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Smiles For Life campaign

20th ANNUAL SMILES FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN HELPS CHILDREN IN NEED

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Smiles For LifeFrom March 1 through June 30, hundreds of dental practices throughout the United States and Canada professionally whiten teeth to raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world. They are members of the Crown Council, an alliance of leading-edge dental teams who are passionately committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer and serving their communities through charitable work.

This is the 20th year for the Smiles For Life Campaign, and 100 percent of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures done during that time are contributed directly to the Smiles For Life Foundation.

Dental patients nationwide can brighten a child’s future simply by visiting their local Crown Council dentist for professional teeth whitening. As an additional incentive, each tooth whitening patient enjoys their smile brightening procedure at a discounted rate. For patients it’s a win-win: They can enhance their own smile while also improving the lives of disadvantaged children.

Since its creation in 1998, the Crown Council’s Smiles For Life Campaign has raised more than $38 million for seriously ill, disabled, and disadvantaged kids thanks to participation from local communities and dental practices. Smiles For Life hopes to continue this tremendous pace for donations in 2017.

The Crown Council is grateful for its continued partnership with Ultradent Products, Inc., which is donating 100 percent of the whitening materials for the 2017 Smiles For Life initiative. Ultradent’s wide range of Opalescence whitening products and their reputation as “the tooth whitening company” makes them an ideal fit for this campaign.

Greg Anderson, director of the Crown Council, explains:

“Smiles For Life allows a person to help children in need by doing something that benefits them as well. Our doctors donate their time and expertise, while Ultradent generously provides all Opalescence whitening products. Patients receive a brighter smile, and best of all, they provide children with a brighter future.”

When communities work together they can help make a real difference in countless children’s lives. Anyone interested in donating directly without teeth whitening can do so by clicking here. Participants can also refer friends to a Crown Council dentist by linking to the Smiles For Life site, making it easier than ever to give the gift of a new smile to friends and loved ones, while also giving hope to children in need.

Half of the donations raised by Crown Council dentists are given to their preferred local children’s charity. The remaining balance goes to the Smiles For Life Foundation to support its national and international initiatives, including programs in the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, and Guatemala.

Smiles For Life also maintains a strong longtime partnership with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation supporting Child Life Zones in Children’s Hospitals across the United States. Stay tuned to see how much Smiles For Life is able to raise this year. Better yet, become a Smiles For Life participant!

Patients who would like to get involved should talk to their local Crown Council dentist.

For more information on the campaign, please visit: http://smilesforlife.org/.

 

Whiten Your Smile And Help A Child

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Whitening Your Teeth Helps Children's CharitiesStraight, white teeth are no longer just for celebrities. Advancements in cosmetic dentistry over the last several years have made teeth whitening safer and more affordable for almost anyone wanting a brighter smile. Why is having a white smile important? According to a national survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to the opposite gender, and 74% of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. Having a clean, straight smile that you feel confident about enhances your social and career opportunities.

While teeth whitening has become more affordable, use caution when choosing a teeth whitening system. When it comes to treating your teeth, the quality and safety of the treatment can be the deciding factor between damaging your teeth or enhancing their look. Several do-it-yourself remedies are available, but the safest teeth whitening treatments are overseen by your Smiles For Life dentist.

Our Smiles For Life dentists offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening systems to effectively brighten your smile. The in-office Boost whitening system can whiten your teeth several shades in just one visit. Take-home whitening trays usually take a little longer, but also brighten your teeth to your desired shade.

To find out how you can brighten your smile with teeth whitening while also helping donate to children’s charities, contact your participating Smiles For Life dentist today!

Types of Teeth Whitening At Your Smiles For Life Dentist’s Office

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Whiten Your Teeth and Help A ChildAre you interested in improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry, but don’t want to try anything too invasive? If you would like to enhance your smile, one of the most cost-effective and least invasive dental procedures is teeth whitening.

Patients who try teeth whitening are very pleased with how easy the procedure is and how stunning the results are. With a variety of whitening options, there’s never been a better time to try professional tooth whitening.

When you undergo teeth whitening, it’s important to remember to talk to your Smiles For Life dentist first. If you have existing dental work, such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers, they will respond differently to whitening than your natural teeth. Your dentist will give you the best advice about how to whiten all of your teeth consistently.

Some patients enjoy the flexibility of take home tooth whitening while others prefer to do in-office whitening. At home teeth whitening trays are available for patients to do teeth whitening on their own time with a schedule that works best for them. This option is often less expensive, but takes longer to see results. Opalescence Boost is an in-office whitening system where a dentist will coat your teeth with special whitening gel. This process usually takes about an hour and the results are instant.

All cosmetic dental patients have different needs for their smiles. Be sure to talk to your dentist to see which whitening option would work best for you. To find a Smiles For Life dentist in your area, use our ‘Find A Smiles For Life Dentist’ tool in the top right corner of this page.

Teeth Whitening Gives You A Dazzling New Smile

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Choose A Teeth Whitening System That's Best For YouAre you unhappy with your teeth? Do you do your best ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ whenever a camera is around? There are a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments available to you but one of the easiest and most affordable options is tooth whitening.

If you have tried teeth whitening strips or whitening toothpastes but are unhappy with the results, don’t get discouraged. The professional in-office and take-home teeth whitening formulas used by your cosmetic dentist are a higher concentration and can be much more effective while taking less time than over the counter solutions. In fact, it’s important to consult with your dentist any time you want to try a tooth whitening solution. Remember that existing dental restorations will not lighten the same way that natural tooth structure will. If you have crowns, veneers or fillings, ask your dentist the best way to whiten your smile.

Many dental practices use Boost whitening to professionally whiten patients’ smiles. This process involves painting the teeth with a bleaching gel and then curing the gel with a special light. The whole process takes about an hour and you can leave your dentist’s office with a new red carpet ready smile that is up to eight shades whiter.

If you would like a new whiter smile that can help you feel more confident when smiling and talking to others, talk to your Smiles For Life dentist today about professional teeth whitening. You can whiten your smile while helping make a real difference in a child’s life.