teeth-whitening-238x300 Seems like teeth whitening methods are everywhere – in toothpaste, floss and kits from the grocery store — and at the dentist. It is certainly one of the biggest trends in personal hygiene and style. And according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, it is the most requested cosmetic dental procedure.

Part of the reason for the procedure’s popularity is our dissatisfaction with the natural darkening that happens to our teeth as we age. And so many things that are part of our daily diet — coffee, tea, wine, soda – discolor our teeth. But despite that, most of us have come to expect ourselves and everyone else to have bright smiles. (Even though teeth aren’t naturally that white.)

So teeth whitening is here to stay, with the products increasing and the results improving. But along with bleaching, there are other methods that can help make your smile look healthy and youthful. So whether you bleach or not, try adding these practices to your dental care methods for the brightest smile yet:

  1. Floss your teeth twice a day
    Healthy pink gums make white teeth appear even brighter, serving as the setting for your dazzling smile. Inflamed or bleeding gums aren’t just unattractive; they’re an indicator of gum disease.
  2. Eat healthy crunchy snacks
    Choose raw fruits and vegetable at snack time, such as carrots and apples. These types of foods massage your gums when you eat and help you produce more saliva, both of which help wash away cavity- and disease-causing bacteria.
  3. See you dentist regularly
    The deep cleaning that you can only get at the dentist’s office can be a whitening procedure of its own. The procedure clears away plaque and surface stains and stimulates your gums for a healthier, pink appearance.

And here’s a bonus tip for women:
When it comes to your lips, choose colors that make your teeth appear whiter – those that have blue undertones.

At William Lake Smiles we offer everything from teeth whitening to repair and replacement. Call us today for a consultation, and see what we can do for your smile: (250) 398-8411

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Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

Greetings to patients and friends of Williams Lake Smiles!

COVID Patient Protocol

Our staff at Williams Lake Smiles are following careful safety protocol to keep our patients, team, and community safe at all times.

There are a few things that we are asking of you, our patients, as well:

-Please do not arrive early for your appointment time as we may not be able to accommodate you in our waiting room area. We are doing our best to limit your contact with others during your time in our clinic. If we are running ahead of schedule, we will call you to come in sooner.

-Due to our small waiting area, please do not bring any extra family members with you to your scheduled appointment.

-When you do arrive for your scheduled time, please wait in the front boot room for direction from a member of our team for entry protocol. If there is already another person in that boot room, please wait outside the front door until one of our team members can bring you in and allow appropriate social
distancing.

-We are not currently allowing anybody in the office unless you have a scheduled appointment time. Please call or email the office if you would like to book an appointment or have questions about upcoming appointments,  treatment, or billing.

-All people entering the clinic must wear a mask as per the current mandate from the BC provincial health minister (August 25, 2021).

-Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment, we will go through a verbal COVID screening questionnaire, take your temperature, and have you use hand sanitizer before entering the waiting room or treatment areas.


Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate through the changing protocols, heavy workloads, and COVID limitations.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rudy Wassenaar and the team at Williams Lake Smiles


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