The Holiday Survival Guide

As you know, the upcoming holiday season can be a joyous time of year but also semi-stressful at times. Planning parties, meals, gifts, and can definitely take its toll on your schedule, health, and sanity. That’s why we are excited to announce something that will be extremely beneficial to you during the upcoming holiday season: The Holiday Survival Guide. Check out this fun video to see what's in store: We have spent countless hours creating... Continue Reading

A Patient’s Powerful Story

Taralyn D. first came into Smile for Life Dental with tears streaming down her face. The pain and sensitivity she had been enduring on the left side of her mouth was just too much handle; that, and the sinus infections and migraines that came along with it. “Everyone was super sweet and when I came in, and they were really sympathetic to my problem,” she says. She sought our help and we were more than... Continue Reading

Nigeria Shatters World Record in Tooth Brushing

Do you have a minute? That’s what promoters of the Lagos Tooth Brushing Challenge Project asked thousands of students in about 600 public secondary schools in Lagos, Nigeria. The students’ affirmative responses are landing them in the Guinness Book of World Records. Tooth Brushing World Record In an effort to build positive oral health behaviours among young people and use them to influence a change in older people, the Lagos State Government worked in tandem... Continue Reading

Cosmetic Dentistry: Improving the Quality of Seniors’ Lives

As people get older, there are a number of smile issues that present themselves. Teeth may begin to wear, chip, crack, discolor, stain, experience sensitivity, or need to be removed. However, the fact you're a senior now certainly does not mean your smile is permanently doomed to a life of damage, stains, or missing teeth. Cosmetic Dentistry and Seniors Seniors have every reason to smile when it comes to the modern cosmetic dentistry options available... Continue Reading

Dental Implants: Counting the Cost of a Healthy Smile

When it comes to addressing tooth loss, dental implants have grown in popularity over the years. Perhaps, though, there's one factor that's holding you back from choosing this highly-effective dental procedure—the cost in comparison to other traditional solutions. The Dental Implant Dilemma A dental implant involves surgically placing a titanium screw in the jawbone, and then attaching a specially designed crown to the post. The result is a completely natural looking tooth that can last... Continue Reading

Make Great First Impressions With Your Invisalign Smile

Courtesy of: Smile for Life Dental For Elgin Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Dean Lodding is the preferred dentist with years of expertise. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. We'd be happy to answer all of them and tell you how you can achieve a more magnificent smile with Invisalign.

5 FAQs about Dental Implants

Have any questions about dental implants? Our informative slideshow addresses frequently asked questions about our dental implants in Elgin. Check it out!

Some Survey Results that May Surprise You

An Important Question Take a minute to think about this question: What is more important - a perfect smile or a perfect body? In a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), consumers reported they would pay to fix their teeth before they paid for weight loss help. The survey also had some other interesting figures as well: 80% of people said they would spend money to hide or correct aging flaws.... Continue Reading

How to Stay in the Best Oral Health at 40+ Years Old

For anyone out there who is over 40 years old, you know your teeth may not be as perfect as they used to be. Normal wear over the years is expected, but it's not too late to improve your oral health and keep your teeth in great shape for years to come. Part of this is learning what issues to watch out for and knowing the best proper habits for dental care. Once you know... Continue Reading

Probiotics Ensure Your Mouth Stays Healthy

As health science research in the field of dentistry continues to advance, the relationship between the body's oral and overall health continues to become more evident. What we do (or don't do) to take care of our mouths and teeth can have a direct impact on the rest of our bodies. Recent research has shown that probiotics are extremely beneficial to both oral and overall health and are an especially great weapon in the fight... Continue Reading