From now through June, hundreds of dentists throughout North America will be whitening teeth to raise money to benefit children’s charities. Dr. Henderson at The Smile Lounge in Tigard is one of those participating dentists. If you schedule your whitening appointment for sometime between the beginning of March and the end of June, 100 percent of your money will go to helping children in need!
“Smiles for Life,” says Crown Council Managing Director Greg Anderson, “is one of the most successful and long-lasting and unique charitable campaigns in all of dentistry – now well into its third decade.” Since it began in 1998, Smiles For Life has raised some forty-five million dollars for children’s charities. Participating dentists offer teeth whitening services, but instead of paying the dentist, patients contribute directly to the Smiles For Life Foundation. The Foundation, in turn, distributes the money to charities like St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation, and many others.
Dr. Henderson has chosen to direct a portion of the funds raised at The Smile Lounge to The Shadow Project, our non-profit partner who helps us in distributing sensory tools to children in our community who are challenged with autism and other sensory needs. Join us in supporting The Shadow Project by scheduling your whitening appointment today!
We are currently offering two types of whitening: take-home custom trays, and in-office whitening. Both are great options to get your a brighter smile, but have their own strengths as well. Custom trays will allow you to whiten your teeth at home and you can do them over a period of days or weeks until you are satisfied with the shade of your teeth. In-office treatment results in a very quick boost in whiteness, usually completed in a 40-60 minute appointment. If you have any questions about which option might be better for your needs, please feel free to ask!