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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.

Nuts Are a Great Snack to Eat Regularly for Healthy Teeth

Posted on 1/30/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Nuts Are a Great Snack to Eat Regularly for Healthy TeethDo you need something healthy to snack on? We can recommend many different options, but nuts are always at the top of our list. There are a few great things about nuts.

First, there's the variety. Even if you're not a huge fan of eating peanuts, you might love cashews or pecans. Then there are the health benefits. Let's take a closer look at why nuts are the perfect snack for your teeth.

They Contain Nutrients that Help Teeth

Nuts have a good amount of protein in them, which means they're a good option for those who don't eat a lot of meat. But nuts also contain a good amount of phosphate, calcium, and magnesium. These three minerals are all important nutrients that your teeth and mouth need.

They're Not Full of Sugar

Nuts don't contain much in the way of sugar or starch, which means they don't feed bacteria. Snacking on cookies or candy is going to give the bacteria on your teeth a huge feast, leading to more plaque, damage to your mouth, and bad breath. Snacking on nuts won't do that. In fact, they will help your body battle bacteria by giving it nutrients.

Which Nuts are Best?

Are all nuts equal? Of course not, but all of them do contain nutrients and are low in sugar. If you have to pick, you can't go wrong with peanuts. They contain vitamin D and calcium, both of which help your teeth grow strong and healthy.

If you don't want to eat the nuts themselves, organic peanut butter is an alternative way of getting the benefits of peanuts. Just be sure it's organic and doesn't have any added sugar. Almonds, cashews, and walnuts are all good options, too.

Of course, eating nuts instead of candy for a snack is only one part of having healthy teeth. You also need to come see us regularly for cleanings and checkups.
We believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
We focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.
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