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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.

Foods That Are Great at Naturally Whitening Your Smile

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Foods That Are Great at Naturally Whitening Your SmileFancying more home-made teeth whitening solutions? While our in-office teeth whitening procedures are your best bet for polishing up your smile, we still emphasize the importance of oral and eating habits that promote your teeth's sheen. After a teeth whitening procedure, certain foods can help you enjoy your glistening smile for longer before you're due for another procedure.

A staggering 45 million Americans invest in professional whitening treatments and millions more in over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions. But most people are oblivious to the powerful teeth whitening solution that certain staple foods provide. At best, they might know well enough to watch out for foods and beverages like tea, coffee and red wine that can dull their smiles. But what about foods that rid teeth of stains and food debris?

Foods that Helps Whiten Teeth

Some crunchy fruits, veggies, seeds and nuts help wipe off stains from your teeth when you chew on them. Fruits like apples and strawberries can generate these effects while also supplying a high concentration of malic acid, which is usually used in toothpaste products to promote that “clean feel” in your mouth.

Strawberries also come with the added benefits of ellagitannins, an antioxidant that inhibits stain-attracting bacteria and inflammation in the mouth.

Crunchy greens and veggies like broccoli and cauliflower also wipe the tooth's surface of light stains. But more importantly, they also help stimulate saliva secretion, which also helps cleanse the teeth by breaking down and washing away stains.

Cheese and yogurt are also excellent saliva stimulants and they also contain lactic acid, which helps weaken the bonds of stains on the teeth.

Pineapple is a one-of-a-kind detergent food because it's the only natural food that contains bromelain, an active tooth-whitening and anti-inflammatory ingredient used in many toothpaste products.

However, while all of these teeth whitening solutions may produce certain effects that help brighten your smile, our professional teeth-whitening procedures are still your best bet for securing your pristine smile in the long run. Call us today and let's deliberate on your teeth whitening needs.

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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