April 9th, 2010
Dr. Jerome Baruffi knows many kids have fear when it comes to visiting the dentist. Our team at Southcenter Dental found a great article on helping kids overcome fears of the dentist, courtesy of our friends at WebMD.
Dr. Baruffi and our staff at Southcenter Dental excel at making children feel comfortable visiting the dentist. In fact, most of our young patients look forward to their next visit!
Has your child visited Dr. Baruffi in the last six months? If not, it’s time to schedule an appointment!
March 31st, 2010
Dr. Baruffi has some good news to report! People with big, happy smiles may actually out-live those who don’t, according to a new study conducted at Wayne State University in Michigan.
Our staff knew that positive emotion has been linked to both physical and mental health, but researchers at the university did something quite interesting: they used information from the Baseball Register to look at photos of 230 players who began their baseball careers prior to 1950 and studied their smile intensity (wide smile, no smile or partial smile). The players' smile ratings were then compared with data from deaths that occurred from 2006 through last year.
The researchers then took into account other factors associated with longevity, such as body mass index, or BMI, career length and college attendance. They found that players who weren't smiling died at the average age of 72.9 years. Players with partial smiles lived to be 75. Those with big smiles, however, lived on average to be 79.9 years old!
The take-away from the new study? Smile now, smile often and you might just live longer! Have you perfected your smile by visiting Southcenter Dental lately? If not, give us a call today at 206.973.8211!
March 26th, 2010
It's important to floss, says Dr. Baruffi. The question is: are you a professional flosser? Head over to our web site and you'll learn how to floss like a champion!
On a side note, has it been at least six months since you've been to an appointment at Southcenter Dental? If the answer is yes, perhaps it's time to schedule one!
March 18th, 2010
Dr. Baruffi wants to know: Did you remember to wear green when you stepped out this morning? Whether Irish or not, millions of people in the U.S. and around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day with toasts, parades and "the wearing of the green." We hope you stay safe and enjoy your night out tonight!