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Friday, August 31, 2012

LEGO KidsFest is Coming to Austin

This weekend, bring your kids to experience the creative, hand-on fun of LEGO building and activities. Held at the Austin Convention Center, children of all ages are welcome and so are builders of all skills and interests. Sure to be fun for the entire family, LEGO KidsFest will span over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and will offer various activities and entertainment.  A tentative schedule is as follows:
Friday, August 31
4 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 1
Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm
Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 2
Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm
Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm

(Note: Each session offers the same exhibits and activities)

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.legokidsfest.com/austin/index.html

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Back to School Week Austin

I know it’s tough getting back into the school routine, but here are some fun reads to get you and your kids ready to go back to school.
The summer holiday was over and young Jack returned to Wicor school. Only two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that Jack was misbehaving. 'Wait a minute,' mother said. 'I had Jack with me for six weeks and I never called you once when he misbehaved.
Teacher : John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
John : You told me to do it without using tables.
School Learning Nathan comes home from his first day at school. Mother asks, 'What did you learn today?' He replies, 'Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.'
Mia: I think we need a new teacher. Mum: Why is that? Mia: Our teacher doesn't know anything, she keeps asking us for the answers.

Have a great first week kids, parents, and teachers!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Back to School Dental Tips

It’s that time again! Summer has come and gone, but now we have to get our kids ready for a new school year. With the hustle and bustle of school supplies, schedules, and after school activities don’t forget the health checklist. A dental exam is on the top of many parents’ back to school checklist.  One of the main causes why children miss school is because of a toothache. There are several things you can do to keep your child’s teeth healthy in between dental visits.
1.       Brushing- Look for a tooth paste with fluoride in it and brush for at least 2 minutes
2.       Flossing- If your child does not have all of their permanent teeth, brushing usually takes care of the flossing part. Flossing becomes more and more important as your child grows and gets their permanent teeth.
3.       Diet- Watching what your kids eat and drink can help keep their teeth healthy. Candy, sugar, and acidic foods can cause serious wear and tear on their teeth. Try to squeeze in crunchy veggies and swap out sodas and sugary drinks for water whenever possible
Lakeway Smiles wishes everyone a happy and safe school year!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Calling all hot and spicy food lovers! Known as the world’s largest hot sauce festival, this year marks Austin’s 22nd annual celebration.  Drawing as many as 15, 000 spectators and more than 350 entries each, the Hot Sauce Festival has become one of Austin’s largest and best-known parties. The festival also is a major fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. With live music and great salsa, come join the fun this Sunday, August 26th at Fiesta Gardens. Get in free with a donation of three healthy, nonperishable food items to the Capital Area Food Bank. For more information, visit http://www.austinchronicle.com/Market/HotSauce/

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sedation Dentistry

Do you get nervous even thinking about a visit to the dentist? At both of offices, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry to help ease your experience and make you feel better about your visit. A variety of options are available:

-You can have nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which many people are familiar with, and which relaxes you without impairing your consciousness of your surroundings.
-You can have a stronger sedative Dr. Patel will prescribe for you. These medications will calm you and make you tired and sleepy. You would take it before leaving home that day, so you’d need someone to drive you to Dr. Patel’s sleep dentistry office, and home again afterwards. With this option you’ll feel drowsy and calm, but still be able to hear requests from the staff.

We will discuss your level of anxiety to determine which medication is right for you. Dr. Patel has completed courses in conscious sedation dentistry, and monitors your vital signs during the procedure at all times. He will also make sure that the sedation medications do not conflict or interact in a harmful way with your current medications. 

Austin Office: 512-476-2336
Lakeway Office: 512-263-8337

Friday, August 10, 2012

Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you ever considered cosmetic dentistry? Our offices offer a variety of services to improve your smile from orthodontics, bonding, veneers, and Invisalign.  If you’re considering but unsure about any cosmetic procedure, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Do I hide my smile behind my hand?
  • When having my picture taken, do I smile with my mouth closed?
  • Am I embarrassed by the color or shape of my teeth?
  • Is there too much gum and not enough teeth showing when I smile?

 If you answered yes to any of these questions, our offices can help you with a smile makeover. Contact our offices today for your FREE consultation!

Austin Office: 512-476-2336
Lakeway Office: 512-263-8337

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Austin Fashion Week

Calling all fashionistas out there!! Next week is Austin Fashion Week and events will be held every night from Friday, August 10th- Saturday, August 18th! Come check out some amazing local talent along with, great food and drinks, and discover new and classic trends in fashion.  From its inception in 2009, Austin Fashion Week has grown into a huge and popular showcase with over 80 events spread out over the week.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit http://fashionweekaustin.com/

Friday, August 3, 2012

Austin’s 6th Annual Ice Cream Festival

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! July has come to end and August is here! Beat the summer heat and come out to Austin’s 6
th Annual Ice Cream Festival.  The festival takes place, Saturday August 4th at Fiesta Gardens from 10AM-7PM.  There is a $10 entry fee, BUT you get FREE ice cream all day! Kids 8 and under are FREE!  Games, activities, and live entertainment will be provided for you and your family. 
Think you can make the best ice cream or eat the most? The festival also offers several contests for you to participate including the home-made ice cream making contest and the ice cream eating contest! Come indulge your sweet tooth and support your local Austin businesses. See you there!  For more information about the festival and how to enter a contest, visit: http://www.icecreamfestival.org/