Posts Tagged: periodontal disease

Is Gum Recession Inevitable?

Gum recession can mean exposed teeth roots and painful symptoms.

Your gums are crucial for supporting the roots and crowns of your teeth. Their soft tissues offer protection from harmful oral bacteria in plaque and extreme temperature fluctuations. They also play an active role in keeping teeth firmly in place and aligned. Therefore, gum recession, or shrinking gum lines, is an issue that must be… Read more »

Bacteria Can Fool Your Immune System

In the United States, over 75% of adults exhibit symptoms of gum disease. Literally millions of Americans suffer from the affects of periodontal disease. Recently, researchers discovered a new clue as to why this disorder is so widespread. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, explains how the bacteria that cause gum… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk for Heart Attack

What causes heart disease? At the doctor’s office, on television, even on your breakfast cereal box, you’ve heard and read about the many risks for heart attack. For men and women, heart disease is the leading cause of death. Well known risk factors include age, genetics, smoking, high LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, lack of… 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 »