Posts Tagged: grayslake dentist

What is Cosmetic Dentistry

There is a basic misunderstanding that cosmetic dentistry consists only of tooth whitening. Whereas tooth bleaching is a widely popular service, it is just one facet of what a cosmetic dentist can do for your smile. What Is Cosmetic Dentistry? Cosmetic dentistry refers to the many procedures that can improve the aesthetics of your smile. However, the… Read more »

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 »

Healthy Teeth Are Mineral Strong

Tooth enamel is the second hardest naturally occurring substance on our planet, next only to diamonds. Most people don’t know, tooth enamel is also the most mineralized substance in the body; it’s 96% minerals! The remaining 4% consists of proteins and water. While minerals make teeth strong, they also contribute to the brittle property our… 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 »

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 »

Proper Flossing Tips from Your Chicago Dentist

Does flossing daily seem like a tedious, unnecessary task? Do you rarely or never floss? Perhaps you should understand how important flossing is. Brushing alone cannot remove all of the food debris and plaque that hides between your teeth. When you don’t floss, you put yourself at risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth… Read more »