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Taking good care of your teeth and keeping your smile shining bright and healthy for years to come isn’t that complicated. There are three major components for maintaining a healthy smile: First, visit our dentist in Lake Williams for regular checkups. That way, we can remove the plaque and debris that lead to cavities and gum disease. We’ll also be on the lookout for any other issues that could hurt your smile.

You also need to brush, floss, and rinse your smile with antibacterial, gum disease-fighting mouthwash twice a day. The third step to oral wellbeing is maintaining a healthy diet. A diet that’s rich in vitamins and minerals will help protect your immune system. Studies show that gum disease progresses faster in people who don’t have a well balanced diet. Minerals such as calcium and phosphorus are also important for building strong teeth.

Foods That are Good for Your Smile

Strawberries, leafy greens, crunchy fruit like celery, apples and pears, yogurt, cheese, and almonds are among the foods that are beneficial for your oral health. It’s also really important to drink a lot of water. Not only will this rinse away plaque and other debris that cause tooth decay and gum disease, it will also prevent dry mouth, a condition which makes it harder for your body to fight cavities.

Foods and Beverages That Hurt Your Smile

Sticky, Hard, and Sour Candy
You already know that sugar is bad for your teeth, but there are certain types of candy that are particularly detrimental to your smile. Sour candies perform a double whammy on your smile because they contain acid that breaks down the enamel that protects your teeth and also sugar that feeds cavity-causing bacteria. Hard and sticky candies tend to remain on your teeth for a while, which gives them more time to attack your enamel and damage your teeth.

Carbonated Soft Drinks, Sports Drinks, and Energy Drinks
Carbonated soft drinks are bad news for your smile, even if they don’t contain any sugar. That’s because they have citric acid and phosphoric acid which deplete essential minerals in your teeth. Regular soft drinks also contain a great deal of sugar. Like soda, both sports drinks and energy drinks contain acids that damage your enamel and sugar that causes tooth decay.

Protecting Smiles in Williams Lake

At Williams Lake Smiles, we’re committed to protecting your smile, so go ahead and schedule your next checkup today. You can also ask about how our cosmetic treatments and dental implants can enhance your smile. See you soon!

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Covid-19 (Corona) Virus

Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

Greetings to patients and friends of Williams Lake Smiles!

June is here and hopefully, more summer weather is headed our way!

We are feeling excited and optimistic about the months to come as it appears that there is some positive easing of restrictions in British Columbia. Our team hopes this means that you will be able to slowly begin to see loved ones and move around a little bit more. Good news for us all!

In our office, your health and safety is still our utmost concern so we would like to update you and review our current protocols.

We are happy to be able to move from our online covid pre-screening forms to a verbal questionnaire. This means that you will no longer be required to do the online covid form before every appointment.
For the continued health and safety of all, we ask that you do not attend our office if you feel unwell at all or have traveled outside of the country within the past 14 days. We will ask you covid screening questions on the phone, at the time of scheduling appointments, and then again at the time of your arrival in our office. Mask wear is still mandatory for anyone entering our office. Your temperature will still be taken, shoe coverings provided and we will have you use hand sanitizer upon check-in at the door.

We will still be doing all we can to limit the amount of people in the office at one time and who you come into contact with while you are here.
We ask that you do not arrive too far ahead or drop off family members early for scheduled appointments. If our waiting room is full, we may ask you to remain in your vehicle and we can call you in as soon as we are ready. Please do not bring any extra people with you into the office. No spouses, children or siblings can accompany you to your appointment in the office.
We will continue with all other enhanced safety protocols to ensure that the health of our patients and staff team are our first priority and allow us to continue to provide you with our full range of exceptional dental care.

The Williams Lake Smiles team thanks to our amazing patients and friends for their ongoing patience and support through these unprecedented times of the past year and moving forward.
We appreciate your trust in us to help you be the healthiest you can be!

Please contact us with any questions or to schedule any of your dental needs.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rudy Wassenaar and the team at Williams Lake Smiles


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