February 25th, 2010
Last week, the team at Southcenter Dental blogged about the need to screen for gum and heart disease during the month of February, which is designated "America's Heart Month." Well, February is also National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Dr. Jerome Baruffi is here to tell you about the need for preventative oral care in kids. For 60 Februaries, the American Dental Association, or ADA, has sponsored National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. National Children's Dental Health Month began as a one-day event in 1941 in a Cleveland clinic. In 1981, however, the program was extended to a month-long celebration known today as National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Each February, Dr. Baruffi and thousands of fine dental professionals focus on the preventive oral care of America's children. Dr. Baruffi and our team want you to remember developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Has your child visited Southcenter Dental the past six months? If not, it’s time to give us a call and schedule an appointment!
February 18th, 2010
Did you know February is Heart Month? It’s a great time to take good stock of the health of your heart, says Dr. Baruffi. Cardiovascular disease remains American's No.1 killer, claiming more lives than the rest of major causes of death, according to the American Heart Association. Studies have shown a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, underscoring the importance of good oral health care.
Visiting our office regularly can help prevent gum disease or at least catch it in its early stages. And because people with dental insurance are more likely to visit a dentist, a healthy mouth begins with a visit to Southcenter Dental. In observance of Heart Month, Dr. Baruffi says it’s also important to know your numbers: blood pressure (less than 120/80), cholesterol (less than 200) and BMI (less than 25). If you have any questions about heart health, or about your treatment at Southcenter Dental, please give us a call today.
February 12th, 2010
Happy Friday, dear patients! Today, Dr. Baruffi and our team thought we'd share with you an interesting web page that regularly provides even more interesting health news. The New York Times' Health Page always has interesting articles that highlight the most important advancements in health, including dentistry. (Articles include some tasty ingredients, too). So, take a moment this long weekend and browse through! We can bet you'll find something interesting!
NYTimes Health can be found on Twitter as well (@nytimeshealth). Enjoy your Presidents Day weekend, everybody!
February 3rd, 2010
There's no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, discolored, badly shaped, chipped, or crooked, says Dr. Baruffi. Today, a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature's mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile. Veneers are a highly popular solution among dental patients because of their life-like tooth appearance!
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth. To prepare for veneers, Dr. Baruffi and our team at Southcenter Dental will create a unique model of your teeth. This model is sent to the dental technician to create your veneers. Before placing your new veneer, your doctor will remove a small amount of your tooth to make room for the veneer. When placed, you'll be pleased to see that veneers look like your natural teeth and even resist staining.
For more information on veneers, or if you have any questions about your treatment with Dr. Baruffi, please feel free to give us a call.