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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.

Is Oral Health Less Important Than Physical Health?

Posted on 7/7/2020 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Is Oral Health Less Important Than Physical Health?Many people talk about the health of their bodies, whether it is weight management or ensuring that we get proper sleep, physical health is a big concern- and rightfully so. However, while it is important to ensure that our bodies are in the best condition they can be, oral health is often left out of the conversation.

A lot of folks consider oral health as less important than physical health because it is just “one part” of your body and “you don't need white teeth to live”. This line of thinking is dangerous overall and doesn't reflect the real importance of your oral health- which is just as important as physical health.

Why Oral Health Is Vital

Oral health doesn't just revolve around how white your teeth are, there are many components that make up your mouth that can be compromised if improper care is followed. For example, if you allow bacteria to take over, they will cause your teeth to decay down to the pulp, there will be immense pain with the possibility of an infection traveling to your jaw. This is a very extreme example of course, but it shows one of the consequences of ignoring the health of your mouth!

One thing that many take for granted is that we use our mouths every day, think about how much you use your teeth the speak and eat. If your teeth are gone, your daily life becomes substantially different than what you are used to. Practicing the standard twice a day brushing habits will go a long way in avoiding such complications.

Checking On Your Oral Health

If you want to know how your oral health is doing, or need treatment for an issue, give our office a call to book an appointment! We are here to ensure that your mouth can be the best it can be.
We believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
We focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.
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