Posts Tagged: dentist north shore

Dr. Fondriest Discusses Celebrities with Cosmetic Dental Work

Cosmetic Dentistry is Common in Hollywood Flawless smiles are a common commodity for people under the spotlight. In fact, cosmetic dentistry seems to be even more common than the usual image transforming procedures associated with the rich and famous. You might be surprised to know how many celebrities have had smile imperfections corrected by cosmetic… 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 »

Gum Disease Myths Dispelled by Your Chicago Dentist

Gum disease is common. Recent findings show up to 80% of the population in the United States has gum disease. Despite the fact that gum disease is very common, many patients lack awareness and information on the disease. Early stages of gum disease (gingivitis) are reversible with regular dental cleanings and thorough oral hygiene. If… Read more »

Foods that Harm Your Teeth: Your Chicago Dentist Explains

Most people strive to eat healthy for reasons other than protecting their oral health. We may be avoiding bacon to lower our cholesterol or forgoing desert to achieve a trim waistline. Since oral health is connected to your total well being, foods that promote a healthy mouth also promote a healthy body. Dr. James Fondriest… Read more »

Interesting Tongue Facts from Your Chicago Dentist

In other blog posts we discussed the functions and importance of your tongue. The tongue is surprisingly vital to oral functions such as chewing, speaking, and swallowing and is a very intriguing part of our anatomy. Dr. James Fondriest and our staff in our Lake Forest Office have posted some interesting facts about the tongue that… Read more »

“Is There a Connection Between Heart Disease and Oral Health?”

The American Dental Association recognizes an association between periodontal disease and other illnesses such as diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.  Since February is designated as heart health awareness month, our staff at Lake Forest Dental Arts would like to inform our readers about the link between heart disease and oral health. How Oral Health Can… Read more »

Should You Get a Second Opinion?

It’s important that you understand exactly what dental treatment you’re receiving and why it’s necessary. If the condition of your mouth confuses you, or your dentist confuses you, then Dr. Fondriest recommends seeking a second opinion to clear things up. Why Should I Get a Second Opinion? All dentists have different backgrounds, training, and perspectives on… Read more »

Big Bites Can Hurt Your Mouth

You may love layering your sandwich with lots of toppings, but when it becomes too big for your mouth, that delicious sandwich can be a problem. Taking large bites of food can cause jaw pain. People with TMJ disorder often experience limited ability to open their mouths, as well as jaw pain and popping. Chewing… Read more »