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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.

Weather Can Cause Your Teeth to Hurt

Posted on 12/15/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Weather Can Cause Your Teeth to HurtYou may have heard of people that speculate on when it's going to rain by how their joints feel. There are groups of people who possess teeth sensitive to the weather. Most of the time it's sensitivity to cold temperatures like wintertime.

It's one of the reasons jobs like warehousing specifically ask, can you spend long periods in cold temperatures. If you are one of the unlucky ones that experience this. We wanted to explain it to others and provide some tips on relief.

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to the Weather?

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, at least 40 million adults suffer from sensitive teeth in the United States. The problem is common, and it is treatable. The most common complaint among dental patients is a sudden, sharp blast of pain when teeth are exposed to cold air or cold weather temperatures. In the average healthy teeth, enamel protects the soft inner layer of the tooth called the dentin. Further inside, the tooth roots are protected by the gums.

If the enamel is eroded or if the gum line has retreated, the dentin becomes exposed. The dentin contains microscopic tubes that lead to the tooth's pulp. There are hundreds of these porous nerve tubes that start to fire in sensitive teeth, cold air travels through the tubes and hit on the nerves deep inside the tooth. Once they are triggered, they deliver a sharp zing.

How to Deal With Weather Sensitive Teeth

Take care of the enamel. The protective layer of your tooth can be protected. To give it a boost against extreme temperatures, use a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth about a half hour before going outside. The paste contains high levels of fluoride to coat your teeth. Use fluoride mouthwash regularly.

By practicing good hygiene, you can build up your tooth's protective enamel. A thick, healthy enamel will be able to withstand even the coldest weather chills.
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