Stay Merry With Your Holiday Smile

Holidays: The time of year to be festive, merry, and indulge in your favorite holiday treats. While we all love the holiday cheeriness from wine and stained food, these items can dull the brightness and damage your smile. Never fear! You can save your smile over the holiday season by following these tips (cited by newbeauty.com) before checking up with Dr. Lodding at his dental office in Elgin. Drinking Water: It’ll offset the stains caused... Continue Reading

Oral Inflammation: Revolutionizing Health Care and Your Life

The world of dentistry is changing. Dentists are not only involved with your oral health; they are becoming more involved with your overall health. Why? Multiple studies have proven there is a correlation between the health of your mouth and body. If you have an infection in your mouth, you are more at risk for serious health concerns such as heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Lodding focuses on addressing the connection between oral inflammation and... Continue Reading

Forks over knives: adopt a diet that supports heart health and more

Dr. Dean Lodding, and Stephanie Lodding, RDH are proud to offer dentistry in Elgin that follows the philosophy of leading physicians at the American Association of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH). Dr. Lodding parters with AAOSH, where dentists and health professionals educate the public of the connection between the health of the mouth and body, also referred to as the oral-systemic link. One of those physicians your Elgin dentistry provider works closely with is Dr. Caldwell... Continue Reading

Flossing is the new Viagra!

Smile for Life Dental always encourages patients to floss every, single day. However, there is a lot more to flossing than you think. Did you know that flossing will help your sex life? Yes, in Dr. Dan Sindelar’s book Refresh Life: Oral health is the missing piece, adding years to your life, and improving your overall well-being!, he states, “Flossing is the new Viagra!” By flossing, you are helping out your circulation system. Your circulation... Continue Reading

Xylitol’s Role – Protecting Teeth, Naturally

The war against cavities and oral disease has been a constant, ongoing battle. But cavities beware because the tides have turned at Smile For Life Dental in Elgin. Dr. Lodding is offering a natural substance that will increase the strength of your teeth in order to fight off cavity-causing bacteria. This substance is called xylitol, which the American Association for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) describes it as “sweet as candy” but “a warrior in disguise.”... Continue Reading

Show Us Where You’re Flossing – Enter to Win $200!

Flossing is one of the most beneficial - and easiest - ways to promote oral health. Smile For Life Dental is always encouraging our wonderful patients to live their best lives, which means motivating adults, kids, and families to floss, every day. As a caring dentist in Elgin, Dr. Dean Lodding is enticing our community to get flossing by running a promotion on Facebook. It is so easy to enter, just plan a creative and fun photo... Continue Reading

Pro-active Oral DNA Testing Protects Patients

<img class="size-large wp-image-713" title="Healthy" src="http://www click over here now.drdeanlodding.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Oral-DNA-1024x682.jpg" alt="Maintain your healthy lifestyle with Oral DNA testing" width="1024" height="682" />Maintain your healthy lifestyle with Oral DNA testing Yes, the American Association for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) has a long name, but also shares in extending human lifespans! Through pain-free oral DNA and cancer screenings, accompanied by thorough examinations of the mouth’s tissues, information essential to your health can be gained and acted upon. Believing everyone deserves not... Continue Reading

Dedication to Oral Systemic Link Prompts President’s Award

If you were to receive accreditation with “The President’s Award” from the AAOSH, what would it mean to you? Why does this and the Oral Systemic Link carry such significance for Dr. Dean Lodding? It’s in your best interest to read on! The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) is an organization that provides support to health professionals and the public by improving awareness about the link between the mouth and the body. They are passionate... Continue Reading

Oral Systemic News: Discovering Diabetes in Perio-pockets

Did you know that what is in your pockets could prove to be the oral systemic link revealing a serious, lurking health condition? What pockets and what health disorders are we referring to? A (Feb.13, 2012) issue of ScienceDaily published a fascinating study indicating that oral blood samples drawn from deep pockets of periodontal inflammation can be used in measuring hemoglobin A1c. Why is this important? This test gauges a person’s diabetic status. When should you be concerned? According... Continue Reading

Dentist for St Charles IL—Should You Replace Metal Fillings?

Your premier dentist for St. Charles IL can help ensure your smile stays at the top of its game no matter what oral issues may arise. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) reports that 92% of adults 20 to 64 have had dental caries in their permanent teeth. This means that 9 out of 10 people encountered every day, have one or more fillings. The key to keeping the dazzle in your smile... Continue Reading