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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!