February 27th, 2012
Happy Thursday! Whether you've visited Dr. Baruffi and Southcenter Dental for a week, months or even years, we'd love to hear your feedback about your experience! There are lots of places on the Web where you may share your reviews, but we'd like to direct you to our Google Local Page to write a review of us - it only takes a moment!
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Thank you in advance and have a great week!
- Dr. Baruffi and team
February 20th, 2012
Cavities occur as a result of the destruction of tooth structure, called tooth decay. Tooth decay can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin (the inner layer of the tooth). While it is very important to brush and floss every day to remove food particles and plaque, regular cleanings and checkups at Southcenter Dental is the best way to help avoid cavities.
Dr. Baruffi can discover cavities during your regular dental checkup. The tooth surface feels soft when probed with a dental instrument. X-rays can also show cavities before they become visible to the eye. In advanced stages of tooth decay, you might experience a toothache, especially after consuming sweet, hot, or cold foods or drinks. Other signs of tooth decay are visible pits or holes in the teeth.
Don’t wait for a toothache!
Remember, the longer you wait to treat a cavity, the more extensive your treatment will be. A small cavity can be treated with a filling, while a large cavity that weakens the structure of your tooth may require a crown. If the decay is so bad that it causes the nerve or pulp of the tooth to die, a root canal or tooth removal may be your only options. If you think you may have a cavity, contact Southcenter Dental and schedule an appointment. We’ll make sure you leave with a healthy, pain-free smile!
February 13th, 2012
You may remember our post from two weeks back, when we discussed February being National Dental Health Month. But did you know February also marks American Heart Month at Southcenter Dental?
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 6th, 2012
Happy Monday! Dr. Baruffi and our team at Southcenter Dental would like to remind you that through February 26th you have the opportunity to enter our Facebook sweepstakes to WIN an iPad2!
Here’s how to enter: LIKE the Southcenter Dental Facebook page and complete the entry form located in the Sweepstakes Tab on the left hand side of our Facebook page.