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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Healthy Spring Beauty Tips


March is just a step away which means spring is on the way! Have a healthier spring season with these 5 tips that will make you feel better and prepare for summer!
1.       Gardening- Getting outside to mow the lawn, weeding the yard, or planting flowers and/or vegetables are great ways to get some Vitamin D and exercise! You can burn 250-350 calories per hour just by gardening! Don’t forget the sunscreen!

2.       Cosmetics- Make-up is just like anything else: It EXPIRES! So be sure to do some spring cleaning on your make-up collection which is a great excuse to go get some new items! Make-up usually lasts around 6 months to a year. After that bacteria can build up leading to break-outs and infection!

3.       Get Your Hands Dirty-You may read this and think ‘Gross!” but getting a little dirty can be good for you! It exposes you to certain bacteria which help produce vitamins and proteins and helps our immune and digestion system!

4.       Find a Farmer’s Market or Coop- Everyone has heard of the benefits of buying locally and fresh fruits and veggies! This is a great way to get in-season items and know what you get is fresh, local, and delicious.

5.       Get a Massage- Eliminate stress, pain and improve your mobility and flexibility! Give spring a fresh start with a massage and feel great!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Get to know Dr. Patel


Did you know that Dr. Tejas Patel has been practicing dentistry for over a decade? His desire to help others inspired him to choose dentistry as a profession. His professional journey began when he graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center in 2002. Initially, he worked for another practice gaining experience but soon after chose to open up his own dental office in the Lakeway area where he has now served patients for 9 years. Dr. Patel recently opened up his second practice in downtown Austin.
Dr. Patel’s dental journey only continues to grow stronger as he continues to educate himself. He has performed over a thousand porcelain restorations and has completed hundreds of hours in continuing his education.  Dr. Patel is also extremely active and knowledgeable in Implant Dentistry.
On a personal level, Dr. Patel is fluent in Spanish and is extremely active in various charities including Mobile Loaves and Fishes (www.mlf.com) and many more. You can read more about Dr. Patel and even watch a video of him at http://www.lakewaysmiles.com/about_patel.html .

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Update- Girl Rising Campaign WILL come to Austin


A big thank you to everyone who bought tickets to see the Girl Rising screening on Monday, March 11th at Arbor 8 at Great Hills! We have reached our goal which has guaranteed that this will happen. You can still sign-up to see the show by February 28th. The screening will begin at 7:30pm on March 11th. The film is intended to raise awareness regarding the global movement for girls’ education. We are excited to see everyone there!

Sign up to buy a ticket here: http://bit.ly/WHDgEq

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Natural Teeth Whitening Tips


Who doesn’t want whiter teeth? There are many professional and over-the counter-services out there to help you obtain whiter teeth, but did you know there are some natural whitening solutions you can incorporate every day? Check these out and try to add them to your diet for brighter, whiter and healthier teeth:
Strawberries are a natural bleaching agent containing astringent and vitamin C. Astringent removes surface stains and vitamin C whitens your teeth by clearing away plaque! What a delicious way to whiten your teeth!
Apples act as a natural toothbrush as you chew it! It removes excess food and bacteria from your mouth. Chewing an apple also scrubs away those surface stains and helps dissolves stains with malic acid, which is also found in whitening products.  I guess you can also say an apple a day, keeps the dentist away?!
Raisins act as a natural mouthwash by inducing your saliva production. This increase naturally helps rinse away any plaque in your mouth!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

LOVE IS ALWAYS IN SEASON



February is the month of love, but remember love can be shown in many different ways and doesn’t always have to include flowers and candy.  And who says you can’t celebrate with your loved ones every day? Love is meant to be shown, shared, and spread. Don’t just confine it to one day a year! There are many expressions of love and some of the most meaningful ones are free of charge! Check out some fun and creative ways to spread the love:
1.    Begin the day by giving them a huge bear hug.
2.    Tuck an “I love you” note where they can find it later.
3.    Admit that you made a mistake, when you actually make one.
4.    Offer to take the dog out, when you know someone is tied down with work.
5.    Make a homemade card or gift.
6.    Write them a poem.
7.    Decorate a vase with something they like and fill it with their favorite candy or some hand-picked flowers.
8.    Prepare them their favorite meal.
9.    Have a movie marathon with their top 5 movies.
10.  Do the cleaning.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Lakeway Smiles.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Girl Rising Campaign

I have many causes that are close to my heart and this is one of them. The Girl Rising campaign was created to spread awareness about the global movement for girls’ education. Many people have never heard of this before, but we want to change that. We are planning on bringing the screening of Girl Rising to Austin but we need YOUR help! In order for the screening to come to Austin, at least 100 people need to reserve their tickets by February 28th. The screening is scheduled to occur Monday, March 11that 7:30pm at Arbor 8 @ Great Hills. The film is intended to spread awareness and a portion of ticket sales will help fund girls’ programs. You can help make an impact by getting involved and spreading the word!
A little bit background about the film: It tells the stories of 9 girls from around the world who face and overcome unbelievable obstacles on their path to getting an education. Each story was written by renowned authors and is narrated by the likes of Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys and others. The film includes beautiful cinematography and you will be touched by every girl’s story.

So what can you do? In 3 simple steps, you can make a difference!
1.       Watch the trailer to this amazing film above.
2.       Sign up to buy a ticket here: http://bit.ly/WHDgEq
3.       Share the story with your family and friends! Use #WhereisGirlRising on your social media networks to get others involved!
Let’s get this screening to Austin and spread the word! Are you in?
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Best Foods to Help Keep You Young


Can the fountain of youth really exist? There are foods, fruits and vegetables in particular, that contain powerful antioxidants that will remove free radicals from your skin and body. Free radicals are the cause of premature aging. By incorporating fruits and vegetables high in flavonoids and carotenoids, you can look and feel younger. Check out some of these super foods and try to incorporate them in your daily diet!

1.       Blueberries- Wrinkle fighters
2.       Beans- Hair growth and thickening
3.       Cranberry Juice- Prevents yellowing of the teeth and tooth decay
4.       Blood Orange- Combats free radical damage and UV rays
5.       Carrots- Healthy scalp and shiny hair
6.       Brazil Nuts- Repairs cell damage and slows down the aging process
7.       Dark Chocolate- Curbs your sweet tooth
8.       Cucumbers- Reduces wrinkles and boosts

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Review Us


We want to hear from you! Please take some time to provide feedback about your experience at Lakeway Smiles. We read each review and try to improve in any way we can to better serve our customers.  Tell us how you feel, how you like our office, what you thought about the services, and even your coffee preference! We love all feedback!  You can review us on Yelp, Google Places, and Yahoo! Local.

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