Posts Tagged: north chicago dentist

Root Canal Awareness in Chicago

Did you know that the last week of March is devoted to raising Root Canal Awareness? It’s true. The American Association of Endodontists and dentists throughout the country use this week to dispel myths and misconceptions about root canal therapy. Unfortunately, root canal procedures have a bad reputation. Just saying the words “root canal” may… Read more »

Chicago Dentist Offers TMJ Treatment

Did you know that Dr. James Fondriest treats TMJ dysfunction? In fact, he studied at the world renowned Pankey Institute, which provides medical professionals with education to treat temporomandibular joint disorders. Patients with TMJ disorders may experience chronic discomfort and headaches along with tooth wear. The TMJ is a joint located beneath your ears on… Read more »

The Connection Between Diabetes and Oral Health

As scientists and researchers discover more about the connection between oral health and overall vitality, we would like to provide our patients insight into how diabetes affects your oral hygiene and overall health. Dr. James Fondriest strives to continually educate his patients, especially patients with certain conditions and special needs. Below are some commonly asked… Read more »

Patient Testimonial: TMJ Headaches

“After 3 years of chronic TMJ pain, various treatments (such as biofeedback, physical therapy, and massage therapy), and countless doctors, I started to just accept that my headache and neck ache pain was always going to be a part of me. However, like all good stories, just when I had accepted my fate, my story… Read more »

Tooth Tattoos??

Today, body tattoos are wildly popular, particularly for people in their late teens to those hitting middle age. Reality television shows are dedicated to the culture surrounding body art, and tattoos are showing up everywhere – hands, wrists, necks, low-backs, feet, and teeth. Teeth? That’s right… there is such a thing as a tooth tattoo…. Read more »

A Reason to Smile

Have you ever been around a group of bubbly people, and suddenly you started to feel giddy, too? This could be the result of a contagious smile. In the same way that yawning can make other people yawn, smiling can make others smile. In a Harvard study covered at NPR, we learn that smiling does… Read more »

Is Your Mouth Causing Diabetes?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, so Dr. Fondriest and our team want you to know the warning signs, as provide by the American Diabetes Association. If you experience these symptoms, visit your personal physician for a blood glucose test. Frequent urination Unusual thirst Extreme hunger Unusual weight loss Extreme fatigue and irritability Frequent infections Blurred… Read more »

Questions to Improve Your Smile

Can I improve my smile? Learn the options with a smile makeover consultation A nice smile contributes to overall health, happiness, and appearance. Before visiting Dr. Fondriest for a smile makeover consultation, take a few moments to evaluate your smile at home. Answer these questions to decide what’s most important to you. What do I… 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 »

Lake Forest Dental Arts Leads the way in Dental Implants

Modern dental implant treatment has been used for more than 25 years. In the last 10 years, it has become increasingly popular and more affordable. Dental implants are a high quality, durable, and esthetically pleasing treatment to replace missing teeth or to secure a denture, partial, or bridge. Many people suffer from tooth loss because… Read more »