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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.

•  Taking temperatures and pulse oximetry measurements of every patient and caregiver before they enter our clinic.
•  Screening each person entering the building for any symptoms and redirecting them if symptoms are present.
•  Modifying our waiting rooms and how we deliver care to honor social distancing.
•  All caregivers will be masked as well as patients anytime they are not receiving treatment.
•  Increased cleaning procedures, frequency, and improved products for cleaning
•  We also request that patients please arrive as close to their appointment time as they can and that they please not bring additional persons to their appointment if possible.

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 may charge your account a $50.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for choosing West End Dental. We are committed to safe, compassionate care, especially as we continue to deal with impacts of COVID-19. If you have any concerns before, during, or after you visit, please do not hesitate to make us aware of them. We are all in this together and are committed to creating a safe, compassionate and healing environment.

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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