Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, Sugar Fix Dental Loft thought it would be appropriate to ask our readers, “Whose smile are you thankful for?” It could be a friend, family member, or significant other. Maybe it’s a celebrity heartthrob (Leonardo DiCaprio anyone?)  No harm in a little movie star crush. If Leo makes you smile, how is that a bad thing?

Americans have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Over 5,000 people tragically lost their lives earlier this month in the Philippines from the natural disaster Typhoon Haiyan. Chicago is blessed to be far away from tropical storms that ravage islands and beach towns. We should all give thanks this Turkey Day for what we have. Whether that be a job, house, apartment, car, child, spouse, or the ability to see and hear, please do not take anything for granted.

Chicago is extremely fortunate to be located in such a mild climate. The cold, icy winters and hot, sticky summers of the Windy City pale in comparison to coastlines across the world that are susceptible to destructible typhoons and hurricanes on a regular basis. If anything, digging your car out of the snow on the street after a heavy snowfall or blizzard should put a smile on your face.

If you are strong enough to spend forty minutes shoveling three feet of snow away from all four sides of your car, stop grumbling and start grinning. Life is good!  Next time the thermostat reads a negative number, let the corners of your lips reach toward your ears and flash that grateful smile because wearing multiple layers of clothing is the least of your worries.

The Sugar Fix Dental team, led by Chicago cosmetic dentist Brittany Dickinson, is thankful that they get to help their patients achieve healthy, white, perfectly aligned teeth for a living. Whether through Invisalign, Porcelain Veneers, Cosmetic Bonding, or Whitening, Dr. Dickinson works hard to change the way people think about dentistry.

As a patient of Sugar Fix, I can honestly say that for me, the question “Whose smile are you thankful for?” can be answered in one word: “Mine.”