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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.

How Eating Produce Helps to Keep Your Mouth Clean

Posted on 8/15/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
How Eating Produce Helps to Keep Your Mouth Clean Do you regularly consume produce? If so, then you have likely noticed that after you eat it, your teeth feel cleaner than before you started eating. This is a natural, amazing side effect of eating produce. The rough texture of most types of produce act like a natural toothbrush while you are eating. Each time you chew, your teeth get cleaner because you scrub the surface of your teeth with the produce. The more you eat, the cleaner your teeth can get!

Produce is Great for Your Entire Body

Not only do your teeth get to reap the benefits when you eat produce, but so does the rest of your body. You get cleaner teeth from the natural scrubbing action, and your digestive tract gets the same benefit. The fiber that comes from raw produce scrubs your insides, pulling harmful cells out of your body. Fiber also causes your mouth to create an increased amount of saliva, which helps to keep your teeth cleaner than without it. This makes for a great way to naturally keep your teeth whiter between visits to our office. What you eat can make a huge difference as to how healthy and clean your mouth is. By increasing how much produce you eat, you also increase just how healthy your mouth has the potential to be. Ideally, you want to make sure you are getting at least six servings of produce each day to help keep you healthy and keep your mouth clean. Find out more things that you can do to keep your mouth clean between visits for cleanings. We can talk to you about the options you have, some of which you may never have thought of. Call our office today and set up your next appointment. That way, we can help teach you the best options to keep your mouth clean and healthy.
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