Posts Tagged: dentist

Why should I replace missing teeth?

Functional and Cosmetic Dental Issues If you are missing a front tooth, the reasons for tooth replacements are obvious: reclaiming your smile. For missing posterior teeth or anterior teeth, regaining tooth function is important. If you have a missing tooth not only your image suffers. You will have difficulty speaking  and eating in the same… Read more »

Cleaning Up: Alternative Uses for Dental Hygiene Products

How frustrating is it when you’re almost—but not quite—out of toothpaste, or when there’s only a little left at the bottom of the mouthwash bottle? “Waste not, want not.” There are plenty of other uses for oral hygiene products. Your old toothbrush still has life left in it as well! We’ve collected a short list… Read more »

Which Toothbrush is Right for You?

“Best” is in the eye of the beholder. The best toothbrush is the one that meets your specific needs. Ask yourself these questions next time you buy a new toothbrush.   Is it comfortable? While there are benefits to owning an electric toothbrush, a manual brush meets most people’s needs. Select a brush that fits… Read more »

TMJ Disorder Relief for Chicago’s North Shore

More than 15 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some form of chronic facial pain, and about 50 percent of our patients exhibit signs or symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ, or jaw joints) disorder. We’ll descrube the symptoms of TMD, also called temporomandibular joint dysfunction, so you can understand if you suffer… Read more »

High-Quality General Dentistry That’s Worth Every Penny

Though Dr. James Fondriest is a skilled cosmetic dentist, he is also a high-quality, caring general dentist. Each patient is important to him, so he spends time focusing on every detail of their dental health and chooses the most conservative dental treatment possible. He also makes patients feel welcomed, relaxed, and comfortable while they are… Read more »

Four Ways That You Could Have a Whiter Smile

Are your teeth not as white as you’d like them to be? Whether you have extrinsic (outer) stains from food or drinks, or intrinsic (inner) stains from medication or fluorosis, North Shore cosmetic dentist Dr. James Fondriest offers cosmetic dental procedures to brighten your teeth. Whitening: Professional teeth whitening can produce more dramatic, longer lasting… Read more »

Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease affects about 80 percent of adults in the United States to some degree. Fortunately, you can prevent the oral health problem from progressing and becoming serious. Dr. James Fondriest, a Lake Forest, IL, dentist, can help you prevent gum disease. Ways That You Can Prevent Gum Disease Your first line of defense against… Read more »