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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Get Connected with Us

Our office has integrated onto various social media outlets to get connected with our customers, communicate helpful information, and share new services and specials. Be sure to stay updated by following us on: Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/DrTejasPatel Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/austin.lakewaydentist.tejas.patel.dds LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tejas-patel-dds/3a/a44/26b Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/LakewaySmiles We love to hear feedback from our wonderful customers! Review us on Google Places and Yahoo! Local.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2012 ACL

ACL Announces 2012 Line-up Austin City Limits (ACL) has announced the 2012 line-up of artists performing at the festival. Performers include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine, Jack White, The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers,and many more! ACL is one of Austin’s largest music festivals spanning over 3 days featuring over 130 artists and 70,000 fans per day! This year’s festival will take place October 12th-14th at Zilker Park. VIP Tickets and Platinum Passes are still available! For more information about artists and tickets, head over to www.aclfestival.com .

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer Specials!

This summer it’s all about you!We have some great summer specials now available! Trying to find the right dentist or need a second opinion? New patients take advantage of our Complimentary Consultation ($75 Value). Have you ever thought about Invisalign? With our special, get Invisalign Treatment to straighten your teethfor only $3999! (Offer not valid for patients currently in Invisalign treatment). The Free Consultation and Invisalign Treatment are valid until June30th! Who doesn’t want a whiter smile Now you can have a beautiful white smile permanently with our Kor Whitening!Buy 1 and get the second 50% off! Picture your new smile with our Complimentary Smile Imaging Session and try on your new smile today! Contact us to inquire or schedule any of these offers for summer at our Austin Cosmetic Dental Office or Lakeway Cosmetic Dental Office!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ekatva tour coming to Austin

EKATVA ‘Oneness’ Tour You’re invited to be a part of an amazing dance performancethis summer! Agroup of 16 underprivileged kids ages 11-15 for the slums of Ahmedabad aredoing a world tour to spread the word of "Oneness" by performingdance & drama. The performance is coming to Austin, June 10that the Long Center. Admission is free but donations are accepted upon ticketregistration. You can register at www.ekatvaaustin.eventbrite.com. Be sure get your ticketssoon! Learn more about EKATVA at www.ekatva.org.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Best foods for your teeth....

With summer fast approaching, foods high in sugar including ice cream, candies and potato chips can become a regular item on your grocery list. As great tasting as these items are, they are not very good for your teeth. By choosing foods including cheese, nuts, milk, and firm/crunchy fruits and vegetables, you can help protect tooth your tooth enamel. These foods provide the calcium and phosphorus needed to re-mineralize teeth. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes and lemons should be eaten in moderation or as part of a larger meal to minimize the acid. Don’t forget about the drinks! Try to avoid high sugary beverages such as sodas and sports drinks and fuel up with water and milk! All you need to do is make a few changes this summer and your teeth will stay in tip-top shape whether you plan on travelling or just taking it easy! Dr Tejas Patel is a Dentist with Dental Offics in Austin, Tx and Lakeway,Tx. Visit www.lakewaysmiles.com for more information about our Dental Offices.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Things to do this month with the family....

Shakespeare in the Park – ‘If music be the food of love, play on!’ Looking for a great family event in Austin? The Zilker Hillside Theater is currently running its 28th season of Shakespeare in the Park which features a Bollywood-inspired production of Twelfth Night; or What You Will. The production will run Thursdays – Sundays through May 27th and introduces new music by Austin singer/songwriter Naga Valli. Admission is free, but donations are accepted! So pack up the family and a picnic and enjoy a new twist on one of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies! The show starts at 8PM so be sure to get there early to get a good spot! Dr Patel is a Cosmetic, General, and Family Dentist in downtown Austin & Lakeway, Texas.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day is just a few days away....

Let’s face it; your mom is probably the first person who took you to the dentist and showed you the importance of proper oral hygiene. She probably even had to constantly force you to brush your teeth when you were little. With that in mind, remember the great things your mom taught you this weekend as you celebrate Mother’s Day. There are plenty of fun events and restaurants in Austin so treat your mom to something special! We have some great gift ideas for Mother's Day, like Kor Teeth Whitening and other dental products. Check out our website or call us at 512-263-8337 to find out more. We have dental offices in Lakeway Tx and Austin Tx.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Austin Celebrates Cinco de Mayo - Ole!

This past weekend, Austin held its 4th annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party downtown. Streets were closed from Second Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio (Pretty close to our new office!). La Condesa prepared the menu for the street food where several cultural specialties were served! Over 5,000 people were in attendance to enjoy plenty of food and live music (this is Austin of course!) But don’t worry if you couldn’t make it downtown this weekend. The Latin festivities continue next weekend with the Pachanga Festival. Performances by Los Lonely Boys and others will be held at Fiesta Gardens! http://pachangafest.com/ Dr Patel's downtown dental office is in the heart of downtown Austin. Call 512-476-2336 if you're looking for a Dental office in dowtntown Austin.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Conquer the Oral Hygiene Aisle

We’ve all been there, standing in the dental care aisle overwhelmed by the selection of items when you ask yourself, ‘Which one should I choose?!’ From manual to electric toothbrushes to special floss and even whitening trays, it’s easy to get lost on the ‘hype’ of a product rather than its actual effectiveness. Everyone is different, so it’s difficult to just say this product is the best. Most importantly, you need to find what works best for you, which may begin with a few mistakes, but will eventually be extremely beneficial to you and your family. When shopping keep three things in mind: Soft bristle toothbrush: Hard ones can slowly wear away your enamel Fluoride toothpaste: Will help control tooth decay (Fluoride soaks in and strengthens teeth) Floss, Floss, FLOSS!: Flossing gets between the teeth and gets what your toothbrush can’t! The choice of floss is yours-scented, unscented, waxed or not, the job is still the same. So the next time you go the grocery store, don’t panic! You can conquer the Oral Hygiene Aisle. If you have more questions about dental products, toothbrushes, floss, or your overall dental care, feel free to contact our Downtown Austin Tx Dental Office or our Lakeway Tx Dental Office. We offer a full range of dental services from general dental care to cosmetic dentistry and more!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Flossing- the Triumphant Underdog

Everyone has heard that you should floss your teeth at least twice a day, but do you really know why? Flossing has key dental health benefits including cavity and plaque prevention, but it also has an impact on your overall health. Flossing regularly is closely linked with preventing heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular disease conditions. The reason for this connection is the plaque build-up in the mouth causes problems in the bloodstream, which may cause inflammation in the arteries, which then increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Flossing is one of the key areas of oral health that can be easily overlooked. Brushing and using mouth wash alone will not get the job done. So if you’re thinking about skipping flossing today, think twice. The extra couple of minutes it takes to floss can be a key to your overall health! Key benefits of flossing include:Getting rid of plaque Preventing Gum Disease Preventing Cavities Preventing Cardiovascular disease Better smelling breath Whiter Teeth If you have questions about your oral health, please contact our Downtown Austin Dental Office or Lakeway Dental Office. Dr Tejas Patel is a Dentist in Austin. He has been practicing Dentistry for the past 10 years.