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Two children from the Dominican Republic during a free dental care visit through the Smiles for Life Foundation

Smiles Abound As The 2015 Smiles For Life Campaign Donates $1.5M To Children’s Charities Worldwide

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Salt Lake City, UT – September 14, 2015 –The Crown Council is giving a multitude of people reason to smile, thanks to the Smiles for Life Foundation, which raised $1,534,727.83 for underprivileged children worldwide from this March to June. The Crown Council, an alliance of leading-edge dentists committed to promoting oral health and giving back to their communities, has raised a cumulative $36 million since the creation of their charity organization, the Smiles For Life Foundation, 17 years ago. Two children from the Dominican Republic during a free dental care visit through the Smiles for Life Foundation

Every spring from March to June, participating Crown Council dentists whiten patients’ teeth at a greatly discounted rate from and then donate all proceeds to the Smiles for Life campaign. The funds raised during these yearly drives go not only to help local children’s charities throughout the United States but also benefit seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged children in Canada, as well as the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Romania and beyond.

Recent campaign partner Ultradent Products, Inc. donated 100% of the whitening materials for the Smiles For Life campaign. Ultradent is responsible for a wide range of Opalescence whitening products, which allows patients to customize their teeth whitening experience for a dazzling new smile. Their contributions have been critical to the success of this year’s drive.

Children who have damaged or missing teeth enjoy the restoration of both the function and appearance of their smiles, thanks to these generous donations. However, the truly immeasurable benefit is the increase of self-esteem that these children experience as a result of their free dental care.

“Smiles For Life is a big win for everyone involved,” explains Greg Anderson. “Patients enjoy a brighter smile at a discounted price, our member dentists feel the satisfaction of giving back to their community, and, best of all, children in need find their lives are a little better and brighter.”

For more information please visit: http://smilesforlife.org/.

About The Crown Council:
The Crown Council is an alliance of driven, dedicated dentists who are committed to excellence in their practice, improving their patients’ oral health and bettering the communities around them. By creating the Smiles For Life Foundation 17 years ago, the Crown Council has been able to provide a way for dentists to serve others through charitable work. Information about the Crown Council is available at: http://crowncouncil.com/.

Crown Council Contact:
For all media or general inquiries, email success@crowncouncil.com or call (800) 276-9658.

For the press release, please visit 27-7 Press Release

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.

2013 Smiles For Life Campaign Seeks To Raise Record Amount Of Money For Children’s Charities

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Teeth Whitening for Children's CharitiesHelp improve a child’s life by having your teeth whitened. Sound easy? That’s because it is. The 15th annual Smiles For Life Campaign began March 1st, which means dental patients nationwide can brighten a child’s future just by visiting their local Crown Council dentist. The campaign runs from March until June and 100% of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures are donated to worthy children’s charities, both locally and around the world. As an additional incentive, each tooth whitening patient enjoys their smile brightening procedure at a discounted rate. Patients love the unique opportunity to improve the lives of children in need while also enhancing their own smile.

Since its creation, the Crown Council’s Smiles For Life Campaign has raised over $31 million for seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged kids. Donations from last year alone totaled $1,303,605.39. Smiles For Life is gearing up to break the $32 million mark for total collections during this year’s drive.

“Smiles For Life allows a person to help children in need by doing something that benefits them as well,” explains Greg Anderson, director of the Crown Council. “Our doctors donate their time and expertise, while Philips Oral Healthcare (makers of ZOOM! teeth whitening and BriteSmile trays) generously donates all whitening supplies. You receive a brighter smile, and, best of all, provide children with a brighter future.”

This is a wonderful and easy way for members of the community to help make a real difference in a child’s life. Many local Crown Council dentists offer gift certificates for teeth whitening, 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, with the balance going to the Smiles For Life Foundation for distribution among approved charities throughout the world. Stay tuned to see how much Smiles For Life is able to raise this year. Better yet, participate!

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/.

About The Crown Council:
The Crown Council is an alliance of driven, dedicated dentists who are committed to excellence in their practice, improving their patients’ oral health and bettering the communities around them. By creating the Smiles For Life Foundation in 1998, the Crown Council has been able to provide a way for dentists to serve others through charitable work. Information about the Crown Council is available at: http://crowncouncil.com/.