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The 2017 Smiles for Life Campaign Raises $1.9M for Children’s Charities Worldwide


Salt Lake City, UT – September 27, 2017 –Smiles are everywhere, thanks to the Crown Council and the Smiles for Life Foundation, which raised $1,904,443.54 for underprivileged children over a four-month period. The Crown Council, an alliance of dentists committed to promoting oral health and giving back to their communities, has raised over $40 million since the Foundation’s establishment in 1998.

Every spring, Crown Council dentists whiten patients’ teeth at a discounted rate and donate the proceeds to the Smiles for Life campaign for use in the local community. The other half were contributed to international humanitarian initiatives in over 500 various Crown Council-approved children’s charities worldwide. These organizations help kids with an emphasis on improving health, education and programs in underserved communities.

These generous donations also fund restorative dental procedures for children with missing or damaged teeth. Thanks to the generosity of dentists and patients alike, children experience an immeasurable boost in self-esteem.

As in previous years, the Crown Council partnered with Ultradent Products, Inc., “the tooth whitening company.” Ultradent donated 100% of the whitening materials for the Smiles for Life campaign, including a wide range of Opalescence whitening products to customize a patient’s bright new smile. Smiles For Life also continues to partner with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation, supporting Child Life Zones in Children’s Hospitals across the United States

“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 in 1998, the Crown Council provides a way for dentists to serve others through charitable work. Information about the Crown Council is available at: http://crowncouncil.com/.

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

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Missing Teeth Are Not Just About Esthetics


the serious consequences of missing teethIf you lose a tooth, it might be tempting to leave it alone–especially if it’s in the back of your mouth where it can’t be seen. Many people have chosen to ignore tooth loss, but the truth is it isn’t all about esthetics. The problem is that losing a tooth comes with a myriad of implications that you might not think (or even know) about right now.

  • Proper dental hygiene. It can be hard to keep the space between teeth clean, especially if the spot is tender. Food can easily get trapped, flossing becomes harder, and brushing may not completely clean the area. This can lead to bad breath (halitosis), gum disease, and a host of oral health issues.
  • Discomfort. There’s a reason that babies don’t chew their food until they have teeth. Chewing on raw gums is downright uncomfortable. Because of this, many dental patients end up only eating on one side of their mouth or avoiding certain foods. Not only is this inconvenient, but it can even cause nutritional deficits.
  • Bone loss and altered face shape. When a tooth is lost, the jaw can atrophy over time. Eventually and especially with multiple tooth loss, the face can actually take on a sagging appearance, even with a bridge or denture.
  • Further tooth loss. This can happen for several reasons. Because maintaining oral hygiene is more difficult with gaps in your mouth, gum disease can result and eventually end up in tooth loss. Teeth can also be harmed by receiving a bridge. When a bridge is placed, the adjacent teeth have to be prepped by having some enamel removed and being reshaped to allow room for the bridge appliance. This damage can sometimes lead to tooth loss as well.

With modern technology such as dental implants and implant-anchored dentures, the long-term ramifications of tooth loss can be curbed. Implants are easy to clean and just as strong and comfortable as natural teeth. They help you keep your jaw bone nice and strong, and help you avoid losing any more teeth.

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option out there, and many of our Crown Council dentists specialize in placing and restoring dental implants. Use our Crown Council dentist finder tool to find a dental implant specialist near you. Scheduling a consultation is the first step to learning about the implant options available to you and getting on your way to a healthy and beautiful smile!


One More Reason To Quit Smoking


Most dental patients throughout the United States know that smoking is bad for your lungs and general health. But a lesser known fact is that smokers are also much more likely to need root canals.Smoking & Dental Health

A 30-year study, conducted by Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine, showed that cigarette smokers are 70% more likely to need a root canal than non-smokers.

Not only are smokers more likely to need endodontic treatment, but there was also a correlation with risk and total amount of time smoked vs total time smoke-free. Quitting smoking helps improve your health and also decreases the possibility of needing a root canal later in life.

Whether you smoke or not, it is important to take great care of your teeth. Regular dental appointments and cleanings, as well as immediate care when you experience a dental injury or an accident, can help you keep your teeth healthy and strong for many years to come.

For emergency dental care, toothache relief, root canals or general dentistry, contact your local Crown Council dentist using our ‘Find A Crown Council Dentist’ tool to the right of this screen. Our team of caring, compassionate dentists nationwide love treating their patients to a comfortable, enjoyable dental experience.