Getting Fit for the Summer Includes Perfecting Your Smile

When you think of your favorite aspects of the people you meet, how important is their smile? Although many people focus on dieting and exercising to perfect their bodies, a smile is often the most memorable feature of the people you meet. Everyone’s smile is different, and the intensity and genuine nature with which you smile are some of the most powerful ways you have to engage people.

Isn’t it Time to Get Your Smile in Shape as Well?

Even if you have the highly-coveted perfect body, a stained or crooked smile can be a dealbreaker for some people. Fortunately, multiple methods are available for improving your smile. Whether your smile is a few shades darker than you’d like it to be, or whether your teeth grew in as if they had a mind of their own, there are effective ways to fix your smile. Perhaps some of these methods will work for you.

Brightening Up Your Smile

A wide variety of foods and habits can stain your teeth, reducing the brightness of your smile. Smokers and coffee drinkers are at the most risk of a stained smile. Whichever lifestyle choice has stained your teeth, it’s important to know that numerous products are available for brightening your smile by a few shades at a time. These include the following office treatments and take home whitening products.

Whiten your Teeth at Our Office

Scheduling a whitening at your dental provider can make an immediate difference in your appearance. Your dentist can use a combination of fluorides and special solutions to make your teeth a few shades brighter. Office whitening procedures are typically more potent than home versions and can be the perfect thing for getting your smile in peak form this summer.

Whiten your Teeth at Home

Whitening products have become an 11-billion-dollar industry, and there are a huge variety of them available. These include special kinds of toothpaste, swabs, strips, gels, and others that are designed to brighten up your smile. Advantages of these home whitening kits are that they’re typically inexpensive and offer numerous ways for consumers to whiten their teeth. As a drawback, it’s important to note that this enhancement is temporary, so proper oral care is still the best way to keep your teeth fresh and clean.

A Nice, Straight Smile to Show the World

In addition to ensuring that your teeth are the brightest they can be, taking action to make sure your smile is straight is also a factor that contributes to beauty. One or two imperfections can be endearing, but a smile full of crooked teeth can cause insecurity in many patients. If your teeth didn’t grow in perfectly, you’re not alone. Various methods are available for giving you the symmetrical smile you deserve.

Straiten your Teeth with Metal Braces

When most people think of straightening out their teeth, they think of traditional metal braces. Still highly-effective at aligning patients’ teeth, metal braces are the tried and true solution. If you’re open to metal braces, you’ll be fitted with a bracket on each tooth, and a metal wire that runs through the brackets. Patients typically choose the color of their bands, a decision that adds customization to the process. For those who don’t mind wearing metal braces for a year or two, it’s an effective treatment.

Fix your Smile with Clearline Invisible Braces

If you’re one of the patients who prefers a quick, less conspicuous solution for your crooked teeth, Clearline Invisible Braces are a reliable option. After a 3D scan of your teeth, a set of mouth trays enables incremental adjustments to your smile. Aside from the obvious benefit of being invisible, Clearline also requires a much shorter amount of time than traditional braces, often only taking as little as 3 weeks to adjust your teeth. Most patients will qualify for Clearline, but discuss it with Dr. Wassenaar to ensure it’s your best option.

Ask Dr. Wassenaar About the Best Ways to Enhance Your Smile!

What was the last thing you did to benefit your smile? From braces to home whitening kits, there are a lot of ways that you can significantly enhance your smile. Since Dr. Wassenaar has seen thousands of patients and evaluated a wide variety of dental problems, he can assess your conditions and recommend the ideal treatment. Don’t wait another day with an imperfect smile. Contact Williams Lake Smiles today, and see how you can get your smile ready for summertime!

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Covid-19 (Corona) Virus

Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

We hope this finds all our patients and friends healthy and well as summer is supposed to be arriving! Fingers crossed that we will see some sunshine in the Cariboo soon!

Our clinic staff have been working hard through this "new normal" of COVID-19 and ensuring that our clinic is exceeding the regulations to create the most safe and comfortable environment for all our patients. In the field of dentistry, we have always been experts in infection control. Now we are establishing a modified workflow to go above and beyond in this endeavor.

We are starting to resume some scheduling of more routine procedures as well as emergency care at this time. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about our current protocols or would like to schedule care.

Please respect our measures we are taking to ensure physical distancing within our office. This includes completing the COVID-19 prescreening form that is emailed to you before each appointment. We are also continuing to limit our waiting room to one person at a time and having patients complete payments and scheduling in their treatment room before exiting through the side door. This allows us to prevent interaction between patients whenever possible.

You may also find that we are slightly less flexible in our available appointment times for now as we are managing these new measures. We need to consider the amount of patients within our clinic at any time as well as stagger our patient entry and exit times.

Please be patient and kind as we all adjust to this protocol that is in place for the safety of all of us.

Take a few minutes to watch and share our latest instalment of Dr Wassenaar's appearance on the television program "The Wellness Hour". This interview outlines a lot of what we are doing to make sure that our patients have the utmost confidence and comfort in visiting Williams Lake Smiles at all times.

Our first TV interview has enjoyed 860,000 views with world-wide sharing. We would love to hear your feedback.

We look forward to seeing you in our office soon.


Dr Rudy Wassenaar

Dr Sophia Dahai

And all the Williams Lake Smiles team

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