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West End Dental Inc and Dr. Krippaehne’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak:
The American Dental Association has recommended and the Oregon Governor has ordered that all non-emergency procedures by dentist cease. The order is an attempt to preserve protective equipment, such as gloves and masks for the COVID-19 patients.

In an attempt to keep any dental emergency out of our hospitals' emergency departments, dental offices are encouraged to treat dental emergencies through virtual communication when possible.

In response, West End Dental Inc and Dr. Krippaehne are fully prepared to provide teledentistry to those in need, including new or established patients.

If you or someone you know has an urgent dental concern, please contact Polly (office manager) on her cell phone 503-267-4893 to schedule a teledental visit with Dr. Krippaehne.

If you would like to contact our office with a non urgent matter, please call the office at 503-224-7815. You may also fax or email with non urgent matters. Fax 503-222-0029, email

Can Your Diet Impact How Healthy Your Teeth Stay?

Posted on 11/20/2018 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Can Your Diet Impact How Healthy Your Teeth Stay?When it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth, it is important to pay attention to what you eat. Nutrient-rich foods can keep your teeth strong and durable, while other foods can damage them. These are some important dietary considerations when it comes to your teeth.

Calcium Strengthens the Teeth

Calcium is one of the most important nutrients when it comes to the teeth. Calcium is found in dairy products like milk and cheese, and it will strengthen your enamel. Choosing low-fat, calcium-rich foods can help to ensure your teeth stay healthy.

A Balanced Diet Creates Healthy Teeth

In addition to getting enough calcium, you should also consume a well-balanced diet that contains other vitamins and minerals. Fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains are recommended, and they will work together to keep your mouth healthy.

Acidic Foods Damage the Enamel

While eating fresh produce is good for your overall health, you need to be careful when it comes to your teeth. Citrus fruit is especially damaging due to the high acid content. Likewise, soda can also cause acid erosion, not to mention the fact that most sodas are packed full of sugar. If you do choose to indulge in one of these food or beverage items, make sure you rinse your mouth out with water before going about your day.

Sticky Foods Harm the Teeth

Sticky foods can also cause damage to your teeth. Items like raisins and other dried fruits can stick to the surface of your teeth, as can especially starchy foods like chips and bread. These food items will stick to the surface of the teeth, and with time, they can cause cavities.

If you have questions about how to keep your mouth healthy, give us a call. We are here to help you maintain beautiful and healthy teeth for a lifetime.
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