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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Enter Our Summer Giveaway

This summer you have the chance to win a KINDLE FIRE! Just visit our Google Places listing and write us a review. Then, shoot us an email with a link to your review. You will be automatically entered into a drawing for the Kindle Fire.  The drawing will be at the end of July and two winners will be chosen, so be sure to get your review in by July 31st.

Even if you have written us a review before, you can still enter our contest by reviewing us on Google Places. We would love to hear your feedback, so be sure to enter soon! 

If you have visited either of our locations, please review us:

Email us with a link to review:
Email: Team@LakewaySmiles.com
Subject: Kindle Fire

Monday, June 18, 2012

Teeth Whitening Pen - Does it Work?

There are so many whitening products on the market, but what really works? One of the latest products is the teeth whitening pen. The Whitening Pen uses a 5.25% hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel delivered from its brush. The whitening pen acts both as a follow-up whitener, applied to maintain the salon treatment, or as a stand-alone whitening product for at-home use. As you might expect, the brush-on teeth whitening involves brushing a hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel onto the surface of teeth, one tooth at a time. This brushing activity is similar to the way polish is applied to fingernails. Once the brush-on gel has been applied to a tooth's surface it solidifies so to form a somewhat invisible film. There are mixed reviews on the pen, but it varies for each individual. If you’re interested, I say give it a shot and see how it works for you.

If you have any questions about teeth whitening services and what we offer, please contact us:

512.263.8337 if you are in the Lakeway, TX area.
512.476.2336 if you are in the Austin, TX area.





Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Healthy Summer Recipe For Your Kids!

Keep your children healthy all summer with these fun and healthy snack recipes!
Watermelon Honeydew Kabobs with Dressing:
·         3 Tbs. fresh lime juice
·         3 Tbs. honey
·         1 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
·         1/4 tsp. salt

·         2-3 pound honeydew melon, halved, seeded
·         1 small seedless watermelon, cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices
·         24 6-inch bamboo skewers


1.       Whisk first 4 ingredients in medium bowl
2.       Gradually whisk in oil
3.       Using large melon-baller, scoop out 72 balls of honeydew
4.       Using 1 1/4-inch round fluted cookie cutter, cut out 48 rounds from watermelon slices
5.       Alternate 3 honeydew balls and 2 watermelon rounds on each skewer
Note: This can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover dressing and kabobs separately; chill. Serve kabobs with dressing.

Cottage Cheese Dip for Vegetables


·         2 (8 ounce) cartons low fat cottage cheese
·         1 cup (4 ounce) shredded low fat process American cheese
·         3 TBS plain unsweetened low fat yogurt
·         2 TBS prepared horseradish
·         1/2 teaspoon pepper
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         2 TBS chopped green pepper
·         2 TBS minced onion


1.       Mix all ingredients together and chill for at least one hour before serving.
2.       Serve with sticks of celery, carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and broccoli florets for a gourmet crudite platter.
3.       Variation: Add salsa as a top layer or mix in with other ingredients for added flavor and color

Monday, June 11, 2012

Free Summer Movie Series at Alamo Drafthouse

Looking for something fun do with the kids during summer break? Alamo Drafthouse is now offering their annual Alamo Kids’ Camp Series with screenings of popular movies. All Alamo Kids’ Camp Series screenings are free and there are several opportunities to go this summer. Screenings include How to Train your Dragon, Coraline, Corpse Bride, Rango and more! The screenings are usually mid to late morning. 

For more information and schedules at specific drafthouse locations, please visit:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Looking for a Dentist?

If you live in Austin or Lakeway Texas and are looking for a Dentist, check out the offices of Dr Tejas Patel. Dr Patel offers a full range of dental services and procedures that help keep your teeth healthy and help improve your smile! If you're close to Downtown Austin and live or work the the zipcode 78701, Dr Patel's Downtown Dental Office would be convenient. If you live or work close to Lakeway or the 78734 zipcode, the Lakeway Office would be convenient. Visit www.lakewaysmiles.com to find out more information about how we can help!