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Ask Dr. Baruffi: Do cold germs live on toothbrushes?

December 3rd, 2010

Thank you for the question. Fall is upon us, and with it comes the dreaded cold and flu season. After recovering from your cold, one of the most important steps you can take to avoid becoming reinfected is replacing your toothbrush.

Germs are known to linger on the bristles, and you risk prolonging your sickness by continuing to use the same toothbrush. Be smart - keep a spare, just in case! To protect your toothbrush from bacteria all year long, consider the following tips:

• Wash your hands before and after brushing

• Allow the brush to air dry after each use, harmful bacteria dies after being exposed to oxygen

• Store the toothbrush in an upright position to allow water to drain and dry faster

• Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Worn bristles are less effective in properly cleaning your teeth, and can actually be damaging to teeth if used too long!

Hope these tips help! Feel free to call us at Southcenter Dental if you have any questions or ask us on Facebook. Have a wonderful weekend.

The season for thanks

November 24th, 2010

Thanksgiving is almost here, and we at Southcenter Dental are thankful for all our wonderful patients and friends that make our each day extraordinary!

Since the holiday season is about to begin, what are you thankful for?

Share a response in the comments section, or head over to our Facebook Fan Page to join the conversation!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Do we have your current contact info?

November 18th, 2010

We hope you're having a fantastic week so far! If you've seen the news, you probably know there is nasty weather ahead this fall and winter in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Please help Drs. Baruffi & Neilson, as well as our staff at Southcenter Dental get prepared by calling us and letting us know if you have any new phone numbers or if your contact information has changed!

At times of power outages and inclement weather, we need to be able to get a hold of you. Please call us with any updates to phone numbers and addresses, so we may be able to reach you. Thank you and Happy Holidays from our entire staff at Southcenter Dental!

Don't throw your insurance benefits away! From Southcenter Dental

November 10th, 2010

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 the perfect time to schedule your dental visit with Drs. Baruffi or Neilson so you can optimize your benefits!

Now is the time to reserve you appointment with us. Space is limited and we usually get busy around the holidays, so don’t wait to give us a call at 206.575.1551! Have a great rest of the week!

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