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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.


Combating Bad Breath When Out at Work Functions


Posted on 12/7/2020 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Combating Bad Breath When Out at Work FunctionsIf you have a problem with bad breath, you need to know what to do, especially in social or professional venues. The following information will help you keep your breath fresh if you need to attend a work-related function or event.

Keeping Your Breath Clean When You Attend a Work-related Function


Attending a work-related function may make you worry about your breath. After all, if you attend a seminar and eat meals and snacks during the activity, you may start to feel paranoid. However, you can still relieve some of the stress by carrying a travel sized toothbrush with you and a small tube of toothpaste. Dash off to the restroom for a quick brushing if you can do so. It also helps to carry a travel-sized bottle of mouthwash. If you are unable to brush, chew a minty sugarless gum or pop a sugarless mint in your mouth and let it dissolve. It also helps to stay well-hydrated. Drink plenty of water. If you do not adequately hydrate, you may experience dry mouth, which can cause you to have problems with mouth odor. By drinking water, you will flush out any odor-causing particles from in-between your teeth.

Review What You Eat


While most of us blame spicy or garlicky food to mouth odors, they can also be caused by meat. Meat can stick between the teeth, which can lead to problems with bad breath. If you have meat on your plate at a company event, make sure you swish some water around in your mouth after eating. Another way to keep the mouth clean is to eat a fruit that contains vitamin C. Vitamin C naturally kills the bacteria in the mouth that causes halitosis. Some teeth-cleaning and breath-freshening foods include oranges and raw celery and carrots.

We can help you keep your smile white and your breath clean. Give us a call today to schedule a cleaning and consultation.


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