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West End Dental Inc Reopening
West End Dental is excited to begin seeing patients safely. These are unprecedented times, and we want to reassure you that we have taken every precaution to ensure your safety and wellbeing during your visit.

We are limiting the number of patients in the office in order to maintain appropriate social distance. We ask that you provide your own face mask when in the office, use provided hand sanitizer, and that you come to your appointment alone unless accompaniment is required.

All patients will be screened with a contactless temperature check, pulse oximeter reading, and verbal questionnaire.

We ask that you understand that our provider's time is more crucial than ever and request that you be prompt to your appointment, arriving no sooner or later than your appointment time. Understand that if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours in advance or are more than 15 minutes late to your visit, we will charge your account a $75.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times. Please watch the video below for more information.

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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