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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 Is It About Coffee That Stains Your Teeth?

Posted on 1/25/2020 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
What Is It About Coffee That Stains Your Teeth?For some people, coffee is a necessity for kick-start their day. It provides them with enough energy to both stay awake throughout the day and concentrate on the tasks at hand. In fact, coffee might be an addiction to some.

Sadly, it can easily lead to the staining of your teeth. Without proper dental care, avid coffee drinkers are likely to develop brown teeth, requiring teeth whitening procedures. But what causes makes coffee such a teeth-staining agent? 

The Structure Of The Enamel

To understand how coffee leads to teeth stains, you need to know how the enamel is structured. The enamel is the outer white and hard covering on your teeth. It houses the interior parts of your teeth, including the pulp, which has nerve endings and blood vessels. When brushing your teeth, this is the area that your toothbrush interacts with.

The enamel isn't completely impermeable, and it has microscopic gaps within it which makes it look like a sponge under a microscope. By drinking things like coffee, it gets into those tiny holes and leads to stains on the enamel. If you do nothing to deal with the stains, the stains get deeper and deeper into the other layers of your teeth. As time goes by, the development of these stains affects your entire dental structure, and the stains may not be the only dental issues you have present.

Basic Dental Care Is Essential

Dealing with these stains is all about basic dental care. When you brush your teeth, you eliminate some of these stains from the layers of your enamel. You should focus on brushing your teeth as well as flossing them regularly. Also, purchase a good mouthwash to help with the issue.

Stains on your dentition can result in a less-than-remarkable smile. While coffee can lead stains, you do not have to quit it. Between keeping your teeth clean and regular visits to our office, we can help reduce the staining your teeth endure.
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