May 11th, 2012
At Southcenter Dental, we know image is everything. May happens to be National Teen Self-Esteem Month, and during this time, parents are encouraged to act as positive role models, help stop negative self-images, and improve confidence and security among teenagers.
We know one of the great ways to improve your confidence is to improve your smile. And that begins with a visit to our office. Has your child visited Dr. Jerome Baruffi in the past six months for his or her regular check-up? We invite you to give us a call to book your appointment!
See you soon!
May 1st, 2012
With the school year close to winding down for a lot of our patients at Southcenter Dental, we wanted to remind all our patients about the importance of reading. Sure it’s easy to keep putting off reading this time of year, but reading is a vital step in brain development and literacy. And if you needed any more reason to read, May marks “Get Caught Reading Month.”
Today, we thought we’d ask: What's on YOUR reading list? What are some of your all-time favorites? Out of ideas for great reads? Ask us for suggestions, and Dr. Jerome Baruffi and our team would be happy to provide a few. You may also ask a local librarian for some ideas on what to read next!
Happy reading! Be sure to share with us your book picks or your all-time favorite novels or literature on our Facebook page!
April 23rd, 2012
We've had patients ask us why Dr. Baruffi works so hard to give our patients straight teeth using Invisalign. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of evenly aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth can keep them healthier? Straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene, increasing your chances of keeping your own natural teeth for a lifetime.
Straight teeth, Dr. Baruffi will tell you, are less prone to decay, because they collect less plaque—the sticky colorless substance that forms on our teeth and leads to tooth decay; and they are easier to keep clean!
If you’re wondering whether your teeth might cause problems because they are out of alignment, give us a call to set up a consultation for Invisalign. Our team at Southcenter Dental can help you decide whether or not you will benefit from Invisalign treatment at our modern office conveniently located in Tukwila and proudly serving Seattle.
April 16th, 2012
Toothaches occur when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated and can be caused by an infection, gum disease, decay (cavities), or injury. If your child complains of a toothache, rinse his or her mouth with warm water and inspect the teeth to be sure there is nothing caught between them. If pain continues, use a cold compress to ease the pain. Do not apply heat or any kind of aspirin or topical pain reliever directly to the affected area, as this can cause damage to the gums. Children's pain relievers may be taken orally.
If the toothache persists, it is important to give us a call to determine the cause of the pain and provide relief. Immediate contact should be pursued if your child experiences:
· Pain that is not be relieved by over-the-counter drugs
· Severe pain after a tooth is pulled which may be dry socket syndrome
· Pain associated with swelling of the gums or face, or discharge around a tooth, especially if accompanied by a fever
· Broken or knocked-out teeth from an accident or injury
We hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions below or by giving us a call!