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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thanks to all of our patients!

We just wanted to say thanks to all of our patients for such an awesome year in 2010! We wanted to say that we appreciate each of our patients and thanks so much for choosing us as your Dental Office! This year we've helped a lot of people get better smiles and healthier teeth! From General Dental Care, Family Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Smile Makeovers, Porcelain Veneers, Dentures, Dental Implants, Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea, Invisalign, and Sedation Dentistry; we've got to help out so many patients this year! We've got to know so many patients from all over Austin. We provide Dental Care to patients from Steiner Ranch, Lakeway, Bee Caves, Lake Pointe, Spicewood, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Downtown Austin, and many other areas.
Thanks again for such an awesome year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ancient teeth in the News

Here's a link to a recent article about ancient teeth found in Israel that may help with understanding our ancestors.
We're always excited to hear about teeth in the news and in current events.
Dr Tejas Patel is a Dentist in Lakeway Tx and serves patients from all over AustinTx. To find out more about Dr Patel, visit www.lakewaysmiles.com

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mobile Loaves and Fishes &the Bee Caves Rotary

Here's a video link to our recent Mobile Loaves and Fishes trip, and the Bee Caves Rotary Club giving back and helping out. Mobile Loaves and Fishes and the Lake Hill Church do an amazing job of helping those in need and the homeless in Austin Tx.
Dr Patel is a member of the Bee Caves Rotary Club and has a Dental Office in Lakeway Tx. He serves patients from Austin Tx, Bee Caves Tx, and Lakeway Tx. To find out more about Dr Patel and his volunteer efforts, visit www.lakewaysmiles.com

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Teeth straightening news featured in Women's Health Magazine

In the December 2010 issue of Women's Health Magazine, they feature some news and stats about Teeth Straightening. It says that there are 24% more people getting their teeth straighter than 10 years ago! One major reason for this is the availability of Clear Braces. It also mentions a study from the European Journal of Orthodontics that found that "people judged a photo of woman with gold, ceramic, or metal braces less attractive than a picture of the same woman with clear braces." Clear braces are comparable in price with traditional braces.
Dr Tejas Patel is a Dentist that offers Clear Braces in Austin Tx and Lakeway Tx. He's completed a large number of Invisalign and Clear Braces cases. He is even a Preferred Provider for Invisalign. If you have questions about clear braces or Invisalign, please contact our office at 512-263-8337 or email us through our website, www.lakewaysmiles.com

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dr Patel awarded Fellowship with ICOI !

Dr Patel has just been named a Fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists!
Dr Patel is one of a few Dentists in Austin to be awarded this prestigious Certification! Fellowship in the ICOI is awarded to individuals that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the field of Implant Dentistry. This title is awarded based on submitted case studies, letters of recommendation, and above and beyond educational hours completed in Implant Dentistry.
Dr Patel is able to surgically place Dental implants and restore the Implant with a crown or dentures in his Austin Dental Office. Dr Patel treats patients from Lakeway Tx and Austin Tx. To learn more about Dr Patel, visit www.lakewaysmiles.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dr Patel receives Advanced Denture Training

Dr Tejas Patel, a local Lakeway and Austin Dentist, recently completed Advanced Denture Training with Dr Joe Massad of Oklahoma. Dr. Massad is an internationally renowned Dentures Dentist. Dr Tejas Patel recently spent a full day training under Dr. Massad one on one. This higher education will help Dr Patel provide his patients with better and optimal Denture care. Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and can be secured or fastened to Dental Implants. Dr Patel serves patients from Lakeway Tx and all over Austin Tx.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Our Austin Groupon Offer

We're so excited to have joined with Groupon and featured an amazing special offer on Zoom Teeth Whitening earlier this month! We've been able to help so many new guests from all over Austin, Tx get brighter, whiter smiles! The Groupon is currently sold out, but we can't wait until it comes back again.
At our office we're always welcoming new patients and always have special offers on different treatments. Check out our website, www.lakewaysmiles.com for more information.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dr Patel interview featured on New Dental Websites

Dr Tejas Patel was interviewed by Austin Bizymoms for their new websites to help promote education on various oral health topics. Dr Patel is featured as an expert for the following topic interviews: Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, and Dental Implants. Check out the interviews above to learn more about these subjects. Dr Patel practices in Austin Tx and serves patient from Lakeway Tx and all over the Austin area. Dr Patel offers cosmetic dentistry, Dentures, Implant Dentistry, Teeth Whitening and more. Visit www.lakewaysmiles.com for more information.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dr Patel sponsor of Lake Pointe Elementary Carnival

Dr Patel was one of the many sponsors for today's Lake Pointe Elementary Carnival. The PTO did an amazing job of organizing a fun and fabulous carnival! Dr Patel practices family, general, and cosmetic dentistry in Lakeway and serves patients from Bee Caves and all over Austin. Dr Patel is very involved in the community and loves to give back locally and globally!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dr Patel as special guest of the Bee Caves Public Library for Storytime

Dr Patel was at the Bee Cave Public Library today reading at story time to the kids. This month the library is focusing on the letter "D." Dr Patel was representing "D" is for "Dentist." He read a book about a loose tooth to the children and gave out goodies. Dr Patel wanted to thank the Bee Caves Library for all the great work they do and for inviting him to be a guest of storytime. Dr Patel also gave the parents some pointers on dental hygiene for their children and answered questions on dental health. Dr Patel has a dental office in Lakeway and serves patients from Bee Caves as well as Lakeway and all over Austin.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What type of toothbrush should I use?

Here's a question we get asked all of the time. At our office we strongly recommend the use of an electric toothbrush versus a manual toothbrush. Specifically we recommend the Sonicare tooth brush. Click on this link to learn more about the benefits of using a Sonicare Toothbrush. In general we see healthier looking gums, cleaner looking teeth, and less stains on teeth. The 2 minute timer is so practical and useful as well. If you have questions about your oral health, dental health or oral hygiene, feel free to contact us at 512-263-8337 or visit www.lakewaysmiles.com. Dr Patel is a Dentist in Lakeway and Austin.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Is Invisalign for you?

Check out the Invisalign Self Assessment test to see if you're a good candidate for Invisalign.
Also, ask about our current Invisalign Special Offers. Dr Tejas Patel is a 2010 Preferred Provider for Invisalign. His office is located in Lakeway Tx and serves patients from all over Austin Tx wanting clear braces, straighter teeth, and Invisalign. Visit www.invisalign.com or www.lakewaysmiles.com for more information.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Interview with Lakeway Dentist featured on Bizymoms.com website

Check out the following link to see a recent interview with Dr Patel on Bizymoms.com
Dr Patel provides dental care to individuals in Austin Tx and Lakeway Tx. At his office he offers general dental care, cosmetic dental care, family dental care, Austin implant dentistry, sedation dentistry, Austin dentures, sleep apnea treatment, snoring treatment, Austin clear braces and more! Visit www.lakewaysmiles.com for more information.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Helpful Info from Dr Oz on Sleep Apnea

Check out this link to the Dr Oz website about Sleep Apnea, there's some great information!
If you have questions about snoring or have mild to moderate sleep apnea, ask your Dentist or Physician. Austin Dentist and Lakeway Dentist, Dr Patel has received extensive training in the field of Sleep Apnea and Dental Treatment options for Snoring Treatment and Dental Treatments for Sleep Apnea.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bee Cave Rotary now an Officially Chartered Rotary Club

Dr Tejas Patel is very proud to announce that the Bee Caves Chapter of Rotary International is now officially chartered as a Rotary Club! Dr Patel has been involved with the Bee Caves Rotary for over a year now and has just signed up to head the Committee for International Projects. Dr Patel is a Dentist serving the Austin and Lakeway areas.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Snap on Smile

Austin TX Dentist and Lakeway Tx Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel is now offering Snap-On-Smile. Snap-On-Smile is a great option for making over your smile! It's reversible and a removable set up plastic teeth that fit over your existing teeth. Patients can smile, chew, and talk with their Snap-On-Smile over their teeth! If you've been wanting a new smile, but want a more affordable option, or if you're missing teeth, or have very small teeth, or stained and discolored teeth, you're a great candidate! All it takes it 2 quick visits to the dental office! Call our office at 512-263-8337 or visit www.lakewaysmiles.com and email us.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dr Tejas Patel featured in current Lake Travis View and Bee Cave Bee

Check out the current Lake Travis View and the online newspaper Bee Cave Bee. Local Lakeway Tx Dentists and Austin Tx Dentist Dr Tejas Patel is featured in articles discussing his involvement with Climb for A Cause. Thanks to the local support of the community, Dr Patel is currently one of the top fundraisers for the event coming up this September!
The funds raised will be donated to Dental Clinics in Nepal and Guatemala and help to improve Oral Health Education and Dental Care to those with no access and those in need. Dr Patel practices in Lakeway Tx and provides Family, Cosmetic, Implant, Sedation, and General Dental Treatment for patients from all over Austin Tx.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pros and cons of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve your smile. We constantly hear from guests on how confident they are with their new smile and how they smile much more now! I even had a guest today say that it was one of the best things they've ever done!

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth. They can help straighten teeth, close spaces between teeth, fixed chipped, broken, or worn down teeth, whiten teeth, and just make your smile look more natural and youthful. There are many reasons why many of our guests have completed smile makeovers using porcelain veneers. Here are some pros and cons of porcelain veneers.

Pros: Porcelain veneers can help you achieve the smile that you've always wanted. A smile makeover with porcelain veneers usually takes a few visits and can be completed in a few months. So within a few months you can take years off your face and look more youthful! If you want your teeth to be white and you've tried whitening but want them even whiter, porcelain veneers can help. If you've had severely discolored or stained teeth, like with tetracycline stain, veneers are a great option. Another advantage of the veneers is that the color of the final veneers is permanent and will not change with habits like drinking coffee or red wine. Porcelain veneers can also look as perfect as you want or natural as you want. Talented Ceramic artists are trained to create life like porcelain veneers. Porcelain is an extremely strong and durable material and lasts years and years. Porcelain veneers are individual pieces so they're as easy to floss and brush as your own teeth. Porcelain veneers are made with porcelain and no metal, so there are no dark gray lines that look unnatural. With today's technology and materials, porcelain veneers can be made very thin which requires little to no tooth preparation or removal.

Cons: The biggest disadvantage of porcelain veneers is that there is usually removal of tooth structure to prepare for the veneers. The amount of tooth removal is usually a millimeter or less and does not require having as much tooth structure removed as for a crown or "cap". But today, things are different and we are able to be even more conservative in many cases and remove little or no tooth structure. Porcelain veneers can be a considerable investment. It's true that the cost of a veneer can cost over $1000 for a single veneer. But again, today there are ways to set up monthly payment plans to make things so much easier. Some people get concerned that veneers look too "fake." If using a talented Dentist who has training in cosmetic dentistry and using a talented and skilled ceramics lab, the result can be extremely natural!

Helping our guests get the smile that they've always wanted and helping them smile more is something we feel very privileged to be able to do! We hear constantly from our guests how getting their smile done was so great and how they smile much more now! It's great to hear that they're more confident about themselves and their smiles and that they feel younger and look younger too!

If you have questions about porcelain veneers, visit www.lakewaysmiles.com or call 512-263-8337

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Comfortable Dentistry

These days we get a lot of questions about what can we do to make patients comfortable during dental treatment. Dentistry has come a long way over the years! We offer the basics from topical anesthetic before numbing, numbing with local anesthetics, laughing gas, oral conscious sedation, and are now working with a local dental anesthesiologist to offer IV sedation. There's a full range of option to make dentistry more comfortable! Dentistry can be painless, comfortable, and easy. With some of the options, like oral conscious sedation and IV sedation you have to have a ride to and from the dental appointment. The great thing about these options is that you can pretty much sleep through your dental treatment. If you're in and have questions about sedation dentistry in Austin Tx, give us a call.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Implant Sedation Dentistry and Lady Gaga

Just saw the Lady Gaga Monster Ball show this past Friday in Dallas, Tx. What an awesome show! Lady Gaga is extremely talented and put on an absolutely amazing concert! The music, the outfits, and the energy were all phenomenal! On one part of the stage, in bright neon lights it says, "Implants Sedation Dentistry." How cool is that! As an Austin and Lakeway Dentist, it was pretty cool and exciting to see that sign as part of the set and stage!

The clear way to straighten teeth

At our office, we offer Invisalign clear braces treatment to help our patients get straighter teeth and to improve their smiles! Invisalign uses clear plastic trays, called aligners to straighten teeth over a specified course of time( usually between 10-18 months). Invisalign is different than traditional metal braces because with Invisalign there is no wires, brackets, or metal and the trays are removable! Invisalign can also be used with Teens, usually 14 year old and older. If you're interested in getting straighter teeth to get a better smile, a better bite, or to help get your gums healthier, set up a free consult with our office.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Austin Implant Dentistry

A service we offer at our office is the placement and restoration of dental implants. A Dental implant usually consists of an Implant or post that is secured into the jawbone. After healing, A tooth or crown is placed over the Implant to improve the appearance and restore the function of the missing tooth or teeth. If you have a missing tooth, missing teeth, a bridge, partials or dentures, you may be a candidate for Tooth replacements called Dental Implants. If you have questions about Austin Implant Dentistry or are looking for an Dentist, give us a call!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lakeway Dentist continues to help with Third World Dental Care

Local Dentist Steps Up to Help Children in Impoverished Countries
Dr Tejas Patel of Lakeway, Texas has decided to take a major challenge head on-attempting to hike to the 10,047 ft summit of The Middle Sister, near Bend, Oregon- to benefit children throughout the world.

The Event occurs over Labor Day Weekend (September 4-6, 2010) in the Three Sisters Wilderness. In Oregon, Dr. Patel joins a team of similarly motivated dentists from across the country, coming together in support of the Climb for a Cause annual fundraising event.

This climb will be the 13th annual in support of CFAC, an international non-profit organization that funds oral health education and treatment projects in Nepal and Guatemala. It is Dr. Patel’s first climb with the organization.

“I recently have done dental mission trips to Peru and Nicaragua and saw how much individuals in third world countries are in need of dental care and how there is just no access for them to get dental care. I also got to see how many people we could help by setting up a clinic and completing dental treatment. CFAC is great way for me to give back and help those in need in impoverished countries by helping fund dental projects and clinics.”

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Patel on this year’s Summit Team.” says Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow, CFAC’s executive director, “It’s always gratifying to become newly acquainted with yet another doctor whose heart is so big and generous to a fault.”

Please contact Dr. Patel’s Lakeway Dental Office at (512) 263-8337 to learn more about CFAC or to lend your support please visit http://www.active.com/donate/CFAC2010/tejaspatel. Dr. Patel and his Team look forward to sharing the joy of giving with the Lakeway and Austin communities to help put big smiles on little faces one smile (and one step) at a time.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lakeway General & Family Dentistry

Often times we get asked if we do General Dentistry and Family Dentistry. The answer is, "Yes we do, and yes we can take care of you and your family's dental needs." We love to do Cosmetic Dentistry and we love General and Family Dentistry as well. Many of our guests come to our office for different reasons and we always strive to exceed their expectations. We do a variety of Dental Treatments and offer a variety of Dental Services. For many of our patients we are a "one stop shop," that can give them an awesome new smile and do their routine dental care as well! We routinely do: teeth whitening, smile makeovers, sedation dentistry, Emergency Dental Treatment,dental implants, snoring treatments, dentures and false Teeth, and Tooth Extractions.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hate your CPAP?

If you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and can't tolerate wearing a CPAP machine, there are alternatives available! Some complaints we hear often about the CPAP machine are that the machine is too noisy, it irritates the eyes and skin where the mask is placed, the hoses and masks make it hard to move when you sleep, and that the CPAP is difficult to travel with. If you have a CPAP and just don't use it because you just can't tolerate it, you may be a candidate for an Oral Appliance that can be a great alternative. The oral appliance consists of an custom made oral guards, one that fits over the top teeth and one for the lower teeth. This appliance helps move your lower jaw forward and therefore opens your airway, making it easier to breathe and get oxygen while you sleep. No hoses or tubes and no noise! Plus travelling with one is so easy! Dr Patel can work together with your Sleep Physician to make sure you'll get benefits from the Oral Appliance therapy.
If you have Sleep Apnea in Austin Tx and are wondering about alternatives to the CPAP machine, give us a call and we can help! 512-263-8337.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Teeth Whitening 101

Today, there's so many options for getting whiter teeth in Austin. Whitening is a great and affordable way to brighten up your smile and make your smile look younger! From over the counter products to Laser Whitening at the Dental Office, here's a summary of some good options!
1. Over the counter products - Whitening toothpastes are great, just make sure they're not too abrasive or gritty in texture. This can slowly abrade the enamel over time. Crest White Strips work well for lightly stained teeth and also for younger individuals. Treatment time is usually 30 minutes each day over a course of 2 weeks. White strips are usually around $50 or below. We highly recommend Sonicare Toothbrushes (a little over $100), they're great at keeping stain off your teeth!
2. At the Dental Office- Custom made whitening trays are based off of a mold taken at your Dentist's office. From the molds, models are made and thin plastic trays are molded over the models. You're given a whitening gel to fill the trays with and then place the tray over your teeth. The tray is worn for about 60-90 minutes. Depending on the level of stain, you may have to use the trays for up to 2 weeks. Results are usually very good with the trays if they're worn consistently for the recommended treatment time. Price of trays can vary with each office, but range from $100-250 for both upper and lower trays. You can expect your teeth to get several shades lighter with proper use.
3. Laser Teeth Whitening- Zoom is the most popular Laser Whitening Treatment available. Upon your visit to the Dentist office, your teeth are first polished and cleaned. Then a barrier is placed over the lips, gums, and cheeks as protection. Whitening gel is then placed over your teeth and then activated by a Laser Light that shines on your teeth. The procedure usually takes about 1.5hrs. Laser Whitening definitely has the most dramatic effects, because the results are instant. We usually see teeth getting many shades lighter, just after 1.5hrs. Price of Zoom can vary from $400 up to $700.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Solutions for Crooked Teeth-- Austin Cosmetic Dentistry

If you've been wondering about solutions to improve your smile and specifically straighten crooked teeth, read on! As we age our teeth tend to shift and get more crooked over time. Obviously this causes an issue with the appearance of one's smile but can also contribute to gum health issues as well. Crooked teeth tend to be harder to clean and can cause plaque and tartar to build in areas that are harder to keep clean. Some options for getting a straighter smile include clear braces (Invisalign) or porcealin veneers. If there is major crowding of the teeth, braces may be the best option. Many time we can use clear braces to straighten teeth and improve the smile. Invisalign works great and is clear, easy to use, and removable. Porcelain veneers are another way to get teeth straighter. We usually recommend veneers if the crowding is mild and the teeth are discolored or may be structurally weaker. Dr Patel practices general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lakeway Dentures Dentist, Austin Dentures Dentist offers Remedy for Loose Dentures

If you have loose dentures and are interested in an easy and affordable way to improve the fit of your current denture, mini dental implants be a great option for you! Even if you like the look of your current Denture and just want to make it fit better and maybe have had it relined but with no success, Mini Implants will help stabilize your Denture. Since Mini implants are smaller than traditional implants, even if you suffer from bone loss, you still can be a candidate. This is a graet option to stabilize your Dentures and make chewing, eating and speaking more comfortable. Your Denture is allowed to "snap" onto the impants that are stabilized by the jawbone, making the Dentures more retentive. Also, compared to traditional implants the cost of Mini Implants can be more affordable. The Dental office of Dr Tejas Patel serves patients from Austin Tx and Lakeway Tx. Dr Patel offers Austin Dental Implants and Dentures and Mini Dental Implants and much more! Call our office at 512-263-8337or visit lakewaysmiles.com to find out more!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lakeway Dentist partners with Monet Aesthetics to now offer Botox and other Cosmetic procedures

The Lakeway Dental Office of Dr Tejas Patel has recently partnered with Monet Aethetics to allow you convenient access to the most skilled technicians and best way to look younger right here in our office. Dr Patel's Lakeway Dental office currently offer many cosmetic dental procedures such as: Smile Makeovers, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Clear Braces and Teeth Straightening.
The Facial Esthetic services are are provided by quality Board Certified Licensed Nurses with outstanding experience in aesthetic services.
We are excited to offer these great services/products to our guests:
Glycolic Peel
Jessner's Peel
Vivite Skin Care Products
Contact us at 512-263-8337, Monet Aesthetics will be seeing patients starting Jne 20,2010. Call to schedule your appointment. Visit http://monetaesthetics.com/ and www.lakewaysmiles.com to find out more!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Lakeway Dentist, Austin Dentist and Team volunteer at Marble Falls Dental Clinic

Local Lakeway Dentist and Austin Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel and his Team volunteered at the Rotary Dental Clinic in Marble Falls this morning. Dr Patel and his Team, Leticia- Dental Assistant and Melissa- Dental Hygienist, were able to help out many area patients that were in need of dental care. They were able to complete many teeth extractions, filling, exams and cleanings. Dr Tejas Patel practices in Lakeway and serves patients from Lakeway and Austin. At his Lakeway Dental Office the offer: Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Sleep Apnea Treatment alternatives, and much more!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lakeway Dentist, Austin Dentist joins Lakeway Networking Group

Local Lakeway Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel has joined LNI the Lakeway Networking Group. The Lakeway Networking Group is made up of many local Lakeway Businesses that come together to help build relationships and promote local businesses. Check out the link below to learn more about this exciting group!
Dr Tejas Patel offers General Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry as well as other services such as Dentures at his Practice in Lakeway. Dr Patel sees patients from Austin Tx and Lakeway Tx. Visit www.lakewaysmiles.com or call 512-262-8337 to learn more about the practice of Dr Tejas Patel.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lakeway Dentist, Austin Dentist now offers Numbing Reversal Agent

Local Lakeway Tx and Austin Tx Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel now offers Oraverse. Oraverse is an anesthesia reversal agent- that shortens lingering numbness after dental treatment in as little as 50 minutes. Typically, anesthetics can cause numbness for up to 3-5 hours after a procedure. OraVerse can cut that time in half. That is potentially hours more of your day that you can have back, free from the discomfort of numbness. If you're interested in finding out more about Oraverse, or are in need of a Dentist and you're in Austin, Tx or Lakeway Tx, contact us at 512-263-8337.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Austin Tx Dentist , Lakeway Tx Dentist: Avoiding the Dentist because you're scared? Putting off Dental Work?

Check out the article below about some of the consequences of putting off dental treatment and avoiding the Dentist:
If you're scared of the Dentist, Austin Sedation Dentistry is a great option to make you relaxed and comfortable during your dental visit. If you're in need of a emergency dentist, have questions about sedation dentistry, or have been putting off going to the Dentist because you're scared, and you live in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx call the office of Dr Patel at 512-263-8337.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Austin Dentist, Lakeway Dentist Dr Patel joins Climb for a Cause 2010

Local Lakeway Dentist and Austin Dentist Dr Tejas Patel has joined Climb for a Cause a non profit organization of Dental Health Professionals that come together yearly to raise money to benefit third world country dental clinics, specifically in Guatemala and Nepal. This Year Dr Patel will travel to Bend, Oregon for the Annual Hike and join many of his colleges. Check out the site below to find out more about the organization and how you can help out. Dr Patel has also named his Practice a Smile Tree Branch office which means that he's committed to raising funds to support these third world country dental clinics in an ongoing effort.
Dr Tejas Patel practices in Lakeway Tx and serve patients from all over Austin Tx. Dr Patel offers general dentistry, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dentures, dental implants, sleep apnea treatment alternatives, Invisalign and much more.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Austin Dentist, Lakeway Dentist to Attend 19th Annual Meeting for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Local Austin Tx and Lakeway Tx, Dr Tejas Patel will be attending the 19th Annual Meeting of the AADSM in San Antonio. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is one of the most prominent Health Organizations that helps educate professionals and the public about Sleep Disorders and potential treatments. Dr Patel works with many local ENTs and Sleep Physicians to care for individuals with sleep breathing disorders, like Sleep Apnea. Even people who snore can benefit from potential treatments. Dr Patel offers a variety of treatments to help with snoring, sleep apnea treatment alternatives and alternative treatments for CPAP.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Austin Dentist, Lakeway Dentist to speak to Men's Breakfast Club of Lakeway

Dr Patel is scheduled to speak to the Men's Breakfast Club of Lakeway, Wed, June 2nd from 8-9am. He'll be giving a talk called "How to add 10 years to your life." The talk will be given at the Lakeway Activity Center. Dr Patel maintains a Dental Practice that focuses on Comprehensive Family General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry that serves Lakeway Tx and Austin Tx.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Austin Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers for Tetracycline Stains

Austin Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel helped rejuvenate this guests' smile with porcelain veneers. Her smile was completely transformed and brightened! She choose to do 8 veneers on the upper teeth and 6 veneers on the lowers. If you have tetracycline stains on your teeth and would like to know about porcelain veneers or other options, call Austin Dentist and Lakeway Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel at 512-263-8337 or email us through our website, www.lakewaysmiles.com

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lakeway Dentist and Austin Dentist volunteers at HVAC Clinic

Local Austin Dentist and Lakeway Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel volunteered at the HVAC free medical and dental clinic again this evening. The clinic is open Wednesday nights and offers medical and dental care to those without insurance and of low income. The clinic is supported by over a hundred volunteers and through generous donations from the community. Dr Tejas Patel practices Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Lakeway and serves clients from all over Austin as well.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Colin's Hope Classic this Wednesday at Flintrock!

Just wanted to let people know about the Colin's Hope Classic this Wed, May 19th at Flintrock Falls. It's going to be a great event. What a great cause to give back to! Make sure you bid on the Teeth Whitening and Sonicare Package and help raise money for an outstanding charity. Visit the website to find out more, www.colinshope.org
Dr Tejas Patel is a General, Family, and Cosmetic Dentist with an office that serves Austin,Tx and Lakeway, Tx.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Austin Snoring Treatment and Austin Under Armour Armourbite

Dental Mouthpieces have come a long way. With today's dentistry and technology, dental mouthpieces can be used to combat sleep apnea and snoring! Also, there are now mouthpieces that help improve sports performance and endurance! The top two pictures show and oral appliance to stop snoring and improve sleep apnea. The bottom picture is a picture of Under Armours new Sports Performance Mouth wear. If you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx and you have questions about snoring treatment alternatives, or sports performance mouth wear, contact Austin Dentist and Lakeway Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel at 512-263-8337 or visit www.lakewaysmiles.com

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lakeway Dentist speaks to Bee Caves Rotary Club

Local Lakeway Tx Dentist and Austin Tx Dentist spoke to the Bee Caves Rotary Club this morning. Dr Patel discussed his recent Dental mission trip to Peru and the impact they were able to make. Dr Patel completed the trip with Kindness In Action, a non profit organization based in Canada. If you want to know more about Dr Tejas Patel, visit www.lakewaysmiles.com or call 512-263-8337.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dental Implants Austin and Dental Implants Lakeway

Here's some before and after pictures of a smile using dental implants. Our patient had been missing his front tooth for years. He lost the front tooth from an accident when he was a child. Since then he wore a flipper to replace the missing front tooth. The flipper was removable and didn't look or feel as natural as our patient desired. After an implant was placed we placed a porcelain crown over the implant to improve the smile. Our patient says that having his tooth back has been life-changing! His new smile is permanent and looks and feels natural!
If you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx and have questions abot Austin Dental Implants, contact the office of Dr Patel.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lakeway Dentist volunteers at Lake Pointe Elementary Track & Field Day

LocalAustin and Lakeway Tx Dentist, Dr Patel volunteered yesterday at the Lake Pointe Elementary Track & Field Day. Lake Pointe Elementary is in the Lake Travis School District. It was a great day filled with baton races, long jump competitions, sack races and more! Dr Patel got to be the time and score keeper for several Kindergarden and Second Grade Classes. To find out more about Dr Patel or if you're in need of a Dentist and are in Lakeway Tx or Austin Tx, visit his website lakewaysmiles.com or call 512-263-8337.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dental Implants Austin and Dental Implants Lakeway

Our guest had an implant placed on one of the front teeth after a dental emergency that resulted in loss of the front tooth.

Can you guess which one?

With today's technology we can replace missing front or back teeth with dental implants and porcelain crowns that look so natural and lifelike!

If you're in Austin TX or Lakeway Tx and have questions about dental implants or have a dental emergency, contact emergency austin dentist, Dr Tejas Patel at 512-263-8337.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Austin Porcelain Veneers from Austin Cosmetic Dentist

Here's some Before and After pictures of a recent smile makeover we completed using porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dentistry is such a great way to get that smile you've always wanted! What a difference. If you're in Austin TX or Lakeway Tx and you want a better smile contact the office of Dr Tejas Patel or visit www.lakewaysmiles.com

Monday, April 26, 2010

Austin Porcelain Veneers

Check out what our guest had to say after her smile makeover using porcelain veneers! It's so amazing how improving a smile can make such a difference! If you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx and have questions about or are interested in a smile makeover or porcelain veneers, contact us at 512-263-8337 or visit www.lakewaysmiles.com

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lakeway Dentist Volunteers at Local HVAC Dental Clinic

Local Lakeway Dentist volunteered at the HVAC (Healthcare Volunteer Associates Clinic) here in Lakeway this week. The HVAC clinic provides healthcare and dental care to those in the community who have no access to basic medical and dental treatment. The Clinic is located in Lakeway Plaza and serves many individuals from Lakeway and surrounding communities that have no health insurance or medical assistance and are from lower income households and just don't have the means to get the proper health care treatment they need. The staff of the HVAC clinic are exclusively voluntary, with the staff including dentists, physicians, nurses, medical assistants and more. All treatments and services provided as well as medications are complimentary. If you'd like to learn more about volunteering contact 512-263-0265. The clinic is open Wednesday evenings. Dr Patel was able to see many patients on his last visit to the clinic and provided voluntary dental services to those in need. Dr Patel says, "I'm excited to be a part of this great clinic! I think it's so amazing that we have this clinic right here in our community and that through donations and volunteer efforts this clinic goes above and beyond to help those in need."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Austin Teeth Whitening & Austin Laser Dentistry from Austin Cosmetic Dentist

Check out this before and after case. You'll see in the third picture the initial smile of the patient before treatment. The second picture is after we completed ZOOM Teeth Whitening, the process took less than an hour! You can see the difference and improvement in the color of the teeth! Our patient was also concerned about the uneven gum level on the front teeth. The top picture shows the immediate result after Laser Gum Reshaping was done on the upper front tooth. So in one visit we were able to transform our patient's smile in a few hours!! Our patient was so excited to get her smile fixed after it had been bothering her for a while now! The procedure was very easy and comfortable as well!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Austin Cosmetic Dentistry from Austin Cosmetic Dentist Dr Tejas Patel

Check out these before and after pics of one our guests! He was unhappy with his smile and wanted to improve the color and appearance of his smile. By using porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns we were able to rejuvenate his smile. Wow! What a difference! Our guest says he smiles more and feels so much better about his smile! So if you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx and are have questions about cosmetic dentistry and how to improve your smile, call the office of Dr Tejas Patel at 512-263-8337!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Austin Tx Invisalign and Lakeway Tx Invisalign

Check out these Before and After pictures of a smile we helped to transform by using Invisalign. The treatment time only took 8 months! What a difference! Our Guest was so happy about her new smile! If you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx and you're interested in getting your teeth straightened with Invisalign, contact Austin Invisalign Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel at 512-263-8337.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lakeway Dental Implants and Dentures

With today' s dentistry, Dentures have come a far way! Today, Dentures can be stabilized with the use of traditional Dental Implants or even Mini-Implants. By using Implants to support a Denture the stability and function of the Denture dramatically improves! Since the Denture fastens to the implants to Denture does not move while chewing and eating. Also, since the Denture is more secure there aren't sore spots, so it ends up being more comfortable overall. When creating a new Denture we use the principles we use when creating a smile makeover, so Dentures can look extremely life like and natural. So, if you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx and you have Dentures or Partials and are looking to improve them with Austin Dental Implants, or have questions about what can be done, call the office of Dr Tejas Patel at 512-263-8337.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Austin Comsetic Dentist, Lakeway Cosmetic Dentist Featured on laketravisview.com

Austin Cosmetic Dentist and local Lakeway Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel is featured on the Lake Travis View website for his recent Peru Dental Mission Trip. Check out the online version of the article at:
Dr Tejas Patel maintains a General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry practice that serves Austin Tx and Lakeway Tx.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dentist Lakeway Tx, Dentist Austin Tx featured on Beecavebee.com

Local Lakeway Tx and Austin Tx Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel is featured on the BeeCaveBee.com online newspaper site. Check out the article through the link below:
Dr Tejas Patel maintains a Dental Practice that serves Austin Tx and Lakeway Tx. For more information call the office of Dr Patel at 512-263-8337 or go to www.lakewaysmiles.com

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lakeway Cosmetic Dentist Launches New Video Website

Lakeway Cosmetic Dentist and Austin Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel has launched a new website that incorporates video into the website! You can visit lakewaysmiles.com to see for yourself! You'll see Dr Patel discussing different dental treatments, procedures, services and information about his office. If you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx and you're looking for a Dentist, call the office of Dr Tejas Patel.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lakeway Dental Implants and Austin Dental Implants

Here's a great case where we helped replace several missing teeth with dental implants. Our guest was missing 3 back teeth on the lower right side and 1 back tooth on the upper right side of her mouth. We completed the implant restorations to give her her smile and teeth back. By replacing those teeth, our guest now chews better and smiles even more! If you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx and you have questions about Dental Implants, call or office at 512-263-8337.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lakeway Tx Dentist and Austin Tx Dentist featured in Lake Travis View

Our own local Lakeway Tx and Austin Tx Dr Tejas Patel is featured in the April 8th issue of the Lake Travis View! The article is entitled "Dentist fills void in Peruvian village during mission trip." I discusses Dr Patel's dental mission trip to Peru this past March. Make sure to pick up a copy! If you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway TX and are looking for a Dentist, call our office at 512-263-8337 or visit our website, www.lakewaysmiles.com.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lakeway Dentist Featured in Lake Travis View

Local Lakeway and Austin Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel is featured in the April 1, 2010 edition of the Lake Travis View in an article entitled, "Jaw-Dropping Technology Aids Athletes." Check it out! If you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx and are looking for a Dentist, give us a call at 512-263-8337 or visit our website www.lakewaysmiles.com.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Lakeway Dentist donates to Lake Travis Project Graduation

Local Lakeway Dentist and Austin Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel has recently donated towards the Lake Travis High School's Project Graduation. The Lake Travis High School's Project Graduation will help promote safety on graduation night by providing students with the opportunity for a drug and alcohol free celebration at Austin's Main Event. Visit the Lake Travis Project Graduation link below, to find out more on how you can help: http://www.projectgraduationlths.org/
Dr Patel maintains a General Dentistry, Family Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry practice in Lakeway. So if you're in Austin, TX or Lakeway, TX and need a Dentist, give his office a call at 512-263-8337.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Austin Tx Family Dentist and Lakeway Tx Family Dentist

If you're in Austin, TX or Lakeway, TX and are looking for a Dentist for you and your family, contact the office of Dr Tejas Patel. Our office is located in Lakeway Tx, which is minutes from Austin, Tx. We offer comprehensive dental care to you and your family. This includes routine check ups and cleanings to restorative dental care. We also offer a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures to enhance your smile. Give us a call at 512-263-8337. We work with most insurance plans and have affordable payment options.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lakeway Dentist to be featured in Lake Travis View

Lakeway Dentist and Austin Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel will be featured in an upcoming article in the Lake Travis View. The article will discuss Dr Patel's recent participation in a Dental Mission Trip to Peru. Keep a lookout for the article! If you're looking for a Dentist and you're in Austin or Lakeway, give the office of Dr Tejas Patel a call at 512-263-8337!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Austin General Dentistry, Replacing Silver Fillings

Here's before and after pictures of one our guests. We were able to transform those unsightly metal fillings into natural tooth colored restorations that look like the teeth were never touched! If you have old fillings and are wanting to replace or update them, call Lakeway and Austin General and Family Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel at 512-263-8337!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Austin Dentist, Lakeway Dentist Peru Dental Mission Trip

Austin, Tx and Lakeway, Tx General & Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel recently completed a Dental Mission Trip to Peru with Kindness in Action. The team of Dentists( including Dr Patel) and Dental Hygienists were able to see over 320 patients in the course of four and a half clinic days. The team was able to complete 400+ fillings and 230+ extractions and 100 patient teeth cleanings. What an accomplishment! If you're in Austin, or Lakeway and need a Dentist, give the office of Dr Tejas Patel a call at 512-263-8337.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lakeway General Dentistry & Metal Free Restorations

Our guest wanted to replace the large silver filling on the back tooth and the porcelain metal crown on the tooth in front of it. She wanted an option to fix her teeth with no metal. We completed two porcelain restorations on her back two teeth that looked more natural than what she had before. Also, the restorations we used were metal free, so no dark lines at the gum line and no darkness on her tooth to be seen when she spoke or laughed. If your interested in cosmetic or Metal Free Dentistry, give Lakeway and Austin Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel a call!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Austin Smile Makeover and Lakeway Smile Makoever

Here's a before and after picture of a smile makeover guest. We used a combination of porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns to improve the smile. What a difference! Just by improving the color and making the new smile whiter made a such a huge difference! If you're in Austin or Lakeway and are interested in a smile makeover, contact the office of Dr Tejas Patel. Also, to see more before and after pictures, visit www. lakewaysmiles.com.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lakeway Dentist returns from Dental Mission Trip in Peru

Lakeway and Austin Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel returned from a week long Dental Mission Trip to Peru. Dr Patel says the following about his experience volunteering in Peru, " It was truly amazing, we got to help out so many people. The people were so great and welcoming! I'm looking forward to the next time!" Dr Patel travelled with Kindess in Action a Canadian based non profit organization that sets up Dental Clinics in Central and South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. There were 6 total Dentists, 2 Dental Hygienists and a team of 18 others who volunteered during the Peru Trip. The team set up a free Dental Clinic in Yuquay, a small town in the Sacred Valley. The closest bg city is Cusco, which is an hour away by bus. The team worked 4 and a half days and saw around 400 patients, including children and adults. They were able to do hundreds of fillings and extractions and cleanings. The population doesn't have access to dental care so this is often the most care they've ever receive. Dr Patel says, " the great thing about the trip was that we did many more fillings than extractions which translates into, we were able to save many more teeth than normal that would have otherwise have been pulled." Dr Patel was the only American on the trip and was joined by an all Canadian team. Third world dentistry and Giving Back are two of Dr Patel's passions and he says," I'm so fortunate to have had such an amazing opportunity and experience to give back internationally!" Dr Patel enjoys the Spanish Language, it was even his major in college. The trip also gave him the opportunity to brush up on his Spanish skills. Dr Patel gives back locally as well by volunteering in a Rotary Dental Clinic in Marble Falls and will soon be volunteering at a local Lakeway Dental Clinic associated with the Lakeway Church. Check out Lakeway and Austin Dentist, Tejas Patel, DDS on Facebook to see the entire photo album of the Peru Dental Mission Trip!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lakeway Dentist to speak at World of Tennis Health and Fitness Series

Lakeway Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel will be speaking next Thursday, March 25th at 7pm the World of Tennis! He will be speaking about the oral health and overall body health connection as well as pointers on how to lead a healthier life! If you're a member of the Hills Country Club, attend this informative seminar. You'll be given some pearls on staying healthy and living longer! If you want more information contact the World of Tennis Facility at 512-261-7222 or Dr Patel's office at 512-263-8337. If you're in Austin and/or Lakeway and want to get a healthier mouth, which will result in a healthier body, call Lakeway Dentist, Dr Tejas Patel.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Lake Travis Fit Expo at the Lake Travis High School

Local Lakeway Dentist, Dr. Tejas Patel attended The Lake Travis Fit Expo today. It was a great event put on by Lake Travis ISD and held at the Lake Travis High School. They had different tables set up that taught the kids about health, nutrition, physical activity, gardening and much more! They also had a activity area which got all the kids to burn off some energy!! Each table gave a stamp on a passport once you completed an activity. Once you collected eight stamps, you got a prize! It was a lot of fun!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lakeway Dentist helps Austin Rogue Elite Runners

We're going to be helping out Austin's own Rogue Elite Runners this Spring by getting the team fitted for the new Under Armour Performance Mouthwear! Check out more about the team at the link below:
They're a great group and we're excited for them!
If you're in Austin or Lakeway and you're into sports and are looking to improve your game or sport with an Under Armour Performance Mouthpiece, contact our office.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lakeway Dentist off to Peru in March for Dental Mission Trip

Local Lakeway Dentist, Dr. Tejas Patel has joined Kindess In Action for an upcoming Dental Mission Trip this March 2010. Kindess In Action is a Canadian based non-profit that provides dental care for underserved areas in third world countries. They have completed trips and provided dental care for people in Central and South America as well as the Phillipines. Dr. Tejas Patel will be 1 of 3 Dentists traveling to Peru as well as a team of 20 others (including Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist and volunteers). Dr. Patel is the only one from the United States on the trip. All of the other team members are from Canada. The team will set up a dental clinic outside of Cusco, Peru in the Sacred Valley. They will be able to perform exams, teeth extractions, fillings and cleanings. They will also focus on prevention and oral health education for school children. In the 4 days that the clinic is open, the team will get to provide dental care for up to 500 people. All of these people who will be treated have no access to dental care. If you want to find out more about Kindess In Action, visit www.kindnessinaction.ca or call Dr. Tejas Patel at (512)263-8337.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lakeway Clear Braces

Invisalign is a great way to not only get teeth straighter but to help with the health of the teeth. We're about to start Invisalign for one our guests because she's bothered by always catching food and shredding floss on her bottom teeth. She feels like her teeth have shifted and have gotten more and more crooked over time. Her bottom front teeth are crowded and hard to clean because there are many difficult to reach areas. She's pretty happy with her smile, but wants to make sure her teeth stay healthy. At a younger age she lost a molar, because growing up that was the only option for a "bad" tooth.
By having the teeth straighter, her teeth will be easier to clean, therefore helping to keep the gums healthy. Unhealthy gums can lead to gum disease, infection, and tooth loss. So for our patient, Invisalign and Clear Braces will help get her teeth not only straighter and looking better, but also more importantly for her --healthier!! So of you're in Lakeway, Tx or Austin, Tx and you are interested in Clear Braces, give us a call!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sedation Dentistry in Lakeway

At our office we believe in making our guests comfortable. Everyday we get to help guests of our office get healthy and smile even more! Many of our guests are very fearful and anxious about visiting the dental office. Most often this is due to negative dental experiences in the past. Also, some people are fearful because they feel like they've put off going to the dentist or haven't taken as good care of their teeth as they should have been. This results in a situation where they feel like there's too many problems or issues to fix.
Sedation Dentistry is great for those who are fearful and anxious for whatever reason. We prescribe a medication that makes you very sleepy through the procedure. This allows us to accomplish more in one visit than usual, so we can actually minimize the number of visits it takes to achieve your oral health goals.
So if you're in Austin Tx or Lakeway Tx and you've been putting off going to the Dentist, and are interested in Sedation Dentistry, give us a call. We'll help you snooze through your dental appointments.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lakeway Dentist speaks at Lake Pointe Elementary for National Children's Dental Health Month

Lakeway and Austin Dentist, Dr. Tejas Patel, spoke at Lake Pointe Elementary last week for National Children's Dental Health Month. Dr. Patel reviewed how to take care of your teeth, foods that are good/ bad for your teeth, and discussed what it's like to be a Dentist. The kids were wonderful! Dr. Patel strives to stay involved in the community. Speaking to individuals young and old about dental health, dental care and the dental profession is one of Dr. Patel's passions.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Invisalign Lakeway Tx and Invisalign Austin Tx

If you live in Austin, TX or Lakeway,TX and were thinking about getting Invisalign to straigthen your teeth, contact the office of Dr. Tejas Patel.
We're hosting an Invisalign Open House on Thurs, March 4th 2010 from 8am-3pm. Dr. Tejas Patel and team are inviting you, your friends and family to come and learn more about Invisalign treatment. Our 1-Day special offer includes the following:
Complimentary Invisalign Consultation,
Free Invisalign Records,
$500 off your Invisalign Treatment,
Free Zoom! Laser Whitening Package Included with your Invisalign Treatment,
Free First set of Retainers,
an Additional $200 off if you refer a friend who starts Invisalign Treatment,
and Financing as low as $116 per month through Care Credit.
Call us to reserve your appointment at 512-263-8337.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lakeway Dentist Dr. Tejas Patel attends the Lake Travis Education Foundation 2010 Crystal Ball Gala

We had an amazing time at the 2010 Lake Travis Education Foundation Crystal Ball! This annual Lakeway event is always so much fun! The silent and live auctions were filled with fantastic items! We can't wait to see what we won later this week! The Ballroom looked spectacular at the Renaissance Hotel in the Arboretum in Northwest Austin, Tx. The music from the Spasmatics brought back some 80's flashbacks! It was great seeing friends, new and old, as well as many of our awesome clients! The LTEF does so many great things for our Lake Travis school district and Lakeway schools. It was so wonderful to see a great turn out and the support of the Lakeway community for such a memorable event!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lakeway Dental Implants and Austin Dental Implants

Austin and Lakeway Dentist, Dr. Tejas Patel completes Comprehensive Dental Implant Training Program
The Hands On Training Institute proudly announces the completion of our 8 Day Dental Implant Mini Residency by Dr. Tejas Patel. This eight day, hands-on program equips doctors with the skills and knowledge needed to treat their patients predictably and conservatively with Dental Implants. Dr. Tejas Patel completed the Comprehensive Dental Implant Training under the direction of Dr. Ken Hebel. While attending the course, Dr. Tejas Patel underwent intensive training on how to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who need dental implants for replacing missing teeth and/or denture stabilization.
Dr. Tejas Patel’s desire to provide the best possible care in his practice is evidenced by his commitment to continuing education in advanced dental studies. For more information, call Dr. Tejas Patel at (512)263-8337.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Austin and Lakeway Sleep Apnea Treatment with Oral Appliance Therapy

Studies have shown that patients with mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea can benefit from Oral Appliance Therapy if the patient is CPAP intolerant. The CPAP is still the gold standard for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, especially moderate to severe cases. But for those who either can't tolerate the CPAP, have very mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or snore (and don't Obstructive Sleep Apnea), oral appliance therapy is a great option. With any symptoms of Sleep Apnea or Sleep Breathing Disorders, one of the first steps is to undergo a Sleep Study. If you're not sure you about your symptoms, you can consult with a Sleep Physician or a Sleep Apnea Dentist. Dr. Patel is familiar with Sleep Disorders and options for Oral Appliance Therapies. So if you're in Austin or Lakeway and you snore, have Sleep Apnea, or can't tolerate a CPAP, give us a call and we can help guide you.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lakeway Dentures and Austin Dentures

Our guest needed a new set of dentures. We got him a new set of dentures that made him look even younger! Dentures don't need to look fake! We offer cosmetic dentures that look natural. Color, shape and alignment all influence how natural your smile looks. With our patients we evaluate the shape of the face, eye color, skin complexion, and most importantly how our patient wants their smile to look! Even dentures can give someone a makeover! If someone wants perfect and that's what they envision, then that's what we strive for. If someone wants natural, we incorporate tiny imperfections and flaws in the alignment and contours of the teeth to give it that more natural look. So if you're in Austin or Lakeway and need new dentures, give us a call!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Austin Teeth Whitening and Lakeway Teeth Whitening

Happy Valentine's Day! A great way to show your love is by giving the gift of a whiter, brighter smile. One quick and easy way to get your teeth whiter is through Zoom Teeth Whitening. The process is completed in one visit and takes about an hour to complete. The results are instant and you leave the office smiling with your new pearly whites! We're offering a great promotion for Valentine's Day and for New Patients. We also have gift certificates if you know someone who has been wanting a whiter smile. So if you're in Austin or Lakeway and are interested in Teeth Whitening, give us a call!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Champs and Performance Mouthwear

Congrats to the Saints and their victory, what a game! What a season! Check out this link below. It talks about the Mouthwear that the Saints have worn all season. Not to just protect thier jaws but to help improve their performance. Under Armour has a similar product in the market that we offer at our office. So if you're in Austin or Lakeway and want to improve your sports game, give us a call!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Austin Invisalign and Lakeway Invisalign

Our guest was concerned about the spaces between her teeth and wanted to explore options on how to close the spaces and improve her smile. We decided on Invisalign as the best option. In the Before and After Pictures you can see the improvement! We were able to close the spaces and improve her smile using Invisalign. The process was about a year and a half, and what a difference! If you live in Austin or Lakeway and are interested in Invisalign or improving your smile, give us a call!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Austin and Lakeway Dental Implants

Our patient had been missing two of her from teeth for several years. She wore a removable retainer that artificially replaced the missing teeth for years. She never had a permanent solution until now. She had two implants placed and then we placed natural looking porcelain crowns over the implants. Her new smile looks so natural and the best part is that she doesn't have to take anything out of her mouth and her new teeth are permanent! If you're in Austin or Lakeway and you're missing teeth and you want a permanent solution using dental implants, give us a call.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Austin Smile Makeover using Porcelain Veneers

Our guest was unhappy with her smile. She was concerned by the crowding and shifting of her teeth as well as the color. She decided to do 8 porcelain veneers on her upper teeth and 4 porcelain veneers on the lower teeth. We accomplished this 3visits and within 6 weeks she had her new smile! What a difference! Her new smile looks gorgeous and so natural!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Under Armour Mouthpiece in the New York Times

We're bringing the Under Armour Performance Mouthwear to Austin and to Lakeway! We're one of the few dental offices that offers this new sports product! Check out the link below to see a recent article in the New York Times that discusses the impact that Performance Mouthwear is having in the Sports Industry. There's some major players out there using this product. The cool thing about it is that you can too! If you're into athletics in Austin or Lakeway, and want to improve your game or results, check this new product out.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Remedy for Loose Dentures

If you're having trouble with loose fitting dentures, here are some reasons why:
When all your teeth are extracted, over the next few years you will have a condition called “facial collapse”.
• Both the upper and the lower jawbones shrink.
• The height of the lower face decreases, causing the face to appear shriveled and old.
• The upper lip sinks in.
However, if dental implants are placed, they will stop this process. That is a primary reason for having your complete denture retained by dental implants.
Implants are a great option for helping secure dentures that fit loosely. Additionally, implants will secure your denture so that you will be able to function normally, without awkwardness in speaking and eating, and without the continual annoyance of sore spots, your teeth coming loose at embarrassing times, or other difficulties associated with the wearing of false teeth.
If you need complete Austin dentures or need help with your existing dentures, Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. Patel can help you get back to the lifestyle you enjoy. Call our office in Lakeway today for more information and to set a complimentary consultation.

Miss Austin Texas Pageant & Other Community Events

We're a sponsor this year for the upcoming Miss Austin Texas & Miss Austin Teen Texas Pageant on Feb, 13, 2010. It's gonna be at the Hays County Performing Arts Center. It's gonna be a lot of fun! Check out the link below for more info, http://www.missaustintexaspageant.com

Unfortunately, we'll be unable to attend because we'll be at the Lake Travis Education Foundation Crystal Ball that evening.

Dr. Patel will be volunteering at the Lake Travis Middle School this Friday for Career Day, letting the kids know about the Dental Profession.

This weekend he'll also be at The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. We're nominated for Business of the Year! How exciting!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Want to Improve Your Golf Game?

Do you snore? Feel sleepy during the day? Have to drink cups and cups of coffee just to stay awake? Do you feel unfocused during your golf game?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep Apnea is sleep breathing disorder that is often undiagnosed, extremely detrimental to your health, and can even be fatal. Nobody ever thinks that the quality of your sleep could have anything to do with the quality of your golf game, but there’s new research that shows there is a definite link between the two. A recent study from the American College of Chest Physicians showed that golfers who suffered from obstructive sleep apnea and were treated for this condition improved their awareness, focus, and improved their golf scores! We all know that golf requires focus and concentration which a lack of quality sleep will effect. If you can’t think clearly, your game is on the line.
"More so than many sports, golf has a strong intellectual component, with on-course strategizing, focus and endurance being integral components to achieving good play," says Dr. Marc Benton, co-author of the study mentioned above. He also states that, "Obstructive sleep apnea can lead to daytime sleepiness, fatigue and cognitive impairment, all side effects which can negatively impact a person's ability to golf to the best of one's ability."
Dr Benton also estimates that 1 to 3 million golfers have Obstructive Sleep Apnea and are either untreated or undiagnosed. Are you one of them?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

In the Community

We volunteered this past Friday at the Rotary Suites in Marble Falls. It was alot of fun! Myself, Leticia(my Dental Assistant) and Melissa(our Dental Hygienist) were out there for a half day giving back! We got to help so many patients from the Marble Falls, Llano, Burnett area that don't have the means to complete thier dental work but are in severe need. The Rotary Suites were established by three area Rotary Clubs and with the inspiration of Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Morris. It was such a great clinic! We got to do cleanings, fillings and extractions. It was a great way to spend our Friday Morning! We'll be back out there in a few weeks and we're super excited! Thanks to all of those who set up the clinic, it's such an admirable accomplishment!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Clear Alternative to Braces

We're excited that we got named as a Preferred Provider for Austin Invisalign for 2010. Invisalign is a great way to straighten teeth, improve bad bites and misaligned teeth, improve unhealthy gum conditions because of crowded teeth and improve your smile! We're going to have an Invisalign Day coming up so stay tuned! Check out the newly released Invisalign Logo. Pretty cool, huh!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A good first impression and a great lasting impression

What do you think is the first thing people notice about you when you first meet? Your haircut? Your eyes? Your clothes? Your smile? If you said your smile, you're right! What's also interesting is that your smile is what people tend to remember you by after you've met. So, if you're looking to make a good impression and a great lasting impression, check out your smile. Because like it or not, the people you interact with are taking notice of your smile. Everyday we get to help people get healthy and smile even more!

Same Day Service

This morning we got to help out another one of our great guests. Our guest had fractured their tooth while eating and needed it fixed. Since a significant portion of the tooth was broken off and there was a large old filling with a cavity there, we recommended a bonded porcelain restoration to rebuild and strengthen the tooth. Porcelain is a great option because it looks so natural and is extremely durable and long lasting. By doing a bonded porcelain restoration, we were able to conserve all of her remaining healthy tooth structure versus a traditional crown. This process usually takes a minimum of two separate visits to the office. The greatest part of what we were able to do today is that we fitted, placed, and completed the porcelain restoration all today!

We have CEREC technology in our office that allows us to take a digital image of the tooth (so no messy impressions), design the desired result using computer software and then mill the exact piece of designed porcelain, all in the same visit. It didn't even take that much longer than a normal visit and while we were waiting for the milling of the porcelain, we actually completed more dental work that needed to be done! Our guest received a great looking, long lasting and healthy porcelain restoration and caught up with their dental care all in one visit. That means no temporary restoration to wear for a few weeks and no having to come back and spend more time at the office. We know that our guests are busy. The CEREC technology helps minimize the number of visits and time away from work, by giving us the ability to provide same day service. We can also use this technology for making strong and natural looking porcelain crowns in one visit as well. How cool is that!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Now Introducing the UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear

You've been hearing the buzz, now find out about the latest sports trend! Under Armour, yes The Under Armour Compnay has just released a scientifically tested and proven Performance Mouthpiece that is worn during sports. So, for those of you who play tennis, run, cycle, practice yoga, work out, play golf, or are involved in any other contact or non-contact sports activity....Here's a way to reduce stress, decrease sports-related impact injuries,speed up your reaction time, increase your endurance and help you focus more and play better!

Did you know you naturally clench your jaw and teeth when you train and compete? You do. It’s part of your brain’s hard wiring and response to your “fight or flight” mechanism. Whenever you clench your jaw your TMJ(temporomandibular joint) compresses and releases excessive amounts ofcortisol hormones into your body. Cortisol wreaks havoc on your body and produces stress, fatigue, and distraction. We all know that when playing a sport, running, or just working out being focused is a key factor indetermining our success.

*Imagine winning more, practicing better, and performing better all with a performancemouthpiece. Don’t believe it? Check out some of the You Tube Videos at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi-OM2oHRsM

Here’s what independent studies conducted at some of USA’s top universities and research centers have proven the Under ArmourPerformance Mouthwear can do for you:
*Increases Strength* by improving airflow and less stress from clenching your jaw.
*Increases Endurance* by decreasing lactic acid build-up and decreasing burning sensations felt after a work out.
*Speeds Up Reaction Time* for athletes and improves response to auditory & visual cues. *Reduces Stress* by reducing cortisol production in your body making you feel and play better.
*Reduces Impact* of jaw-related injuries and *decreases the chance of concussion* by up to 20%.

Under Armour Mouthwear is not just a mouthguard. Mouthguards provide protection only. Under Armour Mouthwear is used by athletes who want to excel in their sport or activity because this special mouthwear actually enhances performance.

So why not help yourself by unlocking the power being blocked by yourjaw? Once fitted you can receive your Mouthpiece in as little as 10 days and start enjoying the innovation and technology that will make you stronger, faster,and better at whatever activity you choose. To get your own Mouthpiece, simply call our office to schedule your appointment today. With the New Year we're offering some great promotional pricing!

And if you see me at the Gym, ask me about it, I'll be the one who's super focused and getting more out of my workout!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Continuing to Give Back in the New Year

~ “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more” ~Tony Robbins

At our office, we definitely believe in helping in the community and giving back. We help out with the following local organizations through donating dental products/services or volunteering our time.

American Red Cross
Here's a link to help out in Haiti. It tells about the relief effort and what you can do to help in this current major crisis.

Bee Caves Rotary Club
We help many local organizations including the Lake Travis Crisis Ministries. http://www.rotary.org/.

Check out the link below to see a woman in need here in Lakeway that our Rotary Club began to help out (Our dental office even got to help by fixing her denture with the help of Serreti Labs).

The Bee Caves Rotary will be doing a fundraiser this Spring 2010 so stay tuned....
Our office will be volunteering at a local Marble Falls Dental Clinic in the next few weeks to help out those in need in the area.

Lake Travis Education Foundation,
The Crystal Ball is coming up Saturday, Feb 13,2010. This has to be one of the largest local fundraisers and it's alway lots of fun! The LTEF supports education through grants and scholrships for students in the LTISD.

Kindness In Action,
www. kindnessinaction.ca
This is an awesome organization based out of Alberta, Canada that provides dental care to communities in Central and South America and the Phillipines that do not have access to dental care. Dr. Patel will be joining their Dental Team for a weeklong project in Peru this March 2010.

Stay tuned updates and for other projects that we're invloved with throughout the New Year!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cosmetic Dentures--Even False Teeth Can Look Natural

Dr. Patel has received advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and keeps up with the latest advancements in dentistry. He stays current with new technology and materials. The same principles that he uses when doing a complete smile makeover are applied to his Cosmetic Dentures. Why should Dentures have to look like Dentures? With today’s materials, exceptional labs and an artistic eye, they don’t have to look fake anymore!
Dr Patel first always considers goals and wants of the patient and how they want their smile to look. He also accounts for the shape of the patient’s face, their complexion, their smile line, their gender and their age. The best cosmetic dentistry is invisible and dentures can look natural too! Many times with dentures it’s making them not look perfect that makes them look more natural. By creating nuances and characterizations on each tooth or several of the teeth to highlight imperfections, the result is unique to the individual.
Many people who are missing teeth are afraid a "fake" teeth will look even worse than no teeth at all. With Dr. Tejas Patel's artistic skills and state-of-the-art cosmetic denture techniques, he is able to recreate incredibly natural-looking Austin dentures that are aesthetically pleasing.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A New Year, A New You!

Happy New Year! 2009 Just flew by! Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2009 Fantastic! We're very thankful that in 2009 we got to help so many people get the healthy, beautiful smile that they've always wanted! In 2010, treat yourself to getting healthy! Your mouth is the window to the health of your body. Make sure your keeping up with your health goals for the year. We're here to help! If you've been putting off going to the Dentist, don't wait any longer, give us a call. We'll help you meet your dental health goals and help you get the smile you've always wanted.
We're doing a lot of exciting things this year! We'll be Sponsoring the Hills Country Club Social Event on January 21st from 6-9pm. Come see us out there!
We're also throwing a Patient Appreciation and Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Thursday, Feb 4th from 5:30-7:30. Everyone is invited and welcome to come! We'll have some appetizers and drinks for all. This event also marks our 5 Year Anniversary!
We're doing a lot of great new things this year, Stay Tuned! Look for us out in the Community and thanks Again to everyone who made 2009 Awesome!!