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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.

What Happens In Your Mouth if You Forget to Brush Before Bed?

Posted on 10/25/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
What Happens In Your Mouth if You Forget to Brush Before Bed?We all know that we should floss out teeth after every meal and brush them just before we go to sleep, but we're probably a little guilty of forgetting every once in a while. So what happens during those times when we forget?

Whenever we have a meal, we're not the only ones that benefit from that meal. The bacteria in our mouth also eat the food that gets deposited in the little spaces on and between our teeth. When they're eating they produce waste matter that is very acidic and causes the tooth enamel to decay, causing cavities.

What happens when you Forget to Brush at Night?

The food deposited on the teeth and mixes with bacteria, it forms plaque, which is soft at first and easy to remove by brushing our teeth. However, if you go to bed without brushing your teeth, the plaque hardens and calcifies, making it virtually impossible to remove via brushing or flossing. You will then need to come to our office and have it professionally removed.

In fact, you shouldn't allow plaque to build up on your teeth because it will lead to infection and swelling in your gums, as well as bad breath.

Tooth Recovery

The night is also an important time for your teeth to recover from all of the wear and tear they've been through throughout the day. The night time is when they get to remineralize. If you leave them with food deposits on them you interfere with this natural process and that weakens your teeth in the long run.

It is quite important to brush your teeth before you go to sleep. It protects not only your teeth and your health, but also your pocket as it saves you the money and stress of having to deal with advanced dental problems later on that could have been prevented by just brushing your teeth.
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