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Cosmetic Dentistry

What to Eat After Teeth Whitening


After a professional teeth whitening treatment, you’ll naturally want to keep the results of your whiter, brighter smile going for as long as possible. While the effects of teeth whitening won’t be permanent, they can last for extensive periods as long as you take a few precautions, particularly when it comes to the food and beverages you consume after you’ve had the treatment. Knowing the types of food that can be helpful and which ones... Continue Reading

How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Even the smallest chip in a tooth can have a noticeable effect on the appearance of your smile. These very common dental conditions can result from traumatic impact, falls, or trying to open a bottle or a package with your teeth. Thankfully, Dr. Dean Lodding and our experienced team of dentists offer numerous treatments that can address chipped teeth and renew the look of your smile with natural-looking results. A chipped tooth can often cause... Continue Reading

Let’s Bond: Answers To Your Questions About Dental Bonding

What do you believe makes a person look approachable and friendly? Many people would answer, “A smile!” If you are less than thrilled with the condition of your own smile ‐ but aren’t ready to consider drastic cosmetic procedures ‐ you may be interested in dental bonding! What does dental bonding involve? Bonding involves applying a tooth‐colored resin material to teeth to fix chips, cracks, or other minor imperfections. The surface of the tooth is... Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Smile White for the Holidays | Holiday Survival Guide

You invested your hard earned dime on our teeth whitening services, and now you want to keep it—especially for the holiday season. However, just because your teeth are whiter doesn’t mean it will never turn back to a dingy, dull color. You’ll need to stay away from stained foods and drinks to avoid the spotting in your smile. Some of those staining foods and drinks include: tea sauces sports drinks wine berries soda candy While... 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

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.

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

Invisalign Teen: The Clear Choice for all Families

When it comes to you and your teenage children, there are things you'll always have a difficult time agreeing on—curfew time, clothing styles, music, and if it's indeed their turn to take the garbage out. Agreeing on Something Finally When it comes to their smile, here's something you can both agree on: A beautiful one can go a long way to giving your teen confidence. That's why we're proud to offer Invisalign Teen as a... Continue Reading

Your Beautiful Crowns Are Designed Right In The Office

Crowns are restorations that dentists in St. Charles and Elgin choose to bring strength and vitality back to your smile. If you have a worn crown or would like to replace a metallic one that is showing at the gum line, Dr. Dean Lodding can astound you with a beautiful porcelain crown! You can turn to any dentist near St. Charles to get your crowns restored and placed. However, many dentists use dental labs to... Continue Reading

Tie the Knot With A Glowing Smile

Did you know December is one of the popular months to get engaged? Were you one of those lucky individuals? You took the time to celebrate, but now is the time to start planning for that big day. Along with picking out the wedding dress and deciding the venue, make sure you schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with your dentist in Elgin to have a glowing white smile for that big day! All eyes will... Continue Reading