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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 Water Can Improve Your Oral Health

Posted on 2/15/2020 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
How Water Can Improve Your Oral HealthAs far as some of nature's secrets to living a healthier life and ways to combat almost anything, water seems to always be at the center of it. Doctors and health experts constantly tell us to drink more water. We always hear about how we aren't getting enough of it. Water is truly the core of our existence. It makes up about 60% of our body. We start off in the womb in a bubble of fluid.

But what exactly is it about this substance that provides so many overall benefits for us, including the positive effects it has on our dental health? To better understand this question, we decided to look at two specific ways it can aid in the wellness of our mouths and teeth:

Hydration Fuels Overall (and Oral) Wellness

Drinking enough water is about making sure that your body has the proper hydration to perform the various functions required for everyday life. In regards to oral health, when we don't drink enough water, one of the first signs is obviously thirst, as well as dry mouth. This can lead to a number of serious dental issues if it becomes persistent.

Rinsing and Flushing

Another thing about water is that it can benefit oral health in ways other than drinking it. Rinsing with water after eating, instead of brushing or even using mouthwash can be highly effective in loosening and washing away food particles following a meal.

If you haven't been drinking enough water, our first suggestion would certainly be to make sure that you increase your daily amount. Eight, 8 oz glasses per day is the accepted rule. Our second suggestion would be that you come and visit our office the next chance that you have, to see what the condition your oral health is in.
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