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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 Having Healthy Teeth Can Improve Your Digestion
Posted on 5/15/2020 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
How Having Healthy Teeth Can Improve Your DigestionHealthy teeth are really important- this isn't exactly news to any of us. You may not have thought about how much the health of your teeth affects the rest of your body. If your dental health is good, there is a better chance that your overall health will be good as well. If you're not sure what we're talking about, keep reading about healthy teeth and your digestive system.

Why Healthy Teeth Are So Important

The whole digestive process depends on the health of your teeth. That starts with the moment you begin to chew your food. The more teeth you have, the easier it is to chew your food. Also, a healthy mouth produces the right amount of saliva to begin to process your food, which makes it easier to digest. If your teeth aren't aligned properly, you may also have problems when you chew your food. You may also have a problem chewing if you have teeth with a significant amount of gum disease, because they will be more loose than healthy teeth.

Infection Is Not Good

If you are battling tooth decay or gum disease, you need to know that both of those are caused by infections. Infections in your mouth can aggravate other conditions. For example, tooth and gum disease can aggravate ulcers. The bacteria from your mouth may even cause ulcers to form in your stomach. Gum disease and tooth decay can also make diabetes worse. If you have diabetes, you need to know that you need to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

If you are worried about your dental health, and you want to make sure that your digestive system is working well, come in and see us. Contact us today so we can go over at your oral hygiene habits, and give you tips to make your teeth as healthy as possible.
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