Posts Tagged: lake forest il smile makeover

The Mighty Mandible

Of the 14 bones that make up your face, your mandible—lower jaw—is the largest and strongest. Unlike the other bones in your face, the mandible is not attached to your skull, and therefore has the incredible mobility that allows you to eat, speak, and spit. Time, diet, and dental work affect your mandible’s shape and… Read more »

Fighting Gummy Smiles in Chicago

Are your teeth straight and white, but they look too small? Many people have “gummy” smiles, meaning overgrown gum tissue that hides tooth enamel. If this is the case for you, you may be self-conscious about it, and that’s understandable. Did you know, 10% of Miss America pageant contestants had noticeably gummy smiles? Some folks… Read more »

80% Of Americans Have Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease, a chronic infection of the gums, is caused by bacterial plaque that accumulate on teeth and destroy the gums.  Plaque can build up on teeth if improper brushing and flossing habits have occurred, though some people are more prone to plaque buildup than others. Various medications and health conditions also contribute to the… Read more »

Oral Cancer Awareness

Cancer kills over two million people annually. Of these two million people, approximately 7,900 people will die from oral cancer. Oral cancer has a considerably high death rate because it is rarely detected in early stages.  The HPV virus has been shown to be responsible for a rise in incidence of oral cancer. Dentists are… Read more »

Your Pre-Wedding Smile Makeover from Lake Forest Dental Arts

Brides, you know that wedding season is fast approaching. You’ve probably picked the perfect colors, dress, and cake. But something might be missing: the perfect smile! Dr. James Fondriest can help make you look beautiful for your special day. Whether you want to whiten your teeth, improve the overall look of your teeth, or replace… Read more »

Reasons to Smile from Lake Forest Dental Arts

The famous comedian Phyllis Diller once said, “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” She was right. You benefit in multiple ways from smiling. It improves everything, from our health and looks to our social lives and careers. Studies have proven that smiling increases your body’s production of serotonin, a hormone which helps… Read more »

Can Porcelain Veneers Improve Your Smile?

At Dr. Fondriest’s Lake Forest dental office, he’s given smile makeovers to many of his patients. They come to him unhappy with their appearance. But after their smile makeovers, they are confident and pleased. Porcelain veneers are one way that Dr. Fondriest improves people’s smiles. Porcelain veneers can rejuvenate your look by covering yellow or… Read more »

Give Your Smile a Lift

A great smile is important. It can give you confidence when interviewing for a new job, make you feel good enough to ask for that date with that someone special, or simply brighten the day of people you meet. But if you have an embarrassing, “gummy” smile, like the one pictured above, you probably hide… Read more »

Sparkling Summer Smiles | Dental Bleaching

Even the perfect swimsuit won’t outshine a bold, brilliant smile. As you’re preparing for swimsuit season this year, prepare your smile, as well. A gleaming smile can make a person appear years younger, and with professional home teeth whitening, getting a sparkling smile has never been easier. Dr. James Fondriest offers custom-made mouth trays that… Read more »

Your Smile Makeover at Lake Forest Dental Arts

Are your teeth discolored, misshapen, uneven, crooked, or otherwise imperfect? If you’ve thought about a smile makeover, but you just can’t see how it’s practical, think again. Reports by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry tell us, people with an attractive smile are considered healthier, as well as more intelligent, successful, and friendly. A study… Read more »