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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.

Should You Worry About Brand When Buying Oral Care Items?

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Should You Worry About Brand When Buying Oral Care Items?Shopping for oral hygiene products can be overwhelming since there are so many different brands to choose from. Even within a single popular brand, there are toothpastes and other items available in a wide variety of styles and flavors that claim to address all kinds of oral health concerns: whitening, tartar control, sensitivity, et cetera. The good news is that when it comes to choosing oral hygiene products, the brand does not matter all that much. The most important aspect to look for in toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, sugar-free gum, or other oral care items is the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

What is the ADA Seal of Acceptance?

The American Dental Association evaluates dental hygiene items for their safety and effectiveness. Companies have to apply for the Seal, and not every oral health product will qualify. In order to be awarded the ADA Seal of Acceptance, a product has to be tested in either clinical or lab studies to prove its safety and effectiveness, and the manufacturing company has to provide definitive data from these studies. If the product meets the ADA's requirements, it receives the Seal for five years. If any of the item's ingredients change before the end of the five-year period, the product needs to be retested. Products that are awarded the ADA Seal of Acceptance have to clearly display the Seal logo on their packaging.

Why is ADA Approval Important?

As dentists, the health and safety of our patients is our primary concern. The ADA is the most trusted authority on dental healthcare in the United States. If the ADA approves an oral hygiene item, it means that the product is safe and effective for the public to use, and the company who makes this product is not putting forth any misleading or dangerous claims. Currently, there are over 200 dental care products available that contain the ADA Seal of Acceptance. If you have questions about choosing oral hygiene products, call our office today.
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