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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 You Feel Your Teeth Shift Each Night? Call Us to Figure Out the Problem


Posted on 2/15/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Can You Feel Your Teeth Shift Each Night? Call Us to Figure Out the ProblemDo you wake up in the morning and feel that your teeth have shifted into different positions? Your mouth is constantly changing, so it is certainly possible that your teeth might move as an adult. We can help you explore the reason for this change.

Grinding and Bruxism


Grinding the teeth is a major cause of shifting teeth. When you grind your teeth at night, the lower jaw juts forward and places tension onto the upper jaw. This continued behavior may affect the position of the upper arch, and with time, it can force the teeth out of alignment.

Mesial Drift


A major trauma doesn't have to occur in order for your teeth to shift. A mesial drift involves the gradual shifting of the teeth toward the center of the face. This is a common issue and poses no major health or dental concerns. However, if the problem becomes so severe that the teeth crowd or gaps form, it might be difficult for you to keep your teeth clean, and treatment may be recommended.

Gum Disease


Another culprit of shifting teeth is gum disease. This condition causes jaw bone to reabsorb, and the gums may detach. The loss of jawbone and supporting attachments allow the teeth to move or to become loose in their sockets. If you start to notice larger gaps between your teeth, gum disease may be at play.

Missing Teeth


Whether you lost a tooth due to trauma, decay, or disease, failure to replace it with a dental restoration can lead to shifting teeth. The remaining teeth may shift to fill in the new gap in your smile, and each morning when you brush, you may notice your teeth positioned a bit differently than the day before.

If you notice that your teeth are shifting out of place or your bite simply feels different, we can help. Call us today so that we can get to the bottom of your dental issue.
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