Elgin Dentist Explains How to Find the Best Cosmetic Dentist

Elgin dentist provides tips for finding the best cosmetic dentist for your needs and aesthetic goals.

Dr. Dean Lodding of Smile For Life Dental offers advice on how to choose the right cosmetic dentist for each patient’s individual aesthetic goals. Elgin, IL — While oral health and wellness should be the top priorities of any dentist, smile aesthetics are an increasingly popular focus for many patients. Cosmetic dentists specialize in enhancing the appearance of the teeth and gums in addition to optimizing the overall function and condition of the mouth. Using... Continue Reading

Elgin Dentist Discusses Oral Systemic Health and The Importance of Preventative Dental Care

Dentist in Elgin discusses how oral health can impact overall health and notes the importance of preventative dental care.

Dr. Dean Lodding explains how maintaining good oral health can help protect your overall health, which is why preventative dentistry and good at-home dental hygiene habits are so important. Elgin, IL - Dr. Dean Lodding—an Elgin-based cosmetic dentist and the owner of Smile For Life Dental—is committed to helping his patients both obtain and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles throughout their lives. Dr. Lodding notes that an increasinging number of studies have shown strong links between... Continue Reading

Elgin Dentist Discusses Invisalign® and Other Discreet Orthodontic Options

Dentist in Elgin discusses orthodontic treatments that are more discreet than traditional metal braces, such as Invisalign® clear aligners.

Dr. Dean Lodding of Smile for Life Dental explains how Invisalign® clear aligners can provide patients with a more discreet and convenient approach to orthodontic treatment. Elgin, IL — For decades, orthodontic treatments have helped people address bite and tooth misalignment issues for straighter, better functioning smiles. However, the trade-off for correcting one’s smile has traditionally involved metal braces or similar appliances, which are quite noticeable every time someone opens their mouth. Furthermore, adult patients... Continue Reading

Conquering Dental Anxiety: Elgin Dentist Discusses the Relaxing Powers of Sedation Dentistry

Elgin dentist Dean Lodding, DDS discusses sedation dentistry and conquering dental anxiety.

Dr. Dean Lodding of Smile for Life Dental explains how sedation dentistry techniques can provide patients who fear the prospect of dental care with a more relaxing, even pleasant experience. Elgin, IL – Fear of dental treatment is quite prevalent across America. In fact, studies have shown that more than 50% of people in the U.S. suffer from some degree of dental anxiety. The condition is so common that it’s even been given its own... Continue Reading

Elgin Cosmetic Dentist and Past President of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Attending 2019 AACD Conference

Elgin cosmetic dentist Dean Lodding, DDS is heading to the AACD’s 35th Scientific Session

Dr. Dean Lodding, the head of Smile for Life Dental in Elgin, Illinois, is heading to the AACD Scientific Session in San Diego. The 35th annual conference will bring many of the nation’s top dental professionals to share insights on the future of cosmetic dentistry. Elgin, IL – Dean Lodding, DDS, a dentist in Elgin and the director of Smile for Life Dental, will be attending the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s 35th Annual Scientific... Continue Reading

Elgin Dentist Brings Attention To Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Smile for Life Dental in Elgin is working to spread the word about breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the help of its staff and a special, pink treatment room. Elgin, IL - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual event designed to bring attention to a devastating disease that affects millions across the globe. You may recognize the pink ribbons associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month when watching NFL games or... Continue Reading