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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.

We are limiting the number of patients in the office in order to maintain appropriate social distance. We ask that you provide your own face mask when in the office, use provided hand sanitizer, and that you come to your appointment alone unless accompaniment is required.

All patients will be screened with a contactless temperature check, pulse oximeter reading, and verbal questionnaire.

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 will charge your account a $75.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times. Please watch the video below for more information.

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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