October 24th, 2010
Drs. Baruffi and Neilson, as well as our entire team Southcenter Dental, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end of the year reminder that it's about that time to schedule your dental visit so you can optimize your benefits!
Now is the time to reserve you appointment with us. Space is limited and we usually get VERY busy around the holidays, so don’t wait to give us a call at 206.575.1551! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
October 13th, 2010
October is here, and for our staff at Southcenter Dental, that means only one thing: National Dental Hygiene Month.
Your teeth are an important part of your body, and keeping them clean helps keep your mouth and your body healthy. By taking care of your teeth, eating a balanced diet and visiting our convenient Tukwila office on a regular basis, you can have healthy teeth and an attractive smile throughout your entire life.
We encourage you to check out the aforementioned National Dental Hygiene Month website, which provides pointers on keeping your mouth clean and healthy. Lastly, has it been six months since your last visit to Southcenter Dental? If the answer is yes, we encourage you to give us a call at 206.575.1551 to set up an appointment.
Have a wonderful rest of the week!
September 27th, 2010
At Southcenter Dental, we know one word nobody wants to hear is Cavity! Yes, the dreaded cavity; but what exactly is a cavity and how do they happen? A cavity is a hole that develops in a tooth when the tooth begins to decay. It’s important to get a cavity filled as soon as it’s detected so that it does not grow bigger.
So, what causes a cavity? A cavity is caused by plaque, a sticky substance that forms on the tooth as a result of germ and bacteria build-up. Plaque is acidic and as it clings to your teeth the acids eat away the outside of the tooth (also called the enamel) and a hole is formed.
Yes, cavities can be repaired by Drs. Baruffi or Neilson at our convenient Tukwila office, but here are a few simple steps you can take to prevent cavities:
• Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily
• Gently brush your gums to keep them healthy (when choosing a toothbrush it is recommended to use soft bristles)
• Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove plaque and food that may be caught between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach
• Limit the amount of soda and sugary treats you eat/drink
• Be sure to visit Southcenter Dental every six months (or as recommended) for a teeth cleaning and check-up
We hope that helps! Happy Monday!
September 21st, 2010
Happy Tuesday! Today, we thought we'd talk a little about Zoom! whitening at Southcenter Dental, the great way to enhance the appearance of your smile. Zoom is a professional teeth whitening treatment that gets your teeth an average of eight shades whiter — in just one hour at our convenient Tukwila office! With Drs. Baruffi and Neilson, the treatment is safe, simple and relaxing! Not only that, but Zoom is championed by dentists and patients from coast-to-coast as a pain-free process.
To prepare for Zoom! whitening, we will examine your teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy. Your lips and gums will be covered with an isolation material to protect them during the treatment. Then, we apply the Zoom! whitening gel, which is activated by the Zoom! light source. The gel and light work together to gently break up the stains on your teeth. After three 15-minute applications within one hour, you rinse and the treatment is complete — leaving you with a brighter, whiter smile.
Please give us a call at 206.575.1551 to schedule an appointment for Zoom whitening. Have a great rest of the week!