in our area, and we hope that our patients enjoy a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration. In honor of this special day, Dr. James Fondriest wants to give you some trivia and helpful… Read more »

Your Chicago Dentist Discusses How TMJ Affects Your Dental Health

In past blogs, we discussed TMJ dysfunction and TMJ disorder symptoms. TMJ disorder is a common condition that varies in severity from patient to patient. The most noticeable TMJ symptoms produce discomfort and pain in the face, neck, jawbones, and the ears. However, teeth grinding (bruxism) is often interrelated with TMJ dysfunction. Bruxism is best… Read more »

Whole Mouth, Whole Body: Caring For Your Health

When you have a dental examination, Dr. Fondriest looks at more than just your teeth. Early symptoms of many illnesses show up in the mouth. Good oral hygiene and paying attention to your lips, gums, cheeks, and tongue are part of keeping your whole body healthy. You should know what your mouth looks and feels… Read more »

Chicago, See How Beautiful Dental Bridges Can Be

In a recent blog, we explained how dental bridges from Chicago cosmetic dentist Dr. James Fondriest can replace missing teeth. Today, we will look at examples of the beautiful bridgework that Dr. Fondriest has placed for some of his patients. The bridges that Dr. Fondriest designs and places are created by a world-class ceramist. They… Read more »

Know the Facts: Gum Disease and Stroke

May is Stroke Awareness Month. How much do you know about strokeprevention? Did you know that stroke is linked to oral health? Although diabetes and high blood pressure are well-known risk factors for stroke, a recent study released by the Seoul National University-College of Dentistry in Seoul, North Korea, found that gum disease poses double… Read more »

Dental Bridges: The Right Fit to Replace Your Missing Teeth?

If you are missing teeth, it is important to replace them early because they can cause shifting or loss of remaining teeth, gum disease, or loss of jawbone density. Dentists offer a variety of options to replace teeth, including dental implants, partial dentures, and bridgework. Dr. James Fondriest, a Lake Forest, IL, cosmetic dentist, will… Read more »