Posts Tagged: oral health chicago

Chicago Dentist Discusses the Link Between Fibromyalgia and TMJ Disorder

Fibromyalgia, a debilitating and painful disorder, has been recently linked to TMJ disorder. According to a published study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, fibromyalgia patients possess a heightened risk for TMJ disorder and related symptoms. Dr. James Fondriest and our team at Lake Forest Dental Arts explain the relationship between fibromyalgia and TMJ… Read more »

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 Discusses Soda and Your Oral Health

Soda can wreak havoc on your teeth—even the diet varieties. Sodas contain acid and sugar; a combination that contributes to dental caries. Strong acid erodes tooth enamel while sugar nourishes harmful bacteria in your mouth. Although diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners, they still contain phosphoric, citric, and ascorbic acid. When your teeth are exposed to… Read more »

Chicago Dentist Celebrates National Nutrition Month

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates the month of March as National Nutrition Month. This organization strives to educate people in the United States on the importance of eating a balanced diet. A recent government study conducted by the Center for Disease Control found that Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables. The… 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 »

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 »

Dental Cavity Facts from Your Chicago Dentist

Cavities are a common dental ailment. Despite the prevalence of cavities, tooth decay is a serious condition. Tooth decay must be addressed by dental treatment. Over time, cavities will become larger and may infect the sensitive interior structures of teeth. Dr. James Fondriest addresses cavities with white restorations that help prevent further dental damage without… Read more »

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist Celebrates National Dentist Day

March 6th  is National Dentist Day. Dentists provide invaluable services to their communities. Preserving your oral health and enhancing your smile are Dr. James Fondriest’s top priorities. Our staff believes that cosmetic dentistry is an art form. We use state-of-the-art techniques that provide our patients with flawless, white smiles. Dentistry has come a long way over… Read more »

Bad Dental Habits You Should Avoid

Are you harming your teeth? Surprisingly, many of our patients are unaware that many habits are detrimental to their oral health. For patients who have recently had restorative or cosmetic dental work, these bad dental habits may affect the appearance and function of their smiles. Dr. James Fondriest wants his patients to preserve their smiles… Read more »