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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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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