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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 Can You Do to Protect Your Dental Crowns?

Posted on 8/10/2020 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
What Can You Do to Protect Your Dental Crowns?Once a crown is placed, it can often lead to a patient being more adamant with their oral health, in order to prevent the need for future restorative surgery. This renewed attention to one's oral hygiene is often accompanied by the desire to maintain a dental crown, as its preservation will both save the hassle of needing to replace it, and the cost that incurs with it.

Tips to Protecting a Dental Crown

The most obvious and important method for protecting a dental crown is to maintain good oral health. Cleaning your teeth, twice a day, for two minutes is the foundation for maintaining the healthiness of the teeth in your mouth, synthetic or otherwise. Dental crowns require no special treatment in comparison to natural teeth, and so should be treated the same during brushing. Flossing and interdental toothbrushes are two utilities that can enhance the daily brushing routine, as they can be used to clean in between the teeth.

Two habits to avoid, in order to maintain the vitality of your dental crown, is teeth grinding and biting on hard objects. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, wears down the enamel on the biting surfaces of teeth. With a porcelain crown, it can chip or even fracture, the crown's material. This is why it is advised to reduce bruxism's symptoms, which you can do through the help of our dentists. Biting on hard objects, such as pen lids or fingernails, is also advised to avoid chipping.

Usually, dental crowns wear down at the same rate as normal teeth and, depending on the material, will need to be replaced every 10-20 years. Our dentists can give you advice on how to preserve your specific dental crown, as well as good tips on general oral health, which will help with its preservation as well.
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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